The Pilgrims Came

by ANNETTE WYNNE

The Pilgrims came across the sea,
And never thought of you and me;
And yet it’s very strange the way
We think of them Thanksgiving Day.

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We tell their story old and true
Of how they sailed across the blue,
And found a new land to be free
And built their homes quite near the sea.

Every child knows well the tale
Of how they bravely turned the sail;
And journeyed many a day and night,
To worship God as they thought right.

Many people think that they were sad,
And grave; I’m sure that they were glad—
They made Thanksgiving Day– that’s fun–
We thank the Pilgrims every one!

From For Days and Days: A Year Round Treasury
of Child Verse
by Annette Wynne (1919)

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