Fox on the Run (Manfred Mann song)
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|"Fox on the Run"|
|Single by Manfred Mann|
|B-side||"Too Many People"|
|Released||November 29, 1968|
|Manfred Mann singles chronology|
"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, which reached #5 in the UK pop charts in the following month.
- It was introduced to bluegrass by Bill Emerson and quickly became a bluegrass favorite.
- 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.
- Manfred Mann discography, accessed May 4, 2009
- 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.
- Bill Emerson homepage, accessed May 4, 2009
- 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.
- Tony Hazzard and Richard Barnes, "Fox on the Run" single release Retrieved June 24, 2015