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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.
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Turkey in the Straw
“Turkey in the Straw” is a well-known American folk song dating from the early 19th century. The first part of the song’s tune may be derived from the ballad “My Grandmother Lived on Yonder Little Green” which was a derivative of the Irish ballad “The Old Rose Tree.” Originally a tune for fiddle players, it was first popularised in minstrel shows during the late 1820s and early 1830s by blackface performers, notably George Washington Dixon and Bob Farrell.