Tongue in cheek, composer-lyricist Yazbek said in a statement, "My ancestor, Ebenezer Yazbek, was the loblolly boy on the Mayflower. I dedicate these new Puritan-friendly lyrics to his memory."
NBC broadcasts the parade, which includes performances in Herald Square. Check local listings for time and channel in your area.
Tony Award-winner Norbert Leo Butz and the cast will sing and dance the song — an they are bringing the show's lavish staircase set to the special outdoor parade performance.