Thanksgiving music?

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed
What is it?

I am English and do not know.

adam... (nordicskilla), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 16:46 (eighteen years ago) link

Other than some Thanksgiving hymns (or at least hymns sung around Thanksgiving) I don't know (and I'm American).

Abdel Clave (rockist_scientist), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 16:49 (eighteen years ago) link

"Turkey in the Straw"?

o. nate (onate), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 16:49 (eighteen years ago) link

No such thing is there?

Den Dadaismus in seinem Lauf hält weder Ochs noch Esel auf... (Dada), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 16:50 (eighteen years ago) link

Kind of creepily Calvinist now that I take a closer look at it:

Come, ye thankful people, come, raise the song of harvest home;
All is safely gathered in, ere the winter storms begin.
God our Maker doth provide for our wants to be supplied;
Come to God’s own temple, come, raise the song of harvest home.

All the world is God’s own field, fruit unto His praise to yield;
Wheat and tares together sown unto joy or sorrow grown.
First the blade and then the ear, then the full corn shall appear;
Lord of harvest, grant that we wholesome grain and pure may be.

For the Lord our God shall come, and shall take His harvest home;
From His field shall in that day all offenses purge away,
Giving angels charge at last in the fire the tares to cast;
But the fruitful ears to store in His garner evermore.

Even so, Lord, quickly come, bring Thy final harvest home;
Gather Thou Thy people in, free from sorrow, free from sin,
There, forever purified, in Thy garner to abide;
Come, with all Thine angels come, raise the glorious harvest home.

Abdel Clave (rockist_scientist), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 16:51 (eighteen years ago) link

Thanksgiving hymns.

Abdel Clave (rockist_scientist), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 16:53 (eighteen years ago) link

Zoviet France, Bring Hessa

Den Dadaismus in seinem Lauf hält weder Ochs noch Esel auf... (Dada), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 16:55 (eighteen years ago) link

The story told in Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant" takes place on Thanksgiving.

Nemo (JND), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 16:56 (eighteen years ago) link

"Pocahontas" - Neil Young

briania (briania), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 17:02 (eighteen years ago) link

"Roll, Plymouth Rock" -- Brian Wilson?

Sanjay McDougal (jaymc), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 17:03 (eighteen years ago) link

Alice's Restaurant is the closest my family gets to a Thanksgiving tradition. sort of.

danh (danh), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 17:05 (eighteen years ago) link

"How Much Better if Plymouth Rock Had Landed on the Pilgrims"

AC, Tuesday, 23 November 2004 17:06 (eighteen years ago) link

OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS TO GRADMOTHER'S HOUSE WE GO

LSTD (answer) (sexyDancer), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 17:13 (eighteen years ago) link

GRANDMOTHER that is.

LSTD (answer) (sexyDancer), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 17:14 (eighteen years ago) link

"Guffy, the Goofy Gobbler" -- Gene Autry

(A failed sequel of sorts to "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.")

gypsy mothra (gypsy mothra), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 17:20 (eighteen years ago) link

"I Want to Thank you Falettinme be Mice Elf Agin"

Nemo (JND), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 17:22 (eighteen years ago) link

That Adam Sandler Thanksgiving Song.

If you want to go the "thanks" route, there's "Thank You" by Led Zeppelin.

billstevejim, Tuesday, 23 November 2004 17:23 (eighteen years ago) link

Or Dido, for that matter.

Sanjay McDougal (jaymc), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 17:27 (eighteen years ago) link

"Gracias a la Vida" by Violeta Parra is not one, but you couldn't ask for a better song of thanks without a religious slant. (Knowing that she killed herself adds some necessary shadow to it.)

Abdel Clave (rockist_scientist), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 17:27 (eighteen years ago) link

Burroughs' Thanksgiving Prayer (hey, it was on an album):

http://www.inter-zone.org/thanks.html

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 17:29 (eighteen years ago) link

The story told in Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant" takes place on Thanksgiving.

and Arlo Guthrie plays a Thanksgiving concert every year at Carnegie Hall. originally, he and Pete Seeger did it together. as Seeger's voice started going, he no longer appeared on the bill, but generally showed up as a special guest. not sure if he still does.

gabbneb (gabbneb), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 17:41 (eighteen years ago) link

"Strawberry Fields Forever" (for the "cranberry sauce" at the end)

And thanks for mentioning the Adam Sandler track. "Turkey and sweet potato pie / Sammy Davis Jr. only had one eye."

Joseph McCombs (Joseph McCombs), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 17:49 (eighteen years ago) link

I was dragged to Arlo-Pete one year; it was OK.

Fave MysteryScienceTheater3K comment ever:

Movie: "NOT funny!"
Robot: "Oh, Adam Sandler!"

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 17:53 (eighteen years ago) link

"Turkey for the girls and
Turkey for the boys
My favorite kind of pants
Are corduroys
Gobble gobble goo and
Gobble gobble gickel
I wish turkey
Only cost a nickel"

kickitcricket (kickitcricket), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 19:07 (eighteen years ago) link

"The Donner Party" by Rasputina:

The similarities and situations between the Donner Party and the colonial Pilgrims is both appalling, frightening, and incomplete. In both cases you'll find, one, a fairly large group of ill-prepared greenhorns pitting themselves against nature and each other, two, an insufficient willingness to endure the very real hardships of frontiering and, three, coinsidential misfortune at every turn. Number three, coinsidential misfortune at every turn. Disasters at both camps were initially brought about by departure, delay, and desert inertia; which caused our heroes to begin their journeys at absolutely retarded times weatherwise. If fantasy is the refuge of a frightened man, and a castle in the air is a safe harbor for a foolish few, just imagine living in a hut buried twelve feet below the snow, with the sight and smell of the scattered carcasses of loved ones at your feet; it is the lay of the land, just another day. I would like to propose that cannibalism was indeed rampant among America's earliest settlers: The Pilgrims. For what does settler imply, if not the willingness to settle? To settle for a meal of human flesh if my thoughts on the subject are to be believed. In conclusion, spread the word of this. Look to the night sky, and hark back to our forefathers' shortcomings, and your own, as you cut your meat and lay the groundwork for a new tomorrow.

FIND IT !!

reo, Tuesday, 23 November 2004 22:52 (eighteen years ago) link

Neil Young - Cortez The Killer
Fugazi - Smallpox Champion

gygax! (gygax!), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 22:53 (eighteen years ago) link

fifteen years pass...

It's Thanksgiving in Canada today, but there are no songs called "Thanksgiving in Canada" that I am aware of, so here's "Thanksgiving in Reno" by Too Much Joy, my favourite song about the holiday:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cbu8BZLYr5U

A White, White Gay (cryptosicko), Monday, 12 October 2020 19:38 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

^^

Happy Turkey Day, yanks.

Les hommes de bonbons (cryptosicko), Thursday, 24 November 2022 16:45 (one week ago) link

Obviously being a Brit I don't do Thanksgiving, but I have made it a sort of tradition to listen to Nicole Westbrook every year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YZmFnfKpyo

emil.y, Thursday, 24 November 2022 17:01 (one week ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pvtlt-p7vB4

ꙮ (map), Thursday, 24 November 2022 17:03 (one week ago) link

Came in here to post that Ray Davies song.

Halfway there but for you, Thursday, 24 November 2022 18:36 (one week ago) link


You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.