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SONG LYRICS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE


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AIKEN DRUM (D)

There was a man lived in the moon
Lived in the moon, lived in the moon
There was a man lived in the moon
And his name was Aiken Drum

And he played upon a ladle
A ladle, a ladle
And he played upon a ladle
And his name was Aiken Drum.

And his hat was made of good cream cheese

And his coat was made of good roast beef

And his buttons were made of good pie crust

There was a man in another town,
In another town, in another town
There was a man in another town,
And his name was Willy Wood;

And he played upon a razor,
A razor, a razor
And he played upon a razor,
And his name was Willy Wood.

And he ate up all the good cream cheese

And he ate up all the good roast beef

But he choked upon the good pie crust
The good pie crust, the good pie crust
But he choked upon the haggis bags
And that ended Willy Wood.


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AIKO AIKO (C)

My grandma and your grandma live across the way
My grandma meet your grandma. This is what they say:

My pop dog and your pop dog, sittin' by the fire
My pop dog says to your pop dog, "Gonna set your tail on fire."

chorus:
TALKIN' 'BOUT HEY NOW (HEY NOW)
HEY NOW (HEY NOW)
AIKO AIKO ALL DAY
JOCKAMO FEE-NO AN DAN DAY
JOCKAMO FEE-NA-NAY

My grandpa and your grandpa, sittin' by the fire
My grandpa says to your grandpa, "Gonna cut your chicken wire."

Old man Moses sick in bed, aiko aiko one day
Saw the doctor, doctor said, jockomo feena nay

Mama, mama turn and twist, aiko aiko one day
Bet five dollars you can't do this, jockomo feena nay


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ALL I REALLY NEED (D)

chorus:
All I really need is a song in my heart
Food in my butelly, and love in my family
All I really need is a song in my heart, and love in my family

And I need the rain to fall, and I need the sun to shine
To give life to the seeds we sow, to give the food we need to grow

(Chorus)

And I need some clean water for drinking
Oh I need some clean air for breathing
So that I can grow up strong, take my place where I belong

(Chorus)


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ALOUETTE (THE LARK) (E)

Alouette, gentille alouette
Alouette je te plumerai
Je te plumerai la tąte
Je te plumerai la tąte
Et la tąte, et la tąte
Alouette, alouette, o-o-o-o-oh
Alouette, gentille alouette
Alouette je te plumerai

Je te plumerai le nez
Je te plumerai le cou
Je te plumerai le dos
Je te plumerai les pattes
Je te plumerai les yeux
Je te plumerai les ailes

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translation:
Lark, lovely lark
Lark, I am going to pluck you
I am going to pluck your head
la tąte - the head
Le nez - the nose
Le cou - the neck
Le dos - the back
Les pattes - the legs
Les yeux - the eyes
Les ailes - the wings


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ANGEL BAND (G)

There was one, there were two,
there were three little angels
There were four, there were five,
There were six little angels
There were seven there were eight,
There were nine little angels
Ten little angels in the band.

Oh wasn't that a band, Sunday morning
Sunday morning, Sunday morning
Wasn't that a band, Sunday morning
Sunday morning, soon!


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THE ANTS GO MARCHING (Em)

The ants go marching one by one, hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants go marching one by one, hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants go marching one by one
The little one stops to suck his thumb
And they all go marching down to the earth
To get out of the rain
Boom boom boom, boom boom boom boom

2 by 2: The little one stops to tie his shoe
3 by 3: The little one stops to climb a tree
4 by 4: The little one stops to shut the door
5 by 5: The little one stops to take a dive
6 by 6: The little one stops to pick up sticks
7 by 7: The little one stops to go to heaven
8 by 8: The little one stops to shut the gate
9 by 9: The little one stops to drink some wine
10 by 10: The little one stops to shout "The End!"


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APPLES AND BANANAS (D)

I like to eat, eat, eat, apples and bananas
I like to eat, eat, eat, apples and bananas

I like to ate, ate, ate, aypuls and banaynays
I like to ate, ate, ate, aypuls and banaynays

I like to eat, eat, eat, eeples and baneenees
I like to eat, eat, eat, eeples and baneenees

I like to ite, ite, ite, iples and baninis
I like to ite, ite, ite, iples and baninis

I like to ote, ote, ote, oples and banonos
I like to ote, ote, ote, oples and banonos

I like to ute, ute, ute, uples and banunus
I like to ute, ute, ute, uples and banunus


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ARE YOU SLEEPING? / FRERE JACQUES (C)

Are you sleeping, are you sleeping
Brother John, Brother John?
Morning bells are ringing, morning bells are ringing,
Ding dang dong, ding dang dong.

Frere Jacque, Frere Jacque
Dormez vous, dormez vous?
Sonnez les matines, sonnez les matines,
Din din don, din din don.


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AWAY, RIO (d)

The anchor is weighed and the sails they are set
Away, Rio
The maids we are leaving we'll never forget
And we're bound for the Rio Grande

chorus:
IT'S AWAY RIO, AWAY RIO.
FARE THEE WELL, MY PRETTY FAIR MAID
FOR WE'RE BOUND FOR THE RIO GRANDE.

So it's pack up your donkey and get underway
Away, Rio
The girls we are leaving can take half our pay
And we're bound for the Rio Grande

We've a jolly good ship and a jolly good crew
Away, Rio
A jolly good mate and a good skipper too
And we're bound for the Rio Grande

Heave with a will and heave long and strong
Away, Rio
Sing the good chorus, for 'tis a good song
And we're bound for the Rio Grande


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BABY BELUGA (D)

Baby beluga in the deep blue sea
Swim so wild and you swim so free
Heaven above and the sea below
And a little white whale on the go
Baby beluga, oh baby beluga
Is the water warm, Is your mama home
With you so happy?

Way down yonder where the dolphins play
Where you dive and splash all day
Waves roll in and the wave roll out
See the water squirtin' out of your spout
Baby beluga, oh baby beluga
Sing your little song, sing for all your friends
We like to hear you

(make lip sounds)

When it's dark, you're home and fed
Curl up snug in your water bed
Moon is shining and the stars are out
Goodnight, little whale, goodnight
Baby beluga, oh baby beluga
With tomorrow's sun, another day's begun
You'll soon be waking

Baby beluga in the deep blue sea
Swim so wild and you swim so free
Heaven above and the sea below
And a little white whale on the go
You're just a little white whale on the go.


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BARNEY SONG (g)

Barney is a dinosaur from our imagination
When he's tall he's what we call
A dinosaur sensation
Barney teaches lots of things
Like how to play pretend
A-B-C's and 1-2-3's and how to be a friend
Barney comes to play with us
Whenever we may need him
Barney can be your friend too
If you just make believe him

(C)
I love you, you love me, we're a happy family.
With a great big hug and a kiss from me to you
Won't you say you love me too!


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THE BEAR (C)

The other day (The other day)
I met a bear (I met a bear)
A great big bear! (A great big bear!)
Away up there (Away up there)
The other day I met a bear,
A great big bear away up there!

He looked at me (He looked at me)
I looked at him (I looked at him)
He sized up me (He sized up me)
I sized up him (I sized up him)
He looked at me, I looked at him,
He sized up me, I sized up him.

He said to me (He said to me)
"Why don't you run? ("Why don't you run?)
I see you don't (I see you don't)
Have any gun" (Have any gun")
He said to me, "Why don't you run?
I see you don't have any gun."

And so I ran (And so I ran)
Away from there (Away from there)
And right behind (And right behind)
Me was that bear (Me was that bear)
And so I ran away from there,
And right behind me was that bear.

Ahead of me (Ahead of me)
I saw a tree (I saw a tree)
A great big tree (A great big tree)
Oh golly gee! (Oh golly gee!)
Ahead of me I saw a tree,
A great big tree, oh golly gee!

The lowest branch (The lowest branch)
Was ten feet up (Was ten feet up)
I had to jump (I had to jump)
And trust my luck (And trust my luck)
The lowest branch was ten feet up,
I had to jump and trust my luck.

And so I jumped (And so I jumped)
Into the air (Into the air)
And missed that branch
(And missed that branch)
Away up there (Away up there)
And so I jumped into the air,
And missed that branch away up there.

Now don't you fret (Now don't you fret)
And don't you frown (And don't you frown)
I caught that branch (I caught that branch)
On the way back down
(On the way back down)
Now don't you fret and don't you frown,
I caught that branch on the way back down.

That's all there is (That's all there is)
There is no more (There is no more)
Until I meet (Until I meet)
That bear once more (That bear once more)
That's all there is there is no more,
Until I meet that bear once more.

The end the end (The end the end)
The end the end (The end the end)
The end the end (The end the end)
The end the end! (The end the end!)
The end the end the end the end,
This time it really is the end!


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BILLY BOY (c)

Oh where have you been, Billy Boy, Billy Boy?
Where have you been, Charmin' Billy?
I have been to seek a wife, she's the apple of my life,
She's a young thing and cannot leave her mother.

Did she ask you to come in? Yes she asked me to come in,
There's a dimple in her chin

Can she bake a cherry pie? She can bake a cherry pie,
Quick as a cat can wink an eye

How old is she? three times six and four times seven,
Twenty-eight and eleven

Did she take your hat? Well yes she took my hat,
And she threw it at the cat

How tall is she? She's tall as a pine, and straighter than a vine

Can she fry a dish of meat? She can fry a dish of meat,
As fast as I can eat


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CABLE CAR (D)

chorus:
CABLE CAR, CABLE CAR
GOIN' UP THE STREET WITH MY GUITAR
RIDIN' THE CABLE CAR.

Hold on, hold on
Going around the corner
Be sure to hold on!
Riding the cable car.

Hold in, hold in
There's a truck coming by
Be sure to hold in
Riding the cable car.

Cling-clang, cling-clang
The bell goes cling-clang
The track goes bing-bang
Riding the cable car.


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CAMPTOWN RACES (C)

The Camptown ladies sing this song
Doo-dah! doo-dah!
The Camptown racetrack's five miles long
Oh, doo-dah day!
I come down there with my hat caved in
Doo-dah! doo-dah!
I go back home with a pocket full of tin
Oh! doo-dah day!

chorus:
GOIN' TO RUN ALL NIGHT
GOIN' TO RUN ALL DAY
I BET MY MONEY ON A BOB-TAIL NAG
SOMEBODY BET ON THE BAY

Old muley cow come on the track
Doo-dah! Doo-dah!
The bob-tail fling her over his back
Oh! doo-dah day!
Then fly along like a railroad car
Doo-dah! doo-dah!
Runnin' a race with a shootin' star
Oh! doo-dah day!

See them flyin' in a ten mile heat
Doo-dah! Doo-dah!
Round the race track, then repeat
Oh! doo-dah day!
I win my money on the bob-tail nag
Doo-dah! doo-dah!
I keep my money in an old tote bag
Oh! de doo-dah day!


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CHANT

Used to watch TV all day
Wasting all my time away
Used to hang out on the street
Now I'm sitting in this seat

Mama, Mama, can't you see
What this school has done to me
I can pass the hardest test
Stick a ribbon on my chest

Woh woh woh woh
Woh woh woh woh

Mama told me, daddy too
Always do your best in school
Want to fill my head with knowledge
Someday I will go to college

Teacher told me don't you yammer
Or you'll end up in the slammer
If you don't cut out your yackin'
Someone's gonna get a whackin'

Walking tall and feeling good
Doing things I never could
Rising high will be my fate
I can be somebody great

Rising high will be my fate
I can be somebody great


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CLEAN-O (c)

Mama, oh Mama, come wash my face
Come wash my face, come wash my face
Mama, oh Mama, come wash my face
And make me nice and clean-o

Daddy, oh Daddy, come fix my shoe
Come fix my shoe, come fix my shoe
Daddy, oh Daddy, come fix my shoe
And polish it nice and clean-o

Sister, oh Sister, come bathe my back
Come bathe my back, come bathe my back
Sister, oh Sister, come bathe my back
And make it nice and clean-o

Granny, oh Granny, come wash my feet
Come wash my feet, come wash my feet
Granny, oh Granny, come wash my feet
And make them nice and clean-o

Sweetie, oh Sweetie, come smell me now
Come smell me now, come smell me now
Sweetie, oh Sweetie, come smell me now
Don't I smell nice and clean-o

Clean, oh clean, yes, clean, oh clean
Clean, oh clean, yes, clean, oh clean
Scrubbity scrubbity, and rub dub dubbity
Oh make me nice and clean-o


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CLEMENTINE (D)

In a cavern, in a canyon
Excavating for a mine
Lived a miner, a forty-niner
And his daughter, Clementine

chorus:
OH, MY DARLING, OH, MY DARLING
OH, MY DARLING CLEMENTINE
YOU ARE LOST AND GONE FOREVER
DREADFUL SORRY, CLEMENTINE

Light she was and like a fairy
And her shoes were number nine
Herring boxes without topses
Sandals were for Clementine

Drove she ducklings to the water
Every morning just at nine
Hit her foot against a splinter
Fell into the foaming brine

Ruby lips above the water
Blowing bubbles soft and fine
But alas, I was no swimmer
So I lost my Clementine

Then the miner, forty-niner
Soon began to peak and pine
Thought he oughta join his daughter
Now he's with his Clementine

There's a churchyard on the hillside
Where the flowers grow and twine
There grow roses, 'mongst the posies
Fertilized by Clementine.


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COLORS (E)

Yellow is the color of my true love's hair
In the mornin', when we rise
In the mornin', when we rise
That's the time, that's the time, I love the best

Blue is the color of the sky
In the mornin', when we rise
In the mornin', when we rise
That's the time, that's the time, I love the best

Green is the color of the sparklin' corn
In the mornin', when we rise
In the mornin', when we rise
That's the time, that's the time, I love the best

Mellow is the feeling that I get inside
When I see her -- um-hmm
When I see her -- uh-huh
That's the time, that's the time, I love the best

Freedom is a word I rarely use
Without thinkin' -- um-hmm
Without thinkin' -- uh-huh
Of the time, yes the time, when I been low


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COME ON, JOIN INTO THE GAME (C)

Let everyone clap hands like me
Let everyone clap hands like me
Come on, join into the game
You'll find that it's always the same

Let everyone stamp the feet like me

Let everyone sneeze like me
Aaachoo! (You have to cover your mouth)

Let everyone yawn like me
Ooooooh!

Let everyone laugh like me
Hahahahaha!

Let everyone cry like me
Boo hoo!

Let everyone stand up and turn around
Sit down!

End: woo woo woo (like Indian whoop)


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COMIN' ROUND THE MOUNTAIN (E)

She'll be comin' round the mountain when she comes
Toot, toot
She'll be comin' round the mountain when she comes
Toot, toot
She'll be comin' round the mountain
She'll be comin' round the mountain
She'll be comin' round the mountain when she comes
Toot, toot!

She'll be drivin' six white horses when she comes
Whoa, back!

Oh we'll all go out to meet her.......
"Hi babe!"

Oh we'll kill the old red rooster.......
Hack, hack!

Oh we'll all have chicken and dumplin's......
Yum, yum!

Oh she'll have to sleep with grandma......
Snore, snore!

She'll be wearin' red pajamas........
Scratch, scratch!


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THE CONTINENTS (C)

Let me tell you 'bout the continents
The continents, the seven continents
Yes there are only seven continents
The large land masses of the world

North and South America
Europe, Asia and Africa
Don't forget Australia
And Antartica.


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COTTON FIELDS BACK HOME (C)

When I was a little bitty baby, my mama would rock me in the cradle
In them old cotton fields back home
When I was a little bitty baby, my mama would rock me in the cradle
In them old cotton fields back home

chorus:
Cause when them cotton balls get rotten
You can't pick very much cotton
In them old cotton fields back home
It was down in Lou'siana
Just about a mile from Texarkana
In them old cotton fields back home.

It may sound a little bit funny, but you can't make very much money
In them old cotton fields back home
It may sound a little bit funny, but you can't make very much money
In them old cotton fields back home

I was home in Arkansas, people ask me what you come here for
In them old cotton fields back home
I was home in Arkansas, people ask me what you come here for
In them old cotton fields back home

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CRIPPLE CREEK (d)

I got a gal at the head of the creek,
Goin' to see her 'bout the middle of the week.
Kiss her on the mouth just as sweet as any wine,
Wrap herself around me like a sweet potato vine.

chorus:
Goin' up Cripple Creek, goin' in a run,
Goin' up Cripple Creek to have a little fun.
Goin' up Cripple Creek, goin' in a whirl,
Goin' up Cripple Creek to see my girl.

The girls up Cripple Creek 'bout half grown,
Jump on a boy like a dog on a bone
Roll my britches up to my knees,
I'll wade old Cripple Creek when I please.

Cripple Creek's wide an' Cripple Creek's deep,
I'll wade old Cripple Creek before I sleep.
The rocks are rocky and the hillside's muddy,
And I'm so drunk I can't stand steady.


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DAYO (A)

Dayo, dayo, daylight come and me want go home
Day, he's a day, he's a day, he's a day
He's a day, he's a dayo
Daylight come and me want go home

Work all night on a drink of rum, daylight come and me want go home
Stack banana till the morning come, daylight come and me want go home

Come Mr. Tally man, tally me banana
daylight come and me want go home (repeat)

Lift 6 foot, 7 foot, 8 foot bunch, daylight come and me want go home
(repeat)

Day, he's a dayo, daylight come and me want go home
Day, he's a day, he's a day, he's a day
He's a day, he's a dayo
Daylight come and me want go home

A beautiful bunch of ripe banana, daylight come and me want go home
Hide the deadly black tarantula, daylight come and me want go home

Lift six foot, 7 foot, 8 foot bunch, daylight come and me want go home
(repeat)

Day, he's a dayo, daylight come and me want go home
Day, he's a day, he's a day, he's a day
He's a day, he's a dayo
Daylight come and me want go home

Banana ripe, it smell like honey
Daylight come and me want go home
Woman sweet, she take your money
Daylight come and me want go home

Dayo, dayo, daylight come and me want go home
Day, he's a day, he's a day, he's a day
He's a day, he's a dayo
Daylight come and me want go home


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DE COLORES (C)

De colores, de colores se visten los campos en la primavera
De colores, de colores son los pajaritos que vienen de afuera
De colores, de colores es el arco iris que vemos lucir
Y por eso los grandes amores de muchos colores me gustan a mi
Y por eso los grandes amores de muchos colores me gustan a mi

Canta el gallo, canta el gallo con el quiri, quiri, quiri, quiri, quiri
La gallina, la gallina con el cara, cara, cara, cara, cara
Los polluelos, los polluelos con el pio, pio, pio, pio, pi
Y por eso los grandes amores de muchos colores me gustan a mi
Y por eso los grandes amores de muchos colores me gustan a mi


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DING DANG DONG GO THE WEDDING BELLS (E)

There was a little frog lived in a well,
Ding! Dang! Dong! go the wedding bells
And a pretty little mouse lived under a mill, ding dang dong etc.

chorus:
HERE'S TO CHESHIRE, HERE'S TO CHEESE
HERE'S TO THE PEARS AND THE APPLE TREES
AND HERE'S TO THE LOVELY STRAWBERRIES
DING! DANG! DONG! GO THE WEDDING BELLS

Froggy went a courting and he did ride
Now Miss Mouse you must decide

I'll have to ask my Uncle Rat,
And see what he does say to that

Well Uncle Rat says I'm much afraid
If you don't marry Froggy, gonna die an old maid

Well open the oysters, spill the champagne
Never will there be such a feast again

But as they were going it hot and strong
The good gray cat came prowling along

She sprang through the window right out of the yard
She didn't bring no invitation card

Now Uncle Rat like a hero stood
Puss wet her whiskers in his blood

Now Miss Mousey made a dive for a crack
Puss made a pounce and broke her back

Now where was the valiant frog the while?
He just about broke the four-minute mile

Now this is the end of him and of her
There won't be no tadpoles covered in fur


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DON'T LAUGH AT ME (C)

I'm a little boy with glasses
The one they call the geek
A little girl who never smiles
'Cause I have braces on my teeth
And I know how it feels to cry
myself to sleep

I'm the kid on every playground
Who's always chosen last
I'm the one who's slower
Than the others in my class
You don't have to be my friend
But is it too much to ask

chorus:
DON'T LAUGH AT ME
DON'T CALL ME NAMES
DON'T GET YOUR PLEASURE FROM MY PAIN
IN GOD'S EYES WE'RE ALL THE SAME
SOMEDAY WE'LL ALL HAVE PERFECT WINGS
DON'T LAUGH AT ME

I'm the beggar on the corner
You've passed me on the street
And I wouldn't be out here beggin'
If I had enough to eat
And don't think I don't notice
That our eyes never meet

I was born a little different
I do my dreaming from this chair
I pretend it doesn't hurt me
When people point and stare
There's a simple way to show me
Just how much you care

(Chorus)

I'm fat, I'm thin, I'm short, I'm tall
I'm deaf, I'm blind, hey, aren't we all

(Chorus)


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DONUT SONG (C)

chorus:
WHEN YOU WALK THE STREETS
YOU'LL HAVE NO CARES
IF YOU WALK THE LINES AND NOT THE SQUARES
AS YOU GO THROUGH LIFE MAKE THIS YOUR GOAL:
WATCH THE DONUT, NOT THE HOLE

It's written on the rainbow, in letters made of gold
Written on the rainbow, there's wisdom to behold
My friend the little sparrow, flew close enough to see
Written on the rainbow is this philosophy

(Chorus)

It's written on the rainbow, in letters made of gold
Written on the rainbow, there's wisdom to behold
My friend the little sparrow agrees it must be so
Little angels wrote it, so folks on earth would know

(Chorus)

I'm off to jolly England, where bulldogs all wear pants
Off to Pango Pango, where alligators dance
My friend the little sparrow will take me when he flies
Even to the rainbow, to read with my own eyes

(Chorus)

It's written on the rainbow, in letters made of gold
Written on the rainbow, there's wisdom to behold
My friend the little sparrow, flew close enough to see
Written on a rainbow, is this philosophy

(Chorus)


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DOWN BY THE BAY (G)

Down by the bay, where the watermelons grow
Back to my home, I dare not go
For if I do, my mother will say

Did you ever see a goose kissing a moose?

Did you ever see a whale with a polka dot tail?

Did you ever see a fly wearing a tie?

Did you ever see a bear combing his hair?

Did you ever see llamas eating their pajamas?

Did you ever have a time when you couldn't make it rhyme?


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DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE (D/C)

Gonna lay down my sword and shield
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside
Gonna lay down my sword and shield,
Down by the riverside
I ain't gonna study war no more

chorus:
I AIN'T GONNA STUDY WAR NO MORE
I AIN'T GONNA STUDY WAR NO MORE
I AIN'T GONNA STUDY WAR NO,
STUDY WAR NO MORE
I AIN'T GONNA STUDY WAR NO MORE
I AIN'T GONNA STUDY WAR NO MORE
I AIN'T GONNA STUDY WAR NO MORE

Gonna put on that long white robe
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside
Gonna put on that long white robe
Down by the riverside
I ain't gonna study war no more

Gonna put on that starry crown

Gonna walk with the prince of peace

Gonna shake hands around the world


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DRUNKEN SAILOR (Bm)

What shall we do with a drunken sailor
What shall we do with a drunken sailor
What shall we do with a drunken sailor
Earl-eye in the morning?

chorus:
WAY, HEY, AND UP SHE RISES,
WAY, HEY, AND UP SHE RISES
WAY, HEY, AND UP SHE RISES
EARL-EYE IN THE MORNING

Shave his belly with a rusty razor
Shave his belly with a rusty razor
Shave his belly with a rusty razor
Earl-eye in the morning

Give him a taste of the bosun's rope-end
Give him a taste of the bosun's rope-end
Give him a taste of the bosun's rope-end
Earl-eye in the morning

Give him a dose of the salt and water
Earl-eye in the morning

Put him in the brig until he's sober
Earl-eye in the morning

That's what we do with a drunken sailor
Earl-eye in the morning


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DUNDERBECK (D)

chorus:
OH, DUNDERBECK, OH DUNDERBECK
HOW COULD YOU BE SO MEAN?
TO EVER HAVE INVENTED
THE SAUSAGE MEAT MACHINE?
NOW ALL THE NEIGHBOR'S CATS AND DOGS
WILL NEVER MORE BE SEEN
CAUSE THEY'VE BEEN GROUND TO SAUSAGE MEAT
IN DUNDERBECK'S MACHINE

There was a man from New York town
His name was Dunderbeck
He sold a lot of sausages and sauerkraut by heck
He made the greatest sausages that were ever seen
Until one day he invented a sausage meat machine

One day a little fat boy came walking in the store
He bought a pound of sausages and laid them on the floor
Then he began to whistle, he whistled up a tune
And all the little sausages went dancing round the room
One day the machine got busted,
The darn thing wouldn't work
And Dunderbeck, he crawled inside
To see what made it jerk
His wife she had a nightmare, she walked in her sleep
She gave the crank a wickety-wank, and Dunderbeck was meat

So if you have some cats and dogs
You'd better keep them locked
Cause if you don't, I'm warning you
You're in for a great big shock
And if you eat some sausage meat from Dunderbeck right now
You'll hear the little sausages meow and bow wow wow.


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EVERY LITTLE SOUL (D)

chorus:
EVERY LITTLE SOUL'S GONNA SHINE, SHINE
EVERY LITTLE SOUL'S GONNA SHINE, SHINE
EVERY LITTLE SOUL'S GONNA SHINE, SHINE
EVERY LITTLE SOUL'S GONNA SHINE, SHINE

Mr. Rabbit, Mr. Rabbit, your tail is mighty white
Yes my lord, i'll be gettin' out of sight

Mr. Rabbit, Mr. Rabbit, your coat is mighty gray
Yes my lord, it was made that way

Mr. Rabbit, Mr. Rabbit, your ears are mighty long
Yes my lord, they were put on wrong

Mr. Rabbit, Mr. Rabbit, your ears are mighty thin
Yes my lord, they will split in the wind

Mr. Rabbit, Mr. Rabbit, well I bid you good day
Yes my lord, and I'll be on my way


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EVERYBODY LOVES SATURDAY NIGHT (D)

Everybody loves Saturday night
Everybody loves Saturday night
Everybody, everybody, everybody, everybody
Everybody loves Saturday night

(Yoruba)
Bobo waro fero Satodeh, bobo waro fero Satodeh
bobowaro, bobowaro, bobowaro, bobowaro
Bobowaro fero Satodeh

(Spanish)
A todos les gusta la noche del sabado
A todos les gusta la noche del sabado
A todos, todos, todos, todos
A todos les gusta la noche del sabado

(Cantonese)
Go go hei foon lai bai lok
Go go hei foon lai bai lok
Go go, go go, go go, go go
Go go hei foon lai bai lok

(Italian)
Tutti amano il sabato sera
Tutti, tutti, tutti, tutti

(French)
Tout le monde aime samedi soir
Tout le monde, tout le monde


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FARMER IN THE DELL (D)

The farmer in the dell, The farmer in the dell
Hi ho the dairy oh, The farmer in the dell

chorus:
Hi ho the dairy oh, the farmer in the dell

The farmer takes a wife

The wife takes a child

The child takes a nurse

The nurse takes a dog

The dog takes a cat

The cat takes a rat

The rat takes the cheese

The cheese stands alone

The farmer in the dell


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FILLIMEEOOREAY (Em)

In 18 hundred and 41
I put my corduroy britches on
I put my corduroy britches on
To work upon the railway

chorus:
FILLIMEEOOREEOOREEAY
FILLIMEEOOREEOOREEAY
FILLIMEEOOREEOOREEAY
TO WORK UPON THE RAILWAY

In 18 hundred and 42, I left the Old World for the New
Curse the luck that brought me through
To work upon the railway

In 18 hundred and 43, 'twas then I met sweet Biddy Magee
An elegant wife she's been to me
While working on the railway

In 18 hundred and 45, I felt myself more dead than alive
I felt myself more dead than alive
While working on the railway

It's "Pat do this" and "Pat do that"
Without a stocking or cravat
Nothing but an old straw hat
While Pat works on the railway.

In 18 hundred and 47
Sweet Biddy Magee, she went to Heaven
If she left one kid, she left 11
To work upon the railway


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FINGER IN THE AIR (C)

Put your finger in the air, in the air
Put your finger in the air, in the air
Put your finger in the air
And hold it up right there
Put your finger in the air, in the air

Put your finger on your nose, on your nose
Put your finger on your nose, on your nose
Put your finger on your nose
And see if it grows
Put your finger on your nose, on your nose

Put your finger on your ear, on your ear
Put your finger on your ear, on your ear
Put your finger on your ear
And leave it there a year
Put your finger on your ear, on your ear

Put your finger on your toe, on your toe
Put your finger on your toe, on your toe
Put your finger on your toe
And leave it a day or so
Put your finger on your toe, on your toe

Put your finger on your finger, on your finger
Put your finger on your finger, on your finger
Put your finger on your finger
On your finger, on your finger
Put your finger on your finger, on your finger


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FIVE LITTLE DUCKS (C)

Five little ducks went out one day
Over the hills and far away
Mother duck said, quack quack quack quack
But only four little ducks came back

Four little ducks went out one day
Over the hills and far away
Mother duck said, quack quack quack quack
But only three little ducks came back

Three little ducks went out one day
Over the hills and far away
Mother duck said, quack quack quack quack
But only three little ducks came back

Three little ducks went out one day
Over the hills and far away
Mother duck said, quack quack quack quack
But only two little ducks came back

Two little ducks went out one day
Over the hills and far away
Mother duck said, quack quack quack quack
But only one little duck came back

One little ducks went out one day
Over the hills and far away
Mother duck said, quack quack quack quack
But none of the five little ducks came back

So sad mother duck went out one day
Over the hills and far away
Mother duck said, quack quack quack quack
And all of the five little duckies came back.


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FIVE TIMES FIVE IS TWENTY-FIVE (D)

chorus:
5 TIMES 5 IS 25
5 TIMES 6 IS 30
5 TIMES 7 IS 35
5 TIMES 8 IS 40
5 TIMES 9 IS 45
5 TIMES 10 IS 50
5 TIMES 11 IS 55
5 TIMES 12 IS 60

Way down yonder in the maple swamp
The water's deep and muddy
There I spied a pretty little miss
There I spied my honey

Well the raccoon's out choppin' wood
Possum he's a haulin'
My old dog sittin' on a log
Splittin' his throat a-callin'


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FOUND A PEANUT (D)

Found a peanut, found a peanut, found a peanut just now
Just now I found a peanut, found a peanut just now

Cracked it open, cracked it open, cracked it open just now
Just now I cracked it open, cracked it open just now

It was rotten, it was rotten, it was rotten just now
Just now it was rotten, it was rotten just now

Ate it anyway, ate it anyway, ate it anyway just now
Just now I ate it anyway, ate it anyway just now

Got a stomach ache, got a stomach ache
got a stomach ache just now
Just now I got a stomach ache, got a stomach ache just now
Called the doctor, called the doctor
Called the doctor just now
Just now I called the doctor
Called the doctor just now

Operation, operation, operation just now
Just now an operation, operation just now

Died anyway, died anyway, died anyway just now
Just now I died anyway, died anyway just now

Went to heaven, went to heaven, went to heaven just now
Just now I went to heaven, went to heaven just now


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THE FOX (C)

The fox went out on a chilly night
And he prayed for the moon to give him light
For he'd many a mile to go that night
Before he reached the town-o! Town-o! Town-o!
He'd many a mile to go that night before he reached the town-o

He ran till he came to a great big pen
Where the ducks and the geese were kept therein
"A couple of you will grease my chin
Before I leave this town-o!"

He grabbed the gray goose by the neck
Flung a duck across his back
He didn't mind the "Quack, quack, quack!"
And their legs all dangling down-o!

Old Mother Flipper Flopper jumped out of bed
Out of the window she popped her head
She said, "John, John! The gray goose is gone
And the fox is on the town-o!

The farmer went to the top of the hill
Blowed his horn both loud and shrill
The fox said, "I'd better flee with my kill
Or they'll soon be on my trail-o!

He ran till he came to his cozy den
There were the little ones, eight, nine, ten
Saying, "Daddy, Daddy, better go back again
For it must be a mighty fine town-o

Then the fox and his wife without any strife
Cut up the goose with a carving knife
They never had such a supper in their life
And the little ones chewed on the bones-o!


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FREIGHT TRAIN (C)

chorus:
FREIGHT TRAIN, FREIGHT TRAIN, GOIN' SO FAST
FREIGHT TRAIN, FREIGHT TRAIN, GOIN' SO FAST
PLEASE DON'T TELL WHAT TRAIN I'M ON
SO THEY WON'T KNOW WHERE I'VE GONE

Freight train, freight train
Comin' round the bend
Freight train, freight train
Gone again
One of these days turn that train around
And go back to my home town

One more place I'd like to be
One more place I'd like to see
To watch those old Blue Ridge Mountains climb
When I ride old Number Nine

When I'm dead and in my grave
No more good times do I crave
Place a tombstone at my head and feet
Tell my friends that I've gone to sleep


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GARDEN SONG (D)

chorus:
INCH BY INCH, ROW BY ROW
GONNA MAKE THIS GARDEN GROW
GONNA MULCH IT DEEP AND LOW
GONNA MAKE IT FERTILE GROUND
INCH BY INCH, ROW BY ROW
PLEASE BLESS THESE SEEDS I SOW
PLEASE KEEP THEM SAFE BELOW
TILL THE RAIN COMES TUMBLING DOWN

(Chorus)

Plant your rows straight and long
Season with a cheerful song
Mother Earth will keep you strong
If you give her loving care
Old crow watching from a tree
Got his hungry eye on me
In my garden I'm as free
As that feathered thief up there

(Chorus)

Pulling weeds, picking stones
We are made of dreams and bones
I need a spot to call my own
Till the time is close at hand
Grain for grain, sun and rain
Find my way in nature's chain
Tune my body and my brain
To the music of the land


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GOODNIGHT LADIES (D/E)

Goodnight ladies, goodnight ladies
Goodnight ladies, we're going to leave you now
Merrily we roll along, roll along, roll along
Merrily we roll along, over the deep blue sea

Farewell ladies, farewell ladies, farewell ladies
We're going to leave you now

Goodnight ladies, goodnight gentlemen
Goodnight everyone, we're going to leave you now


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GRANDPA'S FARM (D)

Down on Grandpa's farm there is a big black cat
Down on Grandpa's farm there is a big black cat
The cat, it goes a lot like this: Miaow! Miaow!
The cat, it goes a lot like this: Miaow! Miaow!
We're on our way, we're on our way
On our way to Grandpa's farm
We're on our way, we're on our way
On our way to Grandpa's farm

Vengan a ver mi rancho que es hermoso
Vengan a ver mi rancho que es hermoso
el gatito hace asi: miaow miaow
el gatito hace asi: miaow miaow
O ven, camarada, ven, camarada, ven o ven o ven
O ven, camarada, ven, camarada, ven o ven o ven

Down on Grandpa's farm there is big red cow (2x)
The cow, she goes a lot like this, moo, moo

Vengan a ver mi rancho que es hermoso
Vengan a ver mi rancho que es hermoso
La vaca, ella hace asi: moo moo
La vaca, ella hace asi: moo moo
O ven, camarada, ven, camarada, ven o ven o ven
O ven, camarada, ven, camarada, ven o ven o ven

Down on Grandpa's farm there is a big gray horse (2x)
The horse, she goes a lot like this, neigh, neigh (2x)

little white chicken
little spotted goat
little yellow duck

In Ms. _____'s class there are some real nice kids...


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THE GREEN GRASS GREW ALL AROUND (C)

There was a hole (repeat), in the middle of the ground (repeat)
The prettiest little hole (repeat), that you ever did see (repeat)

OOOOOH

The hole's in the ground and the green grass grew all around all around and the green grass grew all around

and in that hole...there was a tree
and on that tree...there was a limb
and on that limb...there was a branch
and on that branch...there was a nest
and in that nest...there was an egg
and in that egg...there was a bird

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Ground: move both arms out from the body horizontally
Tree: two hands trace parallel lines from your head downwards
Branch: hold one arm out as a branch
Twig: hold up your pinky finger
Nest: cup your hands
Egg: make a fist
Bird: one hand points to face as beak, the other sticks behind as tail


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GREEN GROW THE RUSHES HO (C)

I'll sing you one ho
Green grow the rushes ho
What is your one ho?
One is one and all alone and evermore shall be so.

I'll sing you two ho
Green grow the rushes ho
What is your two ho?
Two, two the little white boys, clothed in all in green oh
One is one and all alone and evermore shall be so.

Three, three the rivals, two two the little white boys ...

Four for the gospel makers, three three the rivals ...

Five for the symbols at your door ...

Six for the six proud walkers ...

Seven for the seven stars in the sky ...

Eight for the April rainers ...

Nine for the nine bright shiners ...

Ten for the Ten Commandments ...

Eleven for the 'leven who went to heaven ...

Twelve for the twelve Apostles ...


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GYPSY ROVER (E)

The gypsy rover came over the hills
And down through the valley so shady
He whistled and he sang
Till the green woods rang
And he won the heart of a lady

chorus:
AH DI DOO, AN DI DOO DA DAY
AH DI DOO AH DI DAY DEE
HE WHISTLED AND HE SANG
TILL THE GREEN WOODS RANG
AND HE WON THE HEART OF A LADY

She left her father's castle gate
She left her own true lover
She left her servants and her estate
To follow the gypsy rover

Her father saddled his fastest steed
And roamed the valley all over
He sought his daughter at great speed
And the whistling gypsy rover

He came at last to a mansion fine
Down by the River Clayde
And there was music, and there was wine
For the gypsy and his lady

He's no gypsy, my father, said she
But lord of free lands all over
And I will stay till my dying day
With the whistling gypsy rover


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HALFWAY DOWN (D)

Halfway up the stairs is the stair where I sit.
There isn't any other stair quite like it.
It's not at the bottom, it's not at the top,
But this is the stair where I always stop.

Halfway up the stairs isn't up and isn't down.
It isn't in the nursery, it isn't in the town.
And all sorts of funny thoughts run round my head:
"It isn't really Anywhere! It's somewhere else Instead!"


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THE HAPPY WANDERER (A)

I love to go a-wandering, along the mountain track,
And as I go I love to sing, my knapsack on my back.

I love to wander by the stream, it dances in the sun.
So joyously it calls to me: come join my happy song.

Valderi, valdera
Valderi, valdera ha-ha-ha-ha-ha
Valderi, valdera
Come join my happy song

I wave my hat to all I meet, and they wave back to me,
And blackbirds call so loud and sweet
From every greenwood tree.

Valderi, valdera
Valderi, valdera ha-ha-ha-ha-ha
Valderi, valdera
From every greenwood tree

High overheard the skylarks wing, they never rest at home.
But just like me, they love to sing
As o'er the world we roam.

Oh may I go a-wandering until the day I die,
And may I always laugh and sing beneath the clear blue sky

Valderi, valdera
Valderi, valdera ha-ha-ha-ha-ha
Valderi, valdera
Beneath the clear blue sky


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HARU-GA KITA (G)

Haru-ga kita, haru-ga kita,
Doko-ni kita?
Yama-ni kita, sato-ni kita, No-ni-mo kita.

Hana-ga saku, hana-ga saku,
Doko-ni saku?
Yama-ni saku, sato-ni saku, No-ni-mo saku.

Tori-ga naku, tori-ga naku,
Doko-de naku?
Yama-de naku, sato-de naku, No-de-mo naku.

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TRANSLATION: SPRING SONG

Spring has come, spring has come. Where has it come? It has come to the mountains, villages and fields.

Flowers bloom, flowers bloom. Where do they bloom? They bloom in the mountains, villages and fields.

Birds sing, birds sing.
Where do they sing? They sing in the mountains, villages and fields.


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HE'S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS (D)

He's got the whole world in His hands
He's got the whole wide world in His hands
He's got the whole world in His hands
He's got the whole world in His hands

He's got you and me brother, in His hands
He's got you and me sister, in His hands
He's got you and me sister, in His hands
He's got the whole world in His hands

He's got the little bitty baby, in His hands

He's got the wind and the rain, in His hands

He's got everybody here, in His hands


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HEAD AND SHOULDERS (A)

Head and shoulders, knees and toes
Head and shoulders, knees and toes
And eyes and ears and mouth and nose
Head and shoulders, knees and toes

Ankles, elbows, feet and seat
And hair and hips and chin and cheeks

Chin and tummy, hips and palms
And eyes and ears and mouth and arms

Legs, elbows, chest and face
And eyes and ears and mouth and waist


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HELLO WORLD (G)

chorus:
HELLO WORLD, MY OLD FRIEND
IT'S ANOTHER DAY, GLAD TO SEE YOU AGAIN,
SUN IS UP, I'M READY TO PLAY
HELLO WORLD, WHAT DO YOU SAY?

There are bikes to ride, frogs to find
Forts to build, trees to climb
Dolls to dress, beads to string
Teams to choose, songs to sing

(Chorus)

There are games to play, ducks to feed
Berries to pick, books to read
Fish to catch, friends to meet
Jokes to tell, cookies to eat


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HOKEY POKEY (D/E)

You put your left foot in, you put your left foot out
You put your left foot in, and you shake it all about
You do the hokey pokey, and you turn around
And that's what it's all about

right foot

left hand

right hand

You put your head in
And bang it all about.

You put your tongue in
And Blblblblbl!

You put your whole self in


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HOME ON THE RANGE (D)

Oh, give me a home
Where the buffalo roam
Where the deer and the antelope play
Where seldom is heard
A discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day

chorus:
HOME, HOME ON THE RANGE
WHERE THE DEER AND THE ANTELOPE PLAY
WHERE SELDOM IS HEARD
A DISCOURAGING WORD
AND THE SKIES ARE NOT CLOUDY ALL DAY

How often at night
When the heavens are bright
With the light from the glittering stars
Have I stood there amazed
And asked as I gazed
If their glory exceeds that of ours

(Chorus)

Where the air is so pure
The zephyrs so free
The breezes so balmy and light
That I would not exchange
My home on the range
For all of the cities so bright


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HOW MUCH IS THAT DOGGIE IN THE WINDOW? (A)

chorus:
How much is that doggie in the window?
The one with the waggley tail
How much is that doggie in the window?
I do hope that doggie's for sale

I must take a trip to California
And leave my poor sweetheart alone
If she has a dog, she won't be lonesome
And the doggie will have a good home

(Chorus)

I read in the paper there are robbers
With flashlights that shine in the dark
My love needs a doggie to protect him
And scare them away with one bark

(Chorus)

I don't want a bunny or a kitty
I don't want a parrot that talks
I don't want a bowl of little fishies
You can't take a goldfish for a walk

How much is that doggie in the window?
With the basketball nose on his face
You know what a basketball nose is
It dribbles all over the place


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HUSH LITTLE BABY (D/E)

Hush little baby, don't say a word
Mama's gonna buy you a mocking bird

If that mocking bird don't sing
Mama's gonna buy you a diamond ring

If that diamond ring turn brass
Mama's gonna buy you a lookin' glass

If that lookin' glass get broke
Mama's gonna buy you a billy goat

If that billy goat don't pull
Mama's gonna buy you a cart and bull

If that cart and bull turn over
Mama's gonna buy you a dog named Rover

If that dog named Rover don't bark
Mama's gonna buy you a horse and cart

If that horse and cart fall down
You'll be sweetest little baby in town


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I DON'T WANT TO LIVE ON THE MOON (c)

Well I'd like to visit the moon,
On a rocket ship high in the air.
Yes, I'd like to visit the moon,
But I don't think I'd like to live there.

Though I'd like to look down at the Earth from above,
I would miss all the places and people I love
So although I might like it for one afternoon
I don't want to live on the moon.

I'd like to travel under the sea,
I could meet all the fish everywhere
Yes, I'd travel under the sea,
But I don't think I'd like to live there.
I might stay for a day if I had my wish
But there's not much to do when your friends are all fish,
And an oyster and clam aren't real family,
So I don't want to live in the sea.

I'd like to visit the jungle, hear the lion roar,
Go back in time and meet a dinosaur,
There's so many strange places I'd like to be,
But none of them permanently.

So if I should visit the moon,
I will dance on a moonbeam and then,
I will make a wish on a star
And I'll wish I was home once again.

Though I'd like to look down at the Earth from above,
I would miss all the places and people I love
So although I may go, I'll be coming home soon
Cause I don't want to live on the moon
No I don't want to live on the moon.


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I'M NOT AFRAID OF THE DARK (D)

chorus:
I'm not afraid, I'm not afraid of the dark
I'm not afraid, I'm not afraid of the dark

When it's time to go to sleep
I climb into my bed
I wrap the covers 'round me
I lay down my head
I get a warm cozy feeling
When everyone says goodnight
I always think of happy thoughts
When I turn off the light.

Sometimes I get awakened at night
By noises all around my house
It might be a creak, a thump, a squeak
Or the cat who wants to go out
Now and then it's a neighbor's dog
Howling up at the moon
Some nights I hear my sister
Closing the door to her room.

Some nights as I lie in bed
I see shapes on my wall
Even if they move across the floor
I'm not scared at all
I watch them dance on my window
I wonder what they could be
I can see they're only shadows
I know they won't bother me.


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I'VE BEEN WORKING ON THE RAILROAD (D)

I've been working on the railroad, all the livelong day
I've been working on the railroad, just to pass the time away
Can't you hear the whistle blowing? Rise up so early in the morn
Can't you hear the captain shouting, Dinah blow your horn

Dinah won't you blow, dinah won't you blow
Dinah won't you blow your horn?, dinah won't you blow
Dinah won't you blow, dinah won't you blow your horn?

Someone's in the kitchen with Dinah, someone's in the kitchen I know
Someone's in the kitchen with Dinah, strumming on the old banjo

And singing fee fi fiddly-i-o, fee fi fiddly-i-ooooooo
Fee fi fiddly-i-ooooooo, strumming on the old banjo


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IF YOU'RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT (E)

If you're happy and you know it clap your hands
If you're happy and you know it clap your hands
If you're happy and you know it
Then your face should surely show it
If you're happy and you know it clap your hands

If you're angry and you know it stomp your feet

If you're funny and you know it make a laugh

If you're silly and you know it make a face

If you're sad and you know it cry a tear (boo hoo)


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IF I HAD A HAMMER (A)

If I had a hammer
I'd hammer in the morning
I'd hammer in the evening
All over this land
I'd hammer out danger
I'd hammer out warning
I'd hammer out love between
The brothers and the sisters
All over this land

If I had a bell, I'd ring it in the morning
I'd ring in the evening, all over this land
I'd ring out danger, I'd ring out warning
I'd ring out love between the brothers and the sisters
All over this land

If I had a song, I'd sing it in the morning
I'd sing in the evening, all over this land
I'd sing out danger, I'd sing out warning
I'd sing out love between the brothers and the sisters
All over this land

Well I've got a hammer
And I've got a bell
And I've got a song to sing
All over this land
It's the hammer of justice
It's the bell of freedom
It's the song about
Love between the brothers and the sisters
All over this land


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IN MY FAMILY'S HOUSE (E/G)

We'll have joy, joy, joy, in my family's house,
In my family's house, in my family's house.
We'll have joy, joy, joy, in my family's house,
We'll have peace, sweet peace.

We'll have homemade music in my family's house

We'll have guitar pickin' in my family's house

We'll have banjo playing in my family's house

We'll have fiddle playing, in my family's house

And we'll play the spoons, in my family's house

And we'll sing along, in my family's house

We'll have joy, joy, joy, in my family's house


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IT'S A SHAME (D)

It's a shame to be bad on a Sunday
It's a shame to be bad on a Sunday
When you've got Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
It's a shame to be bad on a Sunday

to get mad

to be rude

to drink Coke

to eat junk

to watch TV

to tell a lie

to make a mess

to throw a fit

to scream and shout


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IT'S A SMALL WORLD (E)

It's a world of laughter, a world of tears,
It's a world of hopes and a world of fears,
There's so much that we share that it's time we're aware
It's small world after all!

It's a small world after all (3x)
It's a small, small world!

There is just one moon and one golden sun,
And a smile means friendship to everyone,
Though the mountains divide and the oceans are wide
It's a small world after all !


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KING KONG KITCHEE KITCHEE KI-MI-O (E)

Frog went a-courtin' and he did ride
King Kong kitchee kitchee ki-mi-o
With a sword and a pistol by his side
King Kong kitchee kitchee ki-mi-o

chorus:
KI-MO KEE-MO KI-MO KEE
A WAY DOWN YONDER IN A HOLLOW TREE
AN OWL AND A BAT AND A BUMBLEBEE
KING KONG KITCHEE KITCHEE KI-MI-O

He rode 'til he came to Miss Mousie's door
And there he knelt down on the floor

He took Missie Mouse upon his knee
And he said, little mouse, will you marry me?

Miss Mouse had suitors, three or four
And there they came right in the door

Well they grabbed Mr. Frog and begun to fight
In the hollow tree, 'twas a terrible night

Mr Frog brought the suitors to the floor
With his sword and his pistol he killed all four

They went to the parson the very next day
And left on their honeymoon right away


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KOOKABURRA (C)

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
Merry, merry king of the bush is he
Laugh, kookaburra, laugh, kookaburra!
Gay your life must be

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
Eating all the gum drops he can see
Stop, kookaburra! stop, kookaburra!
Leave some there for me!

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
Counting all the monkeys he can see
Stop, kookaburra! Stop, kookaburra!
That's not a monkey that's me


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KUMBAYA (D)

Kumbaya my lord, Kumbaya
Kumbaya my lord, Kumbaya
Kumbaya my lord, Kumbaya
Oh lord, Kumbaya

Someone's crying lord, Kumbaya
Someone's crying lord, Kumbaya
Someone's crying lord, Kumbaya
Oh lord, Kumbaya

Someone's praying lord, Kumbaya ...

Kumbaya my lord, Kumbaya ...


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LIKE ME AND YOU (C)

Janet lives in England
Pierre lives in France
Bonnie lives in Canada
Ahmed lives in Egypt
Moshe lives in Israel
Bruce lives in Australia

Chang lives in China, Olga lives in Russia
Ingrid lives in Germany
Gita lives in India, Pablo lives in Spain
Jose lives in Columbia.

chorus:
AND EACH ONE IS MUCH LIKE ANOTHER
A CHILD OF A MOTHER AND A FATHER
A VERY SPECIAL SON OR DAUGHTER
A LOT LIKE ME AND YOU

Koji lives in Japan, Nina lives in Chile
Farida lives in Pakistan
Zosia lives in Poland, Manuel lives in Brazil
Maria lives in Italy

Kofi lives in Ghana, Rahim lives in Iran
Rosa lives in Paraguay
Meja lives in Kenya, Demitri lives in Greece
Sue lives in America

(Chorus)

La la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la la


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THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT (E)

In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight
In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight

chorus:
Wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh
A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh

In the village, the peaceful village, the lion sleeps tonight
In the village, the peaceful village, the lion sleeps tonight

Hush my darling, don't cry my darling, the lion sleeps tonight
Hush my darling, don't cry my darling, the lion sleeps tonight


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LITTLE BONNIE (C)

chorus:
GOODBYE, LITTLE BONNIE, GOODBYE
GOODBYE, LITTLE BONNIE, DON'T CRY
I'LL SEE YOU AGAIN, BUT I DON'T KNOW WHEN
GOODBYE, LITTLE BONNIE, GOODBYE

I asked your mother for you
I asked your papa too
They both said no, little Bonnie can't go
Goodbye, little Bonnie, goodbye

The train is leaving now
Can't you hear the whistle blow?
It's blowing for me, and me alone
Goodbye, little Bonnie, goodbye


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LITTLE RED CABOOSE (D)

Little red caboose, chug, chug, chug,
Little red caboose, chug, chug, chug,
Little red caboose behind the train, train, train, train.
Smoke stack on its back, back, back, back,
Comin' down the track, track, track, track,
Little red caboose behind the train, chug, chug.

Little red caboose, chug, chug, chug,
Little red caboose, chug, chug, chug.
Little red caboose behind the train, train, train, train.
Coming round the bend, bend, bend, bend,
Hanging on the end, end, end, end,
Little red caboose behind the train.


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LITTLE ROOSTER (A)

I had a rooster and the rooster pleased me
I fed my rooster on the greenberry tree
My little rooster went cock-a-doodle-doo
Dee oodle ee oodle ee oodle ee oo

I had a cat and the cat pleased me
I fed my cat on the greenberry tree
My little cat went miaow!
My little rooster went cock-a-doodle-doo
Dee oodle ee oodle ee oodle ee oo

I had a cow and the cow pleased me
I fed my cow on the greenberry tree
My little cow went mooooo!
My little cat went miaow!
My little rooster went cock-a-doodle-doo
Dee oodle ee oodle ee oodle ee oo

I had a lion and the lion pleased me
I fed my lion on the greenberry tree
My little lion went rooaarrr!
My little cow went mooooo!
My little cat went miaow!
My little rooster went cock-a-doodle-doo
Dee oodle ee oodle ee oodle ee oo

I had a baby and the baby pleased me
My little baby went waaaahh!
(etc.)


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LITTLE WHITE DUCK (D)

There's a little white duck sitting in the water
A little white duck doing what he oughter
He took a bite of a lily pad
Flapped his wings and he said, "I'm glad
That I'm a little white duck sitting in the water
Quack, quack, quack."

There's a little green frog swimming in the water
A little green frog doing what he oughter
He jumped right off of the lily pad
That the little duck bit and he said, "I'm glad
I'm a little green frog swimming in the water
Glump, glump, glump."

There's a little black bug floating on the water
A little black bug doing what he oughter
He tickled the frog on the lily pad
That the little duck bit and he said "I'm glad
I'm a little black bug floating on the water
Chirps, chirps, chirps."

There's a little red snake laying in the water
A little red snake doing what he oughter
He frightened the duck and the frog so bad
He ate the little bug and he said, "I'm glad
I'm a little red snake laying in the water
Wriggles, wriggles, wriggles."

Now there's nobody left left sitting in the water
Nobody left doing what he oughter
There's nothing left but the lily pad
The duck and the frog ran away, I'm sad
Because there's nobody left sitting in the water
Boo, hoo, hoo


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LOLLIPOP (G)

Lollipop lollipop
Oh lolli lolli lolli
Lollipop lollipop
Oh lolli lolli lolli
Lollipop lollipop
Oh lolli lolli lolli
Lollipop

Call my baby lollipop, tell you why
His kiss is sweeter than an apple pie
And when he does his shaky rockin' dance
Man, I haven't got a chance

I call him
Lollipop lollipop
Oh lolli lolli lolli
Lollipop lollipop.....

Sweeter than candy on a stick
Huckleberry, cherry or lime
If you had a choice he'd be your pick
But lollipop is mine

Lollipop lollipop
Oh lolli lolli lolli
Lollipop lollipop.....

Crazy way he thrills me, tell you why
Just like a lightning from the sky
He loves to kiss me till I can't see straight
GEE, MY LOLLIPOP IS GREAT

I call him
Lollipop lollipop
Oh lolli lolli lolli
Lollipop lollipop.....


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LOLLIPOP TREE (C)

One fine day in early spring I played a funny trick.
Right in the yard behind our house I planted a lollipop stick.
Then every day I watered it well, and watched it carefully.
I hoped one day that stick would grow to be a lollipop tree.

chorus:

Ah ha ha! Oh ho ho! What a place to be!
Under my lollipop, lollipop, lollipop, lolli- lolli- lollipop tree.

Then one day I woke to find
A very lovely sight.
A tree all full of lollipops
Had grown in the dark of the night.
I sat beneath that wonderful tree
And looked up with a grin.
And when I opened up my mouth
The pops would drop right in.

(Chorus)

Winter came and days grew cold
As winter days will do.
And on my tree, my lovely tree,
Not one little lollipop grew.
From every branch an icicle hung.
The limbs were bare as bones.
But, when I broke those icicles off
They turned to ice cream cones

(Chorus)


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LONDON BRIDGE (C)

London Bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down.
London Bridge is falling down, my fair lady.

How will we build it up?

Build it up with silver and gold,

Gold and silver I have none,

Build it up with needles and pins,

Pins and needles bend and break,

Build it up with wood and clay,

Wood and clay will wash away,

Build it up with stone so strong,

Stone so strong will last so long,
My fair lady.


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LONG LONG LONG LONG LONG WAY HOME (D)

chorus:
IT WAS A LONG LONG LONG LONG LONG WAY HOME.

I was coming home in a yellow bus
But the bus broke down and stranded us.
I was coming home in a yellow bus
But the bus broke down and stranded us.
It was a long long long long long way home.

So I hopped a train coming down the line
The caboose came loose, I got left behind.

So I found a boat by the riverbank
But we hit a rock and promptly sank.

So I got picked up by a submarine
But they left me off in the Philippines.

Then I took a jet but I couldn't pay
So they threw me out of the cargo bay.

Oh my parachute kept me safe from harm
But I landed in a tree on the neighbor's farm.

So I jumped on a horse, but it threw a shoe
And I had to walk back home to you.

So I'm sorry Mom that I'm home so late
And the dinner's cold and I made you wait.


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LULLABY AND GOODNIGHT (G)

Lullaby and good night, with roses bedight
With lilies o'erspread is baby's wee bed
Lay thee down now and rest, may thy slumber be blessed
Lay thee down now and rest, may thy slumber be blessed

Lullaby and good night, thy mother's delight
Bright angels beside my darling abide
They will guard thee from harm, thou shalt wake in my arms
They will guard thee from harm, thou shalt wake in my arms


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MAGIC PENNY (C)

Love is something if you give it away
Give it away, give it away
Love is something if you give it away
You end up having more

It's just like a magic penny
Hold it tight and you won't have any
Lend it, spend it and you'll have so many
They'll roll all over the floor, for

A smile is something if you give it away

A hug is something if you give it away

A kiss is something if you give it away

Laughter is something if you give it away

A song is something if you give it away


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MAIL MYSELF TO YOU (C)

I'm gonna wrap myself in paper,
I'm gonna daub myself with glue,
Stick some stamps on top of my head,
I'm gonna mail myself to you.

I'm gonna tie me up in a red string,
I'm gonna tie blue ribbons too,
I'm gonna climb up in my mailbox,
I'm gonna mail myself to you.

When you find me in your mailbox
Cut the string and let me out,
Wash the glue off of my fingers,
Stick some bubblegum in my mouth.

Take me out of my wrapping paper,
Wash the stamps off my head,
Pour me full of some ice-cream sodas,
Put me in my nice warm bed.

I'm gonna wrap myself in paper,
I'm gonna daub myself with glue,
Stick some stamps on top of my head,
I'm gonna mail myself to you.


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MEAN LOSER BLUES (A)

Ain't got no friends this side of Tennessee
Ain't got no friends. What's wrong with me?
I got a chip on my shoulder as big as this here tree.

Went into a bar last Saturday night
Only had one drink, i got into a fight
Well I received a black eye, it sure served me right.

Every place that I go and everyone that I see
I seem to find trouble like it's following me
Well I'm a loser, I got the mean loser blues
Well I'm a mean losin' bruiser, I got the mean loser blues.

bridge:
Well some people say I'll never get far
I just can't seem to stay out of those bars
I try and I try but it ain't no use
Well I'm way off track like a loose caboose

Every place that I go and everyone that I see
I seem to find trouble like it's following me
Well I'm a loser, I got the mean loser blues
Well I'm a mean losin' bruiser, I got the mean loser blues.


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THE MERMAID (A)

On Friday morn when we set sail,
And our ship not far from the land
We there did espy a pretty mermaid,
With a comb and a glass in her hand, her hand, her hand
With a comb and a glass in her hand.

chorus:
And the raging seas, the raging seas did roar,
And the stormy winds did blow,
While we jolly sailor boys are up and up aloft,
With the landlubbers lying down below, below, below
With the landlubbers lying down below.

Then up spake our gallant captain bold
And a very brave man was he;
"Oh, I've a bonny wife in fair Portsmouth town,
And tonight she a widow she will be."

Then up spake the little cabin boy,
And a very fine boy was he;
"I've a father and mother in yon Portsmouth town
And tonight they will weep for me."

Then up spake the jolly fat old cook
And a very fat man was he;
"Oh I care much more for me kettles and me pots
Than I do for the bottom of the sea."

Then three times round went our gallant ship,
And three times round went she;
For the sake of a lifeboat, we all went down,
And we sank to the bottom of the sea.


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MICHAEL ROW THE BOAT ASHORE (C)

chorus:
MICHAEL ROW THE BOAT ASHORE, ALLELUIA
MICHAEL ROW THE BOAT ASHORE, ALLELUIA

Sister help to trim the sail, alleluia
Sister help to trim the sail, alleluia

Brother lend a helping hand, alleluia
Brother lend a helping hand, alleluia

The River Jordan is chilly and cold, alleluia
Chills the body, but not the soul, alleluia

The river is deep and the river is wide, alleluia
Milk and honey on the other side, alleluia


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MISTER GOLDEN SUN (D)

Oh Mister Sun, Sun, Mister Golden Sun,
Please shine down on me
Oh Mister Sun, Sun, Mister Golden Sun,
Hiding behind a tree
These little children are asking you
To please come out so we can play with you
Oh Mister Sun, Sun, mister Golden Sun,
Please shine down on me!

Oh Mister Sun, Sun, mister Golden Sun,
Please shine down on, please shine down on
Please shine down on me!


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MOLE IN THE GROUND (A)

chorus:
OH I WISH I WAS A MOLE IN THE GROUND
I WISH I WAS A MOLE IN THE GROUND
IF I WAS A MOLE IN THE GROUND
I WOULD ROOT THAT MOUNTAIN DOWN
OH I WISH I WAS A MOLE IN THE GROUND

And I wish I was a lizard in the spring
I would hear my darling sing

I wish I was a frog in the fall
I would hear my darling call

I wish I was an ant in your pants
I would teach you how to dance


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THE MORE WE GET TOGETHER (D)

The more we get together, together, together,
The more we get together, the happier we'll be.

For your friends are my friends
And my friends are your friends.
The more we get together, the happier we'll be!

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DID YOU EVER SEE A LASSIE? (D)

Did you ever see a lassie, a lassie, a lassie
Did you ever see a lassie go this way and that?
Go this way and that way, and this way and that way
Did you ever see a lassie go this way and that?

Did you ever see a laddie


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MR. MAN IN THE MOON (c)

Mr. Man in the Moon
Mr. Man in the Moon
How do you do it?
How do you do it?
How do you make it shine?

Do you wash it all day?
Do you wax it all day?
Do you hold a candle inside?
Mr. Man in the Moon
I want to know
How you make it shine


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MUFFIN MAN (G)

Oh, do you know the muffin man
The muffin man, the muffin man
Oh, do you know the muffin man
Who lives on Drury Lane?

Oh, yes, I know the muffin man
The muffin man, the muffin man
Oh, yes, I know the muffin man
Who lives on Drury Lane.

Now we all know the muffin man
The muffin man, the muffin man
Now we all know the muffin man
Who lives on Drury Lane.


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MULBERRY BUSH (D/E)

Here we go 'round the mulberry bush,
The mulberry bush, the mulberry bush.
Here we go 'round the mulberry bush,
So early in the morning.

This is the way we wash our clothes,
So early Monday morning.

This is the way we iron our clothes,
So early Tuesday morning.

This is the way we mend our clothes,
So early Wednesday morning.

This is the way we sweep the floor,
So early Thursday morning.

This is the way we scrub the floor,
So early Friday morning.

This is the way we bake our bread,
So early Saturday morning.

This is the way we go to church,
So early Sunday morning.


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MY BOYFRIEND (G)

My boyfriend gave me peaches
My boyfriend gave me pears
My boyfriend gave me fifty cents
And kicked me down the stairs

I gave him back his peaches
I gave him back his pears
I gave him back his fifty cents
And kicked him down the stairs


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MY ROOTS GO DOWN (E)

chorus:
MY ROOTS GO DOWN, DOWN TO THE EARTH,
MY ROOTS GO DOWN, DOWN TO THE EARTH,
MY ROOTS GO DOWN, DOWN TO THE EARTH,
MY ROOTS GO DOWN.

I am an ancient redwood tree, I am an ancient redwood tree.
I am an ancient redwood tree, my roots go down.

(chorus)

I am a pungent garlic plant.
My roots go down.

(chorus)

I am a rose in full bloom.
My roots go down.

(chorus)

I am a windblown dandelion.
My roots go down.

(chorus)

I am every living thing.
My roots go down.

(Chorus)


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NEW RIVER TRAIN (C)

chorus:
RIDIN' ON THAT NEW RIVER TRAIN
RIDIN' ON THAT NEW RIVER TRAIN
THE SAME OLD TRAIN THAT BROUGHT ME HERE
IS SOON GONNA CARRY ME HOME

Darling you can't love one
Darling you can't love one
You can't love one and have any fun
Darling you can't love one

Darling you can't love two
Darling you can't love two
You can't love two and still be true
Darling you can't love two

Darling you can't love three
Darling you can't love three
You can't love three and still love me
Darling you can't love three

Darling you can't love four
Darling you can't love four
You can't love four and love me any more
Darling you can't love four

Darling you can't love five
Darling you can't love five
You can't love five and stay alive
Darling you can't love five


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NOAH (A)

The Lord said to Noah
There's gonna be a floody, floody
The Lord said to Noah
There's gonna be a floody, floody
Get your children out of the muddy, muddy
Children of the Lord

So Noah, he built him an arky, arky, arky
Noah, he built him an arky, arky, arky
Built it out of birchy barky, barky
Children of the Lord

The animals, they came in by twosie, twosie, twosies
The animals, they came in by twosie, twosie, twosies
Elephants and kangaroosies roosies
Children of the Lord

It rained, and rained for 40 daysie, daysie
It rained, and rained for 40 daysie, daysie
Almost drove those animals crazy, crazy
Children of the Lord

The sun came out and dried up the landie, landie
The sun came out and dried up the landie, landie
Everything was fine and dandy, dandy
Children of the Lord

So rise and shine and give God the glory, glory
Rise and shine and give God the glory, glory
Rise and shine and give God the glory, glory
Children of the Lord


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OCTOPUS'S GARDEN (C)

I'd like to be under the sea
In an Octopus's Garden in the shade.
He'd let us in, knows where we've been,
In his Octopus's Garden in the shade.
I'd ask my friends to come and see
An Octopus's Garden with me.

I'd like to be under the sea
In an Octopus's Garden in the shade.

We would be warm below the storm
In our little hideaway beneath the waves.
Resting our head on the sea bed
In an Octopus's Garden near a cave.
We would sing and dance around
Because we know we can't be found.

I'd like to be under the sea
In an Octopus's Garden in the shade.

We would shout and swim about
The coral that lies beneath the waves.
Oh, what joy for every girl and boy
Knowing they're happy and they're safe.
We would be so happy, you and me.
No one there to tell us what to do.

I'd like to be under the sea
In an Octopus's Garden with you,
In an Octopus's Garden with you,
In an Octopus's Garden with you.


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OH SUSANNA (C)

I come from Alabama with a banjo on my knee
I'm goin' to Lou'sianna my true love for to see
It rained all night the day I left, the weather it was dry
The sun so hot I froze to death, Susanna don't you cry
Oh Susanna, oh don't you cry for me
For I come from Alabama with a banjo on my knee

I had a dream the other night, when everything was still
I dreamed I saw Susanna a-coming down the hill
A buckwheat cake was in her mouth, a tear was in her eye
Says, I'm comin' from the South: Susanna don't you cry

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OH! CALIFORNIA (C)

I came from Salem City with my washbowl on my knee
I'm going to California, the gold dust for to see.
It rained all night the day I left, the weather it was dry
The sun so hot I froze to death, oh brothers don't you cry.

Oh California! That's the land for me!
I'm bound for Sacramento with my washbowl on my knee.

I soon shall be in Frisco, then I'll look around
And when I see the nuggets there,
I'll pick them off the ground.
I'll scrape the mountains clean my boys,
Drain the rivers dry
And a pocket full of rocks I'll bring back home,
So brothers don't you cry.

Oh California! That's the land for me!
I'm bound for Sacramento with my washbowl on my knee.


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OLD COAT (D)

I had an old coat but the coat got torn
What'll I do? (what'll I do?)
I had an old coat but the coat got torn
What'll I do? (what'll I do?)
I had an old coat but the coat got torn
So I cut it down and a jacket was born
And I sing every day of my life

Well in a few years those threads got thin
So I called it a shirt and I tucked it in

The sleeves wore out in the east and west
So I pulled them off and I had a vest

I stained that vest with cherry pie
So I cut and sewed till I had a tie

Well when that tie was lookin' lean
I made a patch for my old blue jeans

Well when that patch was next to nothin'
I rolled it up into a button

Well when that button was almost gone
With what was left I made this song
Which I sing every day of my life
Yes I sing every day of my life.


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OLD DAN TUCKER (G)

Well I went to town the other night
To hear a noise and see a fight
All the folks was running around
Saying, "Old Dan Tucker's come to town."

chorus:
GET OUT THE WAY, OLD DAN TUCKER
GET OUT THE WAY, OLD DAN TUCKER
GET OUT THE WAY, OLD DAN TUCKER
HE'S TOO LATE TO GET HIS SUPPER

Well old Dan Tucker, he come to town
He was ridin' a billy goat, leadin' a hound
Well the hound dog barked and the billy goat jumped
And he throwed Dan Tucker right a-straddle a stump

Well old Dan Tucker he come home drunk
Jumped in the fire and he kicked up a chunk
Got a live coal down in his shoe
And holy gosh mighty, how the ashes flew

Old Dan Tucker's a fine old man
He washed his face with a frying pan
He combed his hair with a wagon wheel
And he died of a toothache in his heel


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OLD JOE CLARK (C)

Old Joe Clark, the preacher's son
He preached all over the plain
The only text he ever knew
Was high, low, Jack and the game

chorus:
Fare ye well, Old Joe Clark
Fare ye well, I say
Fare ye well, Old Joe Clark
I'm a-goin' away

Old Joe Clark, he had a house
Eighteen stories high
Ev'ry story in that house
Was filled with chicken pie

I went down to Old Joe's house
Stayed to have some supper
Stubbed my toe on the table leg
And stuck my nose in the butter

Raccoon has a bushy tail
'Possum's tail is bare
Rabbit has no tail at all
'Cept a bunch of hair

Old Joe Clark had a mule
His name was Morgan Brown
And every tooth in that mule's head
Was sixteen inches around

Old Joe Clark he had a yellow cat
She would neither sing or pray
She stuck her head in the buttermilk jar
And washed her sins away


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OLD KING COLE (G)

chorus:
Old King Cole was a very old soul
And a merry old soul was he
He called for his pipe and he called for his bowl
And he called for his fiddlers three
Now every fiddler he had a fine fiddle
And a very fine fiddle had he
And fiddle diddle dee fiddle dee played the fiddlers
Merry ones are we
For there's none so rare as can compare
With the sound of our harmony

Now Old King Cole was a very old soul
And a merry old soul was he
He called for his pipe and he called for his bowl
And he called for his pipers three
Now every piper had a fine pipe, and a very fine pipe had she
Then doo doo doodle doo doo played the pipers
fiddle diddle dee fiddle dee played the fiddlers
Merry ones are we
For there's none so rare as can compare
With the sound of our harmony

Ba, ba ba ba ba ba ba played the horners

Twang plung plung strum strum played the harpers

Rrrub a dub, dub dub played the drummers

Old King Cole was a very old soul, and a merry old soul was he
He called for his pipe and he called for his bowl
And he called for his symphony
Now every symphony has fine players
Fine players has the symphony

For there's none so rare as can compare
With the sound of our harmony
None so rare as can compare
With the sound of our symphony


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OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A FLY (E)

I know an old lady who swallowed a fly
I don't know why she swallowed a fly
Perhaps she'll die

I know an old lady who swallowed a spider
It wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly
But I don't know why she swallowed the fly
Perhaps she'll die

I know an old lady who swallowed a bird
How absurd to swallow a bird

I know an old lady who swallowed a cat
Fancy that, she swallowed a cat

I know an old lady who swallowed a dog
What a hog, to swallow a dog

I know an old lady who swallowed a goat
Just opened her throat and swallowed a goat

I know an old lady who swallowed a cow
I don't know how she swallowed a cow

I know an old lady who swallowed a horse
She's dead, of course.


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OLD TEXAS (D)

I'm going to leave old Texas now
They've got no use for the long-horn cow

They've plowed and fenced my cattle range
And the people there are all so strange

I'll take my horse and I'll take my rope
And hit the trail upon a lope

I'll bid farewell to the Alamo
And I'll hit the trail for Mexico

The hard, hard ground shall be my bed
And my saddle seat shall hold my head

And when my ride on Earth is done
I'll take my chance with the Holy One

I'm going to leave old Texas now
They've got no use for the long-horn cow


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ON THE DAY YOU WERE BORN (A)

On the day that _____ was born, on the day that _____ was born
On the day that _____ was born
The angels sang and they blew on their horns
And they danced, they danced, they smiled and raised up their hands
On the day, on the day that _____ was born.

Right now somewhere someone's being born (3x)
And the angels are singing
And they're blowing on their horns
And they're dancing, they're dancing
They're smiling and raising up their hands
Cause right now somewhere someone's being born
Raising up their hands
On the day, on the day each one of us was born.
Raising up their hands
On the day, on the day each one of us was born.


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ON TOP OF SPAGHETTI (C)

On top of spaghetti
All covered with cheese
I lost my poor meatball
When somebody sneezed
It rolled off the table
And onto the floor
And then my poor meatball
Rolled out of the door
It rolled in the garden
And under a bush
And then my poor meatball
Was nothing but mush
The mush was as tasty
As tasty could be
And early next summer
It grew into a tree
The tree was all covered
With beautiful moss
It grew great big meatballs
And tomato sauce
So if you eat spaghetti
All covered with cheese
Hold onto your meatballs
And don't ever sneeze.


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ONE TWO THREE (C)

When Anna was a schoolgirl, a schoolgirl, a schoolgirl
When Anna was a schoolgirl, one two three
Hi-yi this away, hi-yi that away
Hi-yi this away, one two three.

When Anna went to college

When Anna got married

When Anna had a baby

When Anna was a grandma

When Anna went to heaven


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OVER THE RAINBOW (C)

Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high
There's a land that I heard of once in a lullaby
Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true

Someday I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
Away above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me

Somewhere over the rainbow bluebirds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why then oh why can't I?

Someday I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
Away above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me

Somewhere over the rainbow, bluebirds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why then oh why can't I?

If happy little bluebirds fly
Beyond the rainbow, why oh why can't I?


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PAWPAW PATCH (D)

Where oh where is dear little Susie
Where oh where is dear little Susie
Where oh where is dear little Susie
Way down yonder in the pawpaw patch

Come on boys, let's go find her
Come on girls, let's go find her
Come on boys, let's go find her
Way down yonder in the pawpaw patch

Pickin' up pawpaws, put 'em in your pocket
Pickin' up pawpaws, put 'em in your pocket
Pickin' up pawpaws, put 'em in your pocket
Way down yonder in the pawpaw patch


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POLLY WOLLY DOODLE (D)

Oh I went down south for to see my Sal
Singing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day
My Sally is a spunky gal
Singing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day

chorus:
FARE THEE WELL, FARE THEE WELL
FARE THEE WELL MY FAIRY FAY
FOR I'M GOING TO LOU'SIANA FOR TO SEE MY SUSIANNA
SINGING POLLY WOLLY DOODLE ALL THE DAY

Oh my Sal she is a maiden fair
Singing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day
With curly eyes and laughing hair
Singing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day

Behind the barn, down on my knees
Singing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day
I thought I heard a chicken sneeze
Singing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day

He sneezed so hard with the whooping cough
Singing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day
He sneezed his head and his tail right off
Singing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day


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POP GOES THE WEASEL (C)

'Round and 'round the cobbler's bench, the monkey chased the weasel,
The monkey thought 'twas all in fun, pop goes the weasel.
A penny for a spool of thread, a penny for a needle,
That's the way the money goes. Pop! Goes the weasel.

My son and I went to the fair, we saw a lot of people
We spent a lot of money there, pop goes the weasel!
I got sick from all the sun, my sonny boy got the measles
Still we had a lot of fun, pop goes the weasel!

I climbed up and down the coast, to find a golden eagle
I climbed the rocks, and thought I was close
Pop goes the weasel! But, alas, I lost my way
Saw nothing but a seagull, I tore my pants and killed the day
Pop goes the weasel!

I went to the grocery store, I thought a little cheese'll
Be good to catch a mouse on the floor
Pop goes the weasel!
But the mouse was very bright, he wasn't a mouse to wheedle
He took the cheese and said "Good night"
Pop goes the weasel!

All around the cobbler's bench, the monkey chased the weasel
The monkey thought 'twas all in fun
Pop goes the weasel!
Johnny's got the whooping cough And Mary's got the measles
That's the way the money goes
Pop goes the weasel!

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JACK IN THE BOX

My name is Jack, I hide in a box
I don't make a sound
When somebody turns the handle
I jump and walk around.


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PUFF (G)

Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honalee
Little Jackie Paper loved that rascal Puff
And brought him string and sealing wax
And other fancy stuff

chorus:
OH, PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON
LIVED BY THE SEA
AND FROLICKED IN THE AUTUMN MIST
IN A LAND CALLED HONAH ALLEE
PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON
LIVED BY THE SEA
AND FROLICKED IN THE AUTUMN MIST
IN A LAND CALLED HONALEE

Together they would travel, in a boat with billowed sail
Jackie kept a lookout perched on Puff's gigantic tail
Noble kings and princes would bow whene'er they came
And pirate ships would lower their flags
When Puff rolled out his name

A dragon lives forever, but not so little boys
Painted wings and giants' rings make way for other toys
One gray night it happened, Jackie Paper came no more
And Puff that mighty dragon, he ceased his fearless roar
His head was bent in sorrow, green scales fell like rain
Puff no longer went to play along the cherry lane
Without his lifelong friend, Puff could not be brave
So Puff that mighty dragon sadly slipped into his cave


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QUARTERMASTER'S STORE (D)

There were rats, rats, as big as alley cats
There were rats, rats, as big as alley cats
There were rats, rats, as big as alley cats
In the quartermaster's store

chorus:
MY EYES ARE DIM, I CANNOT SEE
I DID NOT BRING MY SPECS WITH ME
I DID NOT BRING MY SPECS WITH ME

There were eggs, eggs, with little hairy legs

There was butter, butter, rolling in the gutter

There were beans, beans, as big as submarines

There was gravy, gravy, enough to float the Navy

There was bread, bread, heavier than lead

There were flies, flies, swarming 'round the pies

There were fishes, fishes, washing all the dishes

There were Scouts, Scouts, eating brussels sprouts


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RAINBOW 'ROUND ME (D)

When I look outside my window, there's a world of color I see
Fiddle dee dee, outside my window, there's a world of color I see

chorus:
RAINBOW, RAINBOW, RAINBOW 'ROUND ME
RAINBOW, RAINBOW, RAINBOW 'ROUND ME

And the sky outside my window is as blue as blue as can be
Fiddle dee dee, the sky outside my window
Is as blue as blue as can be

(Chorus)

And the sun outside my window is as yellow as yellow can be
Fiddle dee dee, the sun outside my window
Is as yellow as yellow can be
and the sky is blue as blue as can be

(Chorus)

And the flower outside my window is as purple as purple can be
Fiddle dee dee, the flower outside my window
Is as purple as purple can be
And the sun is as yellow as yellow can be
And the sky is as blue as blue as can be

And the car outside my window, is as red as red as can be
Fiddle dee dee, the car outside my window
Is as red as red as can be
And the sun is as yellow as yellow can be
And the sky is as blue as blue as can be

(Chorus)


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RAINBOW CONNECTION (E)

Why are there so many songs about rainbows,
And what's on the other side?
Rainbows are visions but only illusions,
And rainbows have nothing to hide.
So we've been told and some choose to believe it.
I know they're wrong, wait and see.
Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection
The lover the dreamers and me.

La da da dee da..........

Who said that every wish would be heard and answered.
When wished on the morning star.
Somebody thought of that and someone believed it.
Look what it's done so far.
What's so amazing that keeps us star gazing,
And what do we think we might see?
Someday we'll find it,
The rainbow connection
the lovers, the dreamers and me

(bridge)
All of us under its spell
We know that it's probably magic

Have you been half asleep and have you heard voices
I've heard them calling my name
Is this the sweet sound that calls the young sailors?
The voices might be one and the same.
I've heard it too many times to ignore it
It's something that I'm s'posed to be
Someday we'll find it.
The rainbow connection
the lovers, the dreamers and me.


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ROCK-A-BYE, BABY (E)

Rock-a-bye, baby, in the treetop
When the wind blows, the cradle will rock
When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall
And down will come baby, cradle and all

Baby is drowsing, cosy and fair
Mother sits near, in her rocking chair
Forward and back, the cradle she swings
And though baby sleeps, he hears what she sings

From the high rooftops, down to the sea
No one's as dear as baby to me
Wee little fingers, eyes wide and bright
Now sound asleep, until morning light


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ROW ROW ROW YOUR BOAT (C)

Row row row your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily merrily merrily merrily
Life is but a dream

Row row row your boat
Underneath the stream
Ha ha fooled you
I'm a submarine.

Bounce bounce bounce your boat
Gently down the stream
If you see a crocodile
Don't forget to scream.

Row row row your boat
Gently down the shore
If you see a polar bear
Don't forget to roar.


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RUBBER DUCKY (g)

Rubber ducky, you're the one
You make bathtime lots of fun
Rubber ducky I'm awfully fond of you

Rubber ducky, joy of joys
When I squeeze you, you make noise
Rubber ducky you're my very best friend it's true.

Every day when I make my way to the tubby
I find a little fellow
So cute and yellow and chubby

Rubber ducky, you're so fine
And I'm lucky that you're mine
Rubber ducky I'm awfully fond of you.

end:
Rubber ducky I'm awfully fond of
Rubber ducky I'm awfully fond of
Rubber ducky I'm awfully fond of you.


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SHAKE MY SILLIES OUT (D)

Gotta shake, shake, shake my sillies out
Shake, shake, shake my sillies out
Shake, shake, shake my sillies out
And wiggle my waggles away

Gotta clap, clap, clap my crazies out

Gotta jump, jump, jump my jiggles out

Gotta yawn, yawn, yawn my sleepies out

Gotta stretch, stretch, stretch my stretchies out

Gotta shake, shake, shake my sillies out


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SHOO FLY, DON'T BOTHER ME (D)

Shoo fly, don't bother me
Shoo fly, don't bother me
Shoo fly, don't bother me
For I belong to somebody

I feel, I feel
I feel like the morning star
I feel, I feel
I feel like the morning star


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SING (G)

Sing, sing a song, sing out loud, sing out strong
Sing of good things not bad, sing of happy, not sad

Sing, sing a song, make it simple
To last your whole life long
Don't worry that it's not good enough
For anyone else to hear
Just sing, sing a song

Sing, sing a song, let the world sing along
Sing of love there could be, sing for you and for me

Sing, sing a song, make it simple
To last your whole life long
Don't worry that it's not good enough
For anyone else to hear
Just sing, sing a song


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SIX LITTLE DUCKS (D)

Six little ducks that I once knew
Fat ones, skinny ones, fair ones too

chorus:
But the one little duck with the feather on his back
He led the others with his quack quack quack
Quack quack quack, quack quack quack
He led the others with his quack quack quack

Down to the river they would go
Wibble wobble wibble wobble to and fro

(Chorus)

Home from the river they would come
Wibble wobble wibble wobble ho hum hum

(Chorus)


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SKIN AND BONES (Bm)

There was an old woman, all skin and bones
Oo-oo-oo-oo

She lived down by the old churchyard
Oo-oo-oo-oo

One day she thought she'd take a walk
Oo-oo-oo-oo

She walked down by the old graveyard
Oo-oo-oo-oo

She saw the bones a-layin' around
Oo-oo-oo-oo

She went to her closet to get a broom
Oo-oo-oo-oo

She opened the door -- boooo!


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SKIP TO MY LOU (D)

Lost my partner
What'll I do?
Lost my partner
What'll I do?
Lost my partner
What'll I do?
Skip to my Lou, my darlin'

chorus:
SKIP, SKIP, SKIP TO MY LOU
SKIP, SKIP, SKIP TO MY LOU
SKIP, SKIP, SKIP TO MY LOU
SKIP TO MY LOU, MY DARLIN'
(or: HEY, HEY, SKIP TO MY LOU)

I'll get another one
Prettier than you

Little red wagon
Painted blue

Gone to Texas
Two by two

Cows in the cornfield
What'll I do?

Fly's in the buttermilk
Shoo shoo shoo

Cat's in the cream jar
Ooh, ooh, ooh

Lots more verses
But this'll have to do


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SPIDERMAN (Am)

Spiderman, Spiderman, does whatever a spider can
Spins a web, any size, Catches thieves just like flies
Look Out! Here comes the Spiderman.

Is he strong?
Listen bud,
He's got radioactive blood.
Can he swing from a thread
Take a look overhead
Hey, there
There goes the Spiderman.

In the chill of the night
At the scene of a crime
Like a streak, streak of light
He arrives just in time.

Spiderman, Spiderman
Friendly neighborhood Spiderman
Wealth and fame
He's ingnored
Action is his reward.

To him, life is a great big bang up
Whenever there's a hang up
You'll find the Spider man.


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SWING LOW, SWEET CHARIOT (D/C)

chorus:
SWING LOW, SWEET CHARIOT
COMING FOR TO CARRY ME HOME
SWING LOW, SWEET CHARIOT
COMING FOR TO CARRY ME HOME.

I looked over Jordan, and what did I see?
Coming for to carry me home
A band of angels coming after me
Coming for to carry me home.

(Chorus)

If you get there before I do
Coming for to carry me home
Tell all my friends I'm coming, too
Coming for to carry me home.

(Chorus)

I'm sometimes up and sometimes down
Coming for to carry me home
But still my soul feels heavenly bound
Coming for to carry me home.


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TAKE ME RIDIN' IN THE CAR (D/E)

Take me ridin' in the car, car
Take me ridin' in the car, car
Take you ridin' in the car, car
I'll take you ridin' in the car

Click clack, open up the door, girls
Click clack open up the door, boys!
Front door, back door, clickety-clack
Take you ridin' in my car

Let's go ridin' in the car car
Let's go ridin' in the car car
Let's go ridin' in the car car
Let's go ridin' in the car

Climb a little on the front seat
Climb a little on the back seat
Turn the key, stuck on Start
Ill take you ridin' in my car

Engine it goes drr, drr
Engine it goes drr, drr
Front seat, back seat, boys and girls
Take you ridin' in my car

I'm gonna soon be home again
I'm gonna soon be home again
Drr, roll home
Take you ridin' in my car

I'm gonna let you blow the horn
I'm gonna let you blow the horn
Au-aah! Au-aah!
Well, I take you ridin' in my car


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THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND (D/E)

chorus:
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND
THIS LAND IS MY LAND
FROM CALIFORNIA
TO THE NEW YORK ISLAND
FROM THE REDWOOD FOREST
TO THE GULF STREAM WATERS
THIS LAND WAS MADE FOR YOU AND ME

As I went walking that ribbon of highway
I saw above me that endless skyway
I saw below me the golden valley
This land was made for you and me

I roamed and rambled and followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts
And all around me, a voice was sounding:
This land was made for you and me

Was a great high wall there that tried to stop me
A great big sign there said private property
But on the other side it didn't say nothing --
That side was made for you and me

When the sun come shining, then I was strolling
In wheat fields waving and dust clouds rolling
The voice was chanting as the fog was lifting:
This land was made for you and me

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In the squares of the city, by the shadow of the steeple
By the relief office, I saw my people
As they stood there hungry, I stood there whistling
This land was made for you and me

(an American Indian verse)
This land is your land, but it once was my land,
Until we sold you Manhattan Island.
You pushed our Nations to the reservations;
This land was stole by you from me.


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THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE (G)

This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine
This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine
This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

Esta luz mia, voy a verla brillar
Esta luz mia, voy a verla brillar
Esta luz mia, voy a verla brillar
A brillar, a brillar, a brillar

All around my family

All around our neighborhood

All around the whole wide world


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THIS OLD MAN (D)

This old man, he played one
He played knick knack on my thumb
With a knick knack, paddy whack
Give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played two
He played knick knack on my shoe

This old man, he played three
He played knick knack on my knee

This old man, he played four
He played knick knack on my door

This old man, he played five
He played knick knack on my hive

This old man, he played six
He played knick knack on my sticks

This old man, he played seven
He played knick knack on my oven

This old man, he played eight
He played knick knack on my gate

This old man, he played nine
He played knick knack on my sign

This old man, he played ten
He played knick knack on my hen


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THREE CRAWS (A)

Three craws sat upon the wa',
Sat upon the wa', sat upon the wa'-a'-a'-a',
Three craws sat upon the wa'
On a cold and frosty morning.

The first craw was greetin' for his maw

The second craw fell and broke his jaw

The third craw couldn't flee at aa

The fourth craw he wisnae there at a'

And that's a', absolutely a'.


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THUMBELINA (G)

Thumbelina, Thumbelina, tiny little thing
Thumbelina, dance, Thumbelina sing
Oh Thumbelina, what's the difference if you're very small
When your heart is full of love you're nine feet tall

Though you're no bigger than my thumb
Than my thumb, than my thumb
Sweet Thumbelina, don't be glum
Now now now, ah ah ah, come come come

chorus:

Though you're no bigger than my toe,
Than my toe, than my toe
Sweet Thumbelina, keep that glow
And you'll grow, and you'll grow, and you'll grow


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TINGALAYO (c)

chorus:
TINGALAYO!, COME LITTLE DONKEY COME
TINGALAYO!, COME LITTLE DONKEY COME

Me donkey fast, me donkey slow, me donkey come and me donkey go
Me donkey fast, me donkey slow, me donkey come and me donkey go

Me donkey hee, me donkey haw, me donkey sleepin' in a bed of straw

Me donkey dance, me donkey sing, me donkey wearin' a diamond ring

Me donkey swim, me donkey ski, me donkey dresses elegantly


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TOGETHER TOMORROW (C)

chorus:
TOGETHER, TOMORROW
TOGETHER, TOMORROW, MY FRIEND
WE WILL BE HAPPY TOGETHER TOMORROW
TOGETHER TOMORROW AGAIN

I don't like to say goodbye, I don't want today to end
But we will be happy together tomorrow
Together tomorrow again

You may walk a rocky road, your road may twist and bend
We'll share all our stories when we get together
Together tomorrow again

Together, tomorrow, together, tomorrow, my friend
We'll share all our stories when we get together
Together tomorrow again

Every day must pass away, never to come again
Tonight when I'm sleeping I'll dream of us being
Together tomorrow again, together, tomorrow
Together, tomorrow, my friend
Tonight when I'm sleeping I'll dream of us being
Together tomorrow again


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TOMORROW (G)

The sun'll come out tomorrow
Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow
There'll be sun!
Just thinkin' about tomorrow
Clears away the cobwebs and the sorrow
'Til there's none!

When I'm stuck with a day
That's gray and lonely
I just stick out my chin
And grin, and say, oh!

The sun'll come out tomorrow
So ya gotta hang on 'til tomorrow
Come what may
Tomorrow! Tomorrow!
I love ya tomorrow!
You're always a day away!

Tomorrow! Tomorrow!
I love ya tomorrow!
You're always a dayyyyy aaaa wayyyy!


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TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR (D/C)

Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high, like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are!

When the blazing sun is gone, when he nothing shines upon
Then you show your little light, twinkle, twinkle, all the night
Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are!

Then the traveler in the dark, thanks you for your tiny spark;
He could not see which way to go, if you did not twinkle so
Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are!

In the dark blue sky you keep, and through my curtains often peep
For you never shut your eyes, till the morning sun does rise
Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are!

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TWINKLE, TWINKLE, TRAFFIC LIGHT

Twinkle, twinkle, traffic light, standing on the corner bright.
When it's green it's time to go, when it's red it's stop, you know.
Twinkle, twinkle, traffic light, standing on the corner bright.


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UNDER ONE SKY (G)

We're all a family under one sky
We're a family under one sky (repeat)
Oh we're people (echo), we're animals (echo)
We're flowers, and birds in flight (repeat)

Oh we're carpenters, we're lawyers
We're farmers and teachers too

Oh we're lions, we're rabbits
We're elephants and kangaroos

Oh we're roses, we're daisies
We're tulips and chrysanthemums

Oh we're Chinese, we're Mexicans
We're Africans and Vietnamese


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VEGETARIAN BARBEQUE MOOSE (D)

chorus:
Look out campers, here comes Bruce
The happy vegetarian barbeque moose
He likes the leaves on the trees
The green green moss
But his own way of course
He likes it all with barbeque sauce.

In the state of Maine, way up North
A herd of moose came marching forth
It's early in the morning and it's time to eat
One bull moose wants a special treat
One bull moose wants a special treat.

(Chorus)

The campers watch and wait each day
To see if Bruce will come their way
They hide in tents and stay real still
While Bruce licks the sauce
From the barbeque grill
Bruce licks the sauce from the barbeque grill.

(Chorus)

Now the campers near and far
Come with barbeque sauce in a special jar
For the big bull moose who comes each day
Likes his vegetation his own way
Likes his vegetation his very own way.

(Chorus)

We feed hay to the horse
Carrots to the rabbit
Folks up North have a brand new habit
They eat their dinner
And they drink their juice
Leave a little bottle of sauce for Bruce
Leave a little sauce for the barbeque moose.

(Chorus)


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WALTZING MATILDA (C)

Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong
Under the shade of a coolibah tree
And he sang as he as he sat
And waited while his billy boiled:
"You'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me."
Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda
You'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me
And he sang as he sat
And waited while his billy boiled:
"You'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me."

Down came a jumbuck to drink at the billabong
Up jumped the swagman, grabbed him with glee
And he sang as he shoved that jumbuck in his tucker-bag:
"You'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me."
Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda
You'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me
And he sang as he shoved that jumbuck in his tucker-bag:
"You'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me."

Up rode the squatter, mounted on his thoroughbred
Down came the troopers, one, two, three
"Who's that jolly jumbuck you've got in your tucker bag?
You'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me!"

Up jumped the swagman, sprang into the billabong
"You'll never catch me alive!" said he
And his ghost may be heard as you pass by that billabong:
"You'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me."


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WASHINGTON AT VALLEY FORGE (C)

Washington at Valley Forge
Freezing cold but up spoke George
Said vo-doe-de-o, vo-doe-de-o, doe
Crazy words, crazy tune
All that George could croon and swoon
Was vo-doe-de-o, vo-doe-de-o, doe

On his ukulele, daily
He would strum, beedle um bum
Dancing, prancing
Then he'd holler "Red Hot Mama"
Crazy words, crazy tune
All that George could croon and swoon
Was vo-doe-de-o, vo-doe-de-o, doe

It's a rage, it's a craze
Everybody sings now-a-days
Vo doe de o, vo doe doe de oh doe
Every goof, every sheik
Tunes his uke and starts to shriek
Vo doe de oh, vo doe doe de o doe

Go on the east side, west side
Here or there, everywhere
They vo doe, vo-de-o-doe
Then they holler, "Red hot mama!"
Young or old, old or young
The guy that started it should be hung
Vo doe de o, vo doe de o


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WHAT DOES PAPA DO? (D)

What does Papa do? What does Papa do?
What does Papa do when I'm at school?
What does Papa do? What does Papa do?
What does Papa do when I'm at school?

He works for Lucasarts. He works for Lucasarts
He works for Lucasarts when I'm at school.
He works for Lucasarts
And he acts out all the parts
He works for Lucasarts when I'm at school.

He writes computer code
Till it makes his brain explode

He stares at laptop screens
And he loves those graveyard scenes

He markets video games
And he makes up monsters' names

He talks with Indy Jones
And they fight against the clones

He stops the pirates cold
And he takes back all their gold

That's what Papa does. That's what Papa does
That's what Papa does when I'm at school.
That's what Papa does. That's what Papa does
That's what Papa does when I'm at school.


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WHEELS ON THE BUS (D)

The wheels on the bus go round and round
Round and round, round and round
The wheels on the bus go round and round
All through the town

The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish
Swish, swish, swish, swish, swish, swish
The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish
All through the town

The doors on the bus go open and shut
Open and shut, open and shut

The horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep
Beep, beep beep, beep, beep, beep

The wheelchair on the bus goes roll roll roll

The guide dog on the bus goes woof woof woof

The cow on the bus goes moo moo moo

The cell phones on the bus go ring ring ring

The grannies on the bus go knit knit knit

The baby on the bus goes "Wah, wah, wah,
"Wah, wah, wah, wah, wah, wah."

The parents on the bus go "Shh, shh, shh

The mummies on the bus so "I love you, I love you, I love you"

The daddies on the bus say "I do too"


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WHEN I'M SIXTY-FOUR (G)

When I get older, losing my hair, many years from now.
Will you still be sending me a valentine, birthday greeting bottle of wine?
If I'd been out till quarter to three, would you lock the door?
Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm sixty-four?

You'll be older too
And if you say the word
I could stay with you

I could be handy, mending a fuse, when your lights have gone.
You can knit a sweater by the fireside. Sunday morning go for a ride
Doing the garden digging the weeds. Who could ask for more?
Will you still need me? Will you still feed me?
When I'm sixty-four?

Every summer we can rent a cottage on the Isle of Wight, if it's not too dear
We shall scrimp and save.
Grandchildren on your knee -- Vera, Chuck and Dave

Send me a postcard, drop me a line, stating point of view.
Indicate precisely what you mean to say. Yours sincerely, wasting away.
Give me your answer, fill in a form, mine for evermore.
Will you still need me? Will you still feed me?
When I'm sixty-four


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WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN (D)

I am just a weary pilgrim
Plodding through this world of sin
Getting ready for that meeting
When the saints go marching in

chorus:
OH WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN
OH WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN
LORD, I WANT TO BE IN THAT NUMBER
WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN

We are treading on the pathway
Of the saints gone on before
But we'll meet again together
Over on the golden shore

(Chorus)

Oh when the sun refuse to shine
Oh when the sun refuse to shine
Oh I want to be in that number
Oh when the sun refuse to shine

Oh when the stars begin to fall
Oh when the stars begin to fall
Well I want to be in that number
When the stars begin to fall


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THE WOLF (Bm)

There was a little girl, went walking in the wood
She wore a bright red riding cap, her name was Riding Hood.

The basket on her arm was filled with things to eat
She took it to her Granny's house, because she was so sweet.

But little did she know a wolf was watching her
He was a great big hungry wolf who liked to eat up girls.

The wolf made up his mind to visit Granny first
And when she opened up the door, into the house he burst.

"I beg you Mr. Wolf," the poor old lady cried,
"Red Riding Hood will be here soon, and she's too young to die."

The wolf he gave a laugh, and not a tear he shed
He jumped on Granny, ate her up, and then got in her bed.

And when the girl arrived, she knocked on Granny's door
"Come in," the wolf called out to her. "It's Riding Hood, I'm sure."

The wolf stayed in the bed, and covered up his face
Red Riding Hood came in the house and gave him an embrace.

"Oh Granny," said the girl, "why are your eyes so wide?"
"The better for to see you with," the great big bad wolf lied.

"Oh Granny, but your ears -- how did they get so hairy?"
"The better for to hear you with." His voice was very scary.

"Oh Granny," said the girl, "I fear there's something wrong.
Why were your teeth so small before and now they're sharp and long?"

The wolf he laughed out loud, and leaped right out of bed
"The better for to eat you with!" he roared, and she was dead.

The moral of this song: don't walk in woods alone
Or you'll end up like Riding Hood, with nothing left but bones.


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WORMS, WORMS (D/E)

Worms, worms, they like to eat germs, for that's their favorite meal
But if I only was a worm, I'd eat a banana peel.

Dogs, dogs, they like to eat hogs, cause hogs are big and fat
But if I only was a dog, I'd I'd eat a baseball bat.

cats: bats. because they are so cute / I'd like to eat my boot

pigs: wigs. cause wigs are what you wear / I'd like to eat my hair

flies: pies. because they are so sweet / I'd like to eat my feet

cows: plows. because they're made of metal / I'd like to eat a kettle

snakes: cakes. because they taste so fine / I'd eat a porcupine

mice: rice. because it is so white / I'd like to eat a kite

birds: words. because they like to talk / I'd like to eat a clock

bats: hats. you put them on your head. / I'd like to eat my bed

lions: giants. because they are so tall / I'd eat a basketball


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YANKEE DOODLE (g)

Yankee Doodle went to town
A-riding on a pony
Stuck a feather in his hat
And called it macaroni

chorus:
YANKEE DOODLE, KEEP IT UP
YANKEE DOODLE DANDY
MIND THE MUSIC AND THE STEP
AND WITH THE GIRLS BE HANDY

Father and I went down to camp
Along with Captain Gooding
And there we saw the men and boys
As thick as hasty pudding

There was Captain Washington
Upon a slapping stallion
A-giving orders to his men
I guess there was a million.


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YELLOW BIRD (C)

Yellow bird, up high in banana tree.
Yellow bird, you sit all alone like me
Did your lady friend
Leave the nest again?
That is very sad,
Makes me feel so bad.
You can fly away, in the sky away.
You more lucky than me.

I wish I was a yellow bird,
I'd fly away with you.
But I am not a yellow bird
So here I sit, not no left to do.

Yellow bird, up high in banana tree.
Yellow bird, you sit all alone like me
You can fly away, in the sky away,
Peacock coming soon, big old nectar moon
Black and yellow you, like banana too
I might pick you someday.

Yellow bird, up high in banana tree.
Yellow bird, you sit all alone like me
Better fly away, in the sky away
Hunter coming soon, stay from night to noon
Like a yellow you, like a banana too
They might pick you someday.

I wish I was a yellow bird,
I'd fly away with you.
But I am not a yellow bird
So here I sit, not no left to do.


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YELLOW SUBMARINE (D)

In the town where I was born, lived a man who sailed to sea
And he told us of his life, in the land of submarines
So we sailed up to the sun, till we found the sea of green
And we lived beneath the waves, in our yellow submarine

chorus:
WE ALL LIVE IN A YELLOW SUBMARINE
YELLOW SUBMARINE, YELLOW SUBMARINE
WE ALL LIVE IN A YELLOW SUBMARINE
YELLOW SUBMARINE, YELLOW SUBMARINE

And our friends are all aboard, many more of them live next door
And the band begins to play

(Chorus)

As we live a life of ease, every one of us has all we need
Sky of blue and sea of green, in our yellow submarine


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YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE (C)

chorus:
YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE, MY ONLY SUNSHINE
YOU MAKE ME HAPPY WHEN SKIES ARE GRAY
YOU'LL NEVER KNOW DEAR, HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU
PLEASE DON'T TAKE MY SUNSHINE AWAY

The other night, dear as I was sleeping
I dreamed I held you in my arms
When I awoke, dear I was mistaken, and I hung my head and cried

I'll always love you and make you happy
If you will only say the same
But if you leave me to love another, you'll regret it all someday

You told me once dear you really loved me
And no one else could come between
But now you've left me and love another
You have shattered all my dreams.


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