Turkey In The Straw

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As I was a-goin'
On down the road
With a tired team
And a heavy load
I cracked my whip
And the leader sprung
I says day-day
To the wagon tongue.

Turkey in the straw
(Whistle)
Turkey in the straw
(Whistle)
Roll 'em up and twist 'em up
A high tuck a-haw
And hit 'em up a tune called
Turkey in the Straw.

Went out to milk
And I didn't know how
I milked the goat
Instead of the cow
A monkey sittin'
On a pile of straw
A-winkin' at
His mother-in-law.

Turkey in the straw
(Whistle)
Turkey in the straw
(Whistle)
Roll 'em up and twist 'em up
A high tuck a-haw
And hit 'em up a tune called
Turkey in the Straw.

I came to the river
And I couldn't get across
So I paid five dollars
For a big bay hoss
Well, he wouldn't go ahead
And he wouldn't stand still
So he went up and down
Like an old saw mill.

Turkey in the straw
(Whistle)
Turkey in the straw
(Whistle)
Roll 'em up and twist 'em up
A high tuck a-haw
And hit 'em up a tune called
Turkey in the Straw.

Did you ever go fishin'
On a warm summer day
When all the fish
Were swimmin' in the bay
With their hands in their pockets
And their pockets in their pants
Did you ever see a fishie
Do the Hootchy-Kootchy Dance?

Turkey in the straw
(Whistle)
Turkey in the straw
(Whistle)
Roll 'em up and twist 'em up
A high tuck a-haw
And hit 'em up a tune called
Turkey in the Straw.

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"Turkey in the Straw" is a renowned folk song from America that dates back to the early 19th century and is often performed as an instrumental. Its tune became popular during the late 1820s and early 1830s. Around this time, various performers of the song including: Bob Farrell, George Washington Dixon and George Nichols, all claimed to have written the song; however, the claims were never resolved and the song remains public domain.

"Turkey in the Straw" is still popular today and is featured in movie sound tracks, video games, children's music albums, animated cartoons and is often used for suggesting farming or rural life.

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