The Chicken Chords by Bo Burnham

The track was Produced by Bo Burnham for his album Inside. The key of the track is E major, to simplify the chords use a Capo on the 4th fret.

Chords Info

  • Tuning: Standard ( E A D G B E )
  • Key: E
  • Capo:  4th fret
  • Chords: C, Cmaj7, Dm, Em7, E7, F, Fm, G, Am, Am7
  • Strumming: DU DU DU DU 
    • D = Down Stroke, U = Up Stroke, N.C = No Chords, * = Single Stroke
Guitar ChordsUkulele Chords
C – x32010
Cmaj7 – x32000
Dm – xx0231
Em7 – 020000
E7 – 020100
F – 133211
Fm – 133111
G – 320003
Am – x02210
Am7 – x02010
C – 0003
Cmaj7 – 0002
Dm – 2210
Em7 – 0202
E7 – 1202
F – 2010
Fm – 1013
G – 0232
Am – 2000
Am7 – 0000
The Chicken 1

Track Info

[Intro, spoken]

Hi, so I’m gonna do one more song, uh
I know the last song seemed
like it should’ve been the last song,
but this is actually the last song
I just wanna say, thank you for watching
if you watched this, I appreciate it,
I really do and, uh, thank you, yeah.
I hope you enjoyed it
This is a song about a… chicken

[Intro]
| C Dm | Am Em7 | x4 | F | G |
| Am G | G E7 |
| F | |
| F | G |
| Am G | G E7 |
| F | |
| F | Fm | [Verse 1] C Dm The chicken wakes up,
Am Em7
like she does every morning
C Dm Am Em7 To the sounds of her husband's screams C Dm Am Sat in the dark on the egg
Em7
she is warming
C Dm Am Em7 She closes her eyes and dreams of F G Walking to Memphis, becoming a dentist Am G E7 F Anything but this F I mean, shе likes her life
G
as a mothеr and wife
Am G E7 F But is that all she is? F Fm She stares out the window [Verse 2] Cmaj7 Dm The very next morning,
Am Em7
the chicken decides to
Cmaj7 Dm Am7 Make her escape, get a taste
Em7
of freedom
Cmaj7 Dm She runs out the coop that
Am7 Em7
her life's been confined to
Cmaj7 Dm Suddenly sees the thing
Am7 Em7
she’s only dreamed of
F G Just up ahead, gophers run

through a meadow
Am G E7 F Deer graze, birds sing F Her future is waiting,
G
right there for the taking
Am G E7 F There's just one thing F Fm C The chicken must first cross the road E7 The road [Bridge]
Am G F A sea of trees and green and moss Dm C Waiting just across the road,
E7 Am
the road
G F A life of brighter days,
Fm
a width of road away
[Verse 3] C Dm The road is gigantic,
Am Em7
the chicken is little
C Dm Am She moves ahead left-right-left,
Em7
right-left-right
C Dm Am All of the sudden she stops
Em7
in the middle
C Dm Am Frozen in place by a pair
Em7
of headlights
F G It's anyone's guess what then

happened next
Am G E7 F But most think she died F G But I think we ought to believe

that she got to
Am G E7 F The other side F Fm So that's why she did it


FIVE YEARS CHORDS - Bo Burnham

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