A First Series of Hymns and Songs/Descriptive Songs/The Fox and the Grapes

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9. The Fox and the Grapes.

A hungry fox one day did spy,
Fa la la, fa la la la la,
Some nice ripe grapes that hung fall high,
Fa la la, fa la la la, la;
And as they hung they seem'd to say,
To him who underneath did stay,
If you can reach me down you may,
Fa la la, fa la la la la.

The fox he jump'd and jump'd again,
Fa la la, fa la la la la.
And tried to reach them but in vain,
Fa la la, fa la la la la;
He smack'd his lips for near an hour,
But found the prize beyond his power,
And then he said, The grapes are sour!
Fa la la, fa la la la la.