We Had Some Chickens

Cat. #0606 (MFH #705) - As sung by Boyce Davis, Lincloln, Arkansas on January 13, 1968

VERSE 1
We had some chickens
No eggs would they lay
We had some chickens
No eggs would they lay
My wife said, Honey
We're los'in money
An' that ain't funny
Why won't they lay eggs
Then one day a rooster
Came into our yard
An' caught those chickens
Completely off guard
They're lay'in eggs now
Just like they use'ter
Ever since that rooster
Came into our yard
They're lay'in eggs now
Just like they use'ter
Ever since that rooster
Came into our yard

VERSE 2
We had some milk cows
No milk would they give
We had some milk cows
No milk would they give
My wife said, Honey
We're los'in money
An' that ain't funny
Why won't they give milk
Then one day a rooster
Came into our yard
An' caught those milk cows
Completely off guard
They're giv'in eggnog
Not milk an' cream
To bad that rooster
Ran out'a steam
They're giv'in eggnog
Not milk an' cream
To bad that rooster
Ran out'a steam