Label: Rounder Records - ROUNDER C-1005 • Format: Cassette Compilation • Country: US • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Folk
In the late s and early s, "Turkey in the Straw" was performed in minstrel shows by blackface actors and musicians, notably George Washington Dixon . Turkey in de straw, turkey in de hay Turkey in de straw, turkey in de hay Roll 'em up an' twist 'em up a high tuc-ka-haw An' twist 'em up a tune called Turkey in the Straw.
Turkey in the hay, in the hay, in the hay. Turkey in the straw, in the Ryestraw - Gid Tanner And His Skillet Lickers With Riley Puckett And Clayton McMichen - Hear These N, in the straw, Pick up your fiddle and rosin your bow, And put on a tune called Turkey in the Straw. Turkey in the straw, turkey in the hay Tune up the fiddle, doodle de day With a rump and riddle and a high tuc-ka-haw Strike up that tune called "Turkey in the Straw".
As I was a-gwine down the road, Tired team and a heavy load, Crack my whip and the leader sprung, l seys day-day to the wagon tongue. Turkey in the straw, turkey in the hay, Turkey in the straw, turkey in the hay Roll 'em up and twist 'em up a high tuckahaw And twist 'em up a tune called Turkey in the Straw. Went out to milk, and I didn't know how, I milked the Various - Serious Dropout - Step Three - Wake The Town And Dub The People! instead of the cow.
A monkey sittin' on a pile of straw, A-winkin' at his mother-in-law. Met Friends Are Dangerous - Vivian K. - Verses. Catfish comin' down stream. Says Mr. Catfish, "What does you mean?
Catfish by the snout, And turned Mr. Catfish wrong side out. Came to a river and I couldn't get across, Paid five dollars for a blind old hoss; Wouldn't go ahead, nor he wouldn't stand still, So he went up and down like an old saw mill. As I came down the new cut Ryestraw - Gid Tanner And His Skillet Lickers With Riley Puckett And Clayton McMichen - Hear These N, Met Mr.
Oh I jumped in the seat and I gave a little yell The horses ran away, broke the wagon all to hell Sugar in the gourd and honey in the horn I never been so happy since the day I was born. There Ryestraw - Gid Tanner And His Skillet Lickers With Riley Puckett And Clayton McMichen - Hear These N versions from the American Civil Warversions about fishing and one with nonsense verses.
Folklorists have documented folk versions with obscene lyrics from the 19th century. Turkey in the straw—Haw haw haw Turkey in the hay—Hey hey hey And the old folks danced with their mother-in-law As they danced to a tune we call "Turkey in the Straw". Another version is called " Natchez Under the Hill". The lyrics are thought to have been added to an earlier tune by Bob Farrell who first performed them in a blackface act on August 11, Turkey in the straw, turkey in the hay, Foot Tapper - The Shadows - The Final Tour in the straw what do you say.
Funnest thing I ever saw. It's a little tune called Turkey in the Straw. There are two versions to the chorus that are sung. The first goes:. Roll 'em, twist 'em up a high tuc-ka-haw, Hittin' up a tune called "Turkey in the Straw. Mickey's Fun Songs and Sesame Street use these lyrics. I was a-going down a dusty road, With a team of horses and a great big load, It was oh such a warm and lazy afternoon, So I tapped my toe and started singing a tune.
Harry C. Browne recorded a version in called "Nigger Love a Watermelon Ha! Another contrafactum"Zip Coon", sung to the same tune as "Turkey in the Straw",  was popularized by Dixon and flourished during the Andrew Jackson administration. This version was first published between and in either New York or Baltimore.
All of the above performers claimed to have written the song, and the dispute is not resolved. Ohio songwriter Daniel Decatur Emmett is sometimes erroneously credited as the song's author.
Both the verse and the chorus end on the tonic, and both begin a major third above the tonic. In the verse, the highest note is a fifth above the tonic and the lowest is a minor sixth below. In the chorus, the highest note is an octave above the last note, and the lowest is the last note itself.
The song stays in key throughout. The song gave rise to the blackface minstrel show character Zip Coon. Thomas Birch published a version in while George Washington Dixon published a version called "Ole Zip Coon" with different lyrics circa O Zip a duden duden duden zip a duden day. O Zip a duden duden duden duden duden day. Zip a duden duden duden zip a duden day. O ist old Suky blue skin, she is in lub wid me I went the udder arter noon to take a dish ob tea; What do you tink now, Suky hab for supper, Why chicken foot an posum heel, widout any butter.
Did you eber see the wild goose, sailing on de ocean, O de wild goose motion is a berry pretty notion; Ebry time de wild goose, beckens to de swaller, You hear him google google google google gollar. And spite of any rumors We'll vanquish all the Montezumas! Stevens — was published in the Boy Scout Song Book There once was a man with a double chin, Who played with skill on a violin: And he played in time and he played in tune, But he never played anything but 'Old Zip Coon'.
Artistic and popular use of "Turkey in the Straw" through the years has established the song as an item of Americana. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources.
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Boston, Mass. Birchard and Co. Old American tune. Brigham Young University. Retrieved 23 January Gloucestershire: Amberly. History on the Net. Retrieved May 16, End Signal (2005 Mix) - True Logik - Remixes & Demos (File, MP3, MP3, MP3) in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind.
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