Turkey in the Straw

As played by Eck Robertson from the Texas region

Reel or Breakdown in C

From the Eck Robertson Collection

3 files for this tune:

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

Source:

Field recording of Eck Robertson

Comments:

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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