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  • Fox, The

    Mark Rogers posted on July 05, 2014 13:48

    Download the Lyrics and Chords

    My dad used to lead us in this song around the campfire! We'll likely do it a little slower than Nickel Creek's version and try a little modulation - it's good for you as Sue always says! Nickel Creek does the whole song in [A] so you can play along with the video to learn the song for the first few verses.

    The Fox is a traditional folk song (Roud 131). It is also the subject of at least two picture books, The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night: an old song, illustrated by Peter Spier and Fox Went out on a Chilly Night, by Wendy Watson. According to the 2006 Bluegrass Picker's Tune Book by Richard Matteson, the earliest version of this song appears to have been a Middle English poem, dating from the 15th century, found in the British Museum.The two earliest versions both date from the fifteenth century (c. 1500), and are written in Middle English.

    A video for this song:

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Mike Cox
# Mike Cox
Sunday, July 6, 2014 1:09 PM
Mark, this it awesome! My mom used to sing this to us when we were small, always wanted to learn it, I have dug it up a couple times over the years, nobody seemed to know it.