Turkey in the Straw | Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music

Turkey in the Straw is a well-known American folk song dating from the early nineteenth century. It is a tune originally written for fiddle players.

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Turkey in the Straw | Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music American Folksong

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“Turkey in the Straw” is a popular American minstrel tune. The earliest version of the lyrics to this tune were written by Dan Bryant, the leader of Bryant’s Minstrels. It was first published in 1861.

Lyrics for Turkey in the Straw

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’.

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Video
Check out this very early black and white recording of Turkey in the Straw.

Turkey in the Straw (first version 1942) on YouTube.com

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2 thoughts on “Turkey in the Straw | Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music

  1. I need sheet music for my students at school.
    (ages 5-10) I work at a small school and have not been ablwe to nget music books yet.

    1. MakingMusicFun.net and Gmajormusictheory.org both offer free sheet music for beginniner through intermediate piano students. I hope you find what you need.

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