Cluck Old Hen is a traditional Appalachian plucked string piece featuring powerful bluegrass mandolin licks in syncopated breaks and rolls. The intermediate arrangement is full of rich and vibrant bluesy runs, while the beginner version is simpler and easier to learn, providing a less challenging approach to this iconic tune. The traditional melody keeps close to the basic, age-old structure of the song, though with a slight twist on the rhythms. The high octave melody takes on a fresher approach, with a lively, higher-range sound that can really stand out and get the listener's feet tapping. For a lower, deeper vibe, the low octave melody is mellower and slower than the original, but still as catchy and full of soul.