Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Over the River

(Thanksgiving Day)

Over the river and through the wood
To Grandmother's house we go.
The horse knows the way
To carry the sleigh
Through white and drifted snow.

Over the river and through the wood
Oh, how the wind does blow!
It stings the toes
And bites the nose,
As over the ground we go.

Over the river and through the wood
To have a first-rate play.
Hear the bells ring,
Hurrah for Thanksgiving Day!

Over the river and through the wood,
Trot fast, my dapple gray!
Spring over the ground
Like a hunting hound,
For this is Thanksgiving Day.

Over the river and through the wood,
And straight through the barnyard gate.
We seem to go
Extremely slow~
It is so hard to wait!

Over the river and through the wood~
Now Grandmother's cap I spy!
Hurrah for fun!
Is the pudding done?
Hurrah for the pumpkin pie!


  1. Love the poem! It's so nice to read all of it, not just the one stanza I remember! LOL! (Can't see the photo- guess it's my dial-in connection, but I'm sure it's lovely.) Happy Thanksgiving to you, your family and all your wonderful horses!

  2. I've always loved that poem so much! Happy Thanksgiving to you too!!

  3. Trot fast my dapple grey!! I never knew there were so many verses. Lovely holiday image from a simpler time. :D

    Happy Thanksgiving to your family - human and equine!

    CFS and Val

  4. Lovely poem - Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

  5. Happy thanksgiving to you and your family!

  6. Happy Thanksgiving to you, all your family, friends, and of course, the critters who surround you with love.

  7. Happy Thanksgiving to you and all your family - human and happy animals! Thank you for sharing this poem and image - just fabulous.

  8. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones! I'm just baking the pumpkin pie so it was fun to read the poem and enjoy the lovely picture. Hope you have a relaxing, wonderful day!

  9. I remember singing that in elementary school! Happy Thanksgiving to you and everyone there, of course horses included!

  10. happy thanksgiving to you. I hope you all had a good one!
    - The Equestrian Vagabond

  11. Happy Thanksgiving, I hope you had a great time.


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