Old Turkey Hen, The
DESCRIPTION: "Seven years a-boiling, Ho-ma-hala-way, Seven years a-baking, Ho-ma-hala-way." "They blowed the horn for dinner... The people could not eat her." "They carried her to the old field... The buzzards could not eat her...."
EARLIEST DATE: 1924 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: bird food humorous
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
BrownIII 203, "The Old Turkey Hen" (1 text)
BrownSchinhanV 203, "The Old Turkey Hen" (1 tune plus a text excerpt)
cf. "The Old Gray Goose (I) (Lookit Yonder)"
NOTES: Paul Stamler suggests that this is a version of "The Old Gray Goose (I) (Lookit Yonder)." There are similarities of both plot and lyrics; he may well be right. In fact, I think it more likely than not that he's right. But just enough doubts remain that I'm tentatively keeping them separate. - RBW
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