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Chicken Don't Roost Too High

This song is by Grandpa Jones and appears on the album Rollin' Along With Grandpa Jones (1963) and on the album Sings Real Folk Songs (1964).

Done a little something the other night, that I never had done before
I'm gonna do it again tonight and the people will be so
With a great big knapsack on my back I'm going out to make a steal
I'll get that sack full of dandy chicks and you know just how I feel

Oh chicken, chicken
You go up in a balloon
Chicken, oh chicken, may you roost behind the moon
Chicken, oh chicken, I will never let you be
A hundred dollar bill for the chicken that will roost too high for me

Chicken you call me a stealing man when you know I don't like that
Pick up the things you knocking over well it isn't very fair
Now he's got a older brother one of them old shang-hi
I'll meet them on the chicken route tomorrow night in case you don't roost too high

Oh chicken, chicken
You go up in a balloon
Chicken, oh chicken, may you roost behind the moon
Chicken, oh chicken, I will never let you be
A hundred dollar bill for the chicken that will roost too high for me

Chicken it won't do you no good to go up in a aeroplane
And sail around by the light of the moon when we took in your wing
You might as well stay on the ground for I get you by and by
I'll have you in my sack but don't think you're big enough to fry

Oh chicken, chicken
You go up in a balloon
Chicken, oh chicken, may you roost behind the moon
Chicken, oh chicken, I will never let you be
A hundred dollar bill for the chicken that will roost too high for me

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