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Oklahoma Agriculture in the Classroom

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Songs and Poems About Agriculture

Chickens, Ducks & Turkeys

The Chickens
Said the first little chicken, with a strange little squirm,
"I wish I could find a fat little worm."
Said the next little chicken, with an odd little shrug:
"I wish I could find fat little bug."
Said a third little chicken, with a small sigh of grief,
"I wish I could find a green little leaf!"
Said the fourth little chicken, with a faint little moan,
"I wish I could find a wee gravel stone."
"See here!" said the mother, from the green garden patch,
"If you want any breakfast, just come here and scratch!"


I Had a Little Chickie
I had a little chickie
She wouldn't lay an egg;
So I poured hot water
Up and down her leg,
The little chickie cried
The little chickie begged;
The little chickie finally laid
A hard-boiled egg!


The Little White Duck
There's a little white duck (quack)
Sitting in the water.
A little white duck (quack)
Doing what he oughter.
He took a bite of a lily pad,
Flapped his wings and he said,
"I'm glad I'm a little white duck,
Sitting in the water."
Quack, Quack, Quack.
There's a little green frog (glumph)
Swimming in the water.
A little green frog (glumph)
Doin' what he oughta.
He jumped right off of the lily pad
The little duck bit.
And he said "I'm glad,
I'm a little green frog,
Swimming in the water,
Glumph, Glumph, Glumph."
There's a little black bug (bzz)
Floating on the water.
A little black bug (bzz)
Doing what he oughter.
He tickled the frog on the lily pad
That the little duck bit.
And he said, "I'm glad,
I'm a little black bug,
Floating on the water.
Bzz! Guzz! Bzz!"
There's a little red snake (hiss)
Playing in the water.
A little red snake (hiss)
Doing what he oughter,
He frightened the duck and the frog so bad,
He ate the little bug,
And he said, "I'm glad
I'm a little red snake,
Playing in the water.
Hiss, Hiss, Hiss."
Now there's nobody left
Sitting in the water
Nobody left
Doing what they oughter
There's nothing left but the lily pad
The duck and the frog
Ran away - I'm sad
'Cause there's nobody left
Sitting in the water
Boo! Hoo! Hoo!


My Black Hen
Hickety, pickety, My black hen,
She lays eggs for the railroad men.
Sometimes one, sometiems two,
Sometimes enough
For the whole dern crew.
Cluck old hen,
Cluck, I tell you,
Cluck, old hen,
Or I'm gonna sell you.


The Rooster
The farm is in a flurry.
The rooster caught the flu.
His cock-a-doodle-doo
Has changed to cock-a doodle-choo!


Six Little Ducks
Six little ducks that I once knew,
Fat ducks, pretty ducks they were too,
But the one little duck with the feather on his back,
He led the others with his quack - quack - quack.
quack - quack - quack,
quack - quack - quack,
He led the others with his quack - quack - quack.
Down to the meadow they would go,
Wig-wag, wiggle-wag, to and fro,
But the one little duck with the feather on his back,
He led the others with his quack - quack - quack.
quack - quack - quack,
quack - quack - quack,
He led the others with his quack - quack - quack.


The Turkey
This old road is hard and bumpy
Our new turkey's wild and jumpy.
Careful, driver, not so jerky
Or you'll make us spill our turkey.


Turkey in the Straw
As I was a-goin' on down the road
With a tired team and a heavy load
I cracked my whip and the leader sprung
I says day-day to the wagon tongue
Chorus:
Turkey in the straw (Whistle)
Turkey in the hay (Whistle)
Turkey in the straw (Whistle)
Turkey in the hay (Whistle)
Roll 'em up and twist 'em up
A high tuck a-haw
And hit 'em up a tune called
Turkey in the Straw
Went out to milk and I didn't know how
I milked the goat instead of the cow
I came to the river and I couldn't get across
So I paid five dollars for a big bay hoss
Well, he wouldn't go ahead nd he wouldn't stand still
So he went up and down like an old saw mill
Chorus
Did you ever go fishin' on a warm summer day
When all the fish were swimmin' in the bay
With their hands in their pockets and their pockets in their pants
Did you ever see a fishie do the Hootchy-Kootchy Dance?
Chorus