Icy SpruceOver the River and Through the Woods is a folk song originally composed by American abolitionist, Lydia Maria Child and written in or slightly prior to 1844.  Many different singers and songwriters have done their own arrangements of this song over the last century, but the original children's song version is still the most prominent and well known.  Originally written as a Thanksgiving song it also occasionally is heard with verses relating to Christmas as well.

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The lyrics (words) to Over The River and Through The Woods :

Over the river, and through the woods,
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!
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 woods
Now Grandmother's cap I spy!
Hurrah for the fun! Is the pudding done?
Hurrah for the pumpkin pie!
Lyrics courtesy of The Over The River and Through The Woods Page at Wikipedia
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