“Chickens They Are Crowing”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1917 (Cecil Sharp collection); +1911 (JAFL28)
Keywords: playparty courting family nightvisit chickens
Found in: US(Ap,SE,So)

Description

Playparty, apparently about a girl who has spent all night with her lover: "Chickens they are crowing, For it's almost daylight." "My father he will scold me...." "My mama will uphold me...." (Others may add other sentiments or warn about boys)

Cross references

References

  1. Randolph 541, "My Pappy He Will Scold Me" (2 texts, 1 tune)
  2. Sharp/Karpeles-80E 66, "The Chickens They Are Crowing" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Lomax-FSNA 105, "Chickens They Are Crowing" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. SharpAp 269, "The Chickens they are Crowing" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
  5. Roud #3650
  6. BI, R541