DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "Can't dance, chicken foot, Can't dance nothing." Verses may float: "All them girls 'cross the river, Got my heart and part of my liver." "Old Mrs. Tally, I want your daughter, To cut my wood and tote my water." "I'm often drunk and seldom sober"
EARLIEST DATE: 1950 (Morris; Arnold)
KEYWORDS: dancing bird chickens floatingverses courting wife work
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Morris, #139, "Can't Dance Chicken Foot" (1 text, 1 tune)
Arnold, p. 142, "Chicken Foot" (1 short text, 1 tune)
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