Hen's March, The

DESCRIPTION: "Tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick-a-lairy ... And the aul' hen cries out, 'Tick-a-lairy'"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1907 (GreigDuncan8)
KEYWORDS: nonballad nonsense bird
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan8 1664, "The Hen's March" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
Roud #13044
NOTES: GreigDuncan8: "There are more words describing all the actions of the hens."
The current description is based on the GreigDuncan8 fragment. - BS
Last updated in version 2.5
File: Grd81664

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