Toe-Tapping Thanksgiving Tune

Americans love to celebrate holidays. We decorate for the occasion, eat special food, and gather with friends and family. Music also plays a part in these celebrations. We sing patriotic songs on the Fourth of Ju and beloved carols at Christmas. Although we have much to be thankful for on Thanksgiving, a plethora of Thanksgiving tunes is not one of those things. Other than “We Gather Together” and “Over The River And Through The Woods”, it’s slim pickings for tunes related to Turkey Day.

Thanksgiving is such a big holiday that it just isn’t right to lack tunes for the occasion. Thus, I decided to do something to fill the void. I sat down and wrote some entertaining lyrics which are meant to be sung to the catchy and well known tune to the Christmas novelty song “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer.” For Thanksgiving, I give you “Grandma Got Run Over By A Gobbler.” Come on and sing these lyrics with me. All together now:

Grandma got run over by a gobbler                                                                                    C            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 too 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 say 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 over Grandma’s stove                                                                                    See him in there making stuffing                                                                                          Basting Butterballs with cousin Joe

It’s not easy without Grandma                                                                                                        All the family’s yearning 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                                                                                                          Plus a big and pretty platter                                                                                                       That’s just the spot for Grandma’s bird divine

I’ve warned all my friend 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.

Copyright 2011

Happy Thanksgiving to all, and to all a good nap after your big Thanksgiving meal!

Just WONDER-ing:

Why are there so few songs about such a big holiday as Thanksgiving? Would it be Thanksgiving without a turkey to serve? Other than Grandma getting run over by a gobbler, what could happen (or has happened in the past) to ruin your Thanksgiving?

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