Bawk, bawk, bawk,baaaaawk

This whimsical tune is simple and fun to play. It’s called


I’ve never been around when chickens have been slaughtered and plucked, but I can imagine the uproar in the henhouse! Most of them probably happily pecked away their day foraging for food without a worry or a care. “Who would ever eat a chicken?!” (from the movie Home on the Range) Regardless, this old time tune is¬†entertaining to listen to and to¬†play. In the B part, when a fiddler plays it, the 1st and 4th measure are played differently. The fiddler actually plucks the strings instead of bowing the notes. This is called pizzicato. I didn’t notate it that way for guitars because altho’ we have the open E string for the 3 E notes, we have to fret that A note. And, for those who love research, I found an informative website about chicken sounds. LOL

So, here’s the PDF with guitar notation – Old Ladies Pickin’ Chickens

This video is a delight to listen to. See if you can hear the “plucked” strings!

So… the sun is shining here today, let your music reflect the cheer, and get out your guitar and try this. You’ll be glad that you did!