The Whole Chicken In The Soup hornpipe

Also known as An Chearc Ar Fad Is An TAnraith, Chaming Lovely Nancy, Charming Lovely Nancy, The Hen And All Her Brood, The Hen And All Her Broth, Lucy’s Fling, Maggie Pickens, Maggie Pickens Highland Fling, Maggie Pickie, Maggie Pickins, Maggie Pickle, The Whole Chicken And The Broth, The Whole Chicken In The Broth, The Whole Chicken In The Pot, The Whole Chicken Soup.

There are 8 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Whole Chicken In The Soup has been added to 3 tune sets.

The Whole Chicken In The Soup has been added to 43 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Whole Chicken In The Soup
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:AFEF AB c2|(3dcB cA BAFA|AFEF ABcd|efec (3BcB A2:|
feae f2 af|eccA BAFA|feae f2 af|eccA (3BcB A2|
feae f2 af|eccA BAFA|AFEF ABcd|efec (3BcB A2|
X: 2
T: The Whole Chicken In The Soup
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: G>ED>E G>A B2 | (3cBA B>G A>G (3EDE |

Eight comments

Highland Fling - with that swing

And a 2-bar second ending for the B-part…

“Maggie Pickins” / “The Whole Chicken in the Soup”

Key signature: G Major
Submitted on May 20th 2004 by hetty.
https://thesession.org/tunes/3041

Hetty’s contribution has an identical Part-A with a different take on Part-B… Hetty does not say where he got this one originally, which makes me wonder if it is an English take on this once very popular and widespread tune.

Dafydd’s take on this old gem is the closest to how I know it. This tune is also used for a step dance of the same name, not the "Chicken", but "Maggie Pickins" in it’s many spellings and pronunciations… I didn’t get enough time with the steps to master them, so I’ve still got that to do… ;-)

Lotsa names

Same as https://thesession.org/tunes/3441 ("Chaming Lovely Nancy") from Verena Commins and Julie Langan’s recording Fonnchaoi. That title is from a song to this air sung by Dennis Murphy.

The tune is a Munster setting of the tune called "Maggie Pickens" in the north. Settings are in the Roche collection ("The Hen and All Her Broth") and Breathnach’s CCE No. 2 ("An Chearc ar fad is an tAnraith," which has been rendered "The Whole Chicken in the Soup")

"The Hen and all Her Brood"…

Wild that gian notated it as a ‘slide’, not the first time someone’s gone that route with swing. Sometimes the sway takes folks minds that way, sometimes it goes flat and becomes a reel…and sometimes the swing can even be pulled into a waltz…

“The Whole Chicken in the Soup” ~ soup du jour ~ coq au vin a la Kevin Burke

X: 2
T: Whole Chicken in the Soup, The
S: "Kevin Burke & Mícheál Ó Domhnaill: Promenade", track 7
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: strathspey / highland fling
K: Gmaj
|: G>ED>E G>A B2 | (3cBA B>G A>G (3EDE |
G>ED>E G>AB>d | d>B (3ABA G2 G2 :|
(3efg d>B c>ed>d | d>B A>G E>A (3ABA |
(3efg d>B c>ed>d | d>B (3ABA G2 G2 |
(3efg d>B c>ed>d | d>B A>G E>A (3ABA |
G>ED>E G>AB>d | d>B (3ABA G2 G2 |]