Thanksgiving Tune

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Today is Thanksgiving, and if there’s a song in the air, I’m pretty sure that  it is a Christmas song and not a Thanksgiving tune.  Turn on the radio and you can find stations airing Christmas songs 24/7.  But have you heard any Thanksgiving tunes?  You might hear “Ode To Billie Joe,” but there’s no “Ode To Tom Turkey.”

One way of expressing joy and happiness is to sing.  Since Thanksgiving is a positive holiday celebrating the good things in your life, you’d think we’d have lots of songs to celebrate how blessed we are.  Other than “We Gather Together,” “Come Ye Thankful People, Come” and “Over The River And Through the Wood,” there’s not much to sing on Turkey Day.

Never one to merely complain about something without taking action, I am up for the challenge. I’ve penned a fun, family song that all ages will enjoy singing around the heavily laden Thanksgiving table.  Since Christmas has pretty much horned in on Thanksgiving, I’ve used a familiar tune from a hilarious Christmas song to go with my lyrics.  Sing it with me, will you?

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GRANDMA GOT RUN OVER BY A GOBBLER

Grandma got run over by a gobbler

Cooking food for our Thanksgiving feast

You can say there’s no need for Mylanta

As for me and Grandpa, relief please.

 

She’d been cooking too much turkey

And we begged, “Throw in the towel!”

But she’d gotten soo ambitious

So she hurried out the door in search of fowl.

 

When they found her Thursday morning

At the scene of the attack

There were claw marks on her apron

And turkey feathers sticking from her cap.

 

Grandma got run over by a gobbler

Cooking food for our Thanksgiving feast

You can says there’s no need for Mylanta

As for me and Grandpa, relief please.

 

Now we’re all so proud of Grandpa

He’s been slaving o’er Grandma’s stove

See him in there making stuffing

Basting Butterballs with cousin Joe.

 

It’s not easy without Grandma

All the family’s hungry for her yams

And we just can’t help but wonder

Should we serve the Tom or eat some ham?

 

Grandma got run over by a gobbler

Cooking food for our Thanksgiving feast

You can say there’s no need for Mylanta

As for me and Grandpa, relief please.

 

Now the meal is on the table

And the goblets full of wine

And a big and pretty platter

That’s just the spot for Grandma’s bird divine.

 

Grandma got run over by a gobbler

Cooking food for our Thanksgiving feast

You can say there’s no need for Mylanta

As for me and Grandpa, relief please.

 

I’ve warned all my friends and neighbors

It’s a better workout at the gym

You should never chase a turkey

Who knows the Thursday menu highlights him.

 

Grandma got run over by a gobbler

Cooking food for our Thanksgiving feast

You can say there’s no need for Mylanta

As for me and Grandpa, relief please.*

 

Happy Thanksgiving to all and to all a good bite (of turkey)!

*Copyright 2015

 

 

 

 

 

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