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Nov. 27th, 2010

03:05 pm - Turkey carols? There's no that!

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A friend o' mine raised an interesting point recently: there are plenty of Christmas songs, and even quite a few Halloween songs... but no Thanksgiving songs. Sure enough, I can't think of any!

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From:chaysefox
Date:November 27th, 2010 09:42 pm (UTC)
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I can only think of one

Adam Sandler's "Thanksgiving Song" in a loose sense.

Dunno if that really counts. Depends on yer criteria, but anyway, there ya go.
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From:hartree
Date:November 27th, 2010 10:23 pm (UTC)

Old kids' song:

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A Turkey sat on the backyard fence
and he sang a sad sad tune.
Thanksgiving Day is coming
Gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble
and I know I'll be eaten soooon,
Gobble, Gobble, Gobble, Gobble, Gobble, Gobble, Gobble
I don't like Thanksgiving Day ay ay.
Gobble, Gobble, Gobble, Gobble, Gobble, Gobble, Gobble
I think I'll run away ay ay.

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From:deckardcanine
Date:November 27th, 2010 10:40 pm (UTC)
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In the '90s, there was an SNL skit in which the Library of Congress listened to seven live submissions of Thanksgiving songs, all in unlikely genres. The reggae guy got cut short.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:November 28th, 2010 12:53 am (UTC)
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That's it! That's the closest thing to a traditional Thanksgiving song.
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From:darksasami
Date:November 28th, 2010 06:00 am (UTC)
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If'n I hadn't been late to the party, I was going to reply that that's because the one Thanksgiving song there is takes up all the Thanksgiving-song room.
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From:tilt_longtail
Date:November 28th, 2010 02:14 am (UTC)
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 28th, 2010 04:08 am (UTC)
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o/~ It's beginning to look a lot like giblets...
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From:xakko
Date:November 28th, 2010 04:26 am (UTC)
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there were two i remember from childhood - "Over the river and through the woods" and the hymn "We Gather Together"
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:November 29th, 2010 11:33 pm (UTC)
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I was going to come up with "We Gather Together", being a hymn it's about as traditional as you can get.

In fact, I learned the "real" words later, the first words I learned, as a kid, was (from distant memory):

The year 1620 the Pilgrims came over
The good ship Mayflower brought them 'cross the sea
They landed at Plymouth Rock, there they built up their houses
At harvest time they started our Thanksgiving day.

I associate the hymn with Thanksgiving more for the "history lesson" lyrics than the hymn (because any hymn where you are giving thanks to God can be considered a Thanksgiving hymn).
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From:alfador_fox
Date:December 5th, 2010 10:55 pm (UTC)
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It's because everyone's too busy eating to sing with their mouths full!
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:December 6th, 2010 04:23 am (UTC)
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That's it! The perfect Thanksgiving song: "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm"!
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