Box the Fox

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Box the Fox (sometimes just Box Fox) is a tune of Appalachian origin,[1] usually played on the fiddle[2][3] or banjo.[4] The song is played in 6-6 time.[4] The name comes from the old Irish slang "to box the fox", meaning to steal apples, or in general to rob an orchard.[2][5][6]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2010-08-16. 
  2. ^ a b
  3. ^ The Fiddler's Almanac by Ryan J. Thomson, 1985
  4. ^ a b
  5. ^ Irish Slang website
  6. ^

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The musical notation for the song can be found here: