Morris Chickens

(MP3 Original) ( Acoustic MP3)

Lyrics: Talysman

Arrangement: Charlie

Album: Right of Reply

Lyrics

it was a morris chicken, so heavy in the sack
I tied up his beak, he let out a squeak
as I threw him across my back
I stole back to my humble home and tossed him in a cage
I swore that I would train him to dance
and put him on the stage
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have you never seen a chicken?
have you never seen a bird?
have you never seen old ladies gawk
and shout out "oh my word!"
if you buy a pint for me
and pull me up a chair,
I'll show you all my chicken
so you can point and stare.
I started out to teach him and freed him from his coop
he let out a squawk and jumped on my clock
and splattered me with poop
I tried to teach him capers but the bird was quite a fool
I swore that I would train him to dance
because it would be cool
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I tried to teach him how to jump and how to hold a sword
I struggled to herd that idiot bird
across the bathroom floor
that chicken would not compromise or listen to my word
I swore that I would train him to dance
or strangle that old bird
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I tried to teach him how to hold a hanky in his beak
I threatened to pluck the bitchy old cluck
and he pecked me on my cheek
I finally bought a chicken suit and went back on my word
for if I could not train him to dance
then I would be the bird
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