A Chicken Ain't Nothin' but a Bird Lyrics

Cab Calloway


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Emmett Wallace, Emmett 'Babe' Wallace
album: Track 18 in album Are You Hep to the Jive?
release date: 1994-8-9
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genres: Jazz Blues
length: 2:54

Cover Art

Cab Calloway Are You Hep to the Jive? cover art
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Chicken, nice fried chicken
Barbecue chicken, won't you send it down the line?

Say, everyone's talking 'bout chicken
Chicken's a popular word
But anywhere you go, you're bound to find
A chicken ain't nothin' but a bird

Some people call it a fowl
That's the story I heard
But let 'em call it this and let 'em call it that
A chicken ain't nothin' but a bird

You can boil it, roast it, broil it
Cook it in a pan or a pot
Eat it with potatoes, rice or tomatoes
But chicken's still what you got, boy

It was a dish for old Caesar
Also King Henry the Third
But Columbus was smart, said, "you can't fool me
A chicken ain't nothin' but a bird"

You can boil it, roast it, broil it
Cook it in a pan or a pot
Eat it with potatoes, rice or tomatoes
A chicken's still what you got, boy

It was a dish for old Caesar
Also King Henry the Third
But Columbus was smart, said, "you can't fool me
A chicken ain't nothin' but a bird"


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Boo-wah Boo-wah
  • 2 Are You All Reet?
  • 3 Hey Now, Hey Now
  • 4 Everybody Eats When They Come to My House
  • 5 Are You Hep to the Jive?
  • 6 The Calloway Boogie
  • 7 Hep Cat's Love Song
  • 8 Papa's in Bed With His Britches On
  • 9 What's Buzzin' Cousin
  • 10 Twee-Twee-Tweet
  • 11 Come On With The "Come On"
  • 12 Chant of the Jungle
  • 13 I Want to Rock
  • 14 Oh! Gram'pa
  • 15 The Jungle King (You Ain't Done a Doggone Thing)
  • 16 Don't Falter at the Alter
  • 17 Who's Yehoodi?
  • 18 A Chicken Ain't Nothin' but a Bird
  • 19 Tarzan of Harlem
  • 20 Minnie the Moocher
  • 21 Boog It
  • 22 Foo a Little Bally-hoo