The Fox Song Lyrics

Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger Birds, Beasts, Bugs and Fishes (Little and Big): Animal Folk Songs cover art
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The fox went out to the chase one night
Prayed to the moon to give him light
He had many a mile to go that night
Before he reached the town-o, town-o town-o,
Many a mile to go that night before he reached the town
Many a mile to go that night before he reached the town

He ran 'til he came to a great big pen
Where the ducks and the geese were kept there in
Said a couple of you gonna grease my chin
Before I leave this town o, town o, town o
Couple of you gonna grease my chin before I leave this town
Couple of you gonna grease my chin before I leave this town

He grabbed the grey goose by the neck

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Fly Through My Window
  • 2 I Had a Rooster
  • 3 Come All You Bold Sailormen
  • 4 Old Grey Mule
  • 5 Alligator, Hedgehog
  • 6 Frog Went A-Courting
  • 7 Racoon's Got a Bushy Tail
  • 8 I Know an Old Lady (Who Swallowed a Fly)
  • 9 Ground Hog
  • 10 Mister Rabbit
  • 11 Grey Goose
  • 12 Teency Weency Spider
  • 13 The Old Hen
  • 14 Skip to My Lou
  • 15 My Little Kitty
  • 16 The Little Black Bull
  • 17 Leatherwing Bat
  • 18 The Keeper and the Doe
  • 19 The Darby Ram
  • 20 Mole in the Ground
  • 21 The Fox
  • 22 Turtle Dove
  • 23 Old Paint
  • 24 The Elephant
  • 25 The Foolish Frog
  • 26 Little Dogies
  • 27 Bear Hunt
  • 28 Old Blue


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    album: Track 21 in album Birds, Beasts, Bugs and Fishes (Little and Big): Animal Folk Songs
    release date: 1997-12
    popularity : 66 users have visited this page.
    length: 1:48

    Album Information

    label: Smithsonian Folkways
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 093074503928
    script: Latin