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Cluck Old Hen

Traditional, arr. by Holly Golightly

[ bonus points for using chicken noises as percussion ]

My old hen was a good old hen
She laid eggs for the railroad men
Sometimes one, sometimes two
She lays eggs for the whole damn crew

/ A C / A G / :

    {refrain}
    Cluck old hen, cluck and sing
    Ain't laid an egg since way last spring   
    Cluck old hen, you cluck and squall
    Ain't laid an egg since way last fall
   
    / Am G / :
   
My old hen make a great big fuss
Wake up mama and it's making her cuss
Pick and squall, cackle and strut
I think everybody hates her guts

    {refrain}

My old hen's a mean old hen
Keep her locked in a barbed wire pen
Lost me work, costs me corn
Scratching that dirt the whole day long
   
    {as refrain}
    Cluck old hen, cluck I say
    Cluck old hen, all dead your lay
    Cluck old hen, lay us corn
    Cluck old hen, you'll soon be gone
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