What Does George Fox Say (a Quaker parody of Ylvis' "What Does the Fox Say")





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Published on Nov 21, 2013

In a Quaker meeting for worship, a Friend rises to give worship about George Fox, the founder of the Quaker movement.

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This is a parody of Ylvis' "What Does the Fox Say" by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), mostly from Massachusetts. Shot on location at Framingham Friends Meeting, Homer's Cause, and the Middlesex Fells.

The original quotations of George Fox, with context and links to sources, are at:

And, by request, these are the subtitles:
1650s England
Kingless country
Civil war

Dudes in robes
the only way
to communicate with God

All pay tithes
And all take oaths
Churches full of empty forms

A shoemaker
begins to preach
What does George Fox say?

"I saw that there was an ocean of death,
but flowing over it was
an infinite ocean of love."
What's George Fox say?

"Be patterns and be examples
in all countries, places, and nations,
wherever you go."
What's George Fox say?

"Be still and cool
in your own mind and spirit
and you will feel the principle of God."
What's George Fox say?

"I heard a voice, which said,
'Jesus Christ can speak to your condition.'
When I heard it, my heart did leap for joy."
What's George Fox say?

Shaggy hair
Leather clothes
He comes for prayer
then he steps on toes

He cannot stand
Bad theology
He serves a jail term or three

His jailers rise
and follow him
He's an angel in disguise

His piercing eyes
see your course
cause he's connecting to his


He's connecting to his
What does George Fox say?

"The Lord does not dwell
in these man-made temples
but rather in people's hearts."
What's George Fox say?

"Christ says this,
and the apostles say that,
but what can you say?"
What's George Fox say?

"Walk cheerfully over the world,
answering that of God
in everyone."
What's George Fox say?

What does George Fox say?

The insight of George Fox
was that the Spirit can guide us
It talks in a still small voice
of Love and Truth
What do you hear?
Will you keep yourself open
to peace and integrity?
What do you hear?

You have a guardian Angel
hiding in your soul
What do you hear?

What do you hear?
I want to
I want to
I want to know!


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