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Maybe there's room here for one more version of this old standard. Reel High Hoppers, Abingdon, Va, 8/23/2009. Yrs trly, fiddle and vocal; Roy Andrade, banjo; Cary Fridley, bass; Ed Snodderly, guitar.
on “Turkey in the Straw”
||Chuck Naill Says:|
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @3:50:29 AM
Nice job, Doug.
||Tennessee Tom Says:|
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @5:00:57 AM
||Ozarkian D.L. Says:|
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @5:26:25 AM
YAHOOOO fer ya Doug, 5 stars & 2 thumbs-up too. Great rendition of an OT tune.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @10:50:28 AM
This is, of course, a GREAT tune, and you've done it justice!!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @3:38:52 PM
Good for you. I think this tune often gets played in D in your neck of the woods.
G is the right key for it 'cause that's where it can be sung by most mortals and 'cause more can be done with the high part.
Thanks for uploading this version... :-)
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @12:29:15 PM
OTJ, I think everybody I know plays this in G, but I've been thinking about it, and I guess it "sits" better on the banjo in some kind of C form tuning. Too low for me to sing though, and I agree about the high part. I'd have to play the B part an ocatve lower, if I didn't want to scare people.
Thanks all for the kind words. Now I need to learn the words!
Friday, April 16, 2010 @6:46:51 PM
Hmmm - I know Alan Jabbour plays it in D. At least he did when he played up here a couple of years ago with Ken Perlman. So, I just assumed that Henry Reed played it in D.
But I'm sure Jabbour can play it in any key he wants and - come to think of it - he and Perlman might've just picked D so the banjo could play in C tuning. Playing it in D gives you an opportunity to reach up to the high D on the E string - kind of like Tommy Jarrell does on Sally Ann. So, it's a bit of fun I guess - but I still like it in G.
Friday, April 16, 2010 @9:00:35 PM
Henry Reed did play it in D, but that's not where I learned it (I don't know where I learned it, its just "one of those tunes"). Alan says in his comments at the LOC that "sets of "Turkey in the Straw" are typically in either D or G," which is one of the differences that sets it apart from "Natchez Under the Hill," which as we all know "sounds like 'Turkey in the Straw' but still ..."
||john timpany Says:|
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 @5:22:37 PM
Kick a** good!
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 @5:46:11 PM
After I heard Woody Paul fiddle it in "A", I tried it and now it's my favorite key for fiddlin' Turkey in the Straw.
Good job Doug.
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