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Mary Rocap: Music

My Flock

(Mary Rocap)
Mary Rocap

I wrote this up at Wild Acres, at the annual SoLaTiDo song-writing retreat that I have been attending the last dozen years. This was from 2012. The prompt was write a song about something you do. So I chose taking care of my chickens!!

It was recorded up on the mountain by Richard Putnam who also added the lovely piano.

Layer pellet mill feed

And cantaloupe seeds

I’m aiming to please

My flock

With corn on the cob

And scraps from the hog

It’s almost a job

My flock


Rooster crowing at the break of dawn


He’s waking up his 35 hens

As well as me & you


They give me their eggs

I don’t have to beg

Nothing needs to be said to

My flock

If the water is stale

I bring fresh with a pail

And hay from the bale to

My flock


I open the gate and out they rush

Heading for the woods

It’s the only world that they know

And it sure looks good


Scratching the earth

Digging up dirt

They’re lying in dirt, they’re

My flock

At the end of the day

In the coop they will stay

I’m happy to say: They’re

My flock