The Lawrence Welk Show

Season 16 Episode 10

Thanksgiving (1970)

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Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Nov 21, 1970 on ABC
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Thanksgiving (1970)
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"Thank You, America". A red-white and blue Thanksgiving Day Salute. The Music Makers are patriotically costumed in a program of songs devoted to love of God and Country. Highlights: The tribute includes gospel singer Willa Dorsey with a soulful rendition of "God Bless America" with pianist Bob Ralston and "The Star-Spangled Banner". Bob Lido, Joe, Jimmy, Guy, Bobby, Cissy, Ralna, Mary Lou, Norma perform "I Give My Thanks to America". Salli, Sandi, Charlotte, Gail, Tanya, Dick, Ken, Arthur, Curt, Bob perform "Come and Join Me in a Prayer". Bob Lido, Ralna, Guy, Cissy, Bobby, Mary Lou, Jimmy, Norma, Joe perform "You're a Lucky Fellow Mr. Smith". Arthur, Bob Ralston, Curt, Ken, Dick, Sandi, Salli, Charlotte, Gail, Tanya and 10 musicians join in for "Your Land and My Land (Is the Best Land of All)". Sandi Griffiths & Salli Flynn duet with "Let's Make America What It Used to Be". Tanya, Gail, Cissy, Mary Lou, Norma, Ralna, Guy, Jimmy, Bobby, Joe, Bob perform "This Is a Great Country". Joe Feeney with pianist Bob Ralston perform "Be Thankful, Be Grateful". A medley of George M. Cohan Songs, "Yankee Doodle Dandy/You're a Grand Old Flag" is danced by Bobby Burgess & Cissy King. Norma Zimmer sings "Bless This House". Cissy, Ralna, Mary Lou, Sandi, Salli, Gail, Norma, Tanya, Joe, Arthur, Bobby, Dick, Jimmy, Ken, Guy, Bob Ralston + Myron Floren speaking join in for ""The Battle Hymn of the Republic". (with special lyrics) Tanya Falan sings "Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep)". "Red Wing" is danced by Arthur Duncan. Jimmy Roberts and chorus sing "Anyone Can Move a Mountain (Just Believe It)". Ken Delo performs "To America with Love". Guy Hovis (on guitar) and Ralna English perform "This Land Is Your Land". Gail, Mary Lou, Charlotte, Sandi, Norma, Salli, Cissy, Tanya, Ralna, Jimmy, Bobby, Dick, Joe, Ken, Arthur, Guy with recitation by Lawrence Welk join in for "America the Beautiful".moreless

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Willa Dorsey

Willa Dorsey

Herself

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Harry Hyams

Harry Hyams

viola (1961-1982)

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Arthur Duncan

Arthur Duncan

dancer (1964-1982)

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Barney Liddell

Barney Liddell

trombonist

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