Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Thanksgiving Songs for Children

Over the River and Through the Woods

Over the river and thru the woods,
To grandfather's house we go;
The horse knows the way
To carry the sleigh,
Thru the white and drifted snow, oh!
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 woods,
To have a first-rate play;
Oh, hear the bell ring,
Hurrah for Thanksgiving Day-ay!
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.


cathy said...

So glad you posted this! I have been singing the first 2 lines of this song for days - now I can put the rest of the words with it and sing it to my kids.

Jannie said...

Darn I couldn't get the sound link to open but it's probably my computer.

I do know the tune, tho, it plays on the electronic teeny table that came with my daughter's doll house.


Erica said...

This made me so nostalgic for the drives to my grandparents' house for Thanksgiving dinner when I was small! My brothers and sisters and I would sing this in the back of our Suburban - probably driving our parents crazy but it was fun nonetheless! :o)

Mark said...

You do realize I have learned much from you! Thanks!

mormonhermitmom said...

Ah! The classics! Thank you.

MoziEsmé said...

This was a standard during our thanksgiving programs as a kid. I'd forgotten about it!