“Don't Count Your Chickens”

Author: Probably Rudy Sooter
Earliest date: 1941 (Randolph)
Keywords: warning money courting
Found in: US(So)


The singer warns against counting one's chickens before they are hatched. He cites as examples the banker who expected to be rich but had his house attached, the boy who expected to marry but had his girl stolen away, etc.



  1. Randolph 482, "Don't Count Your Chickens" (1 text)
  2. Roud #7584
  3. BI, R482