Turkeys (Nancy Schimmel)

“Turkeys” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Turkeys” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Nancy Schimmel.
Tune: Nancy Schimmel.


If my friend is being picky and my feelings get hurt,
I could knock her down into the dirt.
But I’d rather kick my football until the pigskin squeals.
Then, I can tell my friend just how I feel.

And it’s don’t let the turkeys get you down.
Don’t let the turkeys get you down.
Even your best friend can be a turkey now and then.
And it’s don’t let the turkeys get you down.

If your boss or teacher [pause] seems to put you down
And you could get in trouble for a frown,
Go [raspberry] in the bathroom mirror till you get it good and wet.
Then, sweetly tell the turkey you’re upset.

And it’s don’t let the turkeys get you down.
Don’t let the turkeys get you down.
When it isn’t safe to sass, just let the moment pass,
But don’t let the turkeys get you down.

Some days, I think ev’ryone is out to get me down,
And I can’t fight the whole darn town,
But if I can let my steam off by running half a mile,
Then, I can suffer turkeys with a smile.

And it’s don’t let the turkeys get you down.
Don’t let the turkeys get you down.
If the turkeys are too numerous, remember life is humorous,
So don’t let the turkeys get you down.

Now, if our leader hits the button ’cause he is in a snit,
Then, going with the flow ain’t worth a spit,
So we’ve got to get together to see what can be done
To get the turkeys out of Washington.

And we won’t let the turkeys get us down.
We won’t let the turkeys get us down.
We cannot turn the other cheek when reactors leak,
And we won’t let the turkeys get us down.


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