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Turkey In The Straw

Turkey In The Straw

Turkey in the Straw is the song from Kidsongs: Sing Out, America!.

Lyrics

Kidsongs Version:

As I was a-gwine on down the road
With a tired team and a heavy load
I cracked my whip and the leader sprung
I say day-day and the wagon tongue
Turkey in the straw (2x)
Grab your partner take her to the floor
And we're gonna dance to
Turkey in the straw (3x)
Doe-si-doe and then see-saw
And promenade to turkey in the straw

Met Mr. Catfish coming down the stream
Say Mr. Catfish "What does you mean"
Caught Mr. Catfish by the snout
And turned Mr. Catfish wrong side out
Turkey in the straw (2x)
Do a doe-si-doe and then see-saw
Then promenade to turkey in the straw
Turkey in the straw (2x)
Swing your lady round some more
Then promenade to turkey in the straw

Came to the river and I couldn't 
Get across
I paid five dollars for an old blind hoss
Wouldn't go ahead nor he wouldn't
Stand still
So he went up and down like an old saw mill
Turkey in the straw (2x)
Doe-si-doe and then see-saw
Then promenade to turkey in the straw
Turkey in the straw (2x)
Swing your lady round some more
Then promenade to turkey in the straw
Swing your lady
(Turkey in the straw)
Up to the middle
(Turkey in the straw)
Come back home
Turkey in the straw

Original Version:

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 goat instead of the cow.

A monkey sittin' on a pile of straw,

A-winkin' at his mother-in-law.

Met Mr. Catfish comin' down stream.

Says Mr. Catfish, "What does you mean?"

Caught Mr. 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 road,

Met Mr. Bullfrog, met Miss Toad

And every time Miss Toad would sing,

Old Bullfrog cut a pigeon wing.

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."

Trivia

There is also a Biggle Version of this song starring Billy and Ruby Biggle.

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