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The Three Little Foxes
Last updated: 22.04.17
The tale of "The Three Little Foxes" was used as a ploy to stay up forever after a Grainger fireside singsong back in the late 1940's. It is like a programmer's nightmare in that it is re-entrant at verse two and there is no exit!
This kid's dream song can be found in A Mum's (Mostly Musical) Memories.
Once upon a time there were three little foxes
Who didn't wear socks and didn't wear socksies.
They all had handkerchieves to blow their nosies
And kept their handkerchieves in cardboard boxes.

The lived in the woods in three little houses
And played touch-last with a family of mouses.
They didn't go shopping in the High Street shopsies
They had all they wanted in the woods and copses.

They went to the fair and all won prizes,
Three plum puddings and three mince piesies.
They rode on elephants and swung on swingsies
And hit three coconuts and coconut shiesies.

And that is the story of the three little foxes
Who didn't wear socks and didn't wear socksies.
They all had handkerchieves to blow their nosies
And kept their handkerchieves in cardboard boxes.

Repeat verses 2 to 4 ad infinitum