TURKEY IN THE STRAW

Latest update on 04/02/2016

Artist: Bob Farrell
Author: traditional
Year: 1834

"The original Zip Coon". The slightly denigrating Zip Coon uses the same tune (a fiddle tune named Natchez Under The Hill). Bob introduced it in the Bowery Theatre, New York. Ideal for any set of square dances. An Irish descent (folktune The Old Rose Tree) or a Scottish one (The Bonny Black Eagle) is not excluded.

Covers:

1891:

Billy Golden [for Columbia; oldest recording; recut for Berliner]

1915:

David Guion [adapted it for piano and orchestra]

1920s:

Eck Robertson

1926:

Skillet Lickers

1928:

Peg Leg Howell & Eddie Anthony [as Turkey Buzzard Blues]

1940s:

Bob Wills

1966:

Porter Wagoner

1968:

Dock Boggs

1969:

Strangers [as Kokenete Spele]

1983:

De Danann

2006:

Jibbs [children's refrain in Chain Hang Low; hit US]

Public domain since the first talkies. Therefore synonymous with buccolica. It's in the first Mickey Mouse cartoon Steamboat Willie.

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