Cluck Old Hen an Appalachian Folk Song with a Video

Here’s a cool song from the South with a video and lyrics…

My old hen’s a good old hen
She lay eggs for railroad men
Sometimes eight, sometimes ten
She lay eggs for railroad men.

Cluck old hen, cluck and squall
Ain’t laid an egg since late last fall.
Cluck old hen, cluck and sing
Ain’t laid an egg since late last spring.

My old hen she’s a good old hen
She lay eggs for railroad men
Sometimes one, sometimes two
She lay eggs for whole damn crew.

Cluck old hen cluck and squall
Ain’t laid an egg since late last fall.
Cluck old hen cluck and sing
Ain’t laid an egg since late last spring.

This song is sometimes merged with versions of an African American song from long ago called De Ole Hen Cackled.

Enjoy!

Mama Lisa

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2 Responses to “Cluck Old Hen an Appalachian Folk Song with a Video”

  1. Linda Austin Says:

    I love this. So much color, character and history in the singing and banjo playing.

  2. Lisa Says:

    I totally agree Linda!

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