Thanksgiving Tradition Thursday: The Hairy Man


The best Thanksgiving tradition is that of the Hairy Man – or the
H
ear ye man – who comes around to everybody’s houses to warm their beds on blustery Thanksgiving evenings.
 
One, two, three, four, one, two, three, four,
The Hairy Man will warm your bed,
’Fore you lay down your weary head.
He calls to the door at ten o’ the clock,
Takes off his shoes but leaves each sock.
Gets under the sheets for a short while,
Then leaves it warm with a broad smile.
To the next family with cold beds,
He calls before they rest their heads.

One, two, three, four, one, two, three, four…

And so on.