A Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night....

Newer Older

I was trying to sing Mackenzie to sleep, but she instead was interestedly watching me. Unbeknownst to me, Kat was videoing the whole ordeal.

And in case you don't know the words:

The fox went out on a chilly night
He prayed for the moon to give him light,
For he'd many a mile to go that night
Before he reached the town-o!
Town-o! town-o!
For he had many a mile to go that night
Before he reached the town-o.

Well, he ran til he came to a great big pen,
Where the ducks and the geese were kept therein
"A couple of you will grease my chin
Before I leave this town-o!
Town-o! town-o!
A couple of you will grease my chin
Before I leave this town-o."

He grabbed the gray goose by his neck,
And flung a duck across his back;
He did not mind the "Quack, quack, quack!"
And their legs all dangling down-o!
Down-o! down-o!
He did not mind the "Quack, quack, quack!"
And their legs all dangling down-o.

Then old Mother Flipper Flapper jumped out of bed,
Out of the window she popped her head,
Crying, "John, John! The gray goose is gone
And the fox is on the town-o!
Town-o! town-o!"
Crying, "John, John! The gray goose is gone
And the fox is on the town-o!"

Then John he went to the top of the hill,
Blew his horn both loud and shrill.
The fox he said, "I'd better flee with my kill--
Or they'll soon be on my trail-o!
Trail-o! trail-o!"
The fox he said, "I'd better flee with my kill--
Or they'll soon be on my trail-o!"

The fox, he ran till he came to his den,
And there were the little ones, eight, nine, ten,
Saying, "Daddy, Daddy, better go back again,
'Cause it must be a mighty fine town-o!
Town-o! town-o!"
They said, "Daddy, Daddy, better go back again,
'Cause it must be a mighty fine town-o!

Then the fox and his wife without any strife,
Cut up the goose with a fork and knife.
They never had such a supper in their life,
And the little ones chewed on the bones-o!
Bones-o! bones-o!
They never had such a supper in their life,
And the little ones chewed on the bones-o!

  1. MBoffin 56 months ago | reply

    I love it. :) I love how she's just totally enthralled while you're singing to her.

    I used to sing Quinn the words to Dr. Seuss' ABC's book. Did you know the words to that book are singable IF you sing them to the tune of the alphabet song?

    Big A, little a
    What begins with A?
    Aunt Aunnie's alligator
    A... A... A...

  2. tadnkat 56 months ago | reply

    Nice! I didn't know that one.

    I went to a summer camp in Maine for about 8 yrs when I was little, so now all of my folksey camp songs are starting to come back to me. :)

keyboard shortcuts: previous photo next photo L view in light box F favorite < scroll film strip left > scroll film strip right ? show all shortcuts