Fox Chase (I), The

DESCRIPTION: ""I hollered, 'Whooo, Take me to his hole, lightning hound.'" A fox comes to take chickens. They chase it with dogs. The song describes the hunt and the dogs' antics. The fox escapes to its hole and taunts the dogs. Partly sung, partly recited
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1955 (Roberts)
KEYWORDS: animal chickens dog hunting escape
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Roberts, #96, "The Fox Chase" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #3443
cf. "The Bear Chase" (theme, form)
NOTES [50 words]: This is so similar to "The Bear Chase" (a hunt told as a recitation with instrumental interludes, with the dogs being the major characters) that I seriously thought about lumping them. The details are just different enough that I hesitated, and when I'm not sure, I split. But I'm still not sure. - RBW
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