September 10, 2009 brian Like all awesome bands (um…The Monkees?) we have a theme song. Although the melody is from “Abi Gezunt”, the lyrics are provided by Eric*, our multitalented mandola, harmonica, djembe, and doumbek player. Inspired by a particularly interesting practice session at our drummer Andy’s place, he wrote the lyrics that gave us our name: “Well there’s kids and there’s dogs and hairless cats that klezmer class is such a gas oh yea, shake that chicken fat. Clarinets and mandolins, You donâ€™t know the shape we’re in. Oh yea, shake that chicken fat. Itâ€™s nutritious and delicious. You can spread it on your kishkes. Got no worries, got no doubts. When you got your grade â€˜Aâ€™ schmaltz Oh, yea, shake that chicken fat.” Check out a stripped down and soulful rendition recorded live at Silvie’s: Abi Gezunt / ChickenFat Theme – Live at Silvie’s The traditional lyrics are sung by Shifra. Hear it for yourself at one of our shows this week: Thursday, September 10 Bill’s Blues 1029 Davis, Evanston, IL 7pm-9:30pm $5 Friday, September 11 smARTshow Debonair Social Club 1575 N Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 9pm to 10pm $5 * He’s also an excellent food photographer.