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text & expertise Search DTForumSort (Forum) by:relevancedateDT Lyrics:ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ#All Subject: chicken dance tune?From: NancyZDate: 02 Apr 00 - 02:43 pm Hello all, I"ll be teaching people dances to kids 1st-8th grade. For the little ones i was reasoning of the "chicken dance" you know, the one whereby you flap your arms choose a chicken and also wiggle her bottom? I deserve to hear the track in mine head yet don"t know the actual surname or wherein I can find the midi. Any amazing human being out there that knows the track or whereby I can find it? PS Don"t fret, the kids will be taught other good folk dances too with wonderful jigs and also reels, however I need a fun basic dance wherein they don"t require to know their best from your left hand! post - optimal - residence - press Friendly - TranslateSubject: RE: chicken run songFrom: Ed PellowDate: 02 Apr 00 - 02:50 pm Nancy, friend can uncover the midi below The kids may never forgive friend though! Ed short article - height - residence - printer Friendly - TranslateSubject: RE: chicken dance songFrom: MMarioDate: 02 Apr 00 - 02:51 PM ns do think you will find it here:chicken dance url=http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/cgi/abc/TuneFind?P=chicken&find=find article - optimal - house - printer Friendly - TranslateSubject: RE: chicken run songFrom: NancyZDate: 02 Apr 00 - 03:25 pm "Wow that was fast!" crows Nancy. "This ar never ceases to amaze me!" many thanks Ed and also MMario:) Nancy short article - height - residence - press Friendly - TranslateSubject: RE: chicken dance songFrom: harpgirlDate: 02 Apr 00 - 03:49 pm ...I just listened to miscellaneous renditions that the fiddle track "Chicken Dance" top top JC"s tune web, and it"s variant "Jenny"s Chickens". JC"s is in a minor mode and sounds larger and almost like a "planxty" after ~ a an excellent meal. The Chicken dance sounds prefer a polka, a later version of one older song perhaps?? What execute our scholars know? and Jeri, can you play that on hearme sometime? It"s a lively and also amusing tune! article - peak - home - printer Friendly - TranslateSubject: RE: chicken dance songFrom: BarkyDate: 02 Apr 00 - 03:56 afternoon "I don"t wanna it is in a chicken, ns don"t wanna be a duck, so i shake mine butt! Quack quack quack quack. I don"t wanna it is in a chicken, i don"t wanna be a duck, so ns shake mine butt! Quack quack quack quack." That"s around it, over and also over and also over and also over and also over and also over.... Ns think you obtain the point..... ~Barky article - top - home - press Friendly - TranslateSubject: RE: chicken run songFrom: honestfrankieDate: 02 Apr 00 - 09:21 pm Don"t teach the children this song or a whole new generation the wedding attendees and also Octoberfest celebrants will certainly be requesting this song of the bands play for them!!No,no.... Post - peak - house - printer Friendly - TranslateSubject: RE: chicken dance songFrom: Jacob BDate: 03 Apr 00 - 11:05 AM regardless of the fact that the dance is universally well-known as "the chicken dance" in the U.S.A., the is not a chicken dance! the is a DUCK dance! The words space in French, and also the location of the track is "Les Canards", which method "The Ducks." i wish i knew where to direct you to uncover a copy of the French lyrics and also authorship information. If I find that information, I"ll article it here. Also, ns hope you"re giving thought to teaching different dances to different grades. I have the right to imagine very first and 2nd graders loving the dance, but I can"t imagine seventh and eighth graders having actually the same reaction. Short article - height - house - printer Friendly - TranslateSubject: RE: chicken run songFrom: MMarioDate: 03 Apr 00 - 11:12 am you haven"t seen whole auditorium of center school college student screaming because that this dance, then? *rhetorical question* i have. It"s not a nice sight. Write-up - height - house - press Friendly - TranslateSubject: RE: chicken dance songFrom: Spider TomDate: 04 Apr 00 - 03:50 AM right here are mine brand new set the words for the chicken run The lyrics room multi functional,they also carry out the answer come the age old quastion;"Why walk the chicken cross the road?" The reply is, of course,"To obtain into a stew." SPIDER TOMS"CHICKEN DANCE little chicken go a dance tiny chicken take it a chance just to get throughout the roadway Didn"t look before he go"ed an initial he danced across a car and it knocked him an extremely far however what really made the cuss He to be flattened by a bus currently he"s stew, he"s tasty duck-stew Someone, scraped him turn off the street Duck, once tenderised, through tyres Is a hasty, tasty, treat. Article - top - house - press Friendly - TranslateSubject: RE: chicken run songFrom: Joe OfferDate: 04 Apr 00 - 04:16 am OK, there"s gotta it is in a an excellent story behind this song, and I wanna hear it. Where"s that come from? I"ve always assumed it"s German, despite Jacob"s allegations to the contrary. I"m surprised that i didn"t find out this as a kid in Milwaukee - ns learned it at a parents" dance at a Catholic college in California.-Joe Offer- Alison, Click right here for an exciting Chicken Dance video clip Post - top - residence - press Friendly - TranslateSubject: RE: chicken dance songFrom: Liz the SqueakDate: 04 Apr 00 - 07:22 am Sounds great - far better let the SO learn it for this reason he can teach it to his barn run band!! ever before thought of complying with it increase with other chicken related tunes, like Chicken in the Straw? might this generate a whole attach of poultry associated tunes? Please?? LTS write-up - height - house - press Friendly - TranslateSubject: RE: chicken run songFrom: CaitrinDate: 04 Apr 00 - 04:49 pm The Chicken Dance...lots of fun, as long as you"re ready to look at a little silly. : ) have actually a great time with your teaching! short article - top - residence - printer Friendly - TranslateSubject: RE: chicken run songFrom: alisonDate: 05 Apr 00 - 03:15 AM once it to be released in the UK it to be under the location of "The Birdie Song".... Strange thing is .. As soon as you play it in the UK it cleared the dance floors.. As soon as you play it in Oz... They every rush out onto the floor come dance..... Many thanks for the site Joe..... slainte alison write-up - top - house - press Friendly - TranslateSubject: RE: chicken run songFrom: Jacob BDate: 05 Apr 00 - 10:41 to be Did "The Birdie Song" version have any kind of lyrics? The just version I"ve heard with lyrics is "Les Canards". I"ve been told that"s the original version (of both the song and also the dance), however if there really is an ext than one variation of the song, climate it should be feasible to to compare publication days on them. Short article - top - house - printer Friendly - TranslateSubject: RE: chicken run songFrom: alisonDate: 05 Apr 00 - 10:47 AM ns don"t psychic "the birdie song" having any lyrics... Apart from drunks act " na na na na" during the center bit.... Us sing through a tiny bit of this and a tiny bit of thatand shake your bum slainte alison write-up - peak - house - press Friendly - TranslateSubject: RE: chicken run songFrom: SnuffyDate: 05 Apr 00 - 01:10 PM through a little bit that this and a little bit of that and also shake your bum bum bum bum bum repeat advertisement nauseam Wassail! V post - top - residence - printer Friendly - TranslateSubject: RE: chicken dance songFrom: NancyZDate: 05 Apr 00 - 01:35 pm Hello, an excellent responses! Actually, to be told it was a German dance and the song is a Polka. Yet I"m particular it traveled almost everywhere Europe and across the Atlantic to America in every its glory! I"ll be to teach this run to the small ones, but I"m in California and when ns learned this dance we had actually no trouble getting adults out top top the floor come "groove" to this one:) we just have no inhibitions or regard for our pride here in northern California! thanks for every the responses and I"ll store an eye out for "Les Canards." Cheers,Nancy short article - optimal - home - printer Friendly - TranslateSubject: RE: chicken dance songFrom: Molly MaloneDate: 05 Apr 00 - 01:44 afternoon I lived in Spain cultivation up and I learned it as The Bird Dance. Write-up - peak - residence - press Friendly - TranslateSubject: RE: chicken run songFrom: SeanMDate: 05 Apr 00 - 01:48 PM comes from one attendee the many, countless "Oktoberfests" (in quotes, "cause the one thing they AREN"T is a genuine Octoberfest), The Chicken Dance falls under the 5-7 Beer range. Just stated, it"s a range that us all have on how countless beers that takes come (willingly, there is no coercion one of two people financial or physical) either run the run or song the song. By comparison, "The Unicorn" is normally around a 3-4 beer, The Mexican cap Dance is normally a 3-4 shooting (using Tequila in deference come gringoized tradition), and "Stairway come Heaven" is around 30-50 beers, v a call made come the ER for admission for alcohol poisoning. No that I imply teaching the children this part... They"ll discover it themselves all too soon... M short article - optimal - house - printer Friendly - TranslateSubject: RE: chicken run songFrom: Molly MaloneDate: 05 Apr 00 - 01:53 afternoon This (click) friend gotta see! midi included. Write-up - peak - house - press Friendly - TranslateSubject: RE: chicken dance songFrom: Jacob BDate: 05 Apr 00 - 01:59 afternoon Molly Malone"s comment about learning the run while growing up in Spain makes me wonder how old the is. Ns don"t think ns heard it prior to I went to France in 1985. Does anyone remember having heard it previously than that? article - peak - residence - press Friendly - TranslateSubject: Add: mine Aunt came BackFrom: GUEST,Dave TDate: 07 Apr 00 - 05:41 to be I have actually sung the chicken run for many dances and also I just don"t get why people like it.
the does to fill up 5 minutes at the end of the night i beg your pardon is no poor thing for a band that is emotion a little tired. I choose My Aunt come Back better five my Aunt came ago from Tokyo Japan and also she carried with she a waving fan. ( begin waving your hand) oh my Aunt came back from old Algiers and also she lugged with she some clipping shears. (Start trimming your hand too) oh my Aunt came ago from Timbuktu and she brought with her a wooden shoe. (Start lifting her shoe too) five my Aunt came back from salt lake Eyre and she brought with she a rocking chair. (Start rocking ago and forward too) oh my Aunt came ago from Guadalope and also she brought with she a hoola hoop. (Start circling your hips as well) five my Aunt came back from Taronga Zoo and also she lugged with she some monkeys like you (Point at all the civilization moving strangely) that works through kids, the can"t be as well bad. Post - top - house - press Friendly - TranslateSubject: RE: chicken dance songFrom: ElunedDate: 08 Apr 00 - 01:23 to be This song, then, is a bird canard!! (Hee-hee! sorry folks, ns couldn"t resist!! ...besides, after the animated chicken run Molly Malone found, who could complain!! ) post - top - house - printer Friendly - TranslateSubject: RE: chicken dance songFrom: Liz the SqueakDate: 09 Apr 00 - 02:44 to be Hey, if you liked the hamster dance, you"ll love http://users.arn.net/~bdedek/nutsac/ - have actually fun!! LTS article - optimal - house - printer Friendly - TranslateSubject: RE: Origin: The Chicken DanceFrom: Jim DixonDate: 20 jan 08 - 04:16 PM check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_Dance. The "Chicken Dance" is an oom-pah track composed through Swiss accordion (Handharmonika) player Werner cutting board from Davos, Switzerland in the 1950s and the equivalent fad dance. This is not the very same dance together "The Chicken" well-known in American rhythm and also blues in the 1950s, in which the dancers flapped their arms and also kicked earlier their feet in one imitation the a chicken. History The name of the original Swiss song was "Der Vogerltanz" (The Bird Dance). Due to the fact that 1963 Werner Thomas had played the in restaurants and also hotels. During one of Thomas" performances, Belgian producer Louis van Rijmenant heard the song. Van Rijmenant had some lyrics created and also in 1970 released it to the public, without much success. In 1980, Dutch regional band "De Electronica"s" released an important version, which became a hit, and also started the worldwide success the the song. On some tape-recorded releases of the music Werner cutting board is noted as the composer, if on others other authors room listed, e.g., together "Thomas/Rendall/Hose", probably consisting of the authors of the details arrangement. Since then the tune has end up being known under plenty of other "birdie" names, including "Vogerltanz" (Bird Dance), "Danse des Canards", "Chicken Dance" and "Dance small Bird". End 140 versions of that are recorded worldwide, consisting of Walt Disney Records, together making end 40,000,000 records. The dance was presented in the United says in 1981 during the Tulsa, Oklahoma, Oktoberfest by the Heilbronn tape from Germany. They wanted to show the dance in costume, yet there were no duck costumes obtainable anywhere near Tulsa. At a neighborhood television station, however, a chicken costume was easily accessible which was donated for use at the festival, providing the "Chicken Dance" that name. In 1981 a version of the "Chicken Dance" was released in Britain together an critical novelty song "The Birdie Song" by The Tweets. Adapted (per some accounts) by Mike Rae, an Aberdeen-based base player, it reached number two in the singles graph in October 1981.<1><2> In 2000, this version was voted as "the many annoying track of all time" in a poll commissioned for the website dotmusic.<2> In 1982 it was presented to the USA on Nationwide TV"s afternoon Magazine present (produced by group W Productions of san Francisco) through Wisconsin Orchestra leader norm Edlebeck together the "Chicken Dance". In spite of other claims as to the name "Chicken Dance", the name had come about because one Austrian tour guide translated "Bird run / Dance little Bird" and other comparable names, indigenous German to English through calling it "The Chicken Dance" when Norm Edlebeck"s Band showed up in Austria in the loss of 1981. Edlebeck taped it ~ above the "End that The Trail" record label and also used his nickname "Whoopee" as the artist. Group W Productions recurring it again nationwide on august 9th, 1983 and included Edlebeck"s picture in your weekly ad slick sent out to every station in their network for publishing in TV Guide. Team W title the segment the "World"s Stupidest Dance". The most renowned version was tape-recorded by the Emeralds and also released on K-Tel records in 1981. The LP "Bird Dance" offered millions of duplicates in the very first year. The has come to be a standard request in ~ weddings and family gatherings. contrary to some misconceptions, that is no an Austrian people dance, return it was presented as one in the Austrian film Das Fest des Huhnes. In the joined States, the publishing civil liberties for the song were obtained by a brand-new York publisher Stanley Mills. In Denmark, a variation of this track is provided by the brewery Tuborg in your commercials for your "Easter Brew" ("Påskebryg" in Danish). In 1970 Willie Henderson and The soul Explosions exit an LP dubbed Funky Chicken in i m sorry Willie is watched doing the chicken run on the psychedelic cover.
In 1995 the Brave Combo videotaped a rock/ska version. run steps The "Chicken Dance" song is add by a dance requiring a group of people, and also it goes as follows: in ~ the start of the music, form a chicken beak v your hands. Open and close it 4 times, during the first four beats of the music. Do chicken wings through your arms. Flap her wings four times, during the next 4 beats that the music. Make a chicken"s tail feathers through your arms and also hands. Wiggle downwards during the next 4 beats of the music. Clap 4 times during the next four beats the the music. Repeat this process four times. In ~ the bridge, organize your eight straight, in imitation of one aeroplane. All dancers spin about the room in "flight" until the bridge ends. The dance repeats, progressively gaining faster and faster, until the music stops. This song in various other languages Bulgarian: Патешкият танц Czech: Ptačí tanec (kuřátka) Dutch: De Vogeltjesdans Estonian: Tibutants Finnish: Tiputanssi French: La danse des canards German: Vogerltanz, Ententanz Gestern Abend im Verein, (Last night in ~ the club,) Gestern Abend ns Verein, (Last night in ~ the club,) Trank ich zuviel roten Wein... (I drank too lot red wine.) Greek: Ta papakya stee seera (Gr. Τα παπάκια στη σειρά - the tiny ducks space in a row) Hebrew: ריקוד הציפורים (Rikud Ha"Tsiporim) - The Bird run Hungarian: Kacsatánc (Release ~ the Spanish version) Icelandic: Fugladansinn Italian: Il ballo del qua qua Japanese: Okashi Tori (The stunner Bird) Korean: 모두가 천사라면 (Moduga cheonsaramyeon - If Everybody were Angels) Lithuanian: Ančiukų šokis (Duckling Dance) Norwegian: Fugledansen Portuguese: Passarinho quer dançar Polish: Kaczuszki (Duckies) Romanian: Gaina (The hen) Russian: Танец маленьких утят Slovene: Račke (Ducks) Spanish: Pajaritos a bailar / El baile de los pajaritos / Pajaritos a volar Y el mundo a bailar. (And the whole civilization dancing.) Swedish: Fågeldansen ("The Bird Dance", back sometimes called "Kycklingdansen" - "The Chicken Dance". The English location "Chicken Dance" is likewise sometimes used.) The tune for the birdie song can be heard as the first theme in the 3rd movement of william Alwyn"s Concerto Grosso No.1 in B flat major of 1943. Notable performances in ~ the Cincinnati Oktoberfest top top September 20, 2004, absent musician Vince Neil offered as the grand Marshall the the World"s biggest Chicken Dance. The U.S. Cable television channel VH1, in that compilation of the 40 least Metal moment panned this performance as the solitary least metal moment in hefty Metal history.<3> The Chicken run is featured in Judson Laipply"s evolution of Dance. Parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic played the accordion in ~ the world"s largest Chicken dance in history. He later on used the Chicken dance to start his 2006 polka medley, "Polkarama!" indigenous his album right Outta Lynwood, and uses the tune as the concert opener top top the tour cultivating Lynwood. Also, the choreography is seen in the video clip for "Smells prefer Nirvana", carry out by the cheerleaders. Write-up - height - home - press Friendly - TranslateSubject: RE: Origin: The Chicken DanceFrom: GUEST,oogaboogaDate: 30 jan 08 - 02:30 afternoon wheres the lyrics short article - optimal - residence - printer Friendly - TranslateSubject: RE: Origin: The Chicken DanceFrom: Q (Frank Staplin)Date: 30 january 08 - 03:01 pm No lyrics originally. check out (ugh!!) on Lawrence Welk show: chicken A much more upbeat calculation here! chicken run post - optimal - home - printer Friendly - TranslateSubject: RE: Origin: The Chicken DanceFrom: GUEST,leeneiaDate: 30 jan 08 - 11:03 PM mine brother offered to song pianos for a piano and organ dealer in Milwaukee called Bob Kames. Bob Kames supplied to say the he created The Chicken Dance. His insurance claim seems to be substantiated through this page: http://www.rhapsody.com/bobkames/250450_thechickendance article - top - residence - printer Friendly - TranslateSubject: RE: Origin: The Chicken DanceFrom: GUEST,BobDate: 23 Apr 10 - 09:40 pm The ideal recording is ~ above Satril SA 1006 titled: Dance little Bird (Birdie Song) (W. Thomas F. Randall) The Tweets produced by Henry Hadaway because that Satril/Alymatt Music The Tweets were four musicians stood for on the record sleve together Tubby Tweet, Twicky Tweet and also I forget the other two. They to be in bird costume of various colors. Bob sends...:-) write-up - top - home - printer Friendly - TranslateSubject: RE: Origin: The Chicken DanceFrom: DonMeixnerDate: 23 Apr 10 - 11:15 afternoon The Chicken run originated in the mind of a deviant and a criminal. D write-up - top - residence - printer Friendly - TranslateShare Thread: