Query: "A high tuck a-haw" in "Turkey in the Straw"

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Sun Jun 13 05:44:26 UTC 2004

AA colleague has asked me about the meaning of "A high tuck-a-haw" in
>the lyrics of the song "Turkey in the Straw."  Would anyone know?

Not me, but I can speculate. I believe it is nonsense, either simply a
nonsense syllable-string or a nonsense use of a variant of the word "tuckahoe".

-- Doug Wilson

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