Bethany Roberts' 
Thanksgiving Fun For Kids 

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


Thanksgiving is fun!Thanksgiving is fun!Thanksgiving is fun!Thanksgiving is fun!Thanksgiving is fun!Thanksgiving is fun!

Turkey in the straw
Turkey in the straw
Roll 'em up and twist 'em up
A high tuck a-haw
And twist '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
A monkey sittin'
On a pile of straw
A winkin' at
His mother-in-law


Thanksgiving is fun!Thanksgiving is fun!Thanksgiving is fun!Thanksgiving is fun!Thanksgiving is fun!Thanksgiving is fun!

Turkey in the straw
Turkey in the straw
Roll 'em up and twist 'em up
A high tuck a-haw
And twist 'em up a tune called
Turkey in the Straw

I came to the river
And I couldn't get across
So I paid five dollars
For a old blind hoss
Well, he wouldn't go ahead
And he wouldn't stand still
So he went up and down
Like an old saw mill


Thanksgiving is fun!Thanksgiving is fun!Thanksgiving is fun!Thanksgiving is fun!Thanksgiving is fun!Thanksgiving is fun!

Turkey in the straw
Turkey in the straw
Roll 'em up and twist 'em up
A high tuck a-haw
And twist 'em up a tune called
Turkey in the Straw

 

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?


Thanksgiving is fun!Thanksgiving is fun!Thanksgiving is fun!Thanksgiving is fun!Thanksgiving is fun!Thanksgiving is fun!

Turkey in the straw
Turkey in the straw
Roll 'em up and twist 'em up
A high tuck a-haw
And twist 'em up a tune called
Turkey in the Straw

I love to dance, too!

 
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                                    midi playing: Turkey in the Straw, available at  Laura'sMidiHeaven 
                                    animated turkeys from Toonland, graphicbydezign, and thesitefights