Chanticleer Rag

Chanticleer Rag

By Edwin Madden Hear this song sung by Collins and Harlan (c1910.) from Collected Works of Collins & Harlan part 3 at archive.org. Hear Brian Hefferan sing his 2004 version from his Everybody's Doin' It album.
[Verse 1] C F Early in the morning when the sun was slowly dawning C F Little chanticleer was wakin' saying no I'm not mistaken C A7 D7 If I don't get to crowin' it will never be day G7 the sun will be laggin' and the hens will be naggin' C F Now I wonder what the dickens is the matter with you chickens C F can't you see the day advancin' it's the hour for your dancing C A7 D7 G7 C C7 so get up or I shan't declare it's time for the chanticleer rag [Chorus] C7 F C Come to your chanticleer, cuddle up against me everywhere G7 chicky-chicky chick I do declare C C7 You'll soon get used to papa rooster 'hate to brag F C oh Cock-a-doodle-do, flap your wings and let me crow with you G7 C every chicken lays an egg or two, in the chanticleer rag [Verse 2] C F The chanticleer kept crowin' till a wise old owl so knowin' C F thought the rooster too conceited so he yelled "come on let's beat it" C D7 to the park we'll travel 'neath the sycamore tree G7 the timbers are tall for you the barnyard's too small for you C F so chaticleer departed and the hens were broken-hearted C F but the same old sun was dawning when he came back in the morning C A7 D7 G7 C C7 so they hollered "get out of it" just as he shouted this song