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Happy Thanksgiving, Again

November 28, 2013
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Did I ever tell you I’m my mother’s hippy lovechild? Well, that may be a bit of an exaggeration. My mother was a hippy and my father played folk songs on the guitar. But they were married.

As much as I am no hippy, I still have a bit of a soft spot for the movement. And today, I play folk songs on my father’s old guitar.

Thanksgiving is the perfect time for this song. And every year at this time it is played on the radio, but there may be some of you out there who have never heard it. Or people who may have heard a little bit of it, but never really listened to the whole song.

Plus I have no idea what station might play it in Princeton, if it is even played at all. So today I am continuing a little FLB holiday tradition of our own.

It’s a long song. A long long song. That has now been sung for an even longer time. So maybe sit down and take a break with the video, if you have an 18 minute window in your cooking schedule. Or maybe after your meal, when you are feeling sluggish and don’t want to talk with your family, excuse yourself and watch these eighteen minutes and thirty six seconds.

Because it is a fun song. It is a classic song. But it is also an important song. It all starts on Thanksgiving, and I like to listen to it every year.

Hope you enjoy the song and have a wonderful holiday.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 29, 2013 4:38 am

    BTW, Arlo Guthrie and Pete Seeger are playing their annual concert at Carnegie Hall on Saturday. http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2013/11/30/0800/PM/Arlo-Guthries-Annual-Thanksgiving-Concert/

  2. enough already! permalink
    November 29, 2013 7:40 am

    Ha…thought we were the only ones waiting for Alice’s Restaurant every thanksgiving. We just downloaded it this year. Happy thanksgiving, happy Hanukkah.

  3. Debra permalink
    December 2, 2013 12:04 pm

    Daniel, I knew what the song was before I even hit ‘play’. WPDH out of Poughkeepsie plays it every Thanksgiving and I usually get to hear it on my ride from Albany to Mom’s house in Chatham. Thank you for sharing. I wish you a wonderful holiday season.

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