Cluck Old Hen (6)

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X:1 T:Cluck Old Hen [6] M:C L:1/8 R:Reel S:Clare Milliner N:ABC's from a transcription by John Lamancusa, by permission. See http://www.mne.psu.edu/lamancusa/tunes.htm Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G "G"D2G2B3c | dBcB "D"A2A2 | D2F2A2 (AB) | cABA "G"G2G2 | D2G2 (BAB)c | (dBc)B "D"(ABA)F | (DE)FG (AB)AB | cA F2 "G"(G2G2) | D2G2 [G4B4] | [d2g4] "D"A2A2 | D2F2A2A2 | BABA "G"G4 || "G"G2g2f2g2 | (ef)ge "C"[E4c4] | [E2c2]g2f2g2 | (ed)BA "G"G3 (A | B2)g2f2g2 | (ef)ge "C"[E4c4] | [E2c2]g2b2a2 | "D"gedB "G"G4 ||



CLUCK OLD HEN [6]. American, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Source Ed Weaver knew the following verses for the tune:

Cluck old hen, you'd better cluck,
Hawk's gonna eat your chickens up.

Some lays one, some lays two,
Some lay enough for the whole darn crew.

Good old hen, good old hen,
You lay eggs for the railroad men.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - fiddler Ed Weaver and banjo player Pug Allen (Augusta County, Virginia), via Clare Milliner [Lamancuso].



Recorded sources : - Mudthumper Music MM-0030, Clare Milliner and Walt Koken - "Just Tunes." Musical Traditions MTCD321-2, Ed Weaver & L.G. "Pug" Allen (et al) - "Far in the Mountains: Volumes 1 & 2" (2002).




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