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Lyr/Tune Req: Turkey in the Straw

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SKUNK HOLE
TURKEY IN THE STRAW
TURKEY IN THE STRAW 2


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Jon W. 29 Jul 97 - 07:25 PM
Barry Finn 29 Jul 97 - 10:08 PM
Gene 29 Jul 97 - 10:56 PM
Bill in Alabama [wfoster@unanov.una.edu] 30 Jul 97 - 08:03 AM
Whippoorwill 30 Jul 97 - 10:35 AM
rechal@earthlink.net 30 Jul 97 - 02:05 PM
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Subject: MUS/LYR Turkey in the Straw
From: Jon W.
Date: 29 Jul 97 - 07:25 PM

Anyone know where I can get a fairly easy 5-string banjo tab for this old tune (key of G preferably)? Also does anyone know a different chorus than the one in DT? I don't particularly like the third and fourth line, they seem a little contrived to me. Thanks.

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Subject: RE: MUS/LYR Turkey in the Straw
From: Barry Finn
Date: 29 Jul 97 - 10:08 PM

The chorus I have is slightly different but it might help you to swallow the last two lines;

Turkey in the straw, ha ha ha
Turkey in the hay, hay hay hay
Roll em up an twist em up a high tuck a haw
Hit em up a tune called turkey in the straw.

Barry


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Subject: RE: MUS/LYR Turkey in the Straw
From: Gene
Date: 29 Jul 97 - 10:56 PM

While the TAB you mentioned isn't shown/you might find something worthwhile here!

http://www.wsnet.com/~phil/bt.html


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Subject: RE: MUS/LYR Turkey in the Straw
From: Bill in Alabama [wfoster@unanov.una.edu]
Date: 30 Jul 97 - 08:03 AM

Jon: In my part of the mountains lines 3 and 4 of the chorus were "The groundhog danced with his mother-in-law/ And I played me a tune called turkey in the straw."

I normally play this song clawhammer style, with the banjo tuned to open C. If I'm playing bluegrass, I play the tune out of G, but I use the Keith-style three-finger melodic picking, which is not particularly easy. This is not an easy song to play in G on the 5-string.


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Subject: ADD verses: Turkey in the Straw^^^
From: Whippoorwill
Date: 30 Jul 97 - 10:35 AM

We used to do a parody to the same tune:

Oh, I went to Cincinnati and I walked around the block,
And I walked into a doughnut shop;
I picked two doughnuts out of the grease,
And handed the lady a five-cent piece.

She looked at the nickle and she looked at me,
She said, "This nickle's no good to me,
There's a hole in the middle and it goes right through."
Says I, "There's a hole in the doughnut, too."^^^


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Subject: ADD Verses: Turkey in the Straw
From: rechal@earthlink.net
Date: 30 Jul 97 - 02:05 PM

The version I know goes:

Well, I had a little chickie and she wouldn't lay an egg
So I poured hot water up and down her leg
Well the little chickie cried and the little chickie begged
And the goshdarned chickie laid a hardboiled egg!

Turkey in the straw, haw haw haw
Turkey in the straw, haw haw haw
The bullfrog danced with his mother-in-law
While I played a little tune called Turkey in the Straw

Did you ever go a-fishin' on a sunny sunny day
When all the little fishies are a-swimmin' in the bay
With their hands in their pockets and their pockets in their pants
And all the little fishies do the hootchie-cootchie dance!


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