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phinque 28 Jun 00 - 04:41 PM
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Subject: The Rooster Song - lyrics
From: phinque
Date: 28 Jun 00 - 04:41 PM

Have inquired before,but I thought I'd try again to see if anyone has new lyrics.

Paraphrased Sample: Had a cow, no milk would it give. Rooster came into the yard, It's giving eggnog just like it usta...

I know lyrics for Gumtree- Chicklets Gas pump- Shell Gas , or Eggson monastery- Filled with Friars, superman- Got a capon Bhuddist monk- ohmlets, and hounddog- pooched eggs.

Any othe


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Subject: RE: The Rooster Song - lyrics
From: Pene Azul
Date: 28 Jun 00 - 04:50 PM

A Google search on "Rooster Song" pulls up several hits.

PA


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Subject: RE: The Rooster Song - lyrics
From: Gary T
Date: 28 Jun 00 - 05:16 PM

These may be on the links provided, I didn't read them yet. "Garden, no plants would it grow/Eggplant", and the risque one, no offense intended to anyone, but the wordplay is good (referring to the hen laying eggs in the first verse)--"Rooster, he would not do his job, wouldn't go near a hen, he would not do his job/caught that (wince) gay rooster, right off of his guard/He's laying hens now".


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Subject: RE: The Rooster Song - lyrics
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 28 Jun 00 - 11:18 PM

YOu might even look in DigiTrad, as a sort of first resort...


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Subject: RE: The Rooster Song - lyrics
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Jun 00 - 03:27 AM

We've had a few threads with contributions of additional verses - Click here for one, and follow the links from that thread to others.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: The Rooster Song - lyrics
From: GUEST,TMichael&Juno.com
Date: 30 Jun 00 - 12:06 AM

I had a brother, no girls had he.
I had a brother, no girls had he.
My wife said honey, you're brothers funny
Your poor old brother, who had no girls

One day that rooster, got into our yard
He caught my brother, right off his guard.
He's laying chicks now, like he never used ta
Evers since that rooster, got into our yard.

Learned this from a jesuit brother.


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Subject: RE: The Rooster Song - lyrics
From: GUEST,War Pig
Date: 30 Jun 00 - 12:36 AM

Well! Thanks a lot. I can hear the tune plain as day, I even remember some of the words, but I can't remember where or when I ever learned it. Somehow, I think it might have been a pop hit, because I seem to hear it in chorus in my head.


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Subject: RE: The Rooster Song - lyrics
From: Bruce from Bathurst
Date: 30 Jun 00 - 02:01 AM

My copy of 'Belafonte Returns to Carnegie Hall' recorded 2 May 1960 credits the song "Chickens" to Hellerman-Corman-Carter.

"My wife said honey, we're losing money..."

Bruce


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Rooster Song
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Apr 06 - 05:44 AM

can anyone tell me where i can buy this song


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Rooster Song
From: GUEST,Bob Coltman
Date: 15 Apr 06 - 05:55 AM

Apart from what's in the DT, if you scroogle "no eggs would they lay" (to avoid the other rooster song), you get dozens of versions, many from scouting and campfire song sites. To the original, introduced into the folk repertoire by Bob Gibson back in the 50s, counselors and others have added lots of verses.

Here are three versions more or less at random. The correct title is "They're Layin' Eggs Now," or "Chickens" -- the Rooster Song is usually used for "I had a rooster, my rooster pleased me." Nonetheless, here is

The Rooster Song

(Leader calls) We had some chickens!
(Others answer) We had some chickens!
etc.

We had some chickens
No eggs would they lay
We had some chickens
No eggs would they la-ay


So I said honey
This sure ain't funny
We're loosing money
No eggs would they lay.


Then came that rooster
Right into our yard
He caught them chickens
Right off of their guard

They're laying eggs now
Like they never used to
The day that rooster
Came into our yard

We had some milk cows
No milk would they give
We had some milk cows
No milk would they gi-ive


So I said honey
this sure ain't funny
were loosing money
no milk would they give.


Then came that rooster
Right into our yard
He caught them milk cows
Right off of their guard

They're giving egg nog
Like they never used to
Since the day that rooster
Came into our yard.

We had some elephants
No tusks would they grow
We had some elephants
No tusks would they grow


So I said...

Then came that rooster
Right into our yard
He caught them elephants
Right off of their guard

They're laying eggs now
Of solid ivory
Since the day that rooster
Came into our yard

We had a rooster
Who was awfully gay
We had a rooster
Who was awfully gay


So I said....

Then came that butch rooster
Right into our yard
He caught that gay rooster
Right off of his guard

They're doing things now
That they really shouldn't
Since the day that rooster
Came into our yard!



Chickens
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We had some chickens _ no eggs would they lay (x2)
So I said honey, this sure ain't funny
We're losing money; no eggs would they lay
One day a rooster crept into our yard
And caught those chickens right off of their guard
They're laying eggs now just like they used to
Ever since that rooster crept into our yard.

We had some moo-cows _ no milk would they give (x2)
So, I said honey, this sure ain't funny
We're losing money; no milk would they give
One day a rooster crept into our yard
And caught those moo-cows right off of their guard
They're giving egg nog instead of milk now
Ever since that rooster crept into our yard.

We had some elephants _ no tusks would they grow (x2)
So I said honey, this sure ain't funny
We're losing money; no tusks would they grow
One day a rooster crept into our yard
And caught those elephants right off of their guard
They're laying eggs now of solid ivory
Ever since that rooster crept into our yard.

We had a tractor _ it just wouldn't go (x2)
So I said honey, this sure ain't funny
We're losing money; it just wouldn't go
One day a rooster crept into our yard
And caught that tractor right off of its guard
Now it goes EGGsactly just like it used to
Ever since that rooster crept into our yard.

We had some scientists _ they just wouldn't work (x2)
So I said honey, this sure ain't funny
We're losing money; they just wouldn't work
One day a rooster crept into our yard
And caught those scientists right off of their guard
They're doing EGGsperiments just like they used to
Ever since that rooster crept into our yard.



The Rooster Song


            C                            G
We had some chickens, no eggs would they lay.
            G7                           C
We had some chickens, no eggs would they lay.
               C                G
My wife said, "Honey, this isn't funny, we're losing money."
                   C
No eggs would they lay.
          C                     G
One day a rooster came into our yard
                G7                      C
And caught them chickens right off their guard.
               F                      C
They're laying eggs now just like they used-ter
                G                     C
Ever since that rooster came into our yard.

         C                         G
We had a cow-wow, no milk would she give.
         G7                         C
We had a cow-wow, no milk would she give.
               C                G
My wife said, "Honey, this isn't funny, we're losing money."
                  C
No milk would she give.
          C                     G
One day a rooster came into our yard
                        G7                   C
And caught that cow-wow right off her guard.
             F                C
She's giving eggnog in milk containers
                G                     C
Ever since that rooster came into our yard.

         C                         G
We had a gas pump, no gas would it give.
         G7                        C
We had a gas pump, no gas would it give.
               C                G
My wife said, "Honey, this isn't funny, we're losing money."
                C
No gas would it give.
             C                     G
One day that rooster came into our yard
                G7                     C
And caught that gas pump right off its guard.
            F                      C
It's giving shell gas just like it used-ter
                G                     C
Ever since that rooster came into our yard.

         C                         G
We had a gum tree, no gum would it give.
         G7                        C
We had a gum tree, no gum would it give.
               C                G
My wife said, "Honey, this isn't funny, we're losing money."
                        C
No gum would it give.
             C                         G
One day that rooster staggered into our yard
                G7                     C
And caught that gum tree right off its guard.
            F                      C
It's giving chicklets just like it used-ter
                G                     C
Ever since that rooster came into our yard.

         C                         G
We had a rooster, no love would it give.
         G7                        C
We had a rooster, no love would it give.
               C                G
My wife said, "Honey, this isn't funny, we're losing money."
                C
No love would it give.
             C                     G
One day that rooster came into our yard
             G7                   C
And caught my rooster right off its guard.
            F                     C
He's laying hens now just like he used-ter
                G                     C
Ever since that rooster came into our yard.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Rooster Song
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 09:54 PM

My wife said, "Honey.
We're losing money.
We got some chicken,
no eggs will they lay"

Well, one day a roster
comed in our yard
and caught them chickens
right off of their guard.

They're givin' eggs now
just like they use'ter
ever since that rooster
comed in our yard.


My wife said, "Honey.
We're losing money.
We got some milk cows
no milk will they give."

Well, one day that rooster
comed in our yard
and caught those milk cows,...Wow
right off their guard.

They're givin' eggnog
in wax containers
ever since that rooster
comed in our yard.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Rooster Song
From: Gorgeous Gary
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 09:47 PM

OK, hadn't heard the elephant or the scientist verses before. Hee.

Here's the verse I've been known to toss in:

We had an old sword, no one would it slay.
We had an old sword, no one would it slay.
My wife said, "Honey, this isn't funny, we're losing money."
We had an old sword, no one would it slay.
One day a rooster came into our yard
And caught that old sword right off its guard.
Now it's EGGS-calibur, just like it used-ter.
Ever since that rooster came into our yard.

-- Gary


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Rooster Song
From: Leadfingers
Date: 22 Aug 10 - 03:12 PM

Just a hint - It tends to work bettr with an addition to Then this rooster (Scientists- LabCoat) , Milk cow - Footstool - Elephant - Step ladder etc) The more Obvious the link the better !


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