Funny Thanksgiving Jingles

One of my BIG pet peeves is that all our holidays seem to focus on candy!  What would Easter, Halloween, Valentines Day, or even Christmas be without chocolate and candy?  Add to that one of my other pet peeves – we aren’t teaching our children our heritage of musical tunes, and our creativity is disappearing.  So instead of focusing on some of the less rewarding things this Thanksgiving, why don’t we try some new songs to sing?  Let’s be thankful for our musical heritage, and our tradition of creativity and education.  Here is a fun collection of Thanksgiving jingles.  You can spend some of your holiday season singing these words to some of the most recognizable tunes.  How many of these can you sing?

Here is the link to a whole bunch of fun songs:   CLICK HERE

And here are some of my favorites.

Thankful added 10-12-04 Submitted & Written By: Lyndsey Baron

Sung to: Frere Jacques

I am thankful,
I am thankful
Yes I am
Yes I am
Thank you for my mommy,
Thank you for my daddy,
And our food, and our food

Gobble, Gobble, Giggle  added 11-7-00 Original Author Unknown

I’m a little turkey here to say.
Try some beef on Thanksgiving Day.
Turkey is tough, and turkey is dry.
You really should give chicken a try!
Or how ’bout a plate of veggie delight
for a Thanksgiving dinner that tastes just right?

Dinner Bells  added 11-7-00 Original Author Unknown

Sung to:Jingle Bells

Dashing through our food,
With a knife and fork so fast,
Corn and peas to go,
While through the throat they pass,
Into the tummy they plop,
Making growling stop,
So, oh what fun it is to eat
And eat until we drop!

Oh, dinner bells, shot gun shells.
Turkey got away
What are we supposed to do
On our Thanksgiving Day?

A Sledding We will Go
(A Hunting We Will Go)

A sledding we will go
A sledding we will go
We’ll hold on tight and sit just right
And down the hill we’ll go

The Pilgrims Came  added 11-7-00 Original Author Unknown

Sung to:Yankee Doodle

The pilgrims came across the sea,
And never thought of you and me
And yet, it’s very strange the way
We think of them on Thanksgiving Day.

We tell their story old and true,
Of how they sailed across the blue.
And found a new land to be free,
And built their homes quite near the sea.

Every child knows well the tale
Of how they bravely turned the sail,
And journeyed many a day and night
To worship God as they thought right.

For a really holiday treat why don’t you try to put Thanksgiving words to your own favorite tunes?  Post below any that you especially like.


About Ms. Cyndi

Passionate about my family, my faith, and teaching music. “To teach a child to love music is to give a gift of character and beauty that will last forever.”
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