E28: It’s Turkey Day – Transcript

E28: It’s Turkey Day – Transcript

This transcript is for the Sing Along with Mandy Podcast show, “It’s Turkey Day”. You can listen to the entire episode here!

Hello hello hello

Is your family getting ready for Thanksgiving? Do you fry a turkey or bake it? Do you eat sweet potato pie or casserole? Do you make mashed potatoes or stuffing or dressing? Does your family come visit you or do you take a long car ride and eat at your relatives’ house? 

Today’s songs are all about family and celebrating Thanksgiving together!

Greeting

Hi Friends! Welcome back to the Sing Along with Mandy Podcast. I’m Mandy, and I’m so glad you’re here. 

I love to sing songs and play fun – and sometimes silly – games and I especially love to sing and play with you. 

If you or your adult would like to see the lyrics to the songs in this episode, I’ll leave a link in the show notes.  If you don’t know a song yet, don’t worry! Just listen and sing along when you can. Are you ready? Let’s sing!

Our first song is about traveling to Grandma and Grandpa’s house! It’s called

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 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 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—

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—

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 wood—

now Grandmother’s cap I spy!

Hurrah for the fun! Is the pudding done?

Hurrah for the pumpkin pie! 

Our next song today is about the excruciating wait for the rest of the family to arrive. When I was little we would get to my grandma’s house in Pennsylvania and then I would wait and wait and wait for what felt like forever for my cousins from Michigan to come!

She’ll be coming round the mountain – 

She’ll be driving six white horses when she comes

She’ll be driving six white horses when she comes

She’ll be driving six white horses, She’ll be driving six white horses 

She’ll be driving six white horses when she comes

Oh we’ll all come out to meet her when she comes…

We’ll all have figgy pudding when she comes…

Well you’ll have to sleep with Grandma when she comes…

Sleeping with Grandma! Our next song is all about a full bed. It’s called 10 in the Bed and it is our featured sing along book of the show! I found a sweet board book by Penny Dale with a little guy and a very full bed. I’ll leave links in the show notes for you to check it out.

10 in the Bed

There were ten in the bed

And the little one said,

“Roll over! Roll over!”

So they all rolled over and

one fell out

There were 9….
There were 8…

There was 1 in the bed and the little one said… “Good night!”

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Rhythm repeat

Let’s play our Rhythm Repeat game! First, let’s warm up our hands with a drumroll. Use you hands to slap your thighs! (drumroll)

Can you clap your hands? (clap) Can you snap your fingers? (snap) Can you slap your knees? (Slap) I call this next game Rhythm Repeat. It’s very easy.

I’m going to say some very silly words and then you repeat them. You can clap, snap and slap along too!

My turn, your turn, 8 rounds

Our next Thanksgiving songs are all about the turkey! This poem is called 

Gobble Gobble

The turkey is a funny bird

Its head goes bobble-bobble;

And all he knows is just one word,

And that is gobble gobble!

(Repeat)

Have you ever made the sound of a turkey? Want to try?

(Turkey gobbling attempts and much laughter) 

Our next song is a dancing number called 

Turkey in the Straw

Turkey in the straw, turkey in the hay,

Turkey in the straw what do you say.

Funnest thing I ever saw.

It’s a little tune called Turkey in the Straw.

Turkey in the straw, turkey in the hay,

Turkey in the straw, turkey in the hay

Roll ’em up and twist ’em up a high tuckahaw

And twist ’em up a tune called Turkey in the Straw.

Now, maybe it’s a little wacky when all of your family gets together. This next song is super ridiculous, but it makes for a pretty good family drama! It’s called 

Go Get the Ax

Peepin’ through the knot-hole

Of Grandpa’s wooden leg

Who’ll wind the clock

When I am gone?

Go get the ax

There’s a flea in Lizzie’s ear

And a boy’s best friend is his mother.

I fell from a window,

A second story window

Why do they build the shore

So near the ocean?

Who cut the sleeves out of

Dear old daddy’s vest?

And dug up Fido’s bones to build the sewer?

A horsey stood around with his

Feet upon the ground

Oh, who will wind the clock

When I am gone?

Go get the ax

There’s a fly on Lizzie’s ear

And a boy’s best friend is his mother.

Source: https://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/g002.html

This last song is a new one to me. I found some funny lyrics about Grandma baking pumpkin pies, but I wasn’t sure how the melody went. So, I used the melody from our last song, Go get the Ax, and tweaked it just a bit. Let’s see if this works:

The Pumpkin Pies and that Grandma used to make

CHORUS:

Grandma was a wonder

At baking pumpkin pies;

The things that you would find in them

Were surely a surprise!

We missed things ’round the cabin,

We didn’t know who grabbed ’em,

Why, Grandpa lost his brand new shiny rake;

When Thanksgiving came around,

Guess where that shiny rake was found?

In the pumpkin pies that Grandma used to make.

One day my oldest sister

Lost the pink bow from her slipper;

For months she blamed it all her brother Jake;

When Thanksgiving came around,

Guess where that old pink bow was found?

In the pumpkin pies that Grandma used to make.

One morning at the table,

We missed our brother, Parton,

Ma said that he was still not quite awake.

When Thanksgiving came around,

Guess where our Parton dear was found:

In the pumpkin pies that Grandma used to make.

We lost our bearskin great rug.

Pa said he heard a sly thug,

Had dumped our bearskin great rug in the lake.

But I’m very glad to say,

That it was found on Thanksgiving Day

In the pumpkin pies that Grandma used to make!

Adapted from source: https://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/p055.html

If you happen to know how the melody of this song really goes, will you let me know?

Closing

I hope you’ve enjoyed singing along with me today during the Sing Along with Mandy Podcast. I have loved playing and singing with you! 

If you have an idea for a theme for a future episode of the Sing Along with Mandy Podcast, ask your adult to let me know. I’ll leave links in the show notes with ways to contact me.

Next time we’ll sing songs and play games all about our Christmas!

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Goodbye Goodbye Goodbye

Sing along with you next time!

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