Tomorrow the fox will come to town (Thomas Ravenscroft)

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Editor: Gordon J. Callon (submitted 1999-05-17).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 138 kB   Copyright: Personal
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Title: Tomorrow the fox will come to town
Composer: Thomas Ravenscroft

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1609 in Deuteromelia, No. 20.

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Original text and translations

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Tomorrow the fox will come to town.
Keep, keep, keep, keep, keep.
Tomorrow the fox will come to town
To keep you all well there.

I must desire you neighbours all,
To holler the fox above them all,
And cry as loud as you can call,
Whoop, whoop, whoop, whoop, whoop.
O keep you all well there.

He'll steal the cock out from the flock.
Keep, keep, keep, keep, keep.
He'll steal the cock even from his flock
O keep you all well there.
I must desire you…

He'll steal the hen out of the pen.
Keep, keep, keep, keep, keep.
He'll steal the hen out of the pen
O keep you all well there.
I must desire you…

He'll steal the duck out of the brook.
Keep, keep, keep, keep, keep.
He'll steal the ducky out of the brook,
To keep you all well there.
I must desire you…

He'll steal the lamb even from his dam.
Keep, keep, keep, keep, keep.
He'll steal the lamb even from his dam
To keep you all well there.
I must desire you…