The Fox with Ana Bacalhau

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Fox went out to chase one night,
he prayed for the Moon to give him light,
he had many miles to go that night
before he reached the town-o,
town-o, town-o,
many miles to go that night
before he reached the town-o.

Well he ran till he came to a great big pen
the ducks and the geese were there put in
He said, "A couple of you've got to grease my chin
before I leave this town-o,
town-o, town-o,
a couple of you've got to grease my chin
before I leave this town-o."

Well he grabbed the great goose by the neck,
and he slung a duck across his back
he didn't mind the quack, quack, quack,
legs all a-dangling down-o, down-o, down-o,
he didn't mind the quack, quack, quack,
legs all a-dangling down-o.

Well then Old Mother Flipper-Flopper jumped out of bed;
she ran to the window and she put out her head,
She cried, "John, John! The great goose is gone
the fox is on the town-o,
town-o, town-o!"
John, John, the great goose is gone
the fox is on the town-o!"

Well John he ran to the top of the hill,
he 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
they'll soon be on my trail-o."

Well the fox he he came to his cozy den
there were the little ones eight, nine, ten.
They said, "Daddy, you better go back again,
'cause it must be a mighty fine town-o, town-o, town-o!"
They said, "Daddy, you better go back again,
'cause it must be a mighty fine town-o."

Well the fox and his wife without any strife
cut up the goose with a fork and knife.
They'd 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.

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from They’re Heading West, released October 9, 2015
They’re Heading West & Ana Bacalhau
Ana Bacalhau: vocals, whistle
Zé Pedro Leitão: double bass
Mariana Ricardo: backing vocals
Sérgio Nascimento: drums, percussion, backing vocals
Francisca Cortesão: acoustic guitar, backing vocals, whistle
João Correia: backing vocals

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They’re Heading West Lisboa, Portugal

they’re heading west is three singer-songwriters and a very elegant drummer.

they enjoy playing each other's music immensely.

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