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Help: Need Thanksgiving songs

PaulBobbyBuzz 12 Nov 01 - 01:30 PM
Charley Noble 12 Nov 01 - 01:47 PM
Sorcha 12 Nov 01 - 01:50 PM
SharonA 12 Nov 01 - 01:51 PM
Sorcha 12 Nov 01 - 01:52 PM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 12 Nov 01 - 02:02 PM
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Whistleworks 12 Nov 01 - 03:38 PM
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Subject: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: PaulBobbyBuzz
Date: 12 Nov 01 - 01:30 PM

ASAP I need some songs(traditional, parodies,whatever ya got) for Thanksgiving week festivities at Mental Health facility where my daughter is a case worker. BIG THANKS PBB


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: Charley Noble
Date: 12 Nov 01 - 01:47 PM

Try Bob Franke's "Thanksgiving Eve" for a positive but thoughtful song. It should be in the DT but I'd be happy to provide lyrics and chords if it's not. Sally Rogers and Priscilla Herdman do nice renditions of this on their CD's. A friend of mine from Michigan, Camille Vetraino, added another verse, as have many others, which runs:

Each moment will pass like winter into spring,
Quickly enough on its own,
But a memory's made in the weaving of a day,
So let not a thread slip the loom.


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: Sorcha
Date: 12 Nov 01 - 01:50 PM

Sing to the Lord of Harvest
Come Ye Thankful People
Both traditional hymns.


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: SharonA
Date: 12 Nov 01 - 01:51 PM

"We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing
He chastens and hastens his will to make known..."

Anyone have complete lyrics to this one?


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: Sorcha
Date: 12 Nov 01 - 01:52 PM

It's Come Ye Thankful, link to lyrics and midi above.


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 12 Nov 01 - 02:02 PM

Tom Chapin has a really nice one. I'm pretty sure I've posted it before; I'll look for it and see if I can find it.


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 12 Nov 01 - 02:10 PM

Found it!! Click here for "Thanksgiving Day" by Tom Chapin.


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 12 Nov 01 - 02:36 PM

David Roth's "May the Light of Love"

--Charlie Baum


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: GUEST,Deborah
Date: 12 Nov 01 - 03:18 PM

My students have done these. http://www.auburn.edu/%7Ebarbed2/Fall/Thanksgiving.html

Have fun!


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: SharonA
Date: 12 Nov 01 - 03:25 PM

Sorcha, I don't understand your post after mine, above (unless you weren't addressing me!). The two lines of lyrics I posted aren't in the song "Come Ye Thankful People" that you linked. I'm sooo confuuuused! ...and still looking for the rest of the lyrics to "We gather together..."


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: Whistleworks
Date: 12 Nov 01 - 03:38 PM

As the late, and very great Virgil Fox would have said, "I've got the great Sebastian Bach in this hand and Martin Luther in the other....". Now Thank We All Our God.

Good luck,

Bob Pegritz


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: Sorcha
Date: 12 Nov 01 - 03:47 PM

Aw, crap, Sharon. I have gotten those two confused for years........I'll go see if yours is at Cyber Hymnal. Dumb me again............


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: Sorcha
Date: 12 Nov 01 - 03:48 PM

We Gather Together(with red face)


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 12 Nov 01 - 03:56 PM

Don't forget the Thanksgiving Round:

This Thanksgiving, this Thanksgiving,
Don't eat bread, don't eat bread
Stuff it up the turkey, stuff it up the turkey
Eat the bird, eat the bird.

At least it's traditional at our house.

Bat Goddess


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: SharonA
Date: 12 Nov 01 - 04:34 PM

Thanks, Sorcha! Dummy me, I could have looked up "We Gather Together" at Cyber Hymnal if I weren't so darned helpless... <| :^)


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: GUEST,BigDaddy
Date: 12 Nov 01 - 05:05 PM

Check out Maddy Prior's song, "November." It's on her "Year" album. She segues from this, her own composition into "Come Ye Thankful People." Very effective.


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 12 Nov 01 - 05:34 PM

Curmudgeon here.

One does not "stuff it up the turkey," but rather "shove it up the turkey!"

Happy Feasting -- Tom


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: SharonA
Date: 12 Nov 01 - 05:42 PM

When I was in junior high school, my English teacher assigned us to write Turkey Carols – set to tunes of Christmas carols, of course – for Thanksgiving. If memory serves, mine went something like this (it gets a bit gross in the second verse but, hey, I was in junior high!):

(to the tune of "Good King Wenceslas")

Out goes brave old Daddy dear on the white Thanksgiving,
Out to make a bird that's fat die instead of living.
Here he comes; he has one now. Let him in our dwelling!
See the turkey on our plates. See our stomachs swelling.

Mashed potatoes and some peas, gravy and the stuffing.
I thought Sis was getting sick, but she was just bluffing.
Fin'lly there's a pumpkin pie that the fam'ly's slurping.
Now we've licked our platters clean. Hear our stomachs burping.


I suppose one could substitute, for the final rhyme, "starting" and "f*rting" (but that wouldn't have gone over well with the English teacher).


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: Sorcha
Date: 12 Nov 01 - 06:05 PM

OH, GAWD, Sharon, I love it!! I am going to steal it to play at the Care Centers.........!!! ROFLMAO!!!


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: SharonA
Date: 12 Nov 01 - 06:14 PM

Go for it, Sorcha! Enjoy!!


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: GUEST,BigDaddy
Date: 12 Nov 01 - 11:14 PM

Sorry...the Maddy Prior song aforementioned is properly titled "Marigold." Not "November."


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 12 Nov 01 - 11:17 PM

I've used Gordon Bok's rewrite of "So Will We Yet" (on the Bok, Trickett and Muir album of the same name) to great effect in interfaith Thanksgiving services.

Dan


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: 53
Date: 13 Nov 01 - 11:39 AM

she'll be coming round the mountain, instead of saying we will kill the old red rooster, just say we'll kill the old tom turkey, works for me. BOB


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: Hollowfox
Date: 13 Nov 01 - 06:09 PM

See if you can scare up "Uncle Dave's Grace" by Lou and Peter Berryman. It's on their CD titled House Concert, and the lyrics are on their website www.louandpeter.com


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 13 Nov 01 - 09:53 PM

You're right, Mary- that one's featured in this month's Sing Out- made the cost of the cd subscription worth it in one go! I'm tempted to bring it along to the huge potluck T'giving dinner I'm going to next week- for after, not before dinner!


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: LR Mole
Date: 14 Nov 01 - 10:13 AM

"Give Me Gravy(On My Mashed Potatoes)"? "She's Got Legs?" "Give Peas a Chance?"


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: CharlieA
Date: 14 Nov 01 - 11:48 AM

Can't remember who sings it (my housemate took the cd back to the states with her when she left) but ther's a wonderfull song called "the Christians and the pagans" it's about a group of pagans who go to their christian aunt's for thanksgiving. one of the lines is something like "and now when christians and pagans sit together, only pumpkin pies are burning" Cxxx


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 14 Nov 01 - 12:51 PM

Oh, yeah- that's Dar Williams.


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: Sorcha
Date: 14 Nov 01 - 12:53 PM

Wonder what happened to PaulBobby?


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Nov 01 - 04:35 PM

I'm so glad someone mentioned "Uncle Dave's Grace".

Do yurselves a favour and check per Hollowfox.

Lou & Peter are priceless and this one's a masterpiece.

Cookieless Bob P


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: PaulBobbyBuzz
Date: 15 Nov 01 - 01:50 PM

Still here Sorcha, thanks for asking. Thanks also everyone for the helpful suggestions. Gonna use some at the home for the elderly where I play too...still looking for some put to the tunes of familiar songs...and, what the heck, we may just make our own up with the residents!! Big fun!! Thanks again PBB


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: GUEST,MAG at work
Date: 15 Nov 01 - 02:50 PM

What, no one has suggested "Over the River and Throught the Woods?"

The Berryman stuff usually requires two voices ...


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: Genie
Date: 16 Nov 01 - 03:44 AM

How about:

Count Your Blessings (either the old hymn or the song from "White Christmas")

Bless This House

The Lord's Been Good To Me (from "Johnny Appleseed")

My Favorite Things

Grandma's Featherbed

Thank You, Lord (For Saving My Soul)

Let Us Break Bread Together

For The Beauty Of The Earth

Amazing Grace

I Got Plenty O' Nothin' (from Porgy & Bess)
 

Genie


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: 53
Date: 16 Nov 01 - 04:51 AM

god bless the USA BOB


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: LR Mole
Date: 16 Nov 01 - 08:48 AM

Oh, yeah! "When I'm worried and I can't sleep, I count my blessings instead of sheep..." Bing! Great tune. Chords, does anyone have?(Like Yoda I'm writing).


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: Kaleea
Date: 17 Nov 01 - 04:54 AM

Didn't Rosemary Clooney Sing "Counting my Blessings"? How about We Plow the Fields & Scatter", which is a hymn written BEFORE "Godspell", from which the lyrics were "borrowed", as were all but one of the songs in the show. also: Come Ye Thankful People come Count Your Blessings Great is Thy Faithfulness Now Thank We All Our God Thank You Lord, For Saving My Soul Thanks To God For My Redeemer The New 23rd There Shall Be Showers Of Blessings To Our God Give Praise We Give Thanks (check out a hymnal from your church, temple, or synagogue or library. Ask your local elementary school music teacher for cute kid's songs for Thanksgiving.)

And my personal fav:

Have you seen the ghost of Tom? Long white bones with the skin all gone. ooh------------------------------ Wouldn't it be chilly with no skin on?


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: GUEST,BigDaddy
Date: 20 Nov 01 - 02:29 AM

Refreshing to get us through the holiday


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: Genie
Date: 25 Nov 02 - 10:29 PM

Thought I'd refresh this. Christmas talk is already upstaging Thanksgiving. Besides, some of you may have more songs to suggest.

Genie


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Subject: Lyr Add: WE GATHER TOGETHER (Theodore Baker)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 02:29 PM

Lyrics copied from The Cyber Hymnal, with information from James J. Fuld, "The Book of World-Famous Music."

WE GATHER TOGETHER

Original words in Dutch by Adianus Valerius, 1626, beginning "Wilt heden Nu treden Voor God den Heere" ("We will today step before God the Lord"), using a then-popular tune "Hey Wilder dan Wild" ("Wilder than Wild"). English lyrics by Dr. Theodore Baker, 1894.

We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing;
He chastens and hastens His will to make known.
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing.
Sing praises to His Name; He forgets not His own.

Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,
Ordaining, maintaining His kingdom divine;
So from the beginning the fight we were winning;
Thou, Lord, were at our side, all glory be Thine!

We all do extol Thee, Thou Leader triumphant,
And pray that Thou still our Defender will be.
Let Thy congregation escape tribulation;
Thy Name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: Genie
Date: 15 Nov 08 - 07:25 PM

Anyone know the chords to "Count Your Blessings" (which I presume was written by Irving Berlin, since it was from the movie "White Christmas" and I think he wrote all the songs for that movie)?


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: Genie
Date: 15 Nov 08 - 10:09 PM

Breaking Bread (Johnny Cash)


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Subject: Lyr, Chords add: Count Your Blessings
From: Genie
Date: 15 Nov 08 - 11:36 PM

Found the chords to "Count Your Blessings (Irving Berlin)


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Subject: Lyr Add: WILLIAM BREWSTER DREAMS OF AMERICA
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 01:57 PM

Happy Thanksgiving, to everyone out there in the US. Hope you have a lovely day.

For you all:

'WILLIAM BREWSTER DREAMS OF AMERICA' by Reg Meuross


"This song came about after a visit to Scrooby Church in Lincolnshire, the parish of William Brewster, one of the founders of The Pilgrim Fathers. It was the names of the children that made me want to write the song." - taken from Reg's latest CD 'Dragonfly'

'William Brewster Dreams of America'

"William says to Mary 'We're strangers in our land'
Mary says to William 'Will, I understand
But what about the children? We'll give them what they need
Give them truth, clothes and shoes
And something good to eat.'

Through the fens in darkness from Boston they set sail
Two miles out at Scotia Creek the expedition failed
The English captain robbed them and turned the ship around
And working for the King's own coin, The Catchpole took them down.

Mary took the children, Patience, Love and Fear
She bore them to God's calling, God didn't call them here
She'd take them to the new world, a new life waited there
With passage on The Mayflower. William turned to prayer

Oh say can't you see by dawn's holy light, dreams of America
Innocent pilgrims drawn from the night, to dreams of Amercia

Of those who sailed from Devon's shore barely half survived
From disease and deprivation and broken hearts they died
Leaving just four women to fifty youths and men
But William slept with no regret, said he'd do it all again

After seven years of hardship Mary had passed on
Patience was a weak child, she'd follow before long
Love and Fear bore children and William held them dear
His legacy that man be free lived on in Love and Fear

They sailed by the moon
The first giant leap dreams of America
On star spangled oceans to faith's righteouus sleep
Dreams of America."


A very beautiful song.


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: Nathan in Texas
Date: 20 Nov 11 - 10:17 PM

Here's my "sing-along" video of "We Gather Together" with chords and lyrics included.


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 21 Nov 11 - 09:19 AM

Not exactly, Thanksgiving, but close enough...

Charlie Maquire's beautiful song, "Fall is Here"

http://www.charliemaguire.com/FallIs.html


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE THANKSGIVING SONG
From: open mike
Date: 23 Nov 11 - 09:24 PM

another song...thanksgiving by Johnny Cash


THE THANKSGIVING SONG
Johnny Cash
Uit: Dr.Quinn Medicine Woman

We've come to the time in the season
When family and friends gather near
To offer a prayer of Thanksgiving
For blessings we've known through the year
To join hands and thank the creator
And now when Thanksgiving is due
This year when I count my blessings
I'm thanking the Lord He made you
This year when I count my blessings
I'm thanking the Lord He made you

I'm grateful for the laughter of children
The sun and the wind and the rain
The color of blue in your sweet eyes
The sight of a high ball and train
The moon rise over a prairie
Old love that you've made new
This year when I count my blessings
I'm thanking the Lord He made you
This year when I count my blessings
I'm thanking the Lord He made you

And when the time comes to be going
It won't be in sorrow and tear
I'll kiss you goodbye and I'll go on my way
Grateful for all of the years
I thank for all that you gave me
For teaching me what love can do
Thanksgiving day for the rest of my life
I'm thanking the Lord He made you
Thanksgiving day for the rest of my life
I'm thanking the Lord He made you


Johnny Cash als:
Kid Cole


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Nov 11 - 07:54 PM

Thanks for all the great Thanksgiving songs.

You can also do all the verses from America the Beatiful.
2nd verse starts:
O beautidul for pilgrim feet

And I don't remember if anyone mentioned these:

Thanksgiving Eve (Franke)
All I Really Need (Raffi)
All the Good People (Hicks)
Bak Home Again (John Denver)
Barnyard Dance (Martin)
Sweet Potatoes (trad)

And there is always Food Glorious Food from Oliver. We've changed the words over the years to include what my aunts make, and what always goes awrie.


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Subject: RE: Help: Need Thanksgiving songs
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 24 Nov 11 - 10:41 PM

Historically, of course, Jingle Bells used to be a thanksgiving song.


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