Chickens Don't Roost too High

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 Theme code Index    1T5H3H6H 3H5H5H1H
 Also known as    Chicken Oh Chicken, Chicken You Can Roost Behind the Moon, Chickens Don't Roost too High for Me, Chickens Don't Roost So High, Mister Chicken
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Old-Time
 Meter/Rhythm    Blues
 Key/Tonic of    C
 Accidental    NONE
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 History    USA(Southeast), USA(Deep South)
 Structure    AB
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Stacy Phillips
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Traditional American Fiddle Tunes vol. 2
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 30
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1995
 Artist    Biography:Dixie String Band
 Title of recording    Chickens Don't Roost Too High
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Paramount
 Year recorded    1925
 Score   (1)   

X:1 T:Chickens don't Roost too High S:Lowe Stokes M:C| L:1/8 N:Slide the slurred notes. F: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:C +slide+"*"c'ege gecg|eg2a ge [de]-[ee]-|[e2e2]cA c2 [d2e2]-|[c3e3][ce] [c2e2](b| c')ege gecg|eg2a ge[G2A2]- |[G2B2]G2[G2A2][G2B2]|g3a ge(b2| c')ege ggag|eg2a ge [de]-[ee]-|[ee]AcA [c2e2] [d2e2]|[c3e3][ce] cAG2| z2 G2Accd |eg2a ge [d2e2]-|[e2e2]A2 (E2G2)|[E6c6]|| (D2|E2)c2-cAGD|E2[E2c2]-[E2c2][_E2_c2]-|[=E2=c2][E2c2] cAGE|E2[E2c2]-[E2c2][_E2_c2]-| [=E2=c2][Ec][Ec] [E2c2][E2c2]|[_E-c]-[=E=c]cA d2[d2^f2]|[d4^f4]g3a|[M:2/4]ge [_E2_c2]-| [M:C|][=E2=c2][E2c2] cAGA|[M:3/2][c2e2][c4e4][d2e2]-[ee]dcA|[M:C|][G2c2][G2d2] [G3c3][Gc]| [Gc]AG2-|G2 GG Ac3 |eg2a ge [d2e2]-|[e2e2]A2 (E2G2)|[E6c6]|| P:Alternate 2nd strain [e_g]-|[e2=g2][e2g2][ea][eg]- [eg][e_g]-|[e3=g3][eg] [e2g2][e2g2]-|[c2e2]c2 cdcA|c2c4[e2_g2]-| [e2=g2][e2g2][e2a2][eg][e_g]-|[e3=g3][eg][e2g2][d2g2]-|[d2^f2]A2 cAdA|g2 gg- ge d[e_g]-| [e2=g2][e2g2][e2a2][eg][e_g]-|[e3=g3][eg][e2g2][eg]-[ce]-|[c2e2]A2 cAde|c2 c3A G2| z2A2c2d2|eg2a ge [d2e2]-|[e2e2]A2 (E2G2)|[E6c6]|| P:substitutions |"*"edge ga2g|

X:1 T:Chickens don't Roost too High S:Leonard Keith (1922- , Mentone, DeKalb County, northeast Alabama) R:Recorded 1987 M:C| L:1/8 D:Alabama Traditions CD 103, Monte Sano Crowder - "Possum D:up a Gum Stump." D:Whoop it Up! 102, Red Mountain White Trash - "Chickens don't Roost too High" (1998). F: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:C +slide+c'2-|c'gae geag|eg2a g[de]-[e2e2]-|[e2e2]cA c2d2|[c3e3][ce]- [c2e2]+slide+c'2-| c'gae geag|eg2a ge2(_B|=B2)G2 AB3|g3a ge(a2| c')gae geag|eg2a g[de]-[e2e2]-|[e2e2]cA c2d2|[c3e3][ce] [ce]AG2| z2G2A2c2|eg2a ge [d2e2]-|[e2e2]G2 ([D2d2]e2)|[E4c4]- ([Ec]|| A)D2-|E2[E2c2] cAG(D|E2)[E4c4][_E2B2]-|[=E2c2][E2c2] cAG(D|E2)[E4c4][_E2B2]-| [E2c2] [Ec][Ec] [E2c2][Ec][Ec][M:3/2]|+slide+[E2c2][Ec]A d2[d2^f2][d4f4]|[M:C|]+slide+g3a ged[DA]-| [E2c2][E2c2][Ec]AGA|[c2e2][c4e4][de][ee]- |[ee][de][ce][Ae] [c2e2][d2e2]|[c3e3][ce][c2e2](^FG)-| G2G2A2c2| eg2a ge [d2e2]-|[e2e2]G2 ([D2d2]e2)|[E6c6]||