Lyrics

Here are the lyrics to the songs on Liz’s three CDs, “Amazing!,” “Once Upon A Tune,” “Singing All the Way Home,” and “Make it a Song, Song, Song.” Go to the Order CD page to find out how to purchase these recordings.


 

CD
“Amazing!”

All songs are © 2016 by Liz Buchanan unless otherwise indicated.

  1. Amazing
  2. No Fire, Dragon!
  3. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  4. T-Rex
  5. Just a Little Seed (I’ve Got Potential)
  6. Flying High
  7. The Dot
  8. The Tortoise and the Hare
  9. H2O
  10. Imagination
  11. Winter Song
  12. A Song of Spring

Amazing

© 2016 by Gordon MacFarland & Liz Buchanan

He drew a circle on the page, then a big red line,
Then a river, and a bright blue sky,
But something was missing that he wanted to show
So he added some people, and what do you know?
It was a picture in the making that he started from scratch
From a blank piece of paper, something to last.

(Chorus) It’s amazing, what we can do
With a little bit of time and encouragement, too.
We’re up in the morning – it’s a brand new day.
Let’s give it a go, hey what do you say?
Amazing … Amazing!

She took some blocks and built a big house
Then added a road with bus stops,
Created a school just a little ways off
Where the kids would go and learn a lot.
It was a city in the making that she started from scratch
From a pile of blocks. She’s not looking back! Chorus

They started humming, then had a thought,
This could be a song, this idea we’ve got,
So they found a melody they all could sing
And a chorus that pulled together everything.
It started with a note and a couple of words;
Now, it’s a song to be sung and heard. Chorus

Every day’s another chance to show
That every idea has room to grow.
Let’s see what we can do; are you ready to go? Chorus

No Fire, Dragon!

© 2006 by Liz Buchanan

No fire, today, dragon, no fire!
No fire, hey, hey, I said, no fire!
It’s time to play, let’s fly through the sky,
Be friends, okay? I said, no fire, that’s right, no fire!

Is it time to eat our lunch?
Eat apples to make a crunch.
Don’t eat my shoe, don’t eat my hat,
And please, Mr. Dragon, not my cat!
Chorus

Knights and dragons get in fights
Swords flash to castle heights.
But might there be a better way?
Instead of fighting, why not play?
Chorus

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Written with First Grade students at the Condon School, Boston
Inspired by the book by Eric Carle

I’m a caterpillar on my way
To be a butterfly one day
For now there’s just one job for me
Very simple: I just eat.

(Chorus)
I’m eating … Apples and cherries, yum yum
Pickles and pie, yum yum
Ripe strawberries, yum yum
Corn beef on rye, yum yum
Pizza and popcorn, yum yum
Chicken and rice, yum yum
Crackers and cheese, yum yum
Ice cream is nice, yum yum
I say, yum yum yum yum
I say, yum yum yum yum

I like to eat, don’t you know?
I eat and eat so I can grow.
I’m very hungry – aren’t you glad?
It’s the best lunch I ever had!
Chorus

And after I eat, one day soon
I’ll be hangin’ out in a cocoon.
Before long look up to the sky
And watch me as a butterfly!
‘Cause I ate … Chorus

End:
I’m a very hungry caterpillar, yum, yum!

T-Rex

Written with First Grade students at the Condon School, Boston

Stomping, hungry, scary, mean!
It’s a good thing he’s extinct.
Fierce and frightening, so big – wow!
Who’s that creature? Tell me now!
It’s a T-Rex. It’s a T-Rex

Paleontologists
Study all those dinosaur bones.
Found a huge one, so big, wow!
Who’s that creature? Tell me now.
It’s a T-Rex. It’s a T-Rex.

Tell me about that T-Rex – tell me everything.
Tell me about that T-Rex – tyrant lizard king.
Tall as three men – Lizard like
Small arms – Big legs
Giant mouth – Sharp teeth
He eats meat – He eats me! Aaaah!
It’s a T-Rex (4x)

Stomping, hungry, scary, mean,
It’s a good thing he’s extinct.
Fierce and frightening, so big – wow!
Who’s that creature? Tell me now!
It’s a T-Rex. It’s a T-Rex.
It’s a T-Rex. It’s a T-Rex.
(Yell) T-Rex! Grrr!

Just a Little Seed (I’ve Got Potential)

© 2014 by Liz Buchanan

What could I become? I’m just a little seed.
I could be a sunflower. I could be a tree.
And lots of juicy apples could all begin with me
‘Cause I’ve got potential – I’ve got potential.
I’m a little seed – I’m a little seed.

What could I become? I’m just a little seed.
I could be a redwood, and grow 300 feet. Wow!
Or I could grow some pumpkins in time for Halloween
‘Cause I’ve got potential – I’ve got potential.
I’m a little seed – I’m a little seed.

I need some help growing – I can’t do it alone.
I need rich soil and water and lots of sun,
And you can help by planting me in the ground,
And take care of the earth, to keep us all around!

What could I become? I’m just a little seed.
I could be a daisy or a coconut tree.
Or lots of ripe bananas could all begin with me
‘Cause I’ve got potential – I’ve got potential.
I’m a little seed – I’m a little seed.

Flying High

Written and revised with different classrooms of kindergarten students at the Gardner Pilot Academy and the Condon School, Boston

Imagine knowing how to fly
With the birds and butterflies
Soaring, gliding through the air
I could travel anywhere

(Chorus) I wish I knew how to fly, like fairies, birds and Superman!
If I could fly, I’d go so high,
With magic (echo) I think I can (echo)
With magic (echo) I think I can (echo)

If we could fly, what would we see?
An eagle soaring, proud and free.
A cloud that billows soft and white
Above me, yellow sun so bright.
Chorus

If we could fly, where would we go?
Over mountains white with snow
And to a beach with warm, white sand
We’ll go swimming when we land!
Chorus

The Dot

Written with First Grade students at the Condon School, Boston
Inspired by the book by Peter H. Reynolds

“I just can’t draw,” said Vashti. “An artist I am not.”
So she took a piece of paper and made a great big dot.
Then came another dot, and then another one
And Vashti discovered that art was lots of fun.

(Chorus) Oh, smaller dots and bigger dots, dot-dot-dot-dot-dot
Keep on adding more – lots and lots and lots!
And when you see them all, you will understand,
That you can be an artist – DOT! – oh, yes, you can.
You can be an artist – DOT – oh, yes, you can.

Dots in pink and yellow
Red, purple, green and blue
Dots that make a pattern
Dots both old and new.
Dots upon my tights, dots upon my tie
Dots all through the night, like stars up in the sky. Dot-dot-dot …
Chorus

And once upon a time, a French painter named Seurat
Painted lots of pictures with, you guessed it! Lots of dots! Chorus

The Tortoise and the Hare

© 2014 by Liz Buchanan

All day long, watch the tortoise go.
Plodding along, his steps so slow.
And all day long, the hare goes fast!
Watch as he goes hopping past, watch as he goes hopping past.
Tortoise, so slow. Oh, so slow.
Hare, so fast, zip-zip fast. Hare so fast, zip-zip fast.

So says the hare, “How ‘bout a race?
‘Cause I know I will win first place!
Could the tortoise beat me? Never!”
Then the tortoise says, “Whatever.”

On your mark, get set, go!

Watch that hare go go go!
Watch that hare, hopping fast!
Watch that hare go go go!
Watch that hare, hopping fast!
Here comes tortoise, oh so slow
Tortoise, he will come in last.
Hare, so fast, zip-zip fast. Hare so fast, zip-zip fast.

So says the hare, “This race is a snap.
So I think I will take a nap.
Racing with a tortoise is such a bore.”
So the hare lies down and soon lets out a snore. (snoring)

Then along comes tortoise at a steady pace.
Always slow, but still in the race.
Slow, so slow, but he gets there,
And crosses the finish line before the hare!

Give steady tortoise a great big cheer!
Hip-hip hooray! Never fear.
Though hare wakes up, he’s just too late,
‘Cause slow and steady won the race.
Yes, tortoise kept going and got FIRST PLACE!

H2O

 

Give me an H – H! Give me a 2 – 2! Give me an O – O!

What do you get? Water!

Hydrogen 2 Oxygen – H2O
Together they make water – H2O
Learn about it, sing about it – H2O
You know we can’t live without it – H2O
Two atoms of hydrogen – H2O
One atom of oxygen – H2O
You freeze it to make ice – H2O
When it boils, the steam will rise – H2O

It’s water, oh water, all kinds of life need water.
Water, oh water, we just can’t live without water,
In the river, in the ocean, in the deep blue sea
For animals, for people, for plants and trees.
Water, oh water, we’re singing: H2O for you and for me!
H2O for you and me!

We need it to keep clean – H2O
To keep the garden green – H2O
We need it for the trees – H2O
For the birds and the bees – H2O
In the waterways – H2O
We need the rainy days – H2O
For the whales and the fish – H2O
Clean water is our wish – H2O

It’s water, oh water, all kinds of life need water.
Water, oh water, we just can’t live without water,
In the river in the ocean in the deep blue sea
For animals, for people, for plants and trees.
Water, oh water, we’re singing: H2O for you and me!
We’re singing: H2O for you and me!
H2O – for every plant and tree
H2O – for all life to be!

Give me an H! Give me a 2! Give me an O!
What do you get? Water!

Imagination

 

(Chorus) Imagination, imagination
Imagination, imagination
It’s a journey, it’s a dream, it’s a far-off shore,
A whole world waiting for us to explore.
Imagination, imagination
Imagination, imagination

I see a purple sky, an ocean wide,
Wings to fly, friends at my side.
Wind on my face, swift and free;
A new world opens up to me. Chorus

With heroes as guides, the stories inspire.
I learn from them as I find my fire!
I’m not afraid to reach out far,
Learn the way and touch the stars
Imagination, imagination,
Imagination, imagination.

Won’t you come on this journey with me?
Imagine together so bold and free.
With wings spread wide, the story begins.
There’s no telling where it ends. Chorus

Winter Song

© 2010 by Liz Buchanan

The days are getting shorter; the nights are getting long;
The season’s changing; the sky’s a steely gray.
In the trees, the cold wind blows; the brown leaves spin around
As the last signs of warmth slip away.

But inside my heart, there’s a rainbow.
Inside my heart, there’s a smile.
Inside my heart, there’s a whole lot of love,
And it’s going to keep us warm for a while.

Won’t you come inside with me, where the fire is warm?
We’ll find our sunshine, though the winter’s long,
Walk in the moonlight in soft, new-fallen snow,
And together, we’ll write our winter song.

For inside my heart, there’s a rainbow.
Inside my heart, there’s a smile.
Inside my heart, there’s a whole lot of love,
And it’s going to keep us warm for a while.

On the darkest of all nights, we can fill the world with light,
Fill the world with light.

For inside my heart, there’s a rainbow.
Inside my heart, there’s a smile.
Inside my heart, there’s a whole lot of love,
And it’s going to keep us warm for awhile.

A Song of Spring

Written with Pre-K students at the Gardner Pilot Academy, Boston

There are new leaves on the trees, and flowers and bees
In the spring, in the spring
I like to play in the sun, in the park we’ll have fun
In the spring, in the spring.

(Chorus) I like to sing … a song of spring
I like to sing … a song of spring
I like to sing … a song of spring
I like to sing … a song of spring.

When I look up in the sky, I see birds and butterflies
In the spring, in the spring
And though there might be rain, there’s a rainbow on the way.
In the spring, in the spring. Chorus

On my face there’s a smile, and I think it’s been a while,
In the spring, in the spring.
When all life is new, I feel happy through and through,
In the spring, in the spring.
Chorus


 

CD
“Once Upon A Tune”

All songs are by Liz Buchanan © 2012 unless indicated otherwise.

  1. Come into the Circle
  2. The Three Bears
  3. What Color Will You Be?
  4. Peter Rabbit
  5. Rockin’ in the Rabbit Hole
  6. Bananas, Unite!
  7. Three Billy Goats Gruff
  8. Two Little Robins
  9. Five Little Mice
  10. The Royal Children
  11. Los Pollitos
  12. Three Little Kittens
  13. Vowel Blues
  14. Chimmy Cha-Cha
  15. Friends

Come into the Circle

© 2012 by Liz Buchanan
Adapted from “All Around the Circle” by Ellen Allard, © 1999, 80-Z Music.

Come into the circle, cockadoodle, cockadoodle,
Come into the circle, cockadoodle-doo (Repeat)

If you’ve got a song, come into the circle
If you’ve got a song, come and sing
If you’ve got a story, come into the circle
If you’ve got a story, come and tell.
Chorus

If you play the drum, come into the circle
If you play the drum, let’s hear it now!
If you play the fiddle, come into the circle
If you play the fiddle, let’s hear it now!
Chorus

Oh clap your hands, clap them in the circle
Clap your hands, clap clap clap
Now join the band, come into the circle.
Come on down and join the band
And wave your hands, wave them in the circle
Wave your hands and say hello! Hola! Namaste! Konnichiwa! Jambo!
Chorus
We’re all in the circle cockadoodle, cockadoodle,
We’re all in the circle, cockadoodle-doo. Cockadoodle-doo!

The Three Bears

Goldilocks, Goldilocks, you better look out for those three bears
Goldilocks, Goldilocks, they could give you quite a scare.

In the woods, she found a house, she gave the door a knock.
But the owners weren’t at home, and it wasn’t locked.
She thought she’d go in to explore, or just to have a rest,
But what happened to that girl, she never would have guessed, oh!
Chorus

She ate their bowls of porridge, she sat in all their chairs
And when she broke the smallest one, she thought she’d go upstairs.
And there she found three beds, the small one looked just right.
She lay down and fell fast asleep, though it wasn’t even night.
Chorus

(Spoken) But before long, who came home?
Not three billy goats gruff, or three little kittens, or three little pigs
That house belonged to three bears, small, middle sized, and big
Someone had come into their house, ate their food, and broke a chair!
Was it a burglar or a thief, and were they hiding out upstairs? No it was …
Chorus

The three bears went up the stairs, the baby bear soon found her
Goldilocks woke up to find three bears all around her.
She jumped up and gave a scream – “Eek, three bears!” Not a dream!
She jumped out the window and ran away – enough adventure for one day!
Chorus

What Color Will You Be?

Here is the story of dear Mrs. Purple,
Hair gathered up in a tip-top turple.
Walking down the street, she encountered Mr. Blue.
She waved hello and said, “Tell me, what’s new?”

He said, “I’m thinking fondly of dear Miss Red.
No matter what I do, she just won’t leave my head.”
Mrs. Purple said, “Why that’s a happy fix!
There’s sure to be more purple when red and blue mix.”

What color, what color will you be today?
Maybe pink or yellow as a flower in May?
Or maybe as blue as the deep blue sea.
What color, what color will you be?

Soon our friends met up with brilliant Mr. Orange.
He’d come to town from down in East Borange
He said, “I think Miss Red should meet Mr. Yellow.
He’s so warm and bright, such a sunny fellow.”

Then said Mr. Blue, “I don’t know what to do!
What will Miss Red become if she seeks another hue?
She could become vermillion, or rosy or pink,
Or orange as a sunset! Oh, what am I to think?”

What color, what color will you be today?
A dab or smear of charcoal, sienna or gray?
Or maybe the green of a tall pine tree.
What color, what color will you be?

And then to shake things up, along came Mrs. Green.
The world was always brighter when she came on the scene.
She said she hoped that Yellow could mingle with Blue,
For more green would be lovely, it certainly was true.

Then Orange and Purple announced to the town
If they all blended up, they’d look something like brown.
Mrs. Brown acknowledged that while this would be fine
She hoped that every color would get a chance to shine.

What color, what color will you be today?
Perhaps gold or silver to light up your way,
Or a whole rainbow for everyone to see!
What color, what color will you be?

At last, all joined as friends, those reds, yellows and blues.
The many choices got happily confused,
Connecting every which way, in many tints and hues,
A world of many colors, happy through and through!

What color, what color will you be today?
Maybe pink or yellow as a flower in May?
Or maybe as blue as the deep blue sea.
What color, what color will you be?

Peter Rabbit

Traditional, “John the Rabbit”

Oh Peter Rabbit, Yes Ma’am, Peter Rabbit, Yes Ma’am
Had a mighty bad habit, Yes Ma’am
Of hopping in the garden, Yes Ma’am
Ate all my tomatoes, Yes Ma’am
All my sweet potatoes, Yes Ma’am
Ate up all my corn, Yes Ma’am
My carrots, too, Yes Ma’am
And if I live, Yes Ma’am
To see next fall, Yes Ma’am
I might not have, Yes Ma’am
Any garden at all! Oh, no!

Rockin’ in the Rabbit Hole

© 1991 by Bob Messano, with additional lyrics by Liz Buchanan

All the little rabbits rockin’ in the rabbit hole
All the little rabbits playin’ rock and roll
All the little rabbits, rockin’ in the rabbit hole, playing and having a ball
Yeah, they’re playing and having a ball.

Oh, along comes the farmer, stomping on the hole,
He says, “Who’s down there playing rock and roll?”
Spoken: Well, it’s pretty quiet. Maybe it was just a bug. I’ll go back to my farm.
Chorus

Oh, along comes a cow. She’s stomping on the hole.
She says, “Moo’s down there playing rock and roll?”
Spoken: Mmmm, it’s awful quiet down there. Maybe it was just a bumble bee.
I’ll go back to eatin’ grass and makin’ milk.
Chorus

Oh, along come some kids, they’re stomping on the hole.
They say, “Who’s down there playing rock and roll?”
Spoken: Well, the kids are pretty smart. They know it’s not a bug or a bumble bee. Who’s down there, kids?
Kids: Bunnies!
Spoken: That’s right. Maybe if we call to them, they’ll come out.
Kids: Oh, bunnies! Come out and play! Here they come!

Final Chorus: Rabbits and kids, rockin’ at the rabbit hole,
Rabbits and kids, playin’ rock and roll
Rabbits and kids, rockin’ at the rabbit hole, playing and having a ball
Yeah, they’re playing and having a ball.

Bananas, Unite!

Traditional Chant, adapted by Liz Buchanan

Bananas, unite! It’s time to …
Peel bananas, peel peel bananas (repeat)
Bounce bananas, bounce bounce bananas (repeat)
Stomp bananas, stomp stomp bananas (repeat)
Twist bananas, twist twist bananas (repeat)
Eat bananas, eat eat bananas (repeat)
Shhh bananas, shhh shhh bananas (repeat)
Go bananas, go go bananas (repeat)
Split!

Three Billy Goats Gruff

Once upon a time there were three billy goats, three billy goats gruff.
Once upon a time there was a mean old troll, who made their lives so rough!

They wanted to cross the river
On the way to the meadow, trip trip trup.
“Who’s stomping on the bridge?” said the mean old troll.
“I’m going to gobble you up!”

“Oh, no,” cried the first Billy Goat
Who started to think fast.
“You ought to wait for the second Billy Goat
Who’s coming soon to eat grass.
“‘Cause he’s even bigger, and will taste even better!”
“Okay,” said the troll, and he let the Billy Goat go.

Along came goat number two to cross the river
On the way to the meadow, trip trip trup.
“Who’s stomping on the bridge?” said the mean old troll.
“I’m going to gobble you up!”

“Oh, no,” cried the second Billy Goat
Who started to think fast.
“You ought to wait for the third Billy Goat
Who’s coming soon to eat grass.
“‘Cause he’s even bigger, and will taste even better!”
“Okay,” said the troll, and he let the Billy Goat go.

Along came goat number three to cross the river
On the way to the meadow, trip trip trup.
“Who’s stomping on the bridge?” said the mean old troll.
“I’m going to gobble you up!”

“Oh, no,” cried the third Billy Goat
Who started to think fast.
“You ought to wait for the fourth Billy Goat …
Oh, wait – there is NO fourth Billy Goat – YIKES!”

And so the third Billy goat thought very hard – and he remembered what he could do if he just tried!

He sang:
“Well, come along, I’ve got two spears
And I’ll poke your eyeballs out of your ears
I’ve got besides two curling-stones
I’ll crush you to bits, body and bones!”

And he sang it again, just to be sure he was understood:
“Well, come along, I’ve got two spears
And I’ll poke your eyeballs out of your ears
I’ve got besides two curling-stones
I’ll crush you to bits, body and bones!”

Spoken: And he looked like he meant it (even though inside he was sort of scared to death). If I were a troll, I wouldn’t hang around, would you?

So the troll said, “Oh! No!” And then the troll said: “Gotta Go!” And with that, the mean old troll skee-daddled down the river!
And the Third Billy Goat said “Phew!”

And he went to the hillside just like that
Where they all ate grass and got so fat.
Snip Snap Snout
This tale’s told out!

Two Little Robins

Traditional rhyme, adapted © 2012 by Liz Buchanan

Two little robins sitting in a tree,
One named Rob and one named Ree.
Fly away, Rob, fly away, Ree.
Come back, Rob, come back, Ree.
Tweet tweet tweet …

Two little bunnies, sitting on the hill,
One named Bob and one named Bill.
Hop away, Bob, Hop away, Bill
Come back, Bob, Come back, Bill.
Hop hop hop ….

Two little fishies, swimming in the sea,
One named Fred and one named Fee.
Swim away, Fred, swim away, Fee.
Come back, Fred, come back, Fee.
Glub glub glub glub, splash, splash…

Five Little Mice

Five little mice creeping through the house,
Five little mice come out to play.
But if one big cat catches one little mouse
Then four little mice will run away!

Four little mice … etc.

Last mouse:

One little mouse, creeping through the house,
One little mouse comes out to play.
But if one big cat tries to catch that mouse
That mouse is going to say: “You great big bully, go away!” Way to tell ‘em! Begone, Cat! And mice everywhere will cheer!

The Royal Children

Adapted from “Thorn Rosa,” a traditional singing game. Gender-neutral lyrics by Liz Buchanan & Amy Conley.

There were once four royal children, children, children
There were once four royal children, children!

They lived inside a castle wall,
A castle wall, that was oh so tall.
They lived inside a castle wall, a castle wall.

One day there came an evil witch …

And on the children she cast a spell …

Spoken: And the children fell sound asleep.

The children slept a hundred years …

Spoken: Yes, the years passed: 10-20-30-40-50 years.

There came some dragons breathing fire …
And they tried to burn that castle down, castle down.

There came along a valiant knight, brave and true, brave and true
Yes there came along a valiant knight, so brave and true.

And the knight put out the dragons’ fire…

Spoken: And the children slept on, as many more years passed: 50-60-70-80-90-100 years.

Then, there came some magic unicorns …

And the unicorns’ magic broke the spell …

They lived ever after so happily …

Yes, they all lived happily ever after!

Los Pollitos

Traditional Spanish song, translated by Liz Buchanan

Los pollitos dicen pío, pío, pío
cuando tienen hambre, cuando tienen frío.

La gallina busca el maíz y el trigo
Les da la comida y les presta abrigo.

Bajo sus dos alas, acurrucaditos,
hasta el otro dia, duérmen los pollitos.

All the little chickies cry pio, pio, pio
When they’re feeling hungry, when they’re feeling cold-o.

Mother, mother hen, she looks for wheat and corn
Then she feeds her babies, and she keeps them warm

Under mother’s wings, cozy in the hay
Baby chicks are sleeping until the next day.

Three Little Kittens

The three little kittens, they lost their mittens and they began to cry
Oh mother dear, see here, see here, our mittens we have lost!
What? Lost your mittens – what silly kittens! Oh, where, where could they be?
And why must I go and look for them? Can you tell me, tell me please …

Why mama’s gotta be the one to find things
Mama’s the one that knows
How to look around ‘til she finds things
All your toys and books and clothes.
Does mama have x-ray vision
Like the superheroes do?
No, mama just uses her brain now
And she knows that you can, too.
Miaow, miaow, miaow, miaow. Repeat.

So the three little kittens thought hard about mittens, they looked both high and low
Oh mother dear, see here, see here, our mittens we have found!
Oh, found your mittens – what smart little kittens, sweet kittens I adore.
They were right there where you left them, on the kitchen floor!
Pick ‘em up now!

‘Cause kittens can be the ones who find things
They can be the ones who know
How to look around ‘til they find things
All their toys and books and clothes.
You don’t need x-ray vision
To know where your mittens have gone
You just need to use your brains now, just like your super mom.

Miaow, miaow … like your super mom.

Vowel Blues

A and E and I O U
I say vowels, you can, too
A and E and I O U
Sometimes Y is added, too.
A and E and I O U
I got the vowel blues oo-oo (repeat)

A adds a lot to ape and may
And also antelope today.
E helps in spelling me and tree
And eel and egg and Tennessee
I is in Italian ice
Mississippi, pig and rice.
Chorus.

O for oven, odd and oak
Go and toe, and knock-knock joke
U for under sun and run
Unicorn, umbrella fun!
Y’s the sound in shy and why
And tiny baby’s lullaby.
Chorus.

Chimmy Cha-Cha

There are busy buzzing bumble bees everywhere I look,
Cool cats in my cereal, cougars who can cook.
Daffy dogs and dinosaurs dwell upon my shelf,
And famous frogs are fabulous, if I say so myself.

I find I’m often gaping at gorillas with a grin,
And hooray for happy hippos who are helping out a hen.
I see the jolly jaguars have been juggling for awhile
And koalas meet the kangaroos in the best “Down-under” style!
Chorus

Oh, look out as the lizards and the lions and the lynx
Give mulberries to the mules, mangoes to the minks.
If nightingales can navigate to the North Pole and back,
Then poodles wearing pompadours will quickly say quack quack!

And the robins and the rhinos will go rambling ‘round the town
While the slippery, slithering snakes sure know how to get down.
I don’t know if they get tickled when my trumpet tootle toots
Or if the vultures vanish when I wear my velvet boots!
Chorus

Oh can you see the warbler wobble with the wallabee
While my xylophone plays excellently up in yonder tree?
When yaks and stacks of yo-yos go spin a rockin’ tune
Then zebras in the zoo will zoom off to the moon!
Chorus

Friends

© 2012 by Gordon MacFarland

Come with me, we’ll see all that is beautiful
All that is there to be.
We’ll laugh, we’ll run,
We’ll give it all we have until the day is done.

You’re the one I’ll see tomorrow
Just like yesterday, and today.
They call us best friends, and I know that’s true.
Friends, though and through.
Chorus.

Sometimes I do thoughtless things, I’m sorry.
We both say things we did not mean to say.
Yet on we go, yes we are on our way
Before time steals away, time steals away.
Chorus.


CD
“Singing All the Way Home”

All songs are by Liz Buchanan ©2009 unless indicated otherwise.

  1. Ni hao, Jambo, Hola
  2. Singing All the Way Home
  3. Catch the Beat
  4. If I Were a Butterfly
  5. Hey, Dr. Knickerbocker
  6. Hand Clapping Rap
  7. The Opposite Game
  8. Today is Monday
  9. Bling Blang
  10. Dinosaur Valentine
  11. Chilly in the Morning
  12. The Three Piggy Opera
  13. Firetruck’s Comin’
  14. This Fragile Earth
  15. Bug Ramble
  16. Don’t Wanna Go Home Blues
  17. Rain
  18. Little Drops of Water

Ni hao, Jambo, Hola

Adapted from a song Liz wrote with kindergarteners at the Gardner Pilot Academy, Allston, MA, 2008
Ni hao, Jambo, Hola, Bonjour, Sorida
Namaste, Shalom, Ciao, Konichiwa.
Come along with me
Welcome to our family
It’s nice to meet you
Come and sing with me!
Ni hao, Jambo, Hola, Bonjour, Sorida
A Salaam a’leikum, Oi, Konichiwa
We speak many languages
We come from many lands
If we sing together
Then we can be friends!
Ni hao, Moyo, Hola, Ahoj, Aloha
Privet, Sawubona, Yia sas, Namaskara
Ni hao, Jambo, Hola, Bonjour, Sorida
Namaste, Shalom, Oi, Konichiwa

Here’s how to say “Hello” in lots of languages:
Ni hao – Mandarin Chinese
Jambo – Swahili
Hola – Spanish
Bonjour – French, Haitian Creole
Sorida – Shona (Zimbabwe)
Namaste – Hindi (pronounced nama- stay)
Shalom – Hebrew
Ciao – Italian
Konnichiwa – Japanese
A Salaam a’leikum – Arabic, Persian
Oi – Portuguese
Ahoj – Czech (pronounced Ahoy)
Moyo – Tshiluba (Congo)
Privet – Russian (pronounced pree-vyet)
Sawubona – Zulu
Yia sas – Greek (pronounced yah-sass)
Namaskara – Kannada (India – state of Karnataka)
A fun book about saying hello in many languages is Manya Stojic’s Hello World!: Greetings in 42 Languages Around the Globe! Scholastic, 2002.

Singing All the Way Home

Traditional rhyme, with additional lyrics by Liz Buchanan
This little piggy went to market
This little piggy stayed home
This little piggy ate roast beef
This little piggy had none
And this little piggy cried
Wee-wazie, upsa-daisy
A little shy, a little crazy
Don’t be sad and don’t be lazy
All the way home, singing all the way home.

This little piggy went to Georgia
… ate peach pie …
This little piggy went to Mexico
… ate burritos …
This little piggy went to China
… ate lo mein, dim sum, egg rolls, mooshi …

Catch the Beat

© 2007 by Liz Buchanan & Gordon MacFarland
Can you feel that rhythm (3x)
(Chorus) Oh, catch the beat
Catch the beat, catch the beat, come on and move your feet, oh catch the beat!
Can you clap that rhythm (3x)
Chorus
Can you see it, can you hear it
Can you feel it, it’s the beat …
Dancin’ to that rhythm (3x)
Chorus

If I Were a Butterfly

(Chorus) If I were a butterfly
I’d flutter high into the sky
I’d flutter down and touch the ground
If I were a butter, flutter-fly-flutter
If I were a butterfly.
When a butterfly’s born
It has no wings
It’s a creepy-crawly caterpillar thing
When the time is right it makes a chrysalis, where it cuddles up so small
Then comes the sun and it shines down warm, and one day the chrysalis opens wide.
And what comes out? A butterfly!
The butterfly flies into the air
It flutters here and there and everywhere,
here and there and everywhere,
here and there and everywhere!
Chorus.
Oh, butterflies help the flowers grow
They spread the nectar, don’t you know?
They live in places around the world,
From the jungle to the plain.
Their wings are many colors bright
Purple and blue and orange and white
I love to watch them in the air,
flutter here and there and everywhere,
here and there and everywhere,
here and there and everywhere!
Chorus

Hey, Dr. Knickerbocker

Traditional, with additional lyrics and tune by Liz Buchanan
Hey, Dr. Knickerbocker number nine
It’s a great day and I’m feeling fine.
Oh, let’s feel the rhythm in our hips, our hips
Let’s feel the rhythm in our hips.
No. 8 – Hurry up if you’re running late.
No. 7 – Sun’s comin’ out and I’m in heaven.
No. 6 – I’ve got a red wagon that I need to fix.
No. 5 – The bees are buzzin’ all around the hive.
No. 4 – You wanna come in, just open the door.
No. 3 – Oh, you and me, we’re gonna climb a tree.
No. 2 – I found my sock, but I lost my shoe.
No. 1 – Singin’ with you is so much fun.
Feel the rhythm all over!

Hand Clapping Rap

(Chorus) Do the hand clappin’ rap
Do the hand clappin’ rap, yeah, yeah (Repeat)
Let’s get started, clap the fun
Think of food words, start with one.
Bread, peas, rice, cheese
Corn, grapes, pears, cake
You’ve got it down, here’s what we’ll do
Clap more food words, now it’s two.
Muffins, cherries, carrots, berries
Chicken, apples, spinach, waffles
Chorus
You’re doin’ great, so clap with me
Some new food words, make it three!
Banana, papaya, cantalope, potato
Pineapple, cucumber, zucchini, tomato
We can’t stop now, let’s clap some more
So much great food, time for four.
Avocado, pomegranate, macaroni, tortellini
Watermelon, asparagus, quesadilla, fettucini
Chorus

The Opposite Game

(Chorus) Let’s all play the opposite game
Find two things different, not the same
If one thing’s what the other’s not
Two opposites are what you’ve got.
If I say yes, then you say no
… stop/go, up/down, lost/found
wrong/right, day/night, many/few
false/true. Chorus
If I say happy, you say sad
… good/bad, hot/cold, timid/bold
big/small, short/tall, out/in, lose/win.
Chorus

Today is Monday

Traditional, with additional lyrics by Liz Buchanan
Today is Monday (repeat)
Monday, mashed potatoes
All you lucky children, come and eat it up, come and eat it up.
Today is Tuesday (repeat)
Tuesday, tomatoes …
Wednesday, waffles …
Thursday, turkey …
Friday, fresh fruit …
Saturday, salad …
Sunday, spaghetti …

Bling Blang

© 1954 by Woody Guthrie, Cromwell Music, Inc. OBO Folkways Music Publishers
Bling, blang, hammer with my hammer
Zingo, zango, cutting with my saw.
You get a hammer, I’ll get a nail
You get a bird, I’ll get a snail
You get a board, I’ll get a saw
And we’ll build a house for the
baby-o. Chorus
You get some mud, I’ll get some clay, so when it rains, it won’t wash away
We’ll build a house that’ll be so strong, the wind will sing our baby a song. Chorus
Run bring rocks, I’ll bring bricks
A pretty little house we’ll build and fix
Jump inside when the cold wind blows, and give a kiss to the baby-o. Chorus.

Dinosaur Valentine

© 2004 by Liz Buchanan
Will you be my valentine?
A hundred million years back in time
We’d be friends with the triceratops
Oh, our love would truly rock!
Apatosaurus, Brachiosaurus
We’d join the rockin’ dinosaur chorus
Their long necks a-movin’
Their tails a-groovin’
Their dino hearts beatin’ in time
If you’d be my prehistoric valentine
Oh, we’d dance all night with the iguanodon
Fly through the sky with the pteranodon
Party hearty with the diplodocus
And don’t forget how those sauropods rock us!
Will you be my valentine?
A hundred million years back in time
We won’t be friends with ol’ T-Rex
You never know what he’ll do next!
Allosaurus, stegosaurus
We’d join the rockin’ dinosaur chorus
Their long necks movin’
Their tails a-groovin’
Their dino hearts beatin’ in time
If you’d be my prehistoric valentine!

Chilly in the Morning

(Chorus) It’s chilly chilly chilly
It’s chilly chilly
It’s chilly in the morning (repeat)
It’s cold out there
Perfect for a polar bear
Put on a sweater, that’s better
And a hat, how ’bout that?
Chorus.
We’re further from the sun
That means summer’s done
That’s the reason I’m freezin’
Oh no – it’s gonna snow!
Chorus

The Three Piggy Opera

Written by Liz with the K-1 Class at the Gardner Pilot Academy, Allston, MA, Spring 2009
There were three little pigs, three little pigs
They wanted to build a house.
There was a big bad wolf, a big bad wolf
They wanted to keep him out.
So the first little pig made a house of straw
He finished in no time
He settled in his easy chair
And he was feeling fine.
And then along came …
The big bad wolf (4x)
He said “Little Pig Little Pig, let me come in.”
“Oh, not by the hair of my chinny chin chin.”
“Then I’ll huff, and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house in.”
(Spoken) So he huffed and puffed and down went the house of straw!
And the little pig scrambled off to find his brothers.
Oh the second little pig, the second little pig
He wanted to build a house
That big bad wolf was still hanging around
He wanted to keep him out.
So the second little pig made a house of sticks, he built it oh so fast
He said, “Building is a piece of cake
And I can rest at last.”
But then along came
(Big Bad Wolf chorus)
Oh the third little pig, the third little pig
He wanted to build a house
That big bad wolf was still hanging around
He wanted to keep him out.
So the third little pig worked extra hard
And built a strong brick house
He made room for his brothers, too
That wolf was such a louse!
But it was too long before along came…
(Big Bad Wolf chorus)
He huffed and he puffed … but he could not blow that house down.
So he snuck up to the roof
and down the chimney looked
The three pigs built a fire
Where that bad wolf would get cooked.
Oh the big bad wolf (3x)
Down the chimney he crashed
And made a big splash
And that was the end of the big bad wolf!
Oh the three little pigs, lived happily
ever after in that house of bricks.
They learned that working hard on a nice strong house,
works better than straw or sticks!
The End.

Firetruck’s Comin’

The firetruck’s comin,’ fire fighters on board
They’ll fight that fire with a shield and a sword
With a shield and a sword? Oh no, uh uh.
Can’t fight a fire with a shield and a sword
Fight a fire, with a shield and a sword.
A fire truck’s comin’, fire fighters in their hats … baseball bats …
(Chorus) Make a siren sound!
Make a siren sound!
The siren means get out of the way.
The siren means “We’re on our way.”
A fire truck’s comin’, fire fighters in their boots … owl that hoots …
The firetruck’s comin,’ fire fighters in their coats … billy goats …
Chorus
A fire truck’s comin’, every fire fighter knows
You’ve got to fight that fire with water in the hose
With water in the hose? Oh yeah, uh huh!
You’ve got to fight that fire with water in the hose.
Fight that fire, with water in the hose.
That’s how it goes.

This Fragile Earth

© 2006 by Liz Buchanan, with special thanks to the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer
(Chorus) This fragile earth, our island home
we all live here together, we are not alone
There are birds and the bees in the apple trees
Giraffes and elephants and chimpanzees
We all share the planet, we are not alone
On this fragile earth, our island home
Which creature thinks a nest is the best? A bird!
Who stays alive in a hive? A bee!
Who lives in a den and lets out a roar?
Lions and tigers and bears galore!
Lions and tigers and bears galore!
Chorus
Who makes a home ‘neath the sea? Fish!
Who gets to dwell in a shell? A crab!
Who lives in the waves just beyond the shore?
Eels and octopus and whales galore!
Eels and octopus and whales galore! Chorus
We all need a home that’s safe and warm.
To protect from the wind, the cold and storm.
We all need a place to eat and to rest our head
I’m thankful for my comfy bed. We all need a comfy bed! Chorus.

Bug Ramble

By Guy Davis, Liz Buchanan & Gordon MacFarland, based in part on the tune of “Blackberry Ramble,” with new lyrics by Liz Buchanan & Gordon MacFarland. © 2005 Medicine Hand Music, administered by Royalty Tracking Music, BMI. © 2010 Antelope Dance Music.
Come on along it’s summer time
How many beetles can we find
Beetles can we find
Beetles can we find
Crickets and cicadas too
Sweep your net while the sky’s still blue
While the sky is blue
While the sky is blue
(Chorus) Bugs, bugs everywhere
Buzzing, chirping, in the air
Some may crawl, some may fly
Down on the ground or way up high.
What’s that out there in the grass?
Grasshopper is hoppin’ fast
Let that hopper pass
Let that hopper pass
Better bring your bug spray too
Or those mosquitos’ll be bitin’ you
‘Sceetas be bitin’ you
‘Sceetas be bitin’ you
Chorus
Watch the sunset like a dream
Then we’ll go and eat ice cream
Lickin’ that ice cream
Lickin’ that ice cream
Oops, there’s a beetle in the chocolate sauce
Tell that bug to just get lost
Beetle just got lost
Beetle just got lost
Chorus
Evening comes and by and by
Maybe we’ll catch a firefly
Catch a firefly
Catch a firefly.

Don’t Wanna Go Home Blues

© 2007 by Liz Buchanan
We’re goin’ to the zoo
See the lion and the kangaroo
And the hippo and giraffe and elephant
Oh we’re havin’ so much fun
(Chorus)
Don’t wanta go go – no no no
Don’t wanta go go – no no no
I’m havin’ fun here at the zoo
I’ve got the don’t wanna go home blues
We’re goin’ to the fair
There’s a Ferris wheel out there
Oh, the merry-go-round goes up and down
I wanta keep ridin’ round and round
Don’t wanta go go – no no no
Don’t wanta go go – no no no
I want some cotton candy and popcorn, too
I’ve got the don’t wanna go home blues
Oh, we’re goin’ to the park
We’ll play there til it’s dark
I’ll swing and slide with all my friends
I wish the fun would never end
Don’t wanta go go – no no no
Don’t wanta go go – no no no
I’m havin’ fun here playin’ with you
I’ve got the don’t wanna go home blues

Rain

Rain, can you hear the sound
All the water in the world
Seems to be falling down.
There could be fish in a tree
A ship in the sky
So much rain, tell me why.
They say that rain makes the world green
But now it’s the greenest green
I’ve ever seen
Wish I could look up and see a sky so crystal blue
Feel the sun upon my face, and all the world is new.
But still there’s rain…
Somewhere far beyond the clouds
The sun is shining somewhere now
And pretty soon, it’s going to shine on me. You’ll see. Rain …

Little Drops of Water

Traditional poem, with additional lyrics and tune by Steve Roslonek, © 1999 SteveSongs, Inc.
Little drops of water, little grains of sand
Build a mighty ocean and the wondrous land
Little acts of kindness, little words of love
Build for us this world of peace that we’ve been dreaming of.
Every time you say hello
Every time you lend a hand
It will help your heart to grow
Sometimes it’s the simple things that can
Every time you make a friend
Just by being honest and true
Is the time you build a friend up
Deep inside of you.
We can all just live each day
Letting love lead the way
By treating one another as we would want to be.
Open up your hearts and your eyes so you can see. (Return to Part 1)


CD
“Make it a Song, Song, Song”

All songs listed below are traditional folksongs in the public domain, except where indicated.

Antelope Dance

© 2001 by Liz Buchanan
Prance, prance, do the antelope dance, shake your hips and wave your hands
Just jump right up, don’t miss your chance to be doin’ the antelope dance.

Gallump, gallump, do the elephant bump, pick up those feet and go thump thump thump
Go right ahead and shake your trunk, now you’re doin’ the elephant bump.

Did I hear you say you never heard of antelopes dancin’, never saw a slug do the jitterbug?
But if a duck can waddle and a fish can flop,
there just might be a warthog who can doo-wop-wop!
And never stop…

Prance, prance, do the antelope dance, shake your hips and wave your hands
Just jump right up, don’t miss your chance to be doin’ the antelope dance.
That’s right, doin’ the antelope dance, oh yeah, doin’ the antelope dance.

Boom dee ah dah

I love the mountains, I love the rolling hills, I love the flowers, I love the daffodils
I love the fireside when all the lights are low
Boom dee ah dah Boom dee ah dah Boom dee ah dah Boom dee ah dah
Boom dee ah dah Boom dee ah dah Boom dee ah dah Boom dee ah dah

I love the mountains, I love the rolling hills, I love the flowers, I love the daffodils
I love to live, and live to love for all these wonderful things
Boom dee ah dah Boom dee ah dah Boom dee ah dah Boom dee ah dah
Boom dee ah dah Boom dee ah dah Boom dee ah dah Boom dee ah dah

I love Vermont, I love New Mexico, North Carolina and Colorado,
Alabama, Tennessee, Massachusetts!
Boom dee ah dah Boom dee ah dah Boom dee ah dah Boom dee ah dah
Boom dee ah dah Boom dee ah dah Boom dee ah dah Boom dee ah dah

Chugga chugga ding ding

© 2001 by Liz Buchanan
We’re comin’ to a railroad track, comin’ to a railroad track,
Chugga chugga ding ding, chugga chugga ding ding, comin’ to a railroad track.
The gate comes down, the sign says stop! The red lights flash So we won’t crash.
Stop and let the train go by, stop and let the train go by,
Chugga chugga ding ding, chugga chugga ding ding, stop and let the train go by.
The gate goes up, do we have to stop? No! The red light’s off, so we can go!
Now we can be on our way, now we can be on our way,
Chugga chugga ding ding, chugga chugga ding ding. Now we can be on our way.

Deepest puddle in town

Tune traditional, Lyrics © 2001 by Liz Buchanan
Oh have you seen that puddle Deepest puddle in town
Oh have you seen that puddle Deepest puddle in town
Oh deep deep deep deep deepest puddle in town
Oh deep deep deep deep deepest puddle in town

Oh jump right over that puddle deepest puddle in town
Oh jump right over that puddle deepest puddle in town
Oh deep deep deep deep deepest puddle in town
Oh deep deep deep deep deepest puddle in town

Oh swim right through that puddle …
Oh swim right through that puddle …
Oh deep deep deep deep deepest puddle in town
Oh deep deep deep deep deepest puddle in town

Oh fly right over that puddle …
Oh fly right over that puddle …
Oh deep deep deep deep deepest puddle in town
Oh deep deep deep deep deepest puddle in town

If I Lived in a Castle

© 2001 by Liz Buchanan
with thanks to Terri Kelly’s class, Newtowne School, Cambridge, MA, 1994
If I lived in a castle, I wonder how it would be. If I lived in a castle, I wonder who I’d see.
A princess who was beautiful, a knight and a soldier true
A guard and a king in his royal robe, and some animals in there, too! Refrain
A baker who would bake some cake, a duke counting up his money
And swans swimming all around the moat, and a joker who would be funny! Refrain

Lavender’s Blue

Lavender’s blue dilly dilly, lavender’s green
When you are king, dilly dilly, I shall be queen,
Who told you so, dilly dilly, who told you so?
‘Twas my own heart dilly dilly, that told me so.

Call up your friends, dilly dilly, set them to work
Some to the plow, dilly dilly, some to the forge
Some to the hay dilly dilly, some to cut corn,
While you and I dilly dilly keep ourselves warm.

Lavender’s blue dilly dilly, lavender’s green
When you are king, dilly dilly, I shall be queen,
Who told you so, dilly dilly, who told you so?
‘Twas my own heart dilly dilly, that told me so.

Make it a Song, Song, Song

© 2001 by Liz Buchanan
It’s a frog, can you hear it? Ribet, ribet!
It’s a sound, can you hear it? Make it a song, song, song
It’s a bird, can you hear it? Tweet, tweet-tweet!
It’s a sound, can you hear it? Make it a song song song

(Refrain) Hey children, Sing along, Clap your hands,
And make it a song song song. And make it a song song song.

It’s a drum, can you hear it? Boom-bah-boom, boom-bah-boom!
It’s a sound, can you hear it? Make it a song song song
It’s a horn, can you hear it? Toodle-oot, toodle-oot!
It’s a sound, can you hear it? Make it a song song song … Refrain

It’s a racecar, can you hear it? Vroom, vroom, vroom, vroom!
It’s a sound, can you hear it? Make it a song song song
It’s a sailboat, can you hear it? Wait – I can’t hear it!
See it glide across the water Make it a song song song … Refrain

One Bottle of Pop

One bottle of pop Two bottle of pop Three bottle of pop Four bottle of pop
Five bottle of pop Six bottle of pop Seven seven bottle of pop
Don’t put your trash in my trashcan, my trash can, my trash can
Don’t put your trash in my trashcan, my trash can POP
Mayonaise and jelly beans, jelly beans, jelly beans
Mayonaise and jelly beans, jelly beans and POP
Fish and chips and vinegar, vinegar, vinegar
Fish and chips and vinegar, vinegar and POP
And so on . . . for about 8 more times!!

Peanut Butter

Peanut, peanut butter and jelly
Peanut, peanut butter and jelly

First you find some peanuts and you pick ’em you pick ’em you pick ’em pick ’em pick ’em
And you smush ’em, you smush ’em you smush ’em smush ’em smush ’em
And you spread ’em, you spread ’em, you spread ’em spread ’em spread ’em, singin’
Peanut, peanut butter and jelly. Peanut, peanut butter and jelly

Then you find some grapes and you pick ’em you pick ’em you pick ’em pick ’em pick ’em
And you crush ’em, you crush ’em you crush ’em crush ’em crush ’em
And you spread ’em, you spread ’em, you spread ’em spread ’em spread ’em, singin’
Peanut, peanut butter and jelly. Peanut, peanut butter and jelly

Then you take your two pieces of bread
And you put ’em together
And you cut it, you cut it, you cut it cut it cut it
And you eat it, you eat it, you eat it eat it eat it YUM YUM!
Peanut, peanut butter and jelly. Peanut, peanut butter and jelly.

Pick a bag of apples

Me and my friends gonna pick a bag of apples
Me and my friends gonna pick a bag today.
Me and my friends gonna pick a bag of apples
Me and my friends gonna pick a bag today.
Oo Lordie pick a bag of apples
Oo Lordie pick a bag today
Oo Lordie pick a bag of apples
Oo Lordie pick a bag today

Gonna JUMP up, turn around, pick a bag of apples
JUMP up, turn around, pick a bag today.
JUMP up, turn around, pick a bag of apples
JUMP up, turn around, pick a bag today
Oo Lordie pick a bag of apples
Oo Lordie pick a bag today
Oo Lordie pick a bag of apples
Oo Lordie pick a bag today

Me and my friends gonna pick a bag of apples
Me and my friends gonna pick a bag today.
Me and my friends gonna pick a bag of apples
Me and my friends gonna pick a bag today.

Rock-a my soul

Rock a my soul in the bosom of Abraham
Rock a my soul in the bosom of Abraham
Rock a my soul in the bosom of Abraham
Oh Rock a my soul

That love is
So high you can’t get over it
So low, you can’t get under it
So wide, you can’t get around it
Oh rock a my soul

Rock a my soul in the bosom of Abraham
Rock a my soul in the bosom of Abraham
Rock a my soul in the bosom of Abraham
Oh Rock a my soul
Oh Rock a my soul

There’s a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea

There’s a hole in the bottom of the sea . . .
Yes, a hole in the bottom of the sea
There’s a log in that hole in the bottom of the sea . . .
In that hole in the bottom of the sea.
There’s a knot on that log in the hole in the bottom of the sea . . .
In that hole in the bottom of the sea.
There’s a skeeter on the knot on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea . . .
In that hole in the bottom of the sea.
There’s a hair on the skeeter on the knot on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea . . .
In that hole in the bottom of the sea.
There’s a hole in the bottom of the sea….
Yes, a hole in the bottom of the sea.

We’ve got the whole world

We’ve got the whole world in our hands
We’ve got the whole wide world in our hands
We’ve got the whole world in our hands
We’ve got the whole world in our hands

We’ve got our mamas and our daddies in our hands
We’ve got our mamas and our daddies in our hands
We’ve got our mamas and our daddies in our hands
We’ve got the whole world in our hands

We’ve got our brothers and our sisters in our hands
We’ve got our brothers and our sisters in our hands
We’ve got our brothers and our sisters in our hands
We’ve got the whole world in our hands

We’ve got the little bitty baby in our hands
We’ve got the little bitty baby in our hands
We’ve got the little bitty baby in our hands
We’ve got the whole world in our hands

We’ve got the rivers and the oceans in our hands
We’ve got the mountains and the meadows in our hands
We’ve got the forests and the floodlands in our hands
We’ve got the whole earth in our hands

We’ve got everybody here in our hands
We’ve got everybody here in our hands
We’ve got everybody everywhere in our hands
We’ve got the whole world in our hands

We’ve got the whole world in our hands
We’ve got the whole wide world in our hands
We’ve got the whole world in our hands
We’ve got the whole world in our hands

What Shall We Do with a Lazy Katie?

Tune traditional, Lyrics adapted by Liz Buchanan © 2001
What shall we do with a lazy Katie, What shall we do with a lazy Katie,
What shall we do with a lazy Katie, early in the morning?
Hooray and up she rises, Hooray and up she rises,
Hooray and up she rises, early in the morning.

Put on her shoes and her stocking cap, Put on her shoes and her stocking cap,
Put on her shoes and her stocking cap, early in the morning.
Hooray and up she rises, Hooray and up she rises,
Hooray and up she rises, early in the morning.

Brush all her teeth and comb her hair, Brush all her teeth and comb her hair,
Brush all her teeth and comb her hair, early in the morning.
Hooray and up she rises, Hooray and up she rises,
Hooray and up she rises, early in the morning.

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