The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #61809   Message #4137233
Posted By: cnd
19-Feb-22 - 06:08 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Cluck Old Hen
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cluck Old Hen
From Tommy Jarrell, Kyle Creed, Paul Sutphin & Mac Snow, Recorded 1972 by Ray Alden and Dave Spilkia in Toast, NC. From Blue Ridge Mountain Holiday - The Breaking Up Christmas Story, County Records - CO-CD-2722, track 13. Vocals by Tommy Jarrell

Cluck old hen, cluck I said
Cluck old hen, your winter's all dead

Cluck old hen, cluck in the lot
The next time you cluck you'll cook in the pot

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

I had a little hen, she had a wooden leg
The best danged hen that ever laid eggs
Laid more eggs than the hens around the barn
Another little drink wouldn't do me no harm