Chicken Reel is novelty song composed by Joseph Daly in 1910 with lyrics written a year later by Joseph Mittenthal. Along with Turkey In the Straw, Chicken Reel became popular as an anthem for cartoon characters.
Police Quest (DOS)
At some point during the game, when Sonny Bonds is picking up orders from Sergeant Dooley, there's a chicken flapping about, placed in the room by the Gremlin. The only known format is in PC Speaker. The 1992 VGA remake retains the chicken affair and tune, but has Roland, Yamaha, OPL2, and PC Speaker.
King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella (DOS)
In KQ4, an excerpt of Chicken Reel is heard is you rescue the golden egg-laying chicken you stole from the ogre for Lolotte before you escape from her castle.
Five different types of output were designed for the DOS release, each output corresponds to a different group of devices, the Roland, Yamaha, OPL2, 3 Voice, and PC Speaker.
The file is sound.079 in the resource files, and the song loops.
It is unknown if the Amiga, Apple II, Apple II GS, or Atari ST ports have this song.
Astro Chicken (DOS)
Astro Chicken was an early demo showcasing the game that would appear inside the finished Space Quest III.
Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon (DOS)
It is unknown if the Amiga, Atari ST, or Macintosh ports have this song.
Although the song has lyrics, no games use them.
Way down in Carolina where the sweet potatoes grow There lives a dusky maiden by the name of Liza Snow She used to go to parties where they'd always make her sing, But say you ought to see that Baby do the pigeon wing. They held a dancing contest and were goin' to give a prize They all had on their finest and it now was up to Lize. Just who was goin' to win it ev'rybody there could feel, When Liza hollered to the band to play the Chicken Reel Clear the crowd away Tell the band to play When you hear me say "GO" My honey Chorus: Oh, you Chicken Reel, how you make me feel Say it's really so entrancin' Who could really keep from dancin', That's the music sweet, like the chicken meat Give it to me with the dressin' I don't need no dancin' lesson Put all the other fine selections right away That is the only tune I want to hear you play When I get married if there's music I will say "Hey boss keep a-playin' Chicken Reel all day" One night when from a party she was walkin' home with Bill Now he's a steady feller and the night was dark and still It seems he stoe a chicken and when Liza heard of that, She said I'm gonna wear it on my go-to-meetin' hat. I guess you'r goin' crazy answered William with a smile, But Liza said "Go on you havn't heard the latest style." When first she wore it out the people asked her to explain but Liza simply said Why I have chicken on the brain. Clear the crowd away Tell the band to play When you hear me say "GO" My honey (Chorus)