Written for Thanksgiving 2012, this tender but tongue-in-cheek country waltz reminds us that the most important part of any holiday is the love we show one another. Fiddle and bass charts, and permission to project lyrics, included with purchase. (Solo version includes two copies of piano/vocal chart; for choral version, order your usual choral quantity.)
LOW VOICE SOLO OR SATB CHOIR WITH GUITAR OR PIANO, STRING BASS, AND OPTIONAL FIDDLE OR C INSTRUMENT
KEYWORDS: THANKSGIVING, ADVENT, HOLIDAYS, WEALTH, GIFTS, SOCIAL CLASS
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W&M ©2012 DAVID M. GLASGOW (ASCAP)
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The table is empty. The cupboards are bare.
I’ve got no time to notice—much less to care.
There’s tinsel and sleigh bells on TV and in stores.
(They’ve been there since October. I can’t take it much more.)
I’ve been working so hard to find something to be grateful for.
The bills in the mailbox, I pretend I don’t see.
I’ve got no way to pay them, but they won’t let me be.
The neighbors complain that my home’s an eyesore.
I’d invite them for coffee, but I can’t find the floor.
Yeah, I’m working so hard to find something to be grateful for.
But when you hear me singing my “woe is me” song,
You smile and you say it’s okay,
and your words make it so,
and at the end of the day,
I’m grateful I’ve got you to tell me I’m wrong.
Through sunset and sunrise, through blue skies and rain,
When I’m feeling comfort, when I’m feeling pain,
you tell me you love me, and you show me it’s true.
Life ain’t always easy, but I’m grateful for you.