Thanksgiving Music–Wednesday through Sunday

Philip Stopford directing my favorite Thanksgiving anthem.

It is of course possible to dance a prayer. 
                                                                         ~Terri Guillemets
Over the River & Through the Woods

CDs or MP3:   VocalEssence, Garrison Keillor, and the Hopeful Gospel Quartet

                        Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.  
                                                    ~W.J. Cameron



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Wednesday:  Baking, Cleaning, Setting the Table, Cooking Ahead, Traveling…………

Over the River and Through the Woods

“Thanksgiving Eve” Sally Rogers

Garrison Keillor’s Thanksgiving Song–Prairie Home Companion  “Where ya goin’ for Thanksgiving??”

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Chattanooga Choo Choo

Somewhere Out There (Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram –“American Tail”)

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell)

Grace isn’t a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It’s a way to live.
         ~Attributed to Jacqueline Winspear.

Thursday Cooking and Prep:

The Muppets: Popcorn

Bolero (Ravel–Wiener Philharmonic)

Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash)

Memphis Women and Chicken    (She’s got biscuits in the oven—cornbread in the pan…)

Traveling Wilburys:  End of the Line

Red, Red Wine

In the Mood (Andrews Sisters)

A Case of You (Diana Krall cover of the  famous Joni Mitchell tune)

Turkey in the Straw

Thursday– Before Dinner:

A grace could be very simply giving thanks for the hands that made the meal, for the workers in the stores, on the trucks, in the gardens. on the farms and ranches, and  the vineyards.  Even a toast to all who made it possible would work.  Mark the moment.

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing (Mumford and Sons)

Now Thank We All Our God  (organ-Giovanni Danda)

All Good Gifts (Godspell     We plough the fields and scatter the good seed on the land….

Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Iz)

Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow  (instrumental)

Thanksgiving Song (Mary Chapin Carpenter)


America by Simon and Garfunkel              We’ve all come——-to look for America.

Four Seasons (Antonio Vivaldi)

Coming to America (Neil Diamond)

I Like to Be in America (West Side Story–Bernstein)

Autumn Leaves (Miles Davis)

Thanksgiving Theme (Vince Guaraldi Trio/Charlie Brown)

Thursday  Dessert/ After Dinner

Take it Easy (Eagles)

American Pie (Don McLean)

Lollypop (Chordettes)

I Love Coffee, I Love Tea — Java Jive (Manhattan Transfer)

Coffee in a Cardboard Cup (Mandy Patinkin)

Pie! Me-oh My; I love Pie   (sung  by Andie McDowell in “Michael” after Michael says he invented pie–
“Just kidding! … Sing, Dorothy.  Now.”)   This tune is not on the soundtrack for some inexplicable reason.

Pie, pie, me oh my,
Nothing tastes better, wet, salty and dry,
all at once – oh, well it’s pie.
Apple and pumpkin and mince and black bottom,
I’ll come to your place every day if you’ve got ‘em.
Pie, me oh my, I love piiiiieeeeeee

Sleigh Ride (Ella Fitzgerald)    Ok-it bridges the seasons.”…when they pass around the coffee and the pumpkin pie.”

Thursday:  Clean-up

Lean on Me (Michael Bolton version)

Let’s Stay Together (Al Green)

Barney: The Clean up Song

Washing Dishes (Jack  Johnson)

Stay–Just a  Little Bit Longer (Temptations)

Walkin’ in Memphis (Marc Cohn)

Friday/Saturday/Sunday:  Leftovers, Tired of Turkey, Goin’ Home

A Cup of Coffee, a Sandwich, and You  (Ukelele Ukester Brown)

Lady and the Tramp Spaghetti Scene (Bella Notte)

Cheeseburger in Paradise (Jimmy Buffett)

The Last Time I Felt Like This   (Johnny Mathis and Jane Oliver)  from “Same Time Next Year”

One for my Baby and One More for the Road  (Sinatra)

Go Now (Moody Blues)

Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone (Bill Withers)

Going Home (Paul Robeson’s version)

Time to Say Goodbye (Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman)

River (Joni Mitchell)

Happy Thanksgiving,

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