The Old Hen Cackled (and the Rooster Laid the Egg)

Lyrics

(American folk song)

1. The old hen she cackled, she cackled in the loft,
The next time she cackled, she cackled in the trough.

Refrain 1 (sung 3 or more times)
The old hen she cackled, she cackled in the loft,
The old hen she cackled, she cackled in the trough.
The old hen she cackled, she cackled in the trough.

2. The old hen she cackled, she cackled in the lot,
The next time she cackled, she cackled in the pot. Refrain 1 or 2

Refrain 2 The old hen she cackled, she cackled in the lot,
The old hen she cackled, she cackled in the pot,
The old hen she cackled, she cackled in the pot.

3. …in the stable,
…on the table. Refrain 1 or 2 (with lyrics “…in the stable,…on the table.”)

4. …and she flew,
…rooster cackled too. Refrain 1 or 2

5. …rooster laid the egg.
…rooster laid the egg.

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