Little Red Fox, The
DESCRIPTION: "The little red fox is a raider sly" taking ducks, cocks, and geese for "a family young and growing." He is a "family man," a "hero bold" and a "gallant knight." He is finally "taken 'mongst the rocks, For the love of two bright eyes dying"
AUTHOR: Francis Arthur Fahy (1854-1935) (source: OLochlainn-More)
EARLIEST DATE: 1965 (OLochlainn-More)
KEYWORDS: theft death humorous animal family
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
OLochlainn-More 69, "The Little Red Fox" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: OLochlainn-More: "Adapted from the old ballad of the Maidirin Rua which was a macaronic song -- mixed Gaelic and English." - BS
Francis Arthur Fahy is probably most famous as the author of "The Ould Plaid Shawl." - RBW
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