TURKEY IN THE STRAW
(Minstrel Song)

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, turkey in the straw
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
And a-winkin' at his mother-in-law

Turkey in the straw, turkey in the straw.
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, turkey in the straw
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, turkey in the straw
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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