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O The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night  by Lindelea 3 Review(s)
LarnerReviewed Chapter: 999999 on 8/25/2009
Rereading for the MEFAs, and enjoying it even more this time through! Still wonderful, Lin! See you soon!

Author Reply: Thanks!

(Haven't had time even to look at the MEFA listings yet... Every year I think I'll be less busy but things seem to get more busy as they go on...)

Looking forward to seeing you!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 999999 on 2/3/2009
The Burl Ives' version is playing in my head now! Heh!

Thanks for the words!

Author Reply: Yes, I think the Burl Ives' version is the tune I know best, and the one we sang at camp.

The words here are a little different, but middlest and I just sat here and sang the whole through, with the words we know best.

(Saying, "Daddy, you'd better go back again, for it must be a mighty fine town-o, town-o, town-o," saying, "Daddy, you'd better go back again, for it must be a mighty fine town-o!")

DreamflowerReviewed Chapter: 999999 on 2/3/2009
I love the new title! It's wonderfully appropriate, for all the reasons you state, and for one more: in Ellen Kushner's Public Broadcasting radio program, "Sound and Spirit", she once devoted an hour to music inspired by LotR--and in it, she revealed that she had always imagined Sam's troll song "Troll Sat Alone" to be sung to the tune of "The Fox Went Out"!

Author Reply: I hadn't heard that program, but want to know something? have I. Every time I read that poem (most recently, while crafting that chapter in Bill the Pony's story), I hear it in my head to the tune of "The Fox Went Out".


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