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Alabama Chicken

Possum trot
copper ring round
and the dog needs something to eat
Old Ned Berry in a Cadillac hearse

down a Birmingham street


Spoon man's here, and the folk man's near
Snake charm in between
Five fellow freaks in a Cadillac hearse

down a Birmingham street
 
Alabama Chicken, show me the way
Alabama Chicken, got something to say
 
Look him in the eye
Bird don't lie
Alabama chicken
Voodoo, booday
 
Blue bottle fly
A fish is on the wall
and the pot's got a scary face
Old Ned Berry spinning his wheel
on a Birmingham day


Bottle top drum
and a horse head with rust
The bird done lost its beak
Blow your horn for a green dinosaur
on a Birmingham street
 
Alabama Chicken, show me the way
Alabama Chicken, got something to say
Look him in the eye
Bird don't lie
Alabama chicken
Voodoo, booday
 
Old James Brown
came to get down
Old James Brown
 
Blow your horn, the fork man's coming
Blow your horn, the fork man
Blow your horn, the fork man's coming
Blow your horn, the fork man
 
Alabama chicken, show me the way
Alabama chicken, got something to say
Look him in the eye
Bird don't lie
Alabama chicken
Voodoo, booday

Cluck old hen
Cluck I said
You the best hen that ever laid an egg
Sometimes one, sometimes two
Sometimes enough for the whole crew*


*Trad. lyrics taken from old-time song Cluck Old Hen.