Sheet Music: The Fox

TitleThe Fox
Alternate titlesThe Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night
Daddy Fox
Old Father Fox
A Fox Jumped Up
The Fox and the Goose
The Hungry Fox
Dame Widdle Waddle
ComposerTraditional English
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyF major
RangeE4–D5
Time signature4/4
Tempo108 BPM
Performance time0:15
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2024-03-27
Last updated2024-03-27
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Traditional/Folk

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Wednesday 27 March 2024

Tune of the Day: The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night

Traditional English folk song

The earliest incarnation of this well-loved folk song was as a Middle English poem, dating all the way back to the 15th century. And although the language of that poem may now sound archaic, it is interesting to see that the story has barely changed throughout its retelling: it is the story of a father fox going to town to grab a goose for the family's dinner. To the family's great delight, he comes back with a feast for them all.

Thanks to Sarah for suggesting this tune!