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Thread #20196   Message #3850249
Posted By: Jim Dixon
12-Apr-17 - 03:50 PM
Thread Name: Train Songs
Subject: Lyr Add: SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN (Jimmy Work)
This could count as a chicken song, a food song, or a train song. (I.C. = Illinois Central)


SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN
As recorded by Jimmy Work and the Tennessee Border Boys, 1951.

1. There's dinner in the diner that smells good to me.
They're servin' coffee and it's half past three.
The waiter said: "What will your order be?"
It's that southern fried chicken on that old I.C.

2. I bought me a ticket down in Memphis, Tennessee.
I said I was a-goin' down to good ol' New Orleans,
Because ev'ry night I can always eat
That southern fried chicken on that old I.C.

3. Now they fry it good an' brown with that old hick'ry wood.
They say that's what make it so doggone good,
And they serve you with a smile and hospitality.
It's that southern fried chicken on that old I.C.

4. Now when I leave Chicago at four-forty-five,
I'll be goin' through Tennessee when that moon begins to rise.
There's a sign says: "Special: a buck eighty-three."
It's that southern fried chicken on that old I.C.

5. [Repeat verse 2.]


[If this train goes from Chicago though Memphis to New Orleans, via the Illinois Central, wouldn't the train be "The City of New Orleans"? However, the times don't add up]