Cluck Old Hen

12 Apr

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[gDGCD tuning]

This classic chicken song was first recorded in 1925 by Fiddlin’ Powers and Family (hear it is). Since then it has been recorded countless times and has countless verses (here’r lots of ’em).

As for its origins, the earliest occurrence of anything remotely related to what we know as Cluck Old Hen in print can be found in Negro Folk Rhymes: Wise and Otherwise (pp. 50-1, last verse) compiled by Thomas W. Talley and published in 1922. The song was discussed in-depth on the Banjo Hangout in February of 2010.  Click here in case you missed it or need a refresher.

My arrangement is pretty straight-forward.  Hope you like it.

 

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