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GLASS BREAK DEMENTIA - track 7 - "Thanksgiving"

I've been writing songs about various holidays for many years -- some day it's likely that my Greatest Hits album will be a calendar...

This is the first song I've ever written starting from a Facebook status update.  "Dolph Chaney has a big bird brining in a bucket."  (Which I did -- a 21-pounder to feed us and the in-laws.)  As soon as I wrote that, I started bopping all around the house saying "big bird brining in a bucket" to myself, and in less time than it takes to make a pot of gravy I had the song.

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Thanksgiving

 

Got a big bird brining in a bucket

Got a big bird brining in a bucket

Got a big bird brining in a bucket

And I'm thankful that I do

 

Got a safe house sitting in a suburb

Got a safe house sitting in a suburb

Got a safe house sitting in a suburb

And I'm thankful that I do

 

But mostly

I thank you

for you

 

Got rutabagers, taters and tomaters

Got rutabagers, taters and tomaters

Got rutabagers, taters and tomaters

And I'm thankful that I do

 

Got a good dog giving me her belly

Got a good dog giving me her belly

Got a good dog giving me her belly

And I'm thankful that I do

 

But mostly

I thank you

for you

 

Got cranberries cryin' in the crisper

Got cranberries cryin' in the crisper

Got cranberries cryin' in the crisper

And I'm thankful that I do

 

Got kittycats curlin' up and cuddlin'

Got kittycats curlin' up and cuddlin'

Got kittycats curlin' up and cuddlin'

And I'm thankful that I do

 

But mostly

I thank you

for you

 

Got a fine funny fun-filled family

Got a fine funny fun-filled family

Got a fine funny fun-filled family

And I'm thankful that I do

 

Got a beauty love calls me her bucket

Got a beauty love calls me her bucket

So I’ll take the turkey from the bucket, give it to the bucket

And be thankful that I do

 

- Dolph L. Chaney, 25th November 2009

 

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