This year, Thanksgiving falls on (occurs on) November 28th and I want to wish everyone in our ESL Podcast family — those who help to produce the podcast, those who listen to us and read what we write, and those who support us with memberships and donations — an early Happy Thanksgiving.
This year, I thought you might enjoy a Thanksgiving duel (fight between two people, usually with weapons) between perennial (always true; never ending) enemies: the farmer and the turkey. This is not a duel with swords (a weapon like a very long knife) or with pistols (guns). Instead, the weapon of choice (preferred tool) is music.
You’ll hear the farmer and the turkey play a classic American song called “Dueling Banjos.” (A banjo is a musical instrument with a round body, a long neck, and strings.) The song is an instrumental (song with no lyrics or words) and was composed (written) by a man named Arthur Smith in 1955. It was played on several popular TV shows at the time, and a version recorded in 1973 reached the top of the music charts. It was also famously used in the 1972 movie Deliverance.
I hope you enjoy this Thanksgiving video, which also serves as a reminder to us of the importance of music education, especially for turkeys.
P.S. If you’re not able to see the video below, go to YouTube.