Chicken reel

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

Chicken has been added to 1 tune set.

Chicken has been added to 37 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Chicken
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
e2 |:fdAF DFAF | AFBF A2 e2 | fdAF DFAF | Addc d2 e2 |
fdAF DFAF | AFBF A2 e2 | fdAF DFAF | Addc d2 e2 :|
f a2 f d2 fd | Adfd Adfd | f a2 f d2 fd | Addc d2 e2 |
f a2 f d2 fd | Adfd Adfd | f a2 f d2 fd | Addc d2 e2 :|
X: 2
T: Chicken
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
f>dA>F D>FB>F | (3AAA B>F A2 e2 | f>dA>F D>FB>F | A>dd>c d3 :|
(3fff a>f (3ded f>d | A>df>d e>dB>d | f>aa>f d3 B | A>dd>c d3 e |
f>a (3aaf d2 f>d | A>df>d e>dB>g | (3fed (3edc d>cB>A | (3Bcd e>c d3 ||

Five comments

Unlike the other Chicken Reel on this site, THIS one is reel EVERYONE should recognize ESPECIALLY if they watched ALOT of Looney Tunes.

I love it. Looney Tunes: Chicken Reel, Popeye: Sailor’s Hornpipe. ::Good discussion!::

Anywho, got this from www.fifedrum.org

Company of Fifers and Drummers is the name of the online book I got it from. Page 20, first tune there.

Cheers and mmm fife music,
Armand

Flinging it about - - -

K: Dmaj
|: e |
f>dA>F D>FB>F | (3AAA B>F A2 e2 | f>dA>F D>FB>F | A>dd>c d3 :|
| e |
(3fff a>f (3ded f>d | A>df>d e>dB>d | f>aa>f d3 B | A>dd>c d3 e |
f>a (3aaf d2 f>d | A>df>d e>dB>g | (3fed (3edc d>cB>A | (3Bcd e>c d3 ||

I use the "snap" in this piece too, but the ‘lesser than’ sign causes problems. I’ve replaced in the past with ‘*’, an asterisk, but in the above tune I am not consistant about where I put that "snap", well, not 100%. Find your own places, that’s part of the fun. The dance the fling actually has step variations in it that look something akin to chickens scratching at the ground…

Chicken Reel

Start on f and slide into the f sharps in the first and fifth bars in the first part.