Over the River…

Every child should be familiar with this poem/song.   Will your family be enjoying  “white and drifted snow” for Thanksgiving?

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“Over The River And Through The Woods” by Joseph Holodook

 Over the River and Through the Wood is a Thanksgiving poem
by Lydia Maria Child originally published in Flowers for Children, Volume 2. 

Over the River and Through the Wood

Over the river and through the wood
To Grandfather’s house we go.
The horse knows the way
To carry the sleigh
Through white and drifted snow.

Over the river and through the wood —
Oh, how the wind does blow!
It stings the toes
And bites the nose,
As over the ground we go.

Over the river and through the wood
To have a first-rate play.
Hear the bells ring,
Ting-a-ling-ling!
Hurrah for Thanksgiving Day!

Over the river and through the wood,
Trot fast, my dapple gray!
Spring over the ground
Like a hunting hound,
For this is Thanksgiving Day.

Over the river and through the wood,
And straight through the barnyard gate.
We seem to go
Extremely slow —
It is so hard to wait!

Over the river and through the wood —
Now Grandmother’s cap I spy!
Hurrah for fun!
Is the pudding done?
Hurray for the pumpkin pie!

Here is my favorite version of Lydia Maria Child’s poem for you to add to your home library collection.   A perfect book to share Thanksgiving Eve.

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