"Red Fox" as written by and Stuart Adamson....
Coming out into the day and all that I can see
Is the red and white of the King's army
I'll meet with them among the pine
I'll meet with them by noon
The dirge will sound on the morrow's noon
I was not born into this time
To cleave the soil or work the mine
I came to claim my enemy
And be the fox's destiny
I follow on in silence with a quiet heart in fear
I will be done before the dawn if I'm found here
I stand up as he passes and the time has come at last
The prey goes down at the metals crash
I was not born into this time
To cleave the soil or work the mine
I came to claim my enemy
And be the fox's destiny
Kidnapped in the dead of night
I did no wrong, I will not fight
It was not me, I will not run
But I believe in what was done
John, John, there's something wrong
The guns are found and the fox is gone
John, John, before too long
It will be me they hang it on
So send me off to the colony shore
Or send me where I'll laugh no more
I will tell none of what I know
Let the hunter walk where need must go
John, John, there's something wrong
The guns are found and the fox is gone
John, John, before too long
It will be me they hang it on
I will tell none of what I know
Let the hunter walk where need must go
John, John, before too long
It will be me they hang this on


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"The Red Fox" as written by Adamson

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    General CommentThis song is another historical song for Stuart. It is based on the Appin Murder of Colin Roy Campbell of Glenure on On 14 May 1752.
    The song goes tells of the murderer waiting until the red fox(Colin Campbell) road passed, and then he attacked alluding to Campbell being shot in the back. Then it goes on to explain the aftermath in which James Stewart was tried and executed for the murder that it was clear he did not commit.
    It also, in saying I believe in what was done, gives reason for the murder in the clearances of the Stewarts off their hereditary land by the Government forces led by the Campbells. Thus the moniker Red Fox in that Colin Campbell was doing sneaky dirty work for the red coated government forces.
    blueanddaisyon June 08, 2016   Link

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