Pickin' A Chicken
Eve Boswell Lyrics


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Come to the barbecue and sit by my side
We couldn't choose a better night if we tried
Can't you imagine what a thrill it will be
Pickin' a chicken with me

It's so romantic, the moon up above
Is extra bright on a night such as this
Pullin' a wishbone with someone you love
Is almost certain to end with a kiss

So come to the barbecue, my darling my dear
I'm so in love with you and when you are near
I get a feeling that forever you'll be

Pickin' a chicken with me

It's so romantic, the moon up above
Is extra bright on a night such as this,
Pullin' a wishbone with someone you love
Is almost certain to end with a kiss

So come to the barbecue, my darling my dear,
I'm so in love with you and when you are near
I get a feeling that forever you'll be
Pickin' a chicken with me





Pickin' a chicken with me
Pickin' a chicken with me

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Eve Boswell's song "Pickin a Chicken" describe a romantic evening at a barbecue, where the couple spends time together bonding over food and each other's company. The singer invites her love interest to join her at the barbecue and imagines how much they will enjoy picking a chicken together. The image of the moon above and the setting of the scene add to the romantic atmosphere, making it the perfect time to pull a wishbone with the loved one, which is almost certain to end with a kiss.


The song's lyrics convey the joy and intimacy of shared culinary experiences and the pleasures of enjoying good food together. The song's title is a play on words, referring to the act of literally picking a chicken, as well as the figurative meaning of "picking," which can denote the act of choosing or selecting. The lyrics suggest that the couple has chosen each other as their romantic partners and are enjoying their time together.


Overall, "Pickin a Chicken" is a lighthearted love song that celebrates the simple pleasures of life, like sharing a meal with someone special.


Line by Line Meaning

Come to the barbecue and sit by my side
Join me at the barbecue and sit close to me


We couldn't choose a better night if we tried
This is the perfect night for us and we didn't even plan it


Can't you imagine what a thrill it will be
Just think how exciting it will be


Pickin' a chicken with me
Let's choose and cook a chicken together


It's so romantic, the moon up above
The moon adds to the romantic atmosphere


Is extra bright on a night such as this
It's especially bright tonight


Pullin' a wishbone with someone you love
Breaking a wishbone with your loved one


Is almost certain to end with a kiss
Usually results in a romantic kiss


So come to the barbecue, my darling my dear
Please come to the barbecue, my beloved


I'm so in love with you and when you are near
I feel so deeply in love when I'm with you


I get a feeling that forever you'll be
I believe we'll be together forever


Pickin' a chicken with me
Choosing and cooking a chicken together


Pickin' a chicken with me
Selecting and preparing a chicken together




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Philip Heath

Just played this for a bit of nostalgia, as it was in my mum’s collection of 78 rpm records, which I saw again tonight while clearing out the house. As kids, we played them to bits before we had many records of our own. along with the ballad of Davy Crockett, yellow rose or Texas and Frank Sinatra singing Love and Marriage, etc!

Ian J Dunlop

I like this chirpy novelty song, great to dance to in the kitchen while making dinner!

Roger Coleman

This and Cookie, also by Eve Boswell, were the earliest ' Pop ' records I recall hearing on the BBC Light Programme , quite often when it was still very conservative in its popular music output , largely British light classical music mainly still played by live bands or a studio orchestra .Hard to believe nearly a decade before the Pirates that really gave us what we wanted to hear !.

Rowan

This song will always remind me of my grandma <3

Charles Mancat

Back in 1968, my wife and I just married day's, were walking the footbridge in Perth, across the river Tay onto Moncreif Island, so in love (and we still are) and she burst out into spontaneous song, "Picking a Chicken", unknown to us both, some workmen below us on the Island side saw this live song and dance performance, and burst out into rapturous applause, whereupon in total embarrassment, Suzanne threw herself into my waiting arms. We now do the whole thing again every time we visit Perth. And if anyone wants to do the same, you have our permission, but you both must be in love.

Donald Carr

Remember this catchy tune from the 60's. Loved her voice.

Hugh McFadden

It's from the Fifties, not the Sixties

CJ carp

@Hugh McFadden 1955//////

Hugh McFadden

@CJ carp And I liked this number back then when I was a kid

The Big And Channel

My granny would play this to me when I was a toddler. I’m 55 now. Lol.

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