"Turkey in the Straw" is an American folk song that first gained popularity in the early 19th century. The first part of the song is a variation of the ballad "My Grandmother Lived on Yonder Little Green", published in 1857 by Horace Waters, which itself is a variation of the Irish ballad "The Old Rose Tree" which was published by at least 1795 in Great Britain. It was a popular tune for fiddle players as early as 1820. We used a fiddlle sound here