As I was goin' down the road,
With a tired team and a heavy load,
I call out and the leader sprung,
he says I'm over at the wagon tongue.
Turkey in the straw, turkey in the hay,
Turkey in the straw, turkey in the hay
Roll 'em up and twist 'em up, yee-haw, yee-haw,
Then twist 'em up a tune called Turkey in the Straw.
I went out to milk, and I didn't know how,
I milked the goat instead of the cow.
A monkey sittin' on a pile of straw,
A-winkin' at his mother-in-law.
Met Mr. Catfish comin' down stream.
Mr. Catfish says, “What do ya mean?”
I caught Mr. Catfish by the snout,
And turned Mr. Catfish into a trout.
Came to a river and I couldn't get across,
Paid five dollars for a blind old boss;
Wouldn't go ahead, and he wouldn't stand still,
So he went up and down like an old saw mill.
As I came down the new cut road,
I Met Mr. Bullfrog and met Miss Toad
And every time Miss Toad would sing,
Old Bullfrog cut a pigeon wing.
Oh I jumped in the seat and I gave a little yell
The horses ran away, broke the wagon all to hell
Sugar in the gourd and honey in the horn
I never been so happy since the day I was born.