Crow Black Chicken

Lyrics: Traditional
Music: Traditional

Played by Jerry Garcia with the Sleepy Hollow Hog Stompers in June 1962. Thanks to Matt Schofield for the lyrics.

I went up on the mountain to give my horn a blow
I thought I heard my true love say "Yonder goes my beau"

Chorus
Crow, black chicken and crow for day
Crow, black chicken and fly away
Crow, black chicken and crow for day
I love chicken pie

Chicken crow for midnight, chicken crow for day
Along comes an owl, ooh-haa, knocked that chicken away

[chorus]

Chicken crow for midnight, chicken crow for day
Along comes a Ford, ooh-haa, knocked that chicken away

[chorus]

The hardest work I ever done was plough a field of rye
The easiest work I ever done was eating chicken pie

[chorus]

Oh wish I had a big frame house, fifteen stories high
Every story in that house was filled with chicken pie

[chorus]

Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography

 


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