The Ballad of the 'Coon

(to the tune of 'The Fox')


A 'coon went out one foggy night

He prayed to the moon to give him light

For he had many foes to fight

Before he reached the fort-o,

Fort-o! Fort-o!

For he had many foes to fight

Before he reached the fort-o

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As he went along he got quiet cold

Through a grove of trees so old

He took a breath and said "be bold,

A little further to go-o

Go-o! Go-o!"

He took a breath and said "be bold,

A little further to go-o!"

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The first bad-guy was a mean ol' skunk

Who hid behind a big tree trunk

The 'coon hit the skunk and it went clunk!

And the skunk turned tail and ran-o!

Ran-o! Ran-O!

The 'coon hit the skunk and it went clunk!

And the skunk turned tail and ran-o!

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Now the fort was large and scary too

The raccoon hardly knew what to do

So he yelled up at the fort "hey you!

You better give up and leave-o!

Leave-o! Leave-o!"

So he yelled up at the fort "hey you!

You better give up and leave-o!"

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The king of the fort, an owl named Shoot

Turned up his head and gave a hoot

And back he yelled, "Bard, stick to your lute!

I won't be giving up-o!

Up-o! Up-o!"

And back he yelled, "Bard, stick to your lute!

I won't be giving up-o!"

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So the battle raged from dusk to dawn

Bodies littered Shoot's fort-lawn

And the 'coon to owl said "Now go, be gone!

Or I will go slay you-o!

You-o! You o!"

And the 'coon to owl said "Now go, be gone!

Or I will go slay you-o!"

--

So Shoot he left fast, on his wing

And this ballad wrote, the 'coon started to sing

He wanted to come by and give you a ring

And say happy birthday-o!

'Day-o! 'Day-o!

He wanted to come by and give you a ring

And say happy birthday-o!