Cluck Old Hen

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

Cluck old hen, cluck and squall
You ain’t laid an egg since ‘way last Fall
Cluck old hen, cluck and sing
You ain’t laid an egg since ‘way last Spring

My old hen, she won’t do
She lays eggs and taters too
First time she cackled, she cackled in the lot
Next time she cackled, she cackled in the pot

I had a little hen, she had a wooden leg
Best darn hen that ever laid an egg
Laid more eggs than any hen around the barn
Another little drink wouldn’t do me any harm

Cluck old hen, cluck and tell you
If you don’t cluck, I’m gonna sell you
The old hen cackled, she cackled for corn
The old hen cackled when the chickens all gone

My old hen’s a good old hen,
She lays eggs for the railroad men
Sometimes eight, sometimes ten
That’s enough for the railroad men

Instruction on how to play this song can be found in Wayne Erbsen’s book: Clawhammer Banjo for the Complete Ignoramu

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