The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #61809   Message #4107308
Posted By: cnd
23-May-21 - 10:27 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Cluck Old Hen
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cluck Old Hen
As performed by Ricky Skaggs, recorded live in Charlotte, NC in 2016

Well I had an old chicken, she wouldn't lay an egg
So I run hot water up and down her leg
Well, the little chicken hollered, the little chicken begged
That danged old chicken laid a hard-boiled egg

Well, cluck old hen, cluck and squall
Ain't laid an egg since 'way last fall.
Cluck old hen, cluck and sing
You ain't laid an egg since a-way last spring

Our old hen's a good old hen
She lays eggs for the railroad men
Sometimes one, sometimes two
Sometimes enough for the whole dang crew