Fox on the Run (Manfred Mann song)

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"Fox on the Run"
Single by Manfred Mann
B-side"Too Many People"
ReleasedNovember 29, 1968 (1968-11-29)
LabelFontana 985
Songwriter(s)Tony Hazzard
Manfred Mann singles chronology
"My Name Is Jack"
"Fox on the Run"
"Ragamuffin Man"

"Fox on the Run" is a song with lyrics by Tony Hazzard, first recorded by the English band Manfred Mann as a single issued 29 November 1968,[1] which reached #5 in the UK pop charts in the following month.[2]

Other versions[edit]

  • It was introduced to bluegrass by Bill Emerson[3] and quickly became a bluegrass favorite.[4]
  • In 1970 was song recorded by Supraphon in Czechoslovakia sung by singer Václav Neckář as "Šel sen kolem nás" with Czech lyrics by Eduard Krečmar
  • It was covered by American country music singer-songwriter Tom T. Hall. His version was released as a single in 1976 and peaked at #9 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and #12 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart.
  • Tony Hazzard and Richard Barnes released a version of the song as a single in 1976 in the UK, but it did not chart.[5]


  1. ^ Manfred Mann discography, accessed May 4, 2009
  2. ^ Warwick, Neil; Jon Kutner; Tony Brown (2004). The complete book of the British charts: singles & albums. Omnibus Press. p. 690. ISBN 978-1-84449-058-5. Retrieved 2008-08-15.
  3. ^ Bill Emerson homepage, accessed May 4, 2009
  4. ^ Gerome, John (2006-07-09). "Bluegrass artists pick on classic rock with tribute albums". Napa Valley Register. Retrieved 2010-08-15. "Most people today think of 'Fox on the Run' as a bluegrass standard, but it actually started as a British rock song," Dan Hayes, executive director of the International Bluegrass Music Association, says of the 1960s hit by Manfred Mann.
  5. ^ Tony Hazzard and Richard Barnes, "Fox on the Run" single release Retrieved June 24, 2015

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