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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
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