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Oklahoma Agriculture in the Classroom

Songs and Poems

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 (Whistle)
Turkey in the hay (Whistle)
Turkey in the straw (Whistle)
Turkey in the hay (Whistle)
Roll 'em up and twist 'em up
A high tuck a-haw
And hit '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
I came to the river and I couldn't get across
So I paid five dollars for a big bay hoss
Well, he wouldn't go ahead nd he wouldn't stand still
So he went up and down like an old saw mill
Did you ever go fishin' on a warm summer day
When all the fish were swimmin' in the bay
With their hands in their pockets and their pockets in their pants
Did you ever see a fishie do the Hootchy-Kootchy Dance?