Thanksgiving Day
by John Forster & Tom Chapin
1990 Limousine Music Co. & The Last Music Co. (ASCAP)

When we were farmers we hauled in the harvest
And founded Thanksgiving Day.
With food in the shed for the winter ahead
We would gather together to say--
Thanks for our health. Thanks for our hearth
And the bounty that grows from the ground.
With our loved ones near we bless the year
That's brought us safely 'round.

Now we are shoppers. We drive to the market.
The farm seems a light year away.
Still, every November we pause to remember
That time-honored, old-fashioned day.
Thanks for our health. Thanks for our hearth
And the bounty that grows from the ground.
With our loved ones near we bless the year.
That's brought us safely 'round.

Everything changes, yes, even Thanksgiving.
Let's rededicate this old day
To helping the hungry, the poor and the homeless
So all may be able to say--
Thanks for our health. Thanks for our hearth
And the bounty that grows from the ground.
With our loved ones near we bless the year
That's brought us safely 'round.
With our loved ones near we bless the year
That's brought us safely 'round.


This song appears on Tom Chapin's Mother Earth CD.

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