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My old hen, a good old hen
She lays eggs for the railroad men
Sometimes one and sometimes ten
That's enough for the railroad men

Cluck old hen cluck and sing
Ain't laid an egg since late last spring
Cluck old hen cluck and squall
Ain't laid an egg since late last fall

Had an old hen, she had a wooden leg
best little hen that ever laid an egg
she laid more eggs than the hens around the farm
another little drink wouldn't do me no harm

My old hen, a good old hen
She lays eggs for the railroad men
Sometimes one, sometimes two
Sometimes enough for the whole dang crew

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from The Honeysuckle Possums, released May 4, 2014
Traditional –arrangement: Honeysuckle Possums
Nicola Gordon: fiddle, lead vocal, clucks; Ruth Alpert: flatfooting;
Susan Marie Reeves: guitar, harmony, clucks; Lisa Macker: upright bass:
Rebecca Troon: banjo, harmony, clucks.

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Honeysuckle Possums Santa Barbara, California

The Honeysuckle Possums are a high-energy, all-woman band, playing bluegrass, originals & old-time mountain music.
The 3 lead singers, Nicola Gordon (fiddle/ukulele); Susan Marie Reeves (guitar/strumstick/ukulele) and Rebecca Troon (banjo/fiddle/bodhran/tin whistle) are all songwriters. Lisa Macker plays stand up bass/mandolin & sings harmonies. Ruth Alpert is an Appalachian-style flat-footer
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