Turkey in de Straw (Turkey in the Straw)

As played by Daniel Dix Hollis from the Alabama region

Reel or Breakdown in C

From the Daniel Dix Hollis Collection

3 files for this tune:

Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)
Full Transcription (PDF)


78rpm record (MP3 here)


This very interesting version of Turkey in the Straw (with “the” left as “de” in the title, per the released record) was recorded by Alabama fiddler Dr. D. D. Hollis in 1924. He played the tune five times through in the recording, with a low variant of the A part the third and fifth times.


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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