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This is a tune I came up with rather spontaneously the other day about a turkey who was out for revenge.

This includes a special intro I made for the KSVY 91.3 Virtual Garage radio show. This was the 1,000th new song ever played on the program.
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Lyrics
There's a full moon on the rise
something's cooking in the autumn night
Have you heard there's a new kind of bird of prey
he goes by the name of Jive Turkey

He sees you stuffing yourselves
as he perches and he scowls on the window sill
he's making a deadly vow
to avenge all his buddies in the gravy somehow

Jive Turkey in the shadows now
Jive Turkey don't clown around


Everybody take heed Thanksgiving Day
This bird on the loose is quite insane
When he gobbles and he squawks you'd better run
there's nothing meaner than a turkey with a scatter gun

Jive Turkey
Jive Turkey

Sweat potatoes and the beans and the casserole
all the kiddies flickin' peas in the jell-o mold
Everybody's drinking wine
Everybody's feeling fine
All the wile Jive Turkey's made his way inside
Song Stats
Hits: 8343
Comments: 35
Fans: 7
Plays: 1058
Downloads: 305
Votes: 18
Uploaded: Nov 23, 2005 - 12:16:36 AM
Last Updated: Mar 21, 2007 - 04:35:49 AM Last Played: Nov 18, 2018 - 08:12:15 PM
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Comments
urbnite said 4963 days ago (November 23rd, 2005)
love the artwork!
what a fun thanksgiving song!

hilarious! great production too... good performances. what to say, really?

they should play it before/after alice's restaraunt!
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Peter Greenstone said 4962 days ago (November 23rd, 2005)
love the artwork!
Thanks, Urb. Glad you got a kick out of it.
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ronnielong said 4963 days ago (November 23rd, 2005)
HA! Jive indeed...
Fun tune Bro....

Congrats on bein the 1000th Tune on VG!!!! WooHooo!!

GREAT performance btw. :)

jive indeed

-Cheers-
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Peter Greenstone said 4962 days ago (November 23rd, 2005)
HA! Jive indeed...
Thanks, Ronnie. Blain was kind enough to give me a heads-up so I could
prepare something.

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caroline said 4963 days ago (November 23rd, 2005)
well ... that got my eyes open!!!
laugh??? i nearly rushed out a bought a turkey - thank you so much peter - i wish every day would start with such a smile - happy thanksgiving to you and yours - xxx
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caroline said 4963 days ago (November 23rd, 2005)
well ... that got my eyes open!!!
laugh??? i nearly rushed out a bought a turkey - thank you so much peter - i wish every day would start with such a smile - happy thanksgiving to you and yours - xxx
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caroline said 4963 days ago (November 23rd, 2005)
well ... that got my eyes open!!!
and that's what happens if i try to do stuff before the coffee!!!
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Peter Greenstone said 4962 days ago (November 23rd, 2005)
well ... that got my eyes open!!!
Thanks, Caroline. I'm glad I helped get your day off to a good start, even
though it made you double-post.

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jiguma said 4963 days ago (November 23rd, 2005)
This bird on the loose is quite insane
Haven't started the song yet, but LOVE the artwork!

Oh far out!! If this is rockabilly, I'm a rockabilly fan!!! Peter, your
voice just gets wierder and wierder (in the nicest possible way!). Words
escape me - wonderful, insane!

Neil
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Peter Greenstone said 4962 days ago (November 23rd, 2005)
This bird on the loose is quite insane
Thanks, Neil. Yeah, this is a kind of form of rockabilly, a sort of blend of
hillbillie-Appalachia and rock-n-roll. Moonshine and gravy.

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SlimGirlFat said 4963 days ago (November 23rd, 2005)
Ha Ha
Excellent track Peter, Love your voice in this, LOL.
and congrats on being Song No 1000 on VG too.
Funny lyrics and all round fun track
Slimmie
SlimGirlFat said 4963 days ago (November 23rd, 2005)
Ha Ha
Excellent track Peter, Love your voice in this, LOL.
and congrats on being Song No 1000 on VG too.
Funny lyrics and all round fun track
Slimmie
whispering said 4963 days ago (November 23rd, 2005)
Nice song
I find this a very nice song. Nice singing and the music goes very nice with
it :)
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aclarke said 4963 days ago (November 23rd, 2005)
ROFLMAO!!
Happy Thanksgiving! Literally fell out of the chair when I heard this on VG
last night. Thanks again for sharing you unusual sense of humor. LOL!
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drakonis said 4962 days ago (November 23rd, 2005)
Thanksgiving or Halloween?
Very hilariously delicious concoction... what *did* you do to your voice?
Well performed, wonderfully mixed... reminds me a bit of Dana Lyon's
"Cows with Guns". We have always avoided Jive turkey by eating duck,
or ducks, depending on how many come over on D-day. Congrats on
being #1000 at VG, great stuff(ing)!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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alley-oop said 4962 days ago (November 23rd, 2005)
Redneck gobbling fun
Perfect timing
"Pass s'more of that thar jive turkey, Ma"
Clean guitar. rubber band vocal chords.
Funny lyrics.

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Bonka said 4962 days ago (November 23rd, 2005)
lol
Really awesome stuff Peter.
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packosmokes said 4962 days ago (November 23rd, 2005)
Buddies in the gravy!
GREAT! What a terrific track for Thanksgiving... I guess Jive Turkey will be
comin' for me tomorrow.

I miss hearing silly tracks on MacJams and this one definitely goes down
as one of the greats!
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DeputyDoofy said 4962 days ago (November 24th, 2005)
Excellent Thanksgiving Song.
I'm hungry now.... and it's only 9:10am here. :D
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ka-klick said 4962 days ago (November 24th, 2005)
Made me ROTFL
The other night when I heard it live on the Garage. I LOVE the vibes! Has
some nice dark swing elements in it like Squirrel Nut Zippers too. DL'd
Fave'd - This is GREAT stuff!
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Drew Kopr said 4961 days ago (November 24th, 2005)
Best tune on Macjams!
Man oh mutha f'in man this tune is friggin' perfect! The lyrics are so perfectly funny--describes T'giving at my household. I love the visions in the lyrics dude--so awesome! The melodies are huge, the key parts are just so right on the money cool. It is an awesome song and I damn near vomitted from laughter during the show! Happy Bird Day!!!
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Peter Greenstone said 4961 days ago (November 24th, 2005)
Best tune on Macjams!
Thanks, Drew. What I was really looking for in a reaction was some sort of nasal
projection, gravy or beverage uncontrollably shot out the nose. A near giggle-
barf is rewarding, just the same though. Happy Thanksgiving. :)

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Nolan said 4961 days ago (November 25th, 2005)
Fantastic
So well executed, Peter. Spot on production. I love the little
vibraphone(?) runs. Great touch. And nice 'aahs', by the way. Clever.
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perceptualvortex said 4960 days ago (November 25th, 2005)
Niiice
Really cool Peter. I enjoyed listening to this on Virtual Garage the other night. Gobble!
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thetiler said 4959 days ago (November 26th, 2005)
your gifted vocal
is really something to behold, nice, terrific soulful almost a cross between
dylan, 50's Elvis feel, Very cool, maybe of little Roy Orbison band feel and
the list goes on and on.

You sure could be a star on radio with the right connections, that is really
kind of tough of course for anybody of high talent to achieve, but hope
you get a good break, cause you have a terrific gift for singing, composin
and playin.
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thetiler said 4959 days ago (November 26th, 2005)
your gifted vocal
is really something to behold, nice, terrific soulful almost a cross between
dylan, 50's Elvis feel, Very cool, maybe of little Roy Orbison band feel and
the list goes on and on.

You sure could be a star on radio with the right connections, that is really
kind of tough of course for anybody of high talent to achieve, but hope
you get a good break, cause you have a terrific gift for singing, composin
and playin.
Check out my latest song called They Went Underground
Peter Greenstone said 4959 days ago (November 26th, 2005)
your gifted vocal
Thanks, Bill... twice ;) Very kind words. It was fun singing in my scrawny
hillbilly voice.

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FSVC said 4945 days ago (December 10th, 2005)
Loved it
Rockabilly just sounds so awesome. That hillbily voice ruled the world. The concept was just awesome and the song was just all round ace.
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said 4939 days ago (December 16th, 2005)
Turkey!
Ha! Unexpected fun on an overcast Friday. Great rockabilly vibe.
stratcat51 said 4938 days ago (December 18th, 2005)
Cool Tune
I really liked this. It had a kind of post modern neo rockabilly thang going on. The little keyboard part that sounded like vibes was a nice touch. The backround vocals remined me of the Jordonaires on the old Elvis records. Great Song. I feel a little queasy about that turkey sandwitch I had at Subway today.
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said 4931 days ago (December 25th, 2005)
LOL
You sure taht this isn't a song by another persona of yours? ;)
Well done fun tune.
bronco said 4923 days ago (January 1st, 2006)
Too cool, too fun
I don't know how I missed this one the first time around but wow, I am
blown away. Peter, you can go from the ultimate serious to the zany
with no effort at all! Great, loved it!
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Peter Greenstone said 4923 days ago (January 1st, 2006)
Too cool, too fun
Thanks, Bronco. Glad you finally caught it. I need to do this goofy stuff to
ground myself. Comes out in spasms.

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dreadmon said 4919 days ago (January 5th, 2006)
Twisted fun
This is crazy haunted house music like Danny Elfman, somehow I missed this around Thanksgiving - sure glad we didn't have a bird in the house! Love the deep "Riders in the Sky" backing vocals - super-cool!
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***itiswotitis*** said 4488 days ago (March 13th, 2007)
MAN that turkey can JIVE!!
fooot tapping high energy big smiling music...thx PETER love it :)
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