Song Lyrics: The Fox and the Hound

Appreciate the Lady

Performed by: Big Mama (Pearl Bailey)

When you have a natural attraction
You deserve a mutual reaction
You're gonna get a whole lot of satisfaction
Here's all you gotta do

When you feel that natural affection
Lead you in a positive direction
You gotta stop showing off
Start showing up
With little natural you

Yes, you gotta appreciate the lady
And, now, that is a natural fact
'Cause when you be yourself
With a lady act
You're gonna be appreciated right back.

Elimination - Lack of Education

Performed by: Big Mama (Pearl Bailey), Tod (Keith Michell), Boomer (Paul Winchell), Dinky (Dick Bakalyan)

Big Mama
You listen good to I, because it's either education or elimination!

Now, if you're so foxy and old Chief is so dumb
Then why does that hound get the fox on the run?
'Cause he's got the hunter -
and the hunter's got the gun
Ka-blam, elimination!
Lack of education!

If you prowl around with that Copper hound
You're soon gonna be hanging on the wall
Keep you nose to the wind -
if you wanna keep your skin
'Cause you won't be home -
when the hunter comes to call

Oh, Big Mama, I know Copper would never track me down.
Well, Copper, he's my best friend.
Big Mama
Ho ho, your best friend!
Now, Copper's gonna do what he's been told.
Suppose he won't chase no fox in no fox hole?
Along comes the hunter with a buck shot load.
Big Mama
Lack of education!
Big Mama
You better believe it, Tod!

Best Friends

Performed by: Big Mama (Pearl Bailey)

When you're the best of friends
Having so much fun together
You're not even aware, you're such a funny pair
You're the best of friends

Life's a happy game
You could clown around forever
Neither one of you sees, your natural boundaries
Life's one happy game

If only the world wouldn't get in the way
If only people would just let you play
They say you're both being fools
You're breaking all the rules
They can't understand your magic wonderland

When you're the best of friends
Sharing all that you discover
When that moment has passed, will that friendship last?
Who can say if there's a way?
Oh I hope . . . I hope it never ends
'Cause you're the best of friends

Goodbye May Seem Forever

Performed by: Widow Tweed (Jeanette Nolan)

Widow Tweed
We met, it seems, such a short time ago
You looked at me - needing me so
Yet from your sadness
Our happiness grew
And I found out I needed you too
I remember how we used to play
I recall those rainy days
The fire's glow
That kept us warm
And now I find - we're both alone
Goodbye may seem forever
Farewell is like the end
But in my heart is a memory
And there you'll always be
Goodbye may seem forever
Farewell is like the end
But in my heart is a memory
And there you'll always be

Frank Pilhofer <fp -AT-> Back to the Homepage
Last modified: Wed Sep 9 22:02:37 1998