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  1. Jordan's hit song popularized the expression "Nobody here but us chickens", but the phrase is older. Its first known appearance was a joke published as a reader-submitted anecdote in Everybody's Magazine in 1908 regarding a chicken thief, formulated as, "'Deed, sah, dey ain't nobody hyah 'ceptin' us chickens."

  2. "Ain't Nobody Here but Us Chickens" is a jump blues song, written by Alex Kramer and Joan Whitney. Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five recorded the song on June 26, 1946 and Decca Records released it on a 78 rpm record.

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  4. 1) a sarcastic answer implying "who else would be here?" or "just the regular crowd" 2) could be used to hide someone there who should not be source: originally from a fable involving a chicken thief (possibly a fox) hiding in the hen house and answering the farmer's question of who's making all the noise.

  5. Oct 16, 2001 · Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens. Posted by ESC on October 16, 2001. In Reply to: Nobody here but us chickens posted by Bob on October 16, 2001: : just wondering: It comes from a song lyric from 50 or 60 years ago. A novelty song. Somebody must know where to look to find the lyrics, but I've had no luck finding lyrics on the web recently.

  6. Jan 24, 2009 · Nobody Here but Us Chickens! Posted by grantbarrett on January 24, 2009 · Add Comment. You may have used the expression, “Nobody here but us chickens!”. Would you still use it if you knew its origins lie in a racist joke from the turn of the 20th century? This is part of a complete episode. Tagged with → Entertainment • joke.

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    Jul 15, 2021 · Nobody Here But Us Chickens. Grandma Deer always has lot of fun sayings --and some of them make sense. Some, not so much until you sit and listen to the storyline that created the family sayings, like "whatever floats your pumpkin." Today's post will be about chickens.

  8. In 1939, the phrase appears in the Gulliver’s Travels as “Nobody here but just us…chickens!” By 1946 a song with music and lyrics by Alex Kramer and Joan Whitney was recorded by Louis Jordan a musician popular from the late 1930’s to early 1950’s and his band Tympany Five , entitled Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens .

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