“The Little Red Fox”


"The little red fox is a raider sly" taking ducks, cocks, and geese for "a family young and growing." He is a "family man," a "hero bold" and a "gallant knight." He is finally "taken 'mongst the rocks, For the love of two bright eyes dying"


OLochlainn-More: "Adapted from the old ballad of the Maidirin Rua which was a macaronic song -- mixed Gaelic and English." - BS

Francis Arthur Fahy is probably most famous as the author of "The Ould Plaid Shawl." - RBW


  1. OLochlainn-More 69, "The Little Red Fox" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, OLcM069


Author: Francis Arthur Fahy (1854-1935) (source: OLochlainn-More)
Earliest date: 1965 (OLochlainn-More)
Found in: Ireland