Fox and the Lawyer, The

DESCRIPTION: "The fox and the lawyer was different in kind... The lawyer loved done meat because it was easy to chaw, The fox... would take his blood raw." The fox goes out to take a hen. Pursued to his den, he says the fight is not fair; the hunter doesn't care
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1925 (Scarborough)
KEYWORDS: animal lawyer hunting
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Scarborough-OnTheTrailOfNegroFolkSongs, p. 70, (no title) (1 text)
ST ScaNF070 (Partial)
NOTES [39 words]: Scarborough's informant claimed this was sung by slaves. This strikes me as unlikely; while they often told stories about foxes and chickens, the first verse about lawyers strikes me as a graft -- and why would slaves preserve it? - RBW
File: ScaNF070

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