The Turkey Gobbler (Flora Ellis Wells)

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  • (Posted 2023-12-15)  CPDL #78266:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-12-15).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 561 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: The Turkey Gobbler
Composer: Flora Ellis Wells
Lyricist: Susie M. Bestcreate page
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1901 A. Flanagan Company

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Original text and translations

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When I see the turkey gobbler
With his consequential air,
As he struts about the barnyard,
Like a king without a care;
I am tempted to remind him,
Monarchs often lose their heads,
And a fate that’s just as fearful
In his footsteps surely treads.

When I hear the turkey gobbler
With his “gobble” vain and loud,
Posing as a priest of wisdom,
To the humble barnyard crowd;
I am tempted to remind him,
Proudest heads the soonest fall,
And Thanksgiving day, most likely,
He will have no head at all.