Some Thanksgivukkah Tunes

[Sung to the tune Hanukkah, Oh Hannukah!]

“Thanksgivukkah, Thanksgivukkah”

Thanksgivukkah, Thanksgivukkah
Come light the menorah
We’ll eat so much turkey
We won’t dance the hora
Gather ’round the table
we’ll give you a treat,
Pies, turkey, stuffing and latkes to eat

And while we are feasting
The thankfulness spreads its sweet glow
One for each night, its sheds a sweet light
to remind us of days long ago
One for each night, it sheds a sweet light
to remind us of days long ago.
DSCN3712“I Have a Little Turkey”

[Sung to the tune of “I Have a Little Dreidel”]

I have a little turkey
I made it out of clay
And it will soon remind me
of this Thanksgiving Day

Oh turkey turkey turkey
You are made of clay
You don’t spin like a dreidel
So what game will I play?

Gobble Gobble

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