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Funny Turkey, an Illustrated Song by ELEG for SBWE

Posted on: March 24, 2017

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2017 03 Funny Turkey

This hilarious turkey puppet was a gift from Miss Robin who teaches the Pre-Ks at Tuckahoe Elementary.

I’ve named her Freida the Funny Turkey and decided she needed a song.

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THE TURKEY IS A VERY FUNNY BIRD
Words by Emily Gleichenhaus for Sing Books with Emily
Sing to the tune of If You’re Happy and You Know It

Oh, the turkey is a funny looking bird (gobble gobble)
You might think that she’s a little bit absurd (gobble gobble)
But Ben Franklin was a fan
He wanted you to understand
The turkey is the bird that he preferred (gobble gobble)

Wild turkeys can fly up to the trees (swish swish)
They perch in trees at night so they can sleep (snooze snooze)
It’s like a safety zone
When up in trees at night they’ve flown
In the morning they just spread their wings and leap (leap leap)

It’s a snood, that thing that dangles from her head (dangle dangle)
When she gets excited, it turns red (dangle dangle)
As she goes about her day
That thing must get in the way
I asked her, but, “Gobble” was all she said (gobble gobble)

Gobble gobble gobble gobble gobble gob (gobble gobble)
Gobble gobble gobble gobble gobble gob (gobble gobble)
Gobble gobble gobble gobble
Gobble gobble gobble gobble
Gobble gobble gobble gobble gobble gob (gobble gobble)

Gobble gobble gobble gobble gobble gob

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Documentation on Ben Franklin’s opinion on the appropriate bird for USA symbol:
http://greatseal.com/symbols/turkey.html

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About wild turkeys on Audubon.org website:
http://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/wild-turkey

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Article on the subject on Smithsonian website:
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/american-myths-benjamin-franklins-turkey-and-the-presidential-seal-6623414/

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Related Posts

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN FOUNDING FATHER, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/benjamin-franklin-founding-father-a-singable-picture-book/

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IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT, an illustrated song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/12/09/if-youre-happy-and-you-know-it-in-singable-picture-books/

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USEFUL TUNES IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/useful-tunes-in-the-public-domain/

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SONGS BY EMILY
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/songs-by-emily/

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