Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Tom Turkey*

*(With apologies to The Kingston Trio)

Spoken Intro:
Throughout history there have been many songs about the Human Appetite. This next one tells the story of a husband, a beautiful wife, and a condemned bird named Tom Turkey. When the sun rises tomorrow, Tom Turkey must cook.

Chorus
Hang down your head, Tom Turkey
Hang down your head and cry.
Hang down your head, Tom Turkey
Poor bird, you're going to die.

I met them at the farm stand, there they fed me bread.
Met them at the farm stand, looks like I'll lose my head.

Chorus

This time tomorrow, reckon where I'll be;
Hadn't been for Thanksgiving, I'd a been still free.

Chorus

Chorus Repeat - (Everybody sing along!)

This time tomorrow, reckon where I'll be led,
Down in some broilin' oven, stuffed with bread.

Chorus

Chorus finale
Hang down your head (your head!), Tom Turkey
Hang down your head and cry.
Hang down your head (your head!), Tom Turkey
Poor bird you're going to ... die.

No.807

11 comments:

Serena Joy said...

You're probably going to get some complaints for inducing Earworms. I know this tune is now in MY head and won't get out. LOL.

Hale McKay said...

LOL. JUst another public service I perform, Serena.

Chelle said...

LOL now this is a song we are all going to be singing on Thursday...hehe

Serena Joy said...

Let's hear it for public service. LOL.

Peter said...

Met him on the mountain
Carved him with my knife
Met him on the mountain
Shared him with my wife

Good work Mike.

jules said...

I ALMOST feel sorry for Tom Turkey now. Almost.

lime said...

could we get the kingston trio to record this? i think youhave a winner

Redneck Nerdboy! said...

There you go! A little old school for ya. Rock on!

Serena Joy said...

Mike, you've been tagged to play the "Weird Game" at my place,
http://missbegotten.blogspot.com

jipzeecab said...

Mike,
Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow. Your Bruins just tied my Penguins..Do bears eat birds?

Fred said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Mikey.