Saturday, November 17, 2007

Thanksgiving Carols

A couple of years ago, I complained to my family and our friend Patti that stores and radio stations were playing Christmas songs in October. Now, don't get me wrong. I love Christmas. But, I don't like the fact that "Christmas Season" seems to start earlier and earlier each year. I think most Christmas sales start in March next year.

Anyway, as I was saying, I complained about Christmas music being played in October and November. I suggested that we should be listening to Thanksgiving music instead. Patti said there were not many Thanksgiving songs, so I decided to write some. For the past few years, we have been singing these "Thanksgiving Carols". They are all set to Christmas songs. I hope you enjoy them:


Here Comes Thanksgiving
(to the tune of Here Comes Santa Claus)

Here comes Thanksgiving
Here comes Thanksgiving
Long before Christmas Day
No jingle bells, no Christmas trees
No songs about a sleigh
We will eat and we will sleep
We’ll watch some football games
Cause it is almost Thanksgiving
And it’s long before Christmas Day


Giblet Gravy
(to the tune of Jingle Bells)

Giblet gravy, giblet gravy
What is it anyway?
Pour some on my dressing, please,
Don’t let it run away.
Giblet gravy, giblet gravy
What is it anyway?
Oh, I don’t care, I’ll eat it up
Cause it’s Thanksgiving Day!


Silent Turkey
(to the tune of Silent Night)

Silent turkey
Golden baked turkey
Give me some breast
Give me a thigh
Add some ‘taters
Pile ‘em high
And a slice
Of pumpkin pie
I will loosen my belt
I will loosen my belt


Something Smells
(to the tune of Silver Bells)

Something Smells
Something Smells
Have you just burned all our dinner
Should I spray
The stink away
And have a take-out Thanksgiving Day

Cooking turkey, cooking dressing
Cooking dish after dish
In the air there’s the smell of Thanksgiving
Baking brownies, and a few pies
We’ll have all that you wish
But eventually everyone hears


The Thanksgiving Song
(to the tune of The Christmas Song -
Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)

Turkey baking on the kitchen fire
Football canceling the shows
Thanksgiving carols being sung by a choir
People dressed in pilgrim clothes

Everybody knows a turkey and a pumpkin pie
Help to make the waistline grow
Eat so much that you feel you’re gonna die
But it’s just so hard to say, “No.”

We know that napping’s on its way
There’ll be lots of leftovers for twenty days
And every mother’s child will be so weak
Having turkey soup and turkey loaf all next week.

And so I’m offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two
And though it’s been said many times, many ways,
Happy Thanksgiving to you!


Robin said...

Miranda told me about these songs. We'll sing them Thursday when you guys get here. I'll have them printed out and ready!!


Anonymous said...

Brilliant! xD They make me laugh.

Richard J said...

Very funny! I hope you don't mind that I linked to the lyrics on my blog. They made me laugh!

Alan Knox said...

I'm glad everyone is enjoying these "Thanksgiving carols". Please, feel free to print them, change them, add to them, distribute them, sing them... however you'd like to use them.


Tip Junkie said...

You are extremely talented the carols are great! You have an award waiting for you over on my site.

Mike Dowling said...

I share this with my sixth grade classes every year.