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Lyr Add: Thanksgiving Day (Tom Chapin) - kids song

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AllisonA(Animaterra) 12 Nov 99 - 12:37 PM
Áine 12 Nov 99 - 01:58 PM
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AllisonA(Animaterra) 13 Nov 99 - 09:34 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: THANKSGIVING DAY (Tom Chapin)
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 12 Nov 99 - 12:37 PM

Found it!!! Here it is :

THANKSGIVING DAY
by Tom Chapin

1. When we were farmers we hauled in the harvest,
and founded Thanksgiving Day.
With food in the shed for the winter ahead,
We would gather together to say:

REFRAIN: Thanks for our health,
Thanks for our heart,
And the bounty that grows from the ground.
With our loved ones near, we bless the year
That's brought us safely round.

2. Now we are shoppers, we drive to the market,
The farm seems a lightyear away.
Still every November we pause to remember
That time-honored old-fashioned way:
REFRAIN

3. Everything changes, yes, even Thanksgiving.
Let's rededicate this old day
To helping the hungry, the poor, and the homeless,
So all may be able to say:
REFRAIN


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Thanksgiving Day (kids song)
From: Áine
Date: 12 Nov 99 - 01:58 PM

Dear Animaterra,

This is a great song I'd like to teach to my kids! Do you have any info on where I could a recording of it or the tune to it?

Thanks for finding this, Áine


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Thanksgiving Day (kids song)
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 12 Nov 99 - 02:56 PM

Tom's cd "Mother Earth" has it; I'm sure it's available on CD Now (be sure you access it thru the Mudcat to give a small donation here!). If I can figure out how to send a midi file here I'll try it tonight on Noteworthy. My kids at school are loving it- all of them, from grade 1-5. We look forward to presenting it at assembly next week!
Allison


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Thanksgiving Day (kids song)
From: Áine
Date: 12 Nov 99 - 04:10 PM

That would be great if you could do a midi for it. I'll check on the CD this weekend. Thanks for the heads up on this one, Allison!

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Thanksgiving Day (kids song)
From: Hummingbird
Date: 12 Nov 99 - 10:09 PM

What a wonderful song. Would you happen to know what chords are played with it. If you don't, I'm sure I can figure out my own melody. This is just what i"ve been looking for to sing with some 2cnd graders. Bravo!!!

Hummer


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Subject: Chords Add: THANKSGIVING DAY (Tom Chapin)
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 13 Nov 99 - 09:34 AM

Here's the chords (I hope it works in HTML!). I'll work on the midi if I can:

           D			D7	G		Em       
1. When we were farmers we hauled in the harvest,
C D G
and founded Thanksgiving Day.
C D Bm Em
With food in the shed for the winter ahead,
D A D-7
We would gather together to say:
G D
REFRAIN: Thanks for our health,
G D
Thanks for our heart,
G D E
And the bounty that grows from the ground.
Am D G Em
With our loved ones near, we bless the year
C D G
That's brought us safely round.
D D7 G Em


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Thanksgiving Day (kids song)
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 13 Nov 99 - 09:35 AM

Ignote the last 4 chords- I had double clicked the paste and forgot to delete that part!


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Subject: Tune Add: THANKSGIVING DAY (Tom Chapin)
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 13 Nov 99 - 09:50 AM

Does this work?

MIDI file: THANKS~1.MID

Timebase: 192

Name: Thanksgiving Day
Text: By Tom Chapin
Tempo: 140 (428571 microsec/crotchet)
Key: G
TimeSig: 3/4 24 8
Start
0000 1 66 110 0160 0 66 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 66 110 0160 0 66 000 0032 1 64 110 0160 0 64 000 0032 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0032 1 64 110 0160 0 64 000 0032 1 66 110 0160 0 66 000 0032 1 64 110 0160 0 64 000 0032 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0032 1 59 110 0160 0 59 000 0032 1 60 110 0160 0 60 000 0032 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0032 1 64 110 0160 0 64 000 0032 1 66 110 0336 0 66 000 0048 1 64 110 0160 0 64 000 0032 1 62 110 0912 0 62 000 0048 1 59 110 0160 0 59 000 0032 1 60 110 0160 0 60 000 0032 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0032 1 64 110 0160 0 64 000 0032 1 66 110 0160 0 66 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0032 1 64 110 0160 0 64 000 0032 1 66 110 0160 0 66 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 66 110 0160 0 66 000 0032 1 64 110 0160 0 64 000 0032 1 66 110 0160 0 66 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 66 110 0160 0 66 000 0032 1 64 110 0160 0 64 000 0032 1 62 110 0912 0 62 000 0240 1 59 110 0160 0 59 000 0032 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0032 1 64 110 0160 0 64 000 0032 1 62 110 0336 0 62 000 0240 1 59 110 0160 0 59 000 0032 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0224 1 62 110 0094 0 62 000 0002 1 60 110 0094 0 60 000 0002 1 59 110 0160 0 59 000 0032 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 69 110 0336 0 69 000 0048 1 67 110 0094 0 67 000 0002 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 71 110 0912 0 71 000 0048 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 71 110 0094 0 71 000 0002 1 72 110 0336 0 72 000 0048 1 71 110 0160 0 71 000 0032 1 69 110 0336 0 69 000 0048 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0032 1 71 110 0336 0 71 000 0048 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 67 110 0336 0 67 000 0048 1 66 110 0160 0 66 000 0032 1 64 110 0336 0 64 000 0048 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 67 110 0336 0 67 000 0048 1 66 110 0160 0 66 000 0032 1 67 110 0912 0 67 000
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:Thanksgiving Day
M:3/4
Q:1/4=140
K:G
F2G2A2|G2F2E2|D2E2F2|E2D2B,2|C2D2E2|F4E2|
D6|-D4B,2|C2D2E2|F2G2A2|D2E2F2|G2F2E2|F2G2A2|
G2F2E2|D6|-D6|B,6|-B,2D2E2|D6|B,2D2G2|D4DC|
B,2D2G2|A4GA|B6|-B4AB|c4B2|A4D2|B4A2|G4F2|
E4A2|G4F2|G6|-G7/2||


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Thanksgiving Day (kids song)
From: Hummingbird
Date: 13 Nov 99 - 01:36 PM

Thanks very much, now If I could just figure out the program I'd be all set. LOL

Hummer.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Thanksgiving Day (kids song)
From: Genie
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 05:18 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Thanksgiving Day (kids song)
From: bbc
Date: 21 Nov 11 - 09:59 PM

Hi, Allison,

In the refrain, it should be "Thanks for our hearth" not "heart." I checked the CD booklet & just heard Tom sing it yesterday.

Barbara


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