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Do you know of any Thanksgiving songs?
November 24, 2011 10:47 AM   Subscribe

Do you know of any Thanksgiving songs?

As usual, Christmas songs are already being played everywhere. Christmas is already invading turkey time. Where are my Thanksgiving songs?
posted by rageagainsttherobots to Media & Arts (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Well there is Adam Sander's Thanksgiving Song...
posted by trunk muffins at 10:51 AM on November 24, 2011


A little bit of a tradition around here:

The original...
and...
The MeFi version!
posted by kitarra at 10:53 AM on November 24, 2011


"We Gather Together"
posted by jgirl at 10:55 AM on November 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNipQPpxsZo

also awesome interpretation of "Live at Pompeii" (video that is)
posted by humboldt32 at 10:55 AM on November 24, 2011


aww geeeze
posted by humboldt32 at 10:56 AM on November 24, 2011


Yeah, Alice's Restaurant is THE Thanksgiving song, at least in some parts of the country. In fact, I'm going to listen to it right now.
posted by rtha at 10:59 AM on November 24, 2011


Funny you should ask now.
posted by metaquarry at 11:01 AM on November 24, 2011


Haha, both posts were published at 1:47! I blame Tryptophan?
posted by rageagainsttherobots at 11:05 AM on November 24, 2011


Over the River and Through the Woods!
posted by ottereroticist at 11:28 AM on November 24, 2011 [2 favorites]


See also: Miko's excellent FPP on "Alice's Restaurant."
posted by MonkeyToes at 11:34 AM on November 24, 2011


Almost Thanksgiving Day - Graham Parsons
posted by timsteil at 11:39 AM on November 24, 2011


Along with "We Gather Together" and "Over the River", these are probably the songs I most associate with Thanksgiving:

Come Ye Thankful People, Come

Copeland's "Simple Gifts" (Yo-Yo Ma and Alison Krauss's version)

Vince Guaraldi's theme for "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving"
posted by worldswalker at 1:49 PM on November 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


The Thanksgiving Filter, by Drive-By Truckers (link goes to Dropbox streaming MP3). I predict this song will become a modern holiday classic, like The Pogues' "Fairytale of New York".

"Grandmother's wheelchair is sitting in the corner
We all sure love her, but the little ones avoid her
Cause she's gray-haired and wrinkled and her burden looks heavy
Ninety years of survival can look awful scary

Papa's building something and has since history
But what he's building is still a mystery
It's big and it's twisting and shaped convoluted
It don't have a function but you better salute it

And it will never be finished but I guess that's the point
It just gives him a filter and psychological ointment
He woke up real early but he's late for his appointment
And I sure wish I'd smoked me a joint

It's Thanksgiving and Jesus, I'm thankful
For abundance and bounty and a big tall stiff drink-full
And the love of your mama and the love of mine too
Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is soon

Mama is trying to live in the present
Don't let him have a heart attack before I pay off the presents
Granddaddy's gone but she still feels his presence
He tried to call but he didn't leave a message

It's Thanksgiving and Jesus I'm thankful
For abundance and bounty and a big tall stiff drink-full
And the love of your mama and the love of mine too
Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is soon

So put the food on the table and Papa says a blessing
They're cutting up some turkey and gobbling some dressing
My aunt's praising Palin and my niece loves Obama
My uncle came to dinner wearing his pajamas

Thank God for the filter that enables some distance
From the screaming and crying and the needs of assistance
You wonder why I drink and curse the holidays
Blessed be my family 300 miles away

It's Thanksgiving and Jesus I'm thankful
For abundance and bounty and a big tall stiff drink-full
And the love of your mama and the love of mine too
Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is soon.

It's Thanksgiving and Jesus I'm thankful
For abundance and bounty and a big tall stiff drink-full
And the love of your mama and the love of mine too
Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is soon.
Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is soon.
Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is soon."
posted by BitterOldPunk at 5:55 PM on November 24, 2011 [2 favorites]


Eef Barzelay of Clem Snide has a wonderfully melancholy song called Thanksgiving Waves.
posted by redsparkler at 11:14 PM on November 24, 2011


Moistworks' take on Thanksgiving music
posted by caddis at 6:16 PM on November 30, 2011


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