"A Boy's Thanksgiving Day"
"Over the river, and through the wood,
To Grandfather'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 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, "Ting-a-ling-ding",
Hurrah for Thanksgiving Day!" lines 1-12
by Lydia Maria Child 1844