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I Like My Chicken Fryin’ Size Song Lyrics and Chords

 

I Like My Chicken Fryin’ Size Song Lyrics and Chords by Merle Travis

 

I Like My Chicken Fryin’ Size
Written and recorded by Merle Travis
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Well I like my chicken  
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fryin’ size  
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when they’re hangin
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’ 
 
around
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my 
 
pen
 
Young and tender not so  
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wise like  
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some old stewing  
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hen
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Because she’s done seen a  
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lot of  
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ever rooster in the  
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flock
 
So I  
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like my chicken  
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fryin’ 
 
 
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size when  
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I get my skillet  
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hot
 
Well I like my chicken  
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fryin’ size  
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chicken just  
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can’t be  
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beat
 
Nothing in the world can  
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satisfy like  
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that good old chicken  
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meat
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Now the south has brought to  
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fame 
 
 
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that frying chicken’s  
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name
 
But  
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any little chicken  
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fryin’ 
 
 
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size is pretty  
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well near the  
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same
 
Well I like my chicken  
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fryin’ 
 
 
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size and I bet  
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that 
 
you’l
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agree
 
I heard a little chicken  
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passing by  
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sure looks heaven
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ly
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From the day that I was  
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born 
 
 
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until Gabriel blows his  
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horn
 
If I  
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don’t like chicken  
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fryin’ 
 
 
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size brother  
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roasting ears ain’t  
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corn
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FAQ

 

Who sang the the song I Like My Chicken Fryin’ Size?
– The song I Like My Chicken Fryin’ Size was sang by Merle Travis.

 

Who is Merle Travis?
– Merle Robert Travis (November 29, 1917 – October 20, 1983) was an American country and western singer, songwriter, and guitarist born in Rosewood, Kentucky, United States. His songs’ lyrics often discussed both the lives and the economic exploitation of American coal miners. Among his many well-known songs are “Sixteen Tons,” “Re-Enlistment Blues,” “I am a Pilgrim,” and “Dark as a Dungeon.” However, it is his unique guitar style, still called Travis Picking by guitarists, as well as his interpretations of the rich musical traditions of his native Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, for which he is best known today. “Travis Picking” is a syncopated style of guitar fingerpicking rooted in ragtime music in which alternating chords and bass notes are plucked by the thumb while melodies are simultaneously plucked by the index finger. He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970 and elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1977.