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If you think your dad is embarrassing, watch this music video

Fact. Don't belive us? Just wait for the chickens.


Joey Cosco

Internet Culture

Posted on Jul 29, 2013   Updated on Jun 1, 2021, 10:28 am CDT

Fact: Dads do strange things. For redditor ChalkUp, this sentiment is all too real. Today he posted a music video to Reddit originally made by his father 10 years ago.

According to the embarrassed son, his dad produced the clip for a friend, U.K. musician Ian Cavanagh. It’s a sight to behold: Cavanagh lightly strums an acoustic guitar to an Eagles-sounding tune he cowrote about a barmaid at a local pub who doesn’t love him back.

Hands down, the best thing about the video is its guest stars: two chickens who live in the backyard where Cavanagh plays. He bobs around the birds as his poorly lip-synched lyrics narrate his walk through the garden.

Cavanagh could never be called a one-hit wonder; his Soundcloud packs 10 tracks. Besides the handful of “I’m in Love With You”–style love songs, his catalogue is mainly gospel-inspired folk rock.

Ian, I have to let you know, I’m in love with you too.

Screengrab via Vimeo

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*First Published: Jul 29, 2013, 3:56 pm CDT