“Over the River and Through the Woods”


"Over the river and through the woods To Grandmother's house we go." The family travels (by horse) to Grandmother's (for Thanksgiving)


Obviously primarily a popular song, sustained by recordings and print versions, and with no relevance outside the U.S. But the fact that it has been sung by so many families in cars implies that it is at least a marginal folk song. - RBW


  1. Pankake-PHCFSB, p. 278, "Over the River and Through the Woods" (1 text,)
  2. BI, PHCFS278


Author: Words: Lydia Marie Child
Earliest date: 1978
Keywords: nonballad food family
Found in: US