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A perfect check out for this time the year especially, Peter Spier brings this people song to life in his Caldecott Honor publication THE FOX went out on a it will be cold night (c. 1961). It"s a one of life track not at every for the fainthearted.After the lively, funny reading, ns recommend listening come Nickel Creek"s adaption. Friend won"t at all be disappointed!Debra and Jessica, this one is especially dedicated to her families, v love! ns can"t listen to this tune (or check out this book) without reasoning of "Mimi" singing it to she children and also then she grandchildren, and also her Shanghai and Horizon audiences.
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The fox went the end on a chilly night,And that prayed to the moon to provide him light,For he"d many a mile to go that nightBefore he got to the town-o, town-o, town-o, for he"d plenty of a mile come go the night prior to he got to the town-o.He ran "til he pertained to the farmer"s bin,Where the ducks and also the geese were preserved therein"A couple of you will grease mine chinBefore ns leave this town-o, town-o, town-oA couple of you will grease my chin prior to I leaving this town-o."He got hold of a grey goose by the neck,Then he swung a small one end his backAnd the didn"t mind your quack, quack, quackOr your legs every dangling down-o, down-o, down-oHe didn"t mental the quack, quack, quackOr your legs every dangling down-o.Old mommy Giggle-Gaggle jumped out of bedOut the the home window she popped her head Crying, "John, John, the grey goose is goneAnd the fox is on the town-o, town-o, town-oCrying, "John, man the grey goose is gone and the fox is on the town-o.So John, that ran come the peak of the hill,Blew his horn both loud and also shrill;The fox, he said, "I much better go on v my killOr they"ll shortly be on mine tail-o, tail-o, tail-o."The fox, that said, "I better go on through my death Or they"ll soon be on my trail-o."He ran it rotates he involved his nice heat denThere were the little ones eight, nine, tenSaying, "Daddy, Daddy, better go back againFor it have to be a mighty good town-o, town-o, town-o."Saying, "Daddy, Daddy, far better go earlier again because that it should be a mighty good town-o."Then the fox and also his wife, without any kind of strifeCut-up the goose through a fork and a knifeThey never had actually such a supper in their lifeAnd the small ones chewed ~ above the bones-o, bones-o, bones-o.They never had actually such a supper in your lifeAnd the little ones chewed on the bones-o.
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