Free Sheet Music | Turkey in the Straw for Easy Piano

February 19, 2009

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 for Easy Piano Solo | American Folksong


“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.

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

Turkey in the Straw (first version 1942) on

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2 Responses to “Free Sheet Music | Turkey in the Straw for Easy Piano”

  1. Diane Motley, Ed.D. Says:

    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.

    • groovyboy Says: and both offer free sheet music for beginniner through intermediate piano students. I hope you find what you need.

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