Saturday, November 14, 2009

Mama Killed a chicken...!

My dad used to sing this song to us when we were children much to my mom's chagrin. I am not sure but the song probably has it's roots in an Appalachian folksong.

When you sing it, put the emphasis on the first word and belt out the rest of each line real fast!

Maa-ma! killed a chicken but she thought it was a duck.

Pu-ut! it in the pot with it's feet stickin' up.

Coould-n't! keep from laughin' to save my soul.

As the grease ran out - the old ducks elbow!

on that last line you sing the first part fast and add on the last part. (make it rhyme)

I have a feeling that my mom would get mad because these are probably the actual words to that song:

Maa-ma! killed a chicken and she didn't give a !

Pu-ut! it in the pot with it's ass stickin' up.

Coould-n't! keep from laughin' to save my soul.

As the grease ran out - the old duck's !

2 comments:

spss said...

Don't think this is Appalachian. Daddy learned that song probably from former slaves (He learned several songs that way) when he was a boy.

'Mama killed a chicken
Thought it was a duck
Put it on the table with its heels cocked up

Couldn't help from laughin'
To save my soul
To see the grease arunnin' out the bird's asshole'

I am not totally sure about the last line , because Mama was always making sure we couldn't hear it real good. Romeo Nelson did a song in 1929 with lyrics close to the ones my Daddy sang .

Unknown said...

My Daddy sang SPSS's version - but I never got to hear the last line. Mama always made sure we didn't.My Daddy learned a few songs from former slaves. I too think this is the origin.