We wrote a song about gratitude, of course, for Thanksgiving last week.
We had lots of laughs and little agreement on what any one of us might want to eat for Thanksgiving dinner. One funny discovery was that we have 3 vegan/vegetarians in our group so nobody really cared to sing about turkey. Fine with me – I’m a vegetarian too! Secondly, I didn’t have my capo which I use to make our songs in a higher key for kid’s voices – so our song is a little on the LOW side. Tune into our deep voices and deep thoughts….
Some truly lovely ideas and great words flowed out of these wonderful children: “Generations and generations”, “grandma’s tofurky”, “mom’s mash potatoes” “A great long time ago” – they really had be between laughing and choking-up quite a few times.
My favorite moment: Who would have thought a second grade boy would come up with the word “pepperoncini” to rhyme with “zucchini”? He said, “Hey, my family is Italian!” when I expressed my wonder.
Without further adieu, “Our Thanksgiving Song“.
Our Thanksgiving Song
by April Eight and the After School Songwriters