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"Over the River and Through the Woods" is a song from A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. It is sung by Charlie Brown, Sally Brown, Linus van Pelt, Marcie, Peppermint Patty, and Franklin.


The song is derived from a poem by the American poet, novelist and journalist Lydia Maria Child that was first published under the title "The New England Boy's Song About Thanksgiving Day" in the 1844 anthology Flowers for Children. The poem was later set to music by an unknown composer. Child's original poem has twelve stanzas. Only four of those, however, are usually sung and only two are sung in A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Child's original poem reads, "Over the river and through the wood", rather than "Over the river and through the woods". Although the second line of the song is now most commonly sung as, "To Grandmother's house we go", Child's original poem reads, "To Grandfather's house we go",

Lyrics

Over the river and through the woods
To grandmother's house we go
The horse knows the way
To carry the sleigh
Through the white and drifted snow
Over the river and through the woods
Oh, how the wind does blow
It stings the toes
She bites the nose
As over the ground we go

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