Support
Subscribe
Subscribe to BirdNote

Sign up to receive a weekly email preview of the following week's shows!

Sign Up
Support BirdNote

Help BirdNote tell more stories, reach more people, and inspire action.

DONATE

You are here

Turkey in the Straw

Happy Thanksgiving!
© BirdNote View Large

Turkey in the Straw was a fiddle tune called Natchez Under the Hill before it was published with words. It became popular during Andrew Jackson's presidency, which would put it on the scene about the early 1830s. We know that Wild Turkeys prefer woodlands to barns with straw. Nevertheless, we asked a few what they think of the tune. Here's what we got: Gobble gobble gobble gobble gobble! Enjoy your Thanksgiving! -- From the team at BirdNote

Full Transcript

Transcript: 
BirdNote®
Turkey in the Straw

Written by Chris Peterson and Nancy Rumbel

This is BirdNote!
[Open with “Turkey in the Straw”]
We got just the thing for you to dance off those pounds you’re gonna be puttin’ on today! Grab y’ur partner, ‘cause here we go with a rendition of “Turkey in the Straw!”
This here’s Carson Robinson and the Pleasant Valley Boys, and the caller is Lawrence Loy. You ready?
 [Selection from “Turkey in the Straw”]
“Turkey in the Straw” was a fiddle tune called “Natchez Under the Hill” before it was published with words. It became popular during Andrew Jackson’s presidency, which would put it on the scene about the early 1830s.
[Call of Wild Turkey]
Wild Turkeys prefer woodlands to barns with straw.  Nevertheless, we asked a few of ‘em what they think of the tune. Here’s what we got:
[Call of the Wild Turkey]
 Enjoy your Thanksgiving, from the team at BirdNote!
[Go out with Turkey in the Straw]
###
Sounds of the Wild Turkey provided by The Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. Recorded by
“Square Dances” by Carson Robinson and the Pleasant Valley Boys, “Turkey in the Straw” arranged by Lawrence Loy, RCA Victor 20-1833-B.
Producer: John Kessler
Executive Producer: Chris Peterson
© 2013 Tune In to Nature.org     November 2017   Narrator: Michael Stein

ID# turkeyinthestraw-01-2011-11-24   
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC-f-Sm2i5k

Sights & Sounds

Related topics:

Related field notes:

Home
Shows
Galleries
More