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Songs About the Holidays

Irving Berlin had most American holidays cornered in his songs (White Christmas, Easter Parade, God Bless America), but his Thanksgiving song, nominated for an Academy Award as “Best Song,” didn’t contain the word thanks. It was Count your Blessings:

Count Your Blessings

When I'm worried and I can't sleep

I count my blessings instead of sheep

And I fall asleep counting my blessings


When my bankroll is getting small

I think of when I had none at all

And I fall asleep counting my blessings

I think about a nursery and I picture curly heads

And one by one I count them as they slumber in their beds


If you're worried and you can't sleep

Just count your blessings instead of sheep

And you'll fall asleep counting your blessings

--Words and music by Irving Berlin (in 1954)

 

That’s what I’ve done today – I’ve counted my blessings in this otherwise challenging year of 2020.

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