Chicken Dance

Christopher RobinOur Town Arts

This acrylic is painted in a single 5 X 21 piece of wood shown here in two parts to better fit social media sites.

Chicken Dance.

Remember the first time you heard the catchy tune or flapped your wings and shook your tail feathers? Pause right here for some nostalgia.

My first exposure was the 1982 World’s Fair at the Stroh house (now the Foundry). The memory came full circle as I once again recently danced there like a chicken at a fun wedding reception.

A well-known drinking and dancing song, it’s not known how this music and dance came to collide, but it has been popular since the fifties, a standard at Octoberfest and wedding celebrations.

Who knew there were lyrics?

  • With a little bit of this,
  • And a little bit of that,
  • You shake your tail,
  • And then you clap.

Alternative lyrics are:

  • I don’t want to be a chicken,
  • I don’t want to be a duck,
  • So, I wiggle my butt,
  • Quack, quack, quack, quack!”

If you are drawing a blank here, well bless your heart.

Ask a friend for a demo, don’t be chicken. Dance.

Photographer Chris and painter Robin Rohwer each week share a painting or photograph that captured their interest in hopes that it will also capture yours. They have a small studio and gallery in the Phoenix Building at 418 South Gay Street where you can stop and see their work. Their website is All works are copyright protected.


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