Turkey in the Straw

As played by Clark Kessinger from the West Virginia region

Reel or Breakdown in G

From the Clark Kessinger Collection

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78rpm record


This is a really nice version of Turkey in the Straw from West Virginia fiddler Clark Kessinger. In fact, this is one of the best versions I’ve ever found. There are some nice variations on the B part, all of which are captured in the fourth time through the tune.

This tune is a member of the following groups:

Dr. Fiddle's Favorite Breakdowns and Reels

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

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