Our eggs are laid. Our eggs are laid. (They wave their beaks)
Come get them now. Come get them now. (They flap their wings.)
Our eggs are laid. Our eggs are laid. (They shake their tails.)
Come get them now. Come get them now. (They clap their beaks.)
Oh girls, let’s beware the rooster. He is prowling about.
We can outsmart him. We’ll run faster, escape, and wear him out. (During the chorus, the hens race to outrun the rooster before he catches them.)
Repeat the song all morning. Then all afternoon. The hens win some and lose some. Until it’s evening and time for the chickens to come home to roost.
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