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Nickel Creek - Fox, The


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"The Fox" is a really cool song done by a new group called Nickel Creek.
This is the only record that I know of they have out.  Here are the lyrics
and notes I have picked out.  It is played in G with the k-pole on the
second fret and is played really fast.  This is lots of fun to play.
ENJOY!!!!

My name: Adam Morgan
Aurthor's name: Traditional, arr. by Nickel Creek
Album: Nickel Creek


"The Fox"

G
The fox went out on a chilly night
                          D
He prayed for the moon to give him light
G                       C
For heād many a mile to go that night
G         D           G       D       G
Before he reached the town-o, town-o, town-o
C                   G              D                     G
Heād many a mile to go that night, before he reached the town-o


G
He ran til he came to the farmerās pen
                             D
The ducks and the geese were kept therein
G                                   C
He said, ća couple of you are gonna grease my chin,
G        D          G       D       G
Before I leave this town-o, town-o, town-oä
C                              G              D                    G
Said a couple of you are gonna grease my chin, before I leave this town-o


G
He grabbed the great goose by the neck
                    D
And he threw a duck across his back
G                      C
And he didnāt mind the quack, quack
G                D        G       D       G
And the legs all dangling down-o, down-o, down-o
C	             G                    D                 G
He didnāt mind the quack, quack and the legs all dangling down-o


G
The old grey woman jumped out of bed
                      D
Out of the window she popped her head,
G                            C
Crying John, John, the great goose is gone
G              D      G       D       G
And the fox is on the town-o, town-o, town-o
C                     G                     D             G
John, John, the great goose is gone and the fox is on the town-o


G
He ran til he came to his nice warm den
                                D
And there were the little ones, eight, nine, ten
G                          C
Sayin Daddy, Daddy, better go back again
G                D          G       D       G
For it must be a might fine town-o, town-o, town-o
C             G                    D                   G
Daddy, Daddy, go back again for it must be mighty fine town-o


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



Comments about this tab

jrouistiti - 2006-08-15
I thought it should be noted that Nickel Creek didn't actually write this song. It's credited as "an old song" in the 1973 book version, illustrated by Peter Spier.

A minor correction, as well: "grey goose," rather than "great goose."

I like to play the first D in the second-to-the-last sentence of each part as "G/C," so:
G G/C G D G
Before he reached the town-o, town-o, town-o
C G D G G/C
He'd many a mile to go that night, before he reached the town-o
kayempea - 2007-10-07
Isn't this a song originally done by Cisco Houston? Way back when?

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