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Just For Fun - The Lyrics

HEY DUM DIDDELY DUM

*Chorus:
Hey Dum Diddely Dum
Hey Dum Diddely Dum
Hey Dum Diddely, Hey Dum Diddely
Hey Dum Diddely Dum

Come on and sing along
It’s the world’s most singable song
It’s got a hey and a hum and a diddely dum
And I hope you’ll sing along

*Chorus

It’s a kind of a help along song
It can help you out when things go wrong
When you’re feeling sad and your day’s gone bad
Sing hey dum diddely dum

*Chorus

Words and lyrics by MARC STONE
Additional lyrics J. CASSIDY
©Pachyderm Music. Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved

THE REPTILE SONG

Once there was a baby who was trying to catch
A little lazy lizard in a cactus patch
The lizard told the baby, “Don’t you make me sore,
My great granddaddy was a dinosaur

*Chorus
And I’m a reptile. I shimmer and shake.
And I’m a reptile. My cousin’s a snake
And I’m a reptile. I’ll eat you for lunch.
So back off baby we’re a cold blooded bunch

The baby wandered off onto the side of the road
He came upon a turtle with a heavy load
The baby tried to shake that turtle out of his shell
The turtle said, “Hey, you better treat me well!”

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The baby kept on cruising through the evergreens
He came upon a movie crew shooting the scenes
There was an alligator who was stealing the show
A’dancin’ and a’singin’ saying, “Watch me go!”

*Chorus

Composer Unknown
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A PLACE IN THE CHOIR

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All God’s critters got a place in the choir
Some sing low, some sing higher
Some sing out loud on the telephone wire
Some just clap their hands or paws or anything they got now

Listen to the bass, it’s the one on the bottom
Where the bullfrog groans and
The hippopotamus moans and groans
With a big to do
The old cow just goes mooooo

The dogs and the cats they take up the middle
And the hummingbird hums and
The cricket fiddles
The pony neighs and the donkey brays
The old coyote howls

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Listen to the top where the little birds sing
On the melody with the high note ringing
The hoot owl hollers over everything
The jaybird disagrees

Singin’ in the nighttime, singin’ in the day
The little duck quacks and he’s on his way
The possum don’t have much to say
The porcupine talks to himself

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It’s a simple song, a song everywhere
With the ox and the fox
And the grizzly bear
The grumpy alligator and the hawk above
The sly raccoon and the turtle dove

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words and music by Bill Staines

THE GARDEN SONG

*Chorus
Inch by inch, row by row
Gonna make this garden grow
All it takes is a rake and a hoe
And a piece of fertile ground
Inch by inch, row by row
Someone bless these seeds I sow
Sun will warm them from below
‘Til the rain comes tumbling down

Pulling weeds, picking stones
We are made of dreams and bones
Feel the need to grow my own
For the time is near at hand
Grain for grain, sun and rain
Find my way through nature’s chain
Tune my body and my brain
To the music of the land

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Plant your rows straight and long
Temper them with prayer and song
Mother Earth will make you strong
If you give her love and care
Old crow watching hungrily
From her perch in yonder tree
In my garden I’m as free
As that feathered thief up there

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words and music by David Mallett

FROGGY WENT A'COURTIN'

Froggy went a’courtin’ and he did ride uh-huh uh-huh
Froggy went a’courtin’ and he did ride uh-huh uh-huh
Froggy went a’courtin’ and he did ride
He wanted Miss Mousie by his side uh-huh uh-huh uh-huh

He rode right up to Miss Mousie’s door uh-huh uh-huh
He rode right up to Miss Mousie’s door uh-huh uh-huh
He rode right up to Miss Mousie’s door
Gave three knocks and a very loud roar uh-huh uh-huh uh-huh

He said, “Miss Mousie will you marry me?” uh-huh uh-huh
He said, “Miss Mousie will you marry me?” uh-huh uh-huh
He said, “Miss Mousie will you marry me?”
“Yes, if Uncle Rat agrees.” Uh-huh uh-huh uh-huh

Uncle Rat laughed and he shook his fat sides uh-huh uh-huh
Uncle Rat laughed and he shook his fat sides uh-huh uh-huh
Uncle Rat laughed and he shook his fat sides
To think his niece would be a bride uh-huh uh-huh uh-huh

Uncle Rat has gone to town uh-huh uh-huh
Uncle Rat has gone to town uh-huh uh-huh
Uncle Rat has gone to town
To buy his niece a wedding gown uh-huh uh-huh uh-huh

Where will the wedding breakfast be uh-huh uh-huh
Where will the wedding breakfast be uh-huh uh-huh
Where will the wedding breakfast be
Way down yonder by the hollow tree uh-huh uh-huh uh-huh

What will the wedding breakfast be uh-huh uh-huh
What will the wedding breakfast be uh-huh uh-huh
What will the wedding breakfast be
Two green beans and a black-eyed pea uh-huh uh-huh uh-huh

The first to come was a bumbly bee uh-huh uh-huh
The first to come was a bumbly bee uh-huh uh-huh
The first to come was a bumbly bee
He danced a jig with Miss Mousie uh-huh-uh-huh uh-huh

The next to come was a big gray moth uh-huh uh-huh
The next to come was a big gray moth uh-huh uh-huh
The next to come was a big gray moth
He spread his wings as a tablecloth uh-huh uh-huh uh-huh

Little piece of cornbread lying on the shelf uh-huh uh-huh
Little piece of cornbread lying on the shelf uh-huh uh-huh
Little piece of cornbread lying on the shelf
Want any more you gotta sing it yourself uh-huh uh-huh uh-huh

words and music trad.

MIR, PEACE

Left my home
Far away
Came to sing
And to say
Mir, peace

Strange and new
Everything
May we learn
May it bring
Mir, peace

Sometimes we
Disagree
Still I know
There can be
Mir, peace

All creatures share
One Earth and sky
They must have
As you and I
Mir, peace

words and music by Lorre Wyatt

CUCULI

I woke up one fine morning
With a bird right on my bed
I said, “What do you think you’re doing?”
And this is what she said

*Chorus
Cuculi, cucu cucucu
Cuculi, cucu cucu
Cuculi, cucu cucucu
Cucucuculi

When I went into the kitchen
In to get her something to eat
I came out, she was playing the piano
Hopping and jumping and singing, “tweet tweet”

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I said, “Please, please stay with me
I’ll build you a home in a tree.”
Cuculi said, “No, but I’ll visit.
You must know I want to be free.”

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Composer Unknown
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please drop me a line!)

THE FARMER'S MARKET

*Chorus
I’m going to the farmer’s market
I’m going to the farmer’s market
Getting up, going down to the middle of town
Coming back with the car loaded down
Down way down to the ground
Coming back with the car loaded down

Well I go down there when the sun comes up
I’m going to the farmer’s market
I come back home about nine o’clock
I come back loaded down
Down way down to the ground
Coming back with the car loaded down

The beans are long and the beets are fat
I’m going to the farmer’s market
A bag of this and a pound of that
I come back loaded down
Down way down to the ground
Coming back with the car loaded down

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Brussel sprouts and broccoli
I’m going to the farmer’s market
Peppers, parsley, pumpkins, peas
I come back loaded down
Down way down to the ground
Coming back with the car loaded down

Cauliflower, kale and corn
I’m going to the farmer’s market
Every single Saturday morn
I come back loaded down
Down way down to the ground
Coming back with the car loaded down

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Potatoes packed in a hundred pound sack
I’m going to the farmer’s market
I put two in the front seat, ten in the back
I come back loaded down
Down way down to the ground
Coming back with the car loaded down

Squash on the roof and corn on the floor
I’m going to the farmer’s market
Giant pumpkins tied on the door
I come back loaded down
Down way down to the ground
Coming back with the car loaded down

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Composer Unknown
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WALTZING WITH BEARS

I went to his room in the middle of the night
I tiptoed inside and I turned on the light
But to my dismay he was nowhere in sight
Because my Uncle Walter goes waltzing at night

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He goes wawawawawa waltzing with bears
Raggy bears, shaggy bears, baggy bears too
And there’s nothing on Earth Uncle Walter won’t do
So he can go waltzing, wawawa waltzing
He can go waltzing, go waltzing with bears

We bought Uncle Walter a new coat to wear
But when he comes in it’s all covered in hair
And lately I’ve noticed there’s several new tears
And I’m sure Uncle Walter’s been waltzing with bears

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I told Uncle Walter that he should be good
And do all the things that we said that he should
But I know that he’d rather be off in the woods
I’m afraid that we’ll lose him, we’ll lose him for good

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We begged and we pleaded with Uncle Walter to stay
And we managed to keep him inside for a day
But the bears all barged in and they took him away
Now he’s dancing with pandas and I can’t understand it
But the bears all demand at least one waltz a day

Last night when the moon rose we crept down the stairs
He took me to dance where the bears have their lairs
We danced in a bear hug with nary a care
It all feels like flying
There is no denying
And now my pajamas are covered with hair

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orig. words by Dr. Seuss, adapted by Dale Marxen
music by Eugene Poddany

THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND

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

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

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As the sun was shining and I was strolling
And the wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling
As the fog was lifting, a voice was chanting
This land was made for you and me

When I was walking I saw a sign there
On the sign it read, No Trespassing’ But on the other side it didn’t say nothing
That side was made for you and me

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words and music by Woody Guthrie

THE MEXICAN FLAG SONG

Red is a color I know, rojo
Red as the roosters that crow, rojo
In Spanish we call it rojo, rojo
Red is a color I know, rojo

Red, red, red is a color
Bolder than any other
Red, red, red is a color
In Spanish we call it rojo, rojo

White is a color I know, blanco
White as the tortilla dough, blanco
In Spanish we call it rojo, rojo
White is a color I know, blanco

White, white, white is a color
Brighter than any other
White, white, white is a color
In Spanish we call is blanco, blanco

Green is a color we say, verde
Green as the chiles in May, verde
In Spanish we call is verde, verde
Green is a color we say, verde

Green, green, green is a color
Fresher than any other
Green, green, green is a color
In Spanish we call it verde, verde

Lalala…

Red, white and green are the colors
Waving like sisters and brothers
Red, white and green are the colors
On the flag of Mexico
Rojo, blanco, verde, hole!

Composer Unknown
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BE KIND TO YOUR WEB FOOTED FRIENDS

Be kind to your web footed friends
For a duck may be somebody’s mother
Be kind to your friends in the swamp
Where the weather is very very damp
You may think that this is the end
Well it is.

Composer Unknown
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please drop me a line!)

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