Thanksgiving Song Lyrics & Music
Over the River & Through the Woods

Thanksgiving song lyrics and piano sheet music for Over the River & Through the Woods, an old-fashioned song your students will enjoy playing and even singing. 

Easy solos and duets

Thanksgiving song lyrics & music for piano

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Pictures from the past

I love the images of another time which the lyrics of this song bring to mind... Grandmother's cap... the horse and sleigh... trot fast, my dapple-gray!  I notice that my students like them too.

An arrangement for early beginners

Here is the easiest version of this pretty piece - a setting at Middle C position, the notes that beginning piano players are focusing on the first year or two of learning to read music.  This is the arrangement played by my student in the video above.

Over the River & Through the Woods piano sheet music

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The arrangement above is PRETTY INTUITIVE, and easy. The lyrics are contagious!

A flowing secondo arrangement

Despite sounding pretty, this accompaniment to the melody is full of energy!  This is what I am playing as I accompany my student, in the video above.

Piano secondo for Over the River

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In the key of C as well

Here is the very same shared-hands arrangement of the melody as above in G, except in the key of C.  Since it doesn't dip below Middle C, it is a better key for kids to sing in.  However, it will require a bit of thinking outside the box!  This version needs some note deciphering.

Solo or Duet of Thanksgiving song

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The link for the intermediate piano solo:



Download Thanksgiving song lyrics & music "Over the River"



The links for the easy solos and secondos:



Thanksgiving song "Over the River" in the key of G, at Middle C position



Secondo arrangement for the easy arrangement in the key of G


Where are the last two pdfs?  Coming tomorrow - it's late!







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Dana Thynes

Hi, I'm Dana!  (Say that like "Anna".)  I'm the owner of Music-for-Music-Teachers.com, and a newer site, SingTheBibleStory.com.

Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and have added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.

You can find out more about me and the reason for this website at my About Me page.