Turkey in the Straw

As played by Eck Robertson from the Texas region

Reel or Breakdown in C

From the Eck Robertson Collection

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Field recording of Eck Robertson


This is an interesting version of Turkey in the Straw, which Robertson claimed was originally played in the key of C. The third and fourth repetitions of the tune feature a pizzicato B part, requiring you to stop the first string with one finger of the left hand while picking the string with another finger of the same hand.

This tune is a member of the following groups:

Texas Fiddle

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

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