“Will you take a walk with me, My little wife, today?
There’s barley in the barley field, And hayseed in the hay.”
“Thank you,” said the clucking hen, “I’ve something else to do;
I’m busy sitting on my eggs, I cannot walk with you.”
“Cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck,” Said the clucking hen :
“My little chicks will soon be hatched, I’ll think about it then.”
The clucking hen sat on her nest, She made it in the hay;
And warm and snug beneath her breast A dozen white eggs lay.
Crack, crack, went all the eggs, Out dropped the chickens small.
“Cluck!” said the clucking hen, “At last I have you all.”
“Come along, my little chicks, I’ll take a walk with you.”
“Hello!” said the rooster bold, “Cock-a-doodle-doo!”
- songs about chickens
- songs with repeated tones in the melody
- songs with dotted eighth note – sixteenth note patterns
- songs with fermatas
- source: The Child’s Own Music Book, The Largest Collection of Mothers’ and Children’s Songs, Musical Games and Piano Music Ever Published, Covering Completely All Phases of Child Life, Wier, 1918
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