Old Mr. Mackle Hackle had a hen that wouldn’t cackle
Oh no, oh no
He took the hen to Dr. Boyce, the doctor said “She’s lost her voice!”
Oh no, oh no
The doctor said a brand new beak would fix her up so she could squeak but
Oh no, oh no
Mr. Mackle Hackle said “Chickens can’t squeak they gotta cackle!”

He took the hen to Mabel Mack to try to get her cackle back but
Oh no, oh no
Then Mabel Mack brought out a sack and found the hen a little snack
Oh no, oh no
The chicken gobbled up the snack, turned it’s back and gave a quack
Oh no, oh no
Mr. Mackle Hackle said “Chickens can’t quack they gotta cackle!”

Chickens can’t squeak, they gotta cackle
Chickens can’t quack, they gotta cackle
Please help Mr. Mackle Hackle fix his chicken’s broken cackle
Squeak, squeak, quack, quack, try it again
“Squeak, squeak, quack, quack”

Poor old Mr. Mackle Hackle’s problems seemed too big to tackle
Oh no, oh no
Mr. Mackle Hackle bought a book on how to make his chicken cackle
Oh no, oh no
He read the book from A to Z, the chicken said “Please let me be!”
Oh no, oh no
Mr. Mackle Hackle said “Chickens can’t talk, they gotta cackle!”

Chickens can’t squeak, they gotta cackle
Chickens can’t quack, they gotta cackle
Chickens can’t talk, they gotta cackle
Please help Mr. Mackle Hackle fix his chicken’s broken cackle
Squeak, squeak, quack, talk, try it again
“Squeak, squeak, quack, Hello”

Old Mr. Mackle Hackle had a hen that wouldn’t cackle
Oh no, oh no
If you want your hen to cackle, listen Mr. Mackle Hackle
Here’s how, oh yeah
Just tell your hen some chicken jokes, it usually works on feathery folks
Oh yeah, oh yeah
Jokes that make her yuk and yak’ll help your chicken find her missing cackle

© 1985 G. Madsen, R. Young, R. Greene All rights reserved.
Used by permission. Best of Breed Music ASCAP