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GUEST,Becky Lyr Req: A Chicken Ain't Nothin' but a Bird (13) Lyr Add: CHICKEN SONG (Jay Ungar) 11 Nov 00

Well, what I got from Jeff & Jeff doesn't correspond exactly, but does seem to be the same song:

Jay Ungar (c) 1986 Swinging Door Music BMI

In these inflationary times some folks got lots of bread,
But we're still paying through the nose just to keep our family fed.
We tried to change our diet and get something cheaper to eat,
We're eatin' lots more chicken now, and a whole lot less red meat.

CHORUS: It's chicken, chicken, put 'em in a pot,
Cook 'em up most any way,
Tell you what you got: (What?)
Chicken in a pot.

When you go to the butcher just to get yourself that bird,
Make sure you got the whole thing, 'cause you can use it all, I've heard.
You can cook the eggs, and gnaw the bones, and eat up all of that meat,
Stuff a pillow with the feathers, and make a soup out of the feet.

Well, eatin' all these chickens, I'm sure that it's a sin.
It seems their lives have just begun before we do them in.
I been doin' a little calculatin' and I'll tell you right now,
It takes 523 chickens just to make up one old cow.

Well, I've had 'em fried, broiled, braised, curried, baked, and creamed,
Cordon bleu'd, and barbecued. I can see them in my dreams:
Croquette, cutlet, almondine, paprikash, and fricassee.
It's time to switch to tofu and set your chickens free.

~ Becky in Tucson

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