Hickety Pickety, My Black Hen - The Nursery Rhyme Collections

The Nursery Rhymes Collections 1-4 contain a total of 277 children's songs. Each double CD album showcases the highest quality children's music ever recorded with a total playing time in excess of 10 hours!

Hickety Pickety, My Black Hen (Audio Sample and Lyrics)

Hickety, pickety, my black hen,
She lays eggs for gentlemen;
Gentlemen come every day
To see what my black hen doth lay.
Hickety, pickety, my black hen,
She lays eggs for gentlemen;
Sometimes nine, Sometimes ten,
Hickety, pickety, my black hen

Words & Music: Traditional
Arrangement: Ian J Watts



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Background notes

This nice little nursery rhyme was sung by our main drummer Gary Holmes who seems to enjoy the song a lot, hopefully so do you! There is another version of the song, following the concept of all the other counting songs

Hickety Pickety my red hen,
She lays eggs for Farmer Ben.
Farmer Ben comes every day
To count how many eggs lie in the hay.
POP, POP, POP, POP, POP!
She has laid 5 eggs today.
Hickety Pickety my red hen,
She lays eggs for Farmer Ben.
Farmer Ben comes every day
To count how many eggs lie in the hay.
POP, POP, POP!
She has laid 3 eggs today.


By the way, a real hen in real life only lays one egg per day. Even on Sundays.

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