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#2185391 11/19/13 10:35 PM
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I realize that the November thanksgiving day is a USA holiday but I wonder if there are any appropriate songs related to it.

My Granddaughters (6 and 8 ) would like to play something for the family gathering but I cannot think of a single thing. That actually surprised me.

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Over the River and Thru the Woods, to Grandmother's House We Go smile

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For some reason, Simple Gifts seems to come to mind. There are tons of different arrangements out there I'm sure - perhaps one piano four hands?


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In a holiday pinch for a tune, there are two slam dunks:

1.) There's no place like home for the holidays.

2.) The song "Linus and Lucy" from A Charlie Brown Christmas (Vince Vince Guaraldi).

There is no official connection with the holiday but the kids will love the Snoopy tune best.


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My Favorite Things from The Sound of Music can be a nice easy song, and fits the mood of the holiday.

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We Gather Together (To Ask the Lords Blessing). Not sure if that is the exact name. It should be in the public domain and fairly easily found. I will see if I can find a link.

Happy Thanksgiving and many blessings to all of my new piano friends!

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Here is a link that I found quickly for the song:


http://makingmusicfun.net/pdf/sheet_music/we-gather-together-piano.pdf

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Thank you, BridgetC! I knew there was tune out there that was just on the edge of my memory, and that was it! But Grandma's house kept crowding it out smile

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Awesome, thanks a lot folks. I know some of those and they all seem appropriate.

I'll look them all up and use they either like the best or that they can play by then.

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How about "Thanksgiving" by George Winston from his "December" album? It's a very pretty and lyrical piece written in e-minor I believe. My son really enjoys playing this - one of the only pieces he seems to remember by heart. I believe you can purchase the sheet music online. Happy Turkey!


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Manndrew - Thanks a lot, I'll check it out. I hadn't heard of it but I do like George Winston.


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Jim Brickman's "Blessings" comes to mind. But his music is deceptive - doesn't look too hard on the page but can be tricky to get it to sound right. Or maybe it's just me. smile


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America, The Beautiful could be well suited 6 and 8 year old grand kids for Thanksgiving. Its lyrics include amber waves of grain and Pilgrim feet.


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