Turkey in the Straw

As played by Doc Roberts from the Kentucky region

Reel or Breakdown in C

From the Doc Roberts Collection

2 files for this tune:

Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)


78rpm record


This is Doc Roberts' nice version of Turkey in the Straw, in the key of C no less (I always played in in G).  He also recorded it in D under the title Old Zip Coon.  In the recording, Roberts played the A parts fairly consistently but introduced variations in the B part.

This tune is a member of the following groups:

Turkey in the Straw, Old Zip Coon, Natchez Under the Hill, Sugar in the Gourd

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