Music and Lyrics by John Barrows
Debut: Cornelia Street Cafe, February 7, 1999

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The Premiere Performance of "Sunday Night at Kenny's"
Cornelia Street Cafe, New York City, February 7, 1999
Videography by Marie Radford

The Professors 20th Anniversary Show (1995-2015)
The Dreyfuss Theater, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, New Jersey
December 12, 2015

Performed live at the Bottle Hill Pub
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, New Jersey
December 11, 2009.

Videography by Kevin Wojtaszek

Friday night, New York City, not much going on
The rock fans head down to Kenny's in the Village
Hear the bands play their songs
But Sunday night's when the kids line up
To see the act that's all the rage
They come from miles around
To watch The Professors nail a chicken to the stage

The music's great, all the people at Kenny's
Rock to the rhythm and blues
But the Sunday night set's just a little bit different
If you haven't heard the news
It's standing room only and an educated crowd
Is lined up out the door
To see a Rhode Island Red meet a ten-penny nail
Down on Kenny's floor

Hit it!

Across the street there's a picket line of people
Who hate to see animals harmed
But inside The Professors' special appearance
Is sponsored by Holly Farms
It's performance art, the American way
Despite the animal lobbyists' yammer
When a chicken has its fifteen minutes of fame
With a nail and a ball peen hammer

Hammer time!

Copyright 1999 by John Barrows. All rights reserved

This page last updated January 20, 2016 by Gary Radford.
Many thanks to Kurt Wagner, Marie Radford, and Jon Oliver.