The song over the river and through the woods
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But this nursery rhyme can also the year round, not only for Thanksgiving. Some people use it for Christmas. Looking for nursery rhymes for Thanksgiving? You can listen to it at the bottom of this page Enjoy, and sing along! Over the river, and through the wood, To Grandmother's Grandfather's house we go.
Below you'll find the lyrics to the song, followed by the full poem by Lydia Maria Child…. Over the river and thru the woods, Oh, how the wind does blow! It stings the toes and bites the nose, As over the ground we go. Over the river and thru the wood, To have a first-rate play; Oh, hear the bell ring, "Ting-a-ling-ling! Over the river and thru the woods, Trot fast my dapple gray! Spring over the ground like a hunting hound, For this is Thanksgiving Day!
Although many people sing "to grandmother's house we go", the author's original words were "to grandfather's house we go". Lydia Maria Child was a novelist, journalist, teacher, and poet who wrote extensively about the need to eliminate slavery. The poem was eventually set to a tune by an unknown composer. The song version is sometimes presented with lines about Christmas , rather than Thanksgiving. For instance, the line "Hurrah for Thanksgiving Day!
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This conversation takes place starting at in the video below. Preview and purchase the album Hallelujah! Over the river and through the wood, to Grandmother's house we go; the horse knows the way to carry the sleigh through the white and drifted snow.