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True story ....as told to me by the shooter.....pretty much just as written except for the actual number of widow lady's kids.


Emmett had a chicken… ’t wandered in my yard
I tried not to shoot it… I tried real hard
I backed into the house to leave the bird alone
‘t jumped up on the porch So I grabbed my gun

Emmett Come and get your chickens
Emmett Your birds are in my yard
Emmett Come and get your chickens
I’ll try not to shoot ‘em, I’ll try real hard

I left the screen door open and the chicken came on in
He stared at me and I stared at him
We both turned slowly the chicken and the man
He went for the porch and I went for the pan


He left the porch a flyin’ headed for the fence
Circled back around and in the house again
I swung the barrel to the left and I swung it to the right
I didn’t think I’d hit ‘im but then again I might


I thought about the dumplins’ an’ I thought about the rice
I thought about the gravy with a little bit o’ spice
I thought about the widow lady with the 40 kids
I thought I’d give ‘em to her so that’s what I did

Emmett come and get some chicken
Emmett your birds are on the plate
Emmett come and get some chicken
Ya better hurry up or it’ll be too late.


from The Rooster Tales, released April 12, 2015
Kenneth L Hall 2010 © ℗


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kenny lee hall Saint Charles, Missouri

Kenny Lee Hall is a Missouri native writing songs that just make you smile, shake your head a bit, then smile bigger. A wordsmith for sure.

Kenny Lee is currently working on his 2nd CD and doing local shows in the St. Louis area. The shows and songs are lot’s of fun and always draw folks in who didn’t know they were going out to have their loads lightened a bit.
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