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The Turkey Song (A funny Thanksgiving Song) by Bryant Oden

Here’s the Youtube video for The Turkey Song (Except for the Turkey), a funny kids’ song for Thanksgiving. You can download it at iTunes or payloadz.com


Once in a while a song goes from idea to finished pretty darn fast. I wrote this song on Nov 9th, 2009, and on Nov 10th (today) I went to Scott Martin’s studio to record it. Scott did the instruments on keyboard, and also sang background. We spent a few hours creating it, and then I went home, made the video, and just now put it on youtube. Some songs take days or weeks, so I love it when a song comes together this fast.

Lyrics and Chords to The Turkey Song: A funny Thanksgiving Song.

Here are the guitar tabs and lyrics to The Turkey Song:  (Except for the Turkey) A Funny Song for Thanksgiving

C G C G
It’s Thanksgiving day and we’re gathered round
C G C D
Little children make a joyful sound
And there’s no school and we get to play
And we’re all thankful for this day
C D G
Except for the turkey
La lala la la la la la except for the turkey

There’s a wreath of leaves on the front door
And we all say what we’re thankful for
There’s such good food and there’s such great fun
And there’s such big smile’s on everyone
Except for the turkey
La lala la la la la la
Except for the turkey

We all join hands and sing this song
with happy hearts and a love that’s strong
We bow our heads then we have our feast
It’s a lovely day to say the least
Except for the turkey
La lala la la la la la
Except for the turkey
(repeat last line as instrumental )

So if you’re a turkey and you’re still alive,
you might kinda wanna hide
Or soon you’ll probly be dead meat
On this festive day you’re what we eat
So fly away to a distant land
Where people think turkeys are grand
Spread your wings and sore up high
And be thankful that birds can fly
Except for the turkey.
La lala la la la la la
La la la la la la la
La lala la la la la
Except for the turkey

It’s Thanksgiving day and we’re gathered round
Little children make a joyful sound
There’s such good food and there’s such great fun
It’s a Happy Thanksgiving for everyone
Except for the turkey
La lala la la la la la
Except for the turkey


Song credits:

Scott Martin – co-producer, engineering, mixing, and arranging, all keyboards, and background vocals.  ScottMartinMusic.com

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82 Responses to “The Turkey Song (A funny Thanksgiving Song) by Bryant Oden””

  1. i love u yes i do Says:
    November 11th, 2009 at 6:20 am

    i love this new song thank you very mush

  2. jadakitty Says:
    November 13th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    poor turkey

  3. courtney young Says:
    November 15th, 2009 at 4:20 am

    so funny bless

  4. Nem Says:
    November 18th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    i love Thanksgiving, its the only time when almost my dads side of the family comes together at once . . .

  5. seara Says:
    November 19th, 2009 at 12:15 am

    that was a good song

  6. Ian Says:
    November 19th, 2009 at 11:23 am

    I love this song! I used it with my Middle School students – it killed!

  7. janie martinez Says:
    November 23rd, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    great song for my ell students

  8. Emily Says:
    November 24th, 2009 at 11:44 am

    I love all your songs thanks for making them. Keep it up :)

  9. llama gurl 101 Says:
    November 24th, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    omg this song is soo cool!!!!!! i love the video for this song on youtube!!!! i listen to it ALL the time…PLUS i have this song AND the duck song 2 memorized!!! If you make a duck song 3 i’ll memorize them 2 and sing them aaaaall day long to evryone i know!!!!! i LOOOVVVVEEEE this song!!!!!!!! your an AW SUM SONG WRITER!!! i hav listened to almost all of the songs on this site and have DEFINITELY rated this song and the duck song 2 as my SUPER FAVORITES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! o and i have one question for you tht is super important and tht i hope u answer…got any grapes??? bum bum bum bum bum bum!!!

  10. grrr Says:
    November 24th, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    except 44 the turkey!!!!

  11. linsey! Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 11:19 am

    lol this song is soo addicting!

  12. rose-marie Says:
    December 18th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    this is so funnyyyy!!! i can be on here all day and night…i got a question got any grapes..now i waddle away waddle waddle

  13. Sabrina Says:
    January 24th, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    ya the turkey cant fly i think u should put it on funny cause i was laphing the whole time

  14. tiger Says:
    March 2nd, 2010 at 7:25 am

    good-pretty-darn-good

  15. naztasha xoxoxoxo Says:
    March 19th, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    cool turkey song xxx mee

  16. emilyxx Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 8:05 am

    ahhaaaa i thought this song was sooo funny hahaha nxt christmas im gunna sing it!!! how do you think of this stuff!! its mental!! haha xxx

  17. bob Says:
    March 31st, 2010 at 8:40 am

    :) :0

  18. bob Says:
    March 31st, 2010 at 8:40 am

    :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

  19. bob Says:
    April 3rd, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    <('-'<)

  20. ****************** Says:
    April 25th, 2010 at 12:23 am

    Yes, I love you yes i do i think u mean MUCH

  21. jammy ducky honey bear Says:
    May 7th, 2010 at 10:24 am

    jamnatioys!!!! :)

  22. ??????????? Says:
    May 10th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    it was great

  23. mr T Says:
    May 28th, 2010 at 5:26 am

    IT IZ THE BEST 10 OUT OF 10!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. Desi Says:
    June 25th, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    You have the best songs ever!And plus Your songs are 100%!:):)

  25. Dahlia Says:
    August 2nd, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    I agree with everyone else. I have a new favoroute singer (and, judging by my previous sentence, a new favorite spell checker…)

  26. Karaboo101 Says:
    August 2nd, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    LALALALALALALALALALALALALASLALALALALALA

  27. jojo Says:
    October 7th, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    I love this song i am singing this on thanksgiving

  28. kate Says:
    October 14th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    poor turkeys :( if it makes it any better for all you turkeys out there, i don’t eat much turkey for Thanksgiving

  29. natiibo Says:
    October 14th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    So fly away to a distant land
    Where people think turkeys are grand
    Spread your wings and sore up high
    And be thankful that birds can fly
    hehe poor turkey! i know, umti; it says except fpr the turkey, it made the turkeys hopefull! :(

  30. kate Says:
    October 14th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    poor turkeys if it makes you turkeys out there feel any better i don’t eat much turkey for Thanksgiving

  31. rob 2336 Says:
    October 15th, 2010 at 6:45 am

    this is brilly

  32. danielle Says:
    October 15th, 2010 at 9:29 am

    i liked it a lot :)

  33. sunshine Says:
    October 15th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    poor poor turkey! He misses out on every thing!

  34. carl Says:
    October 28th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    :) love this song

  35. Tamika Yard Says:
    November 4th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    my friends a turkey! his names brandon!

  36. luckystar16 Says:
    February 22nd, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Exept for the turkey! (YUM!)

  37. raja Says:
    March 17th, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    This song is hilarious yet sad. I could listen to it all day!

  38. Bob the snail #1 fan Says:
    April 10th, 2011 at 8:01 am

    I love it my dad does
    too

  39. Bob the snail #1 fan Says:
    April 10th, 2011 at 8:02 am

    :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

    I love all these
    songs!

  40. asma Says:
    August 28th, 2011 at 6:28 am

    nice song

  41. Awesomeness Says:
    September 17th, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    I hate to admit it but one time, thanksgiving dinner we were telling jokes and I actually squirted water out my nose right on the turkey…

  42. stephanie Says:
    October 7th, 2011 at 9:37 am

    i love you turkey

  43. stephanie Says:
    October 7th, 2011 at 9:39 am

    :*

  44. giggles Says:
    October 15th, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    I cant imagine why the turkey isnt so happy not like it was going to get eaten. ha ha ha just kinding.

  45. Epic Me Says:
    November 3rd, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    :'( sad turkey :P

  46. Epic Me Says:
    November 3rd, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    :(

  47. Epic Me Says:
    November 3rd, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    I <3 turkey
    ^
    less than 3

  48. got any grapes? Says:
    November 3rd, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

  49. kids at school Says:
    November 9th, 2011 at 10:00 am

    We love it!

  50. The Turkey Song Says:
    November 10th, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Dear Bryant, How Do You Come Up With All This Awesome Ideas?!?!???!?!??!?!

  51. Jw totally awesome Says:
    November 12th, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    that song is funny,hilarious,extraordinary etc.i love it so much!my brother said if i memorized the whole thing and then sang it to him then he would do anything for me.I don’t know how you came up with that laughable song!I feel like listening to it over and over and over and over again.man!,you must have alot of friends.if i wrote a song as manificent as that,i can’t imagine how popular i would be.you are a really great song writer!i cannot wait to memorize it and sing it to my brother(and everyone else i know)please please please please pleeeaasssse write more funny songs!bye.(p.s.i have not listened to the duck song two yet,but i promise i will.)

  52. Bryant Says:
    November 12th, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Thanks.

  53. Anonymous Says:
    November 13th, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    tttthat was so cool !!!!

  54. barclay school Says:
    November 17th, 2011 at 9:08 am

    we love this song

  55. Bonnie Perez Says:
    November 22nd, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Great song, my grand children will enjoy it very much. Thanks ,keep them coming:)

  56. Daydrean Says:
    November 23rd, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    I love the la la la and all the detal i think its awesome!

  57. riley Says:
    November 23rd, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    if a tukey could fly we wouldn’t have thanksgiving but if turkeys couldn’t fly poor turkey

  58. Alexandra Says:
    November 24th, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Can this be a ringtone??? I would love it in my phone!

  59. rigbone Says:
    January 29th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    now I’m hungry.I craving turkey.

  60. Potate Says:
    January 30th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    I see your trying out la la la’s, instead of bumbumbums.

  61. Auddy B. Says:
    February 7th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    LOL!ssssoooooooooooooooooooooooo funny!

  62. wait does my name go here Says:
    May 30th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    lalalalalalalala :) except for the turkey :(

  63. Mr. McMacTicTacLicLacPaddywhackStripedPackKill-A-SackKnickKnackBackpack Says:
    June 27th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    im gonna force everyone to sing it and im gonna play this on itunes and lip sync and ill be awesome

  64. ME MYSELF AND I Says:
    September 10th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Yum.

  65. ME MYSELF AND I Says:
    November 6th, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Exept for the turkey.

  66. Turkey Says:
    November 10th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Help.

  67. Me Says:
    November 10th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    cute song, poor turkey :(

  68. LoneWolf Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    lol, this song tells the truth! good job Bryant! :D

  69. Buster Says:
    November 19th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Awesome!

  70. luv it Says:
    November 25th, 2012 at 8:19 am

    it rocks can’t wait 2 show it 2 the family later

  71. Steve Says:
    December 1st, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Is there a way to maximize your song video window on your website?

  72. Bryant Says:
    December 2nd, 2012 at 10:16 am

    I don’t think so, but you can on YouTube if that helps.

  73. cool Says:
    December 2nd, 2012 at 11:53 am

    i love turkey

  74. cool Says:
    December 2nd, 2012 at 11:54 am

    la la la la la

  75. Christian (1) / Garrett (2) Says:
    July 11th, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    1-poor turkey
    2-):

  76. Ana TBH Says:
    November 18th, 2013 at 8:41 am

    That song is so catchy!!!!!!:D

  77. Gwen Says:
    November 22nd, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Happy Early Thanksgiving or if u read this on Thanksgiving,,,,Happy Thanksgiving!,,or If you are reading this AFTER Thanksgiving,,,, Happy Late Thanksgiving!!!!!!! I love your songs Bryant!

  78. Merrill Says:
    November 26th, 2013 at 9:28 am

    … And be thankful that birds can fly.
    Except for the Turkey… and the Emu… and the Ostrich… and the Kiwi Bird.
    Thought it may make a good addition/tag.

  79. wants to know Says:
    January 19th, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    you should have info about the song that tells you how to play the song on all different instruments that would be fun!

  80. Says Says Says Says Says Says:
    April 23rd, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    This is like the first song I ever heard and you wrote it five days before my birthday. (:

  81. Says Says Says Says Says Says:
    April 23rd, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Just so you know wild turkeys can fly

  82. Holly Says:
    November 23rd, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    I loved it so much and I am in 2grad and my brother said it is cool

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