The Brookfield Community Gazette
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Happy Thanksgiving!

We thought it would be very nice to go back to 1844 when Lydia Maria Child published The New-England Boy's Song about Thanksgiving Day to help celebrate when many of us can't be together for this holiday.

The New-England Boy's Song about Thanksgiving Day

By Lydia Maria Child

Published in 1844

Over the river, and through the wood,

To Grandfather's house we go;

the horse knows the way to carry the sleigh

through the white and drifted snow.

Over the river, and through the wood,

to Grandfather's house away!

We would not stop for doll or top,

for 'tis Thanksgiving Day.

Over the river, and through the woodâ€"

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 woodâ€"

and straight through the barnyard gate,

We seem to go extremely slow,

it is so hard to wait!

Over the river, and through the woodâ€"

When Grandmother sees us come,

She will say, "O, dear, the children are here,

bring a pie for everyone."

Over the river, and through the woodâ€"

now Grandmother's cap I spy!

Hurrah for the fun! Is the pudding done?

Hurrah for the pumpkin pie!

Happy Thanksgiving!


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