Friday, November 20, 2009

Go, You Chicken Fat, Go!

Does anyone else remember the Chicken Fat song from the sixties? We had it on a little .45 record. President Kennedy apparently sent it to elementary schools across the country in 1961, and I don't know how we happened to have gotten hold of one of them, but I'm guessing one of my sisters brought it home. I can remember playing the record and exercising with it when I was a little girl. I wondered if I could find it on You Tube. Well, of course I could; everything is on You Tube. So here it is for your nostalgic listening pleasure. And if you get the urge to do so, get up and "send that chicken fat back to the chicken. And don't be chicken again!"

I didn't realize that Robert Preston did the singing, and it was written by Merideth Wilson who wrote the music for "Music Man."

Chicken Fat Song (The Youth Fitness Song)

And check out this web site too.

P.S. I challenge you to listen to this and NOT have it going through your head all day.


Paula said...

Never heard of The Chicken Fat song but I know how to do the Chicken Dance.

Donna said...

I never heard of it in the 60's, but our favorite radio DJ played it one day a week to open his show on the local country music station. I think he played it on Mondays. That was in the late 70's.

Vicki ~ FL said...

Hmmm, I've never heard it before today and I'm with Paula, I know how to do the Chicken Dance;~)

lisaschaos said...

I didn't know anything about this song. Very interesting! Send that chicken fat back! lol