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Lyr Req: Thanksgiving song - can't kill turkey

GUEST,groovier@optonline.net 27 Oct 02 - 12:59 AM
GUEST,open mike 27 Oct 02 - 01:24 AM
Genie 27 Oct 02 - 09:29 PM
GUEST,betsy. 10 Nov 18 - 08:19 PM
Susan of DT 11 Nov 18 - 05:07 AM
GUEST 12 Nov 18 - 08:24 AM
GUEST,NoveltySinger 20 Dec 20 - 01:01 AM
GUEST 23 Nov 22 - 03:08 PM
GUEST,John from "Elsie`s Band" 25 Nov 22 - 06:44 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Thanksgiving song - can't kill turkey
From: GUEST,groovier@optonline.net
Date: 27 Oct 02 - 12:59 AM

I'm looking for a song I learned in grade school in the 1970s about a family that raises a turkey for Thanksgiving, but then doesn't have the heart to kill him. I'm looking mainly for the lyrics, but I'd love to know the composer's name and have the sheet music! Part of the lyrics go:

"The pudding's cooking in the pot.
It's made with plum and apricot,
But everything seems absurd.
No one can kill the bird.
We all have grown attached to him,
And on this holiday,
I left the door unlatched for him
So he could get away."

Thank you!
Doris


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thanksgiving song - can't kill turkey
From: GUEST,open mike
Date: 27 Oct 02 - 01:24 AM

as a vegetarian i certainly support this tune!!

i'm rootin' for the bird i hope he makes a clean get away!!

there was a characture in the fat freddie and mr. natural
comics whose line was "..the day i set my chickens free..."

i hop;e you find this tune i would love to play it too...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thanksgiving song - can't kill turkey
From: Genie
Date: 27 Oct 02 - 09:29 PM

I'd like to find this one, too. Need more songs for a Thanksgiving program.

Genie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thanksgiving song - can't kill turkey
From: GUEST,betsy.
Date: 10 Nov 18 - 08:19 PM

I think it starts like this...

The carving knife is sharp and keen,
we're washed and dressed, our hands are clean,
but mother's making quite a scene,
cause no one can kill the turkey!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thanksgiving song - can't kill turkey
From: Susan of DT
Date: 11 Nov 18 - 05:07 AM

Albuquerque is a turkey and he's feathered and he's fine
Albuquerque is a turkey and he's absolutely mine
He's the best pet you can get yet, better than a dog or cat
And he wobbles as he gobbles and he's awfully proud of that
Albuquerque is a turkey and he's happy in his bed
'Cause for Thanksgiving dinner, we eat egg fu yung instead.

(to Clementine)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thanksgiving song - can't kill turkey
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Nov 18 - 08:24 AM

The Dirty Turkey is the song title I believe


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thanksgiving song - can't kill turkey
From: GUEST,NoveltySinger
Date: 20 Dec 20 - 01:01 AM

Sang it my Jr Year as a solo in 1983. I am now 54.

Just hear the clock it's striking one
The afternoon has just begun
The sky's a glow with a gleaming Sun
But oh what a dismal day everything's turning gray for...

The table's set the candle's lit and everyone's about to sit
But Ma is in an awful snit
Cuz no one can kill the turkey

The candied yams are on the plate
The relatives are at the gate
But everyone will have to wait
Cuz no one can kill the turkey

The cranberry sauce has melted
And so has the Camembert
Now everyone has felt it here this tension in the air for...

The chestnuts roasting on the stove
The eggnog with a touch of clove
But Pa's a lovely shade of mauve
Cuz though it may sound absurd
No one can kill the bird

La, La, La, La, La, La, La...

Just hear the clock it's striking 3
And we're depressed as we can be
Including all of our company
Cuz everyone here is starved
For something that can be carved and...

The carving knife is sharp and keen
We're washed and dressed our hands are clean
But Ma is making quite a scene
Cuz no one can kill the turkey

The goose is cooked the soup is hot
The pudding's cooking in the pot
It's made with Plum and apricot
But no one can kill the turkey

We all have grown attached to him So on this holiday
I left the door unlatched for him
So he could get away

And the house is in an awful mess
And so is dinner, more or less
But all in all I must confess
That both the turkey and I
Are so thankful we could cry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thanksgiving song - can't kill turkey
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Nov 22 - 03:08 PM

Novelty Singer has the correct song. My school used to sing it every other year during our thanksgiving program. We had actions to the lyrics and everything. Our whole school would come together (its an all girls school in Ohio) and between "Over the River and Through the Woods" and this song, they make my thanksgiving officially begin. To me it is the Thanksgiving song (sorry Adam Sandler)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thanksgiving song - can't kill turkey
From: GUEST,John from "Elsie`s Band"
Date: 25 Nov 22 - 06:44 AM

It looks like the wild turkey, Kevin, and his pals in Woburn, Mass., is not at all happy about Thanksgiving!


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