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cua94
10-04-2014, 04:30 PM
http://youtu.be/nS8jz8S17UM
Challenge

Play a song on your ukulele that can be used in a preschool storytime.
Consider whether the children will be listening, playing rhythm instruments, doing motions, or dancing with scarves. (among other things).
Please give a link to the chords and lyrics or list them in your post. 

Rules


1. Your entry must be a video produced this week for this contest. In your video, indicate somehow that your performance is for the 138th Season of the Ukulele.


2. You must play ukulele in your video.

3. Multi-tracking is discouraged unless it is to illustrate your motions.

4. Post your video entry in this thread no sooner than Sunday, October 5th, at 12:00am (Hawaii time) and no later than the following Sunday, October 11th, at 12:00am (Hawaii time).


5. You may submit three (I said 4 in the vid but I reconsidered) entries. There will be three winners: one will be the song I will play on my uke in storytime, one will be for the song I will play on youtube for the kids to enjoy (with dancing or motions),and one will be drawn out of a hat.

I will try to figure out how to make my YT comments appear here but if I can't I will just put them on the forum.

Here are some examples of storytime songs I have used:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzWnYdqYzEE
http://missmaryliberry.wordpress.com/2013/02/05/ukulele-in-storytime-bingo/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RI__sfDHfs

Prizes – prizes will be a storytime magnet.



 Playlist-easy songs with chords (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQ5trGp1bc_FkK6tNwKJUruRNNtJc-gmF)
Playlist 2 - songs to listen to (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQ5trGp1bc_GvcjzAMMIO1HKf04Okr1lu)

Bonus Songs (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQ5trGp1bc_FtF7-gBAZkoo3GOmbeoWIT&action_edit=1)

frisbee fred
10-04-2014, 04:34 PM
Very cool. You may get a separate Puff The Magic Dragon playlist. This will be fun!

BigDaddyUker
10-04-2014, 04:40 PM
Very cool. You may get a separate Puff The Magic Dragon playlist. This will be fun!

Count me in on puff!!!

BigDaddyUker
10-04-2014, 04:41 PM
Great theme!!!! Worth the wait.

lelouden
10-04-2014, 05:14 PM
Nice one Liz. This should be fun:)

Jazzbanjorex
10-04-2014, 05:32 PM
This is cool. I play my ukulele for the kiddos in the church nursery every other week. This will give me a reason to find new material.

lelouden
10-04-2014, 05:49 PM
I have found about a million songs. Now, narrowing it down to story song, What age range Liz are you wanting? Does it matter?

Does this count as a story song Liz? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2TbrRz8pLo

ddanner
10-04-2014, 06:20 PM
Great theme - especially for any of us that are fortunate enough to be grandparents. :o

MikeOnTheUke
10-04-2014, 06:58 PM
Already have a few ideas for this X3. This is gonna be a nice fun season to jump on after being sick the last few weeks. :)

CeeJay
10-05-2014, 12:26 AM
Hmmm ...after a lifetime (well ...so far so long ) strenuously avoiding small and sticky human beings of the childer persuasion this Season is full of traps and pitfalls for me.

I am one of those curmudgeonly adults who follows the instructions "Keep Away From Children" on the side of paint tins as a life mantra.

Show me a puppy ,kitten or tiger/lion any big cat cub and I am as soft and squidgy as a jam doughnut. About as round as well. Ah well........tricky one.....

barefootgypsy
10-05-2014, 01:06 AM
I have found about a million songs. Now, narrowing it down to story song, What age range Liz are you wanting? Does it matter?

As Liz says "preschool storytime" I would guess she means the under fives.....?

UkeyDave
10-05-2014, 01:56 AM
It just so happens that I recorded this last night as I was babysitting the grandkiddiewinkles.
Not sure if it counts but we had great fun making it. You will notice my grandaughter told me off for singing "hang" when I had written down "hung" as the lyrics. Silly grandad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjL8X136As0
This is not quite the same as our version but its close enough.
C C7
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
F C
you make me happy when skies are gray
F C
you'll never know, dear, how much I love you
G7 C – F - C
please don't take my sunshine away

C C7
the other night, dear, as I lay sleeping
F C C7
I dreamed I held you in my arms
F C
when I awoke, dear, I was mistaken
G7 C - F - C
and I hung my head and cried

C C7
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
F C C7
you make me happy when skies are grey
F C
you'll never know, dear, how much I love you
G7 C - F - C
please don't take my sunshine a way

C C7
you once told me you really loved me
F C C7
and no one else could come between
F C
but now you've left me to love another
G7 C - F - C
and you've shattered all of my dreams

C C7
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
F C C7
you make me happy when skies are grey
F C
you'll never know, dear, how much I love you
G7 C
please don't take my sunshine a way
G7 C – F - C
please don't take my sunshine away

Jazzbanjorex
10-05-2014, 02:45 AM
My son loved The Wiggles when he was little. The original crew. I've actually seen them in concert twice. There's a lot of material there alone.

Not a Wiggles tune but kudos to whomever does The Duck Song!

cua94
10-05-2014, 03:12 AM
Yes, 5 and under is the age group. A little hint. Kids don't just sit and listen to songs very well. Let me know what you invision the kids doing while the song plays. Hand motions or dancing with scarves or acting like an animal etc.

Thanks

barefootgypsy
10-05-2014, 03:51 AM
I think I'll only be doing one entry again this week as it's going to be hectic, and I won't be around when the season ends or for a week or two after... so here we go, it's "The Fox". Old folk song. VERY old, apparently... perhaps the children could mime actions as the story unfolds..... ?
http://youtu.be/cVAh7T3b7uA
Funnily enough, on a mad whim, this tunic dress appealed to the mad side of me a couple of days ago and I couldn't resist! What a coincidence!

bird's eye view of my ukelele
10-05-2014, 04:11 AM
lesley that was great! and i LOVE the dress!

this is not an entry (it's not a new vid), i'm just saying, thinking of the fox here, that the modern song the fox (what does the fox say) is super fab for kids, it's really easy to play (i used Bm A E E for my take below) but the singing is another matter, lots of words, not much space to suck in air in between, and crazy animal sounds but crazy animal sounds is just the ticket for kids, i'll post a link here to my old vid, i did this just for kicks back in december, i'd heard the song for the first time and just could not get it out of my brain, i tried to uke it out of my system (be warned, it doesn't go, it just stays in your head even more!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgEoU12Bq9s

librainian
10-05-2014, 08:10 AM
Cool! Having just done a song for 137 from Nilsson's "The Point" album, I might tackle another tune as well. Songs from Jack Johnson's "Curious George" album would also be a fun choice.

Yay!

mythinformed
10-05-2014, 08:48 AM
Nice one Liz, this week really will be a challenge for me as I have a 'kid allergy' .......they make strange noises, have bad habits and smell .......yuk.....but I will make the effort for one season only !! Lol

bonesigh
10-05-2014, 08:54 AM
Ooooh, have I got some songs for you (:

lelouden
10-05-2014, 09:03 AM
Ok Liz here is my first. Love this theme:) This would be great with hand motions.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQmubJLDiCw&feature=youtu.be

Raffi YT Baby Baluga- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQYg8LKEPjA

http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/r/raffi/baby_beluga.html

C
Baby Beluga in the deep blue sea,
G
Swim so wild and you swim so free.
G7
Heaven above, and the sea below,
C
And a little white whale on the go.

F C D
Baby beluga, baby Beluga, is the water warm?
G G7 G
Is your mama home with you, so happy.

lelouden
10-05-2014, 09:16 AM
#2 another Raffi Version, This would be great with marching, holding up six fingers, quacking along and tick tocking with their shoulders and wiggling their bums:)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3oDszdwySU&feature=youtu.be

Raffi- 6 Little Ducks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-GDn2xvFQQ

key of C
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&ved=0CCcQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fthemonkeyspeaks.files.wordpress.c om%2F2007%2F09%2Fsix-little-ducks.doc&ei=wecwVLWAMJbZoATUuoG4DQ&usg=AFQjCNHukC8UCdmbGp3vGeQ8Od9lA504mw&sig2=gBII4udC84bPNhMMcGyY6w

MikeOnTheUke
10-05-2014, 09:17 AM
Aaaahhhh. You beat me to the Beluga. X3. No matter. When it comes to that song, it truly is the more the merrier.

lelouden
10-05-2014, 09:24 AM
#3 / Raffi This would be great as a reverent quiet time. Folding arms, nap time or quiet hand motions.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYWsnpARG0U&feature=youtu.be


Thanks A Lot (Raffi) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7McbECHlgbg

(Bouncing on the F#m...or don't use the F#m at all)
A F#m A
Thanks a lot,
A F#m A
Thanks for Sun in the sky.
A F#m A
Thanks a lot,
A E7 A
Thanks for clouds so high.

Full lyrics on my YT.

lelouden
10-05-2014, 09:27 AM
Aaaahhhh. You beat me to the Beluga. X3. No matter. When it comes to that song, it truly is the more the merrier.


Its a great song. Raffi is a fantastic source for this stuff. Here is a link to his children's music.
Raffi Web site http://www.raffinews.com/educators/music#.VDDox767vc0

When my kids were little (4 girls), every morning while I would fix their hair we would listen to his album. Love him!

Dougf
10-05-2014, 09:31 AM
I wrote this and shot the footage a couple years ago. I’m not sure if it would be an easy song for kids to sing, but I think they would enjoy the footage of the ladybug metropolis.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3pvXuXXrRo

Ladybugs, they're itty bitty
living in a ladybug city

Ladybugs are a lot like us
in a ladybug metropolis

They live and love, they sleep and eat
they walk around on ladybug feet

Got things to do, places to go
and no one knows what ladybugs know

Oh ladybug, your friends have flown
a new day dawns, fly away home

Ladybugs, it seems to me
have a ladybug philosophy

Live and love, sleep and eat
walk around on ladybug feet

Got places to go, got things to do
be nice to them, it's their planet too


The intro is Csus4 (0013) C (0003) Csus4 (0013) C (0003)*
then C (0037) *D7 (2025) Csus4 (0013) C (0003)


The verses just use the C(0037) D7(2025) Csus4(0013) C(0003) pattern.

The bridge (Oh ladybug...) is Am (2000) E7#5 (1203) Fadd9 (0010) C (0003)
then Am (2000) E7#5 (1203) Fadd9(0010) G9 (0210) G7sus4 (0213)

Then back to the C (0037) D7 (2025) Csus4(0013) C(0003) pattern.
The outro (be nice to them...) is the Csus4 (0013) C (0003) pattern.

lelouden
10-05-2014, 09:55 AM
Nice one Liz, this week really will be a challenge for me as I have a 'kid allergy' .......they make strange noises, have bad habits and smell .......yuk.....but I will make the effort for one season only !! Lol

And you never grew out of those things! :biglaugh:

mythinformed
10-05-2014, 10:02 AM
And you never grew out of those things! :biglaugh:
Its a boy thing, what can I say !!! :p

MikeOnTheUke
10-05-2014, 10:10 AM
Its a great song. Raffi is a fantastic source for this stuff. Here is a link to his children's music.
Raffi Web site http://www.raffinews.com/educators/music#.VDDox767vc0

When my kids were little (4 girls), every morning while I would fix their hair we would listen to his album. Love him!

I ADORE Raffi. His music was a major memory for me of my childhood. As soon as I read the theme for the week, I knew at least 2 of my choices would be his songs. Plus, I already know that I'll be passing his music on to my kids. When I eventually have them. X3

ddanner
10-05-2014, 10:11 AM
Ooooh, have I got some songs for you (:

Will one of them be "Ghost Chickens In The Sky?" I sure hope so! :iwant:

Jazzbanjorex
10-05-2014, 10:34 AM
I was in a used book store and found this book from 1948.
71550
Then on Amazon I found the whole book on MP3.
71551
I'll look through this for some ideas.

Lumpy Wafflesquirt
10-05-2014, 10:45 AM
Here's one I used to do with slightly older children but I always did singsongs unaccompanied so playing as well was a challenge.
Again the technology conspired against me as I wanted to put the actions as a video in video but it wouldn't do it :-(.
Of course I got the words wrong in one verse and I usually mess up the actions which the youngsters love.




http://youtu.be/VyeybtEF2is

TCK
10-05-2014, 10:46 AM
I didn't think I was really big on children's music when I read the theme, but I reckon I am.
Having older kids (4th-8th), we often decide it is time for a dance party. Of course, they make me play some pop song (and are AMAZED I can learn it so fast- LOL) and they all start dancing and singing. This is a real treat with 8th grade boys as your back-up choir I assure you.
So it goes- forty kids yelling their heads off to some silly song as I raise the tempo, making sure we all end up on the floor crying we are laughing so hard...and they still pay me.
In any event- pre-schoolers are not ready for my cover of "All About That Bass", and really- no one is ready for the dance routine that accompanies it, so I picked an older pop song to play for ya.
Octopuses Garden (http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/b/beatles/octopuss_garden_crd.htm?utm_expid=18438345-117.Xl9Y1cGLRGGq9QYsTE9P2A.0&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F). Did not ramp the tempo all the way up out of concern for the fragility of little buggers ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajHwc5gAYsI&feature=youtu.be

cua94
10-05-2014, 10:52 AM
Wow! You all have hit the ground running...I will try to keep up!

ukydave - You are my sunshine This is great! I have used this song in storytime before but having your grandkids helping out makes it even more special.

barefootgypsy The Fox I really like how you sang this song. It would be great for the kids to play rhythm instruments with.

llouden Baby Beluga, 6 Little Ducks, and Thanks A Lot Raffi is a great choice for storytime. I had never heard Thanks A Lot before. I can see this one with scarves or just some sign language.

dougf Ladybug Philosophy If I could show this on a screen this would be fun for the kids to view. Unfortunately, it is a real pain for me to set this up for storytime so maybe I could show it for one of our Science programs about bugs.

Thanks everyone, keep 'em coming!

GinnyT11
10-05-2014, 12:03 PM
This title popped into my head when I read the theme, which usually means that song is the one you should do for the Season.

My version is very simple, but if you are an adult, you might like to watch Eartha Kitt's version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGvkZ6AIVtQ


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd2QJjBx7A8

Never On Sunday

Oh, (D)you can kiss me on a (A)Monday, a Monday…
a Monday is very, very (D)good.
Or you can kiss me on a (A)Tuesday, a Tuesday, a Tuesday—
in fact, I wish you (D)would.
Or you can kiss me on a (A)Wednesday, a Thursday, a Friday,
and Saturday is (D)best.
But never, ever on a (A)Sunday, a Sunday, a Sunday—
‘cause that's my day of (D)rest.

(A)Most any (D)day, you can be my (A)guest.
Any day you (G)say but my (A)day of (D)rest.
(A)Just name the (D)day that you like the (A)best,
only stay a-(G)way on my (A)day of (D)rest.

Oh, (D)you can kiss me on a (A)cool day, a hot day, a wet day,
whichever one you (D)choose.
Or try to kiss me on a (A)gray day, a May day, a pay day,
and see if I re-(D)fuse.
And if you make it on a (A)bleak day, a freak day, a week day,
well, you can be my (D)guest.
But never, ever on a (A)Sunday, a Sunday, the one day
I need a little (D)rest.
But never, ever on a (A)Sunday, a Sunday, a Sunday—
‘cause that's my day of (D)rest.

pabrizzer
10-05-2014, 12:26 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKZCYeeayM0

If You Go Into the Bush

intro C G
C If you go into the bush G what'd'ya think you'll C see
F You might see a C kangaroo
D7 Hoppin' wild and G free
F Kangaroo goes C boing boing
D7 Boing boing goes G he or she
C If you go into the bush G that's what you might C see

C If you go into the bush G what'd'ya think you'll C see
F You might see a C fruit bat
D7 Flappin' furios G ly
F Fruit bat goes C flap flap
D7 flap flap goes G he or she
C If you go into the bush G that's what you might C see

C If you go into the bush G what'd'ya think you'll C see
F If you go C way up north
D7 A crocodile you might G see
F Crocodile goes C snap snap
D7 Snap snap goes G he or she
C If you go into the bush G that's what you might C see

Original has more animals and is in F (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsO_XLmlnlM) - I spared you 3 minutes.

barefootgypsy
10-05-2014, 12:27 PM
Liz, I think perhaps I misunderstood what you wanted - do you want songs that tell a story, (which is how I interpreted it!) or any songs suitable for small children?

CeeJay
10-05-2014, 12:48 PM
This title popped into my head when I read the theme, which usually means that song is the one you should do for the Season.

My version is very simple, but if you are an adult, you might like to watch Eartha Kitt's version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGvkZ6AIVtQ


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd2QJjBx7A8

Never On Sunday

Oh, (D)you can kiss me on a (A)Monday, a Monday…
a Monday is very, very (D)good.
Or you can kiss me on a (A)Tuesday, a Tuesday, a Tuesday—
in fact, I wish you (D)would.
Or you can kiss me on a (A)Wednesday, a Thursday, a Friday,
and Saturday is (D)best.
But never, ever on a (A)Sunday, a Sunday, a Sunday—
‘cause that's my day of (D)rest.

(A)Most any (D)day, you can be my (A)guest.
Any day you (G)say but my (A)day of (D)rest.
(A)Just name the (D)day that you like the (A)best,
only stay a-(G)way on my (A)day of (D)rest.

Oh, (D)you can kiss me on a (A)cool day, a hot day, a wet day,
whichever one you (D)choose.
Or try to kiss me on a (A)gray day, a May day, a pay day,
and see if I re-(D)fuse.
And if you make it on a (A)bleak day, a freak day, a week day,
well, you can be my (D)guest.
But never, ever on a (A)Sunday, a Sunday, the one day
I need a little (D)rest.
But never, ever on a (A)Sunday, a Sunday, a Sunday—
‘cause that's my day of (D)rest.

Nicely done Ginny ... ....check out Nana Mouskouri's version http://youtu.be/WlJe2172GCk it became hers in europe.....

GinnyT11
10-05-2014, 01:38 PM
Nicely done Ginny ... ....check out Nana Mouskouri's version http://youtu.be/WlJe2172GCk it became hers in europe.....

Thanks, CeeJay. Nana sings it sweetly. The dancers remind me of the ones in the Monty Python sketch of the cheese shop.
I believe Etta James had some vivid images in her head when she sang her version.

Jazzbanjorex
10-05-2014, 03:28 PM
I've been playing for the very young kids at church now for about ten years. I've found several things /tricks help keep their interest:

-Songs they know and can sing or participate. So I take requests. Hopefully I know it. I get a request for Jingle Bells for months after Christmas but we do it.
-Being a little dramatic with your inflections and emphasis on key words. Like telling a dramatic story.
-Funny but not too funny or you create chaos. Like too much sugar. They get silly and you can't get a lasso around that.
-Hand motions. Hard to do and play ukulele but can be done somewhat. Nice to have an assistant. I'll show the motions and then play the song, some do it, some don't.
-Short stories that gets their attention.
-Ask a question that leads into the next song. But I quickly answer it myself as if that's what they were saying to me and go into the song. No dead space.

-A lot of the time I will sing the first verse, chorus, First verse, chorus and end it. I'd rather they know some of the song than none of all of it.

When I loose them, I've lost them. I pick up the uke and head to the next classroom. Usually five to ten minutes.

CeeJay
10-05-2014, 04:14 PM
Thanks, CeeJay. Nana sings it sweetly. The dancers remind me of the ones in the Monty Python sketch of the cheese shop.
I believe Etta James had some vivid images in her head when she sang her version.

...Now I have had to go and watch Monty Python's Cheese Shop...and I know that one sketch is too many and elventy trois twotytwo won't be enough !!

cua94
10-05-2014, 05:27 PM
barefootgypsy,
Story songs are great but what I am trying to get across is that I want songs I can use in storytime. This could mean a song that has a story or not.

When I think about using a song in storytime, I think about what the children will get out of it. Is it a song that they can get their wiggles out too? Is it a song they can do animal sounds with? Is it a song that will calm them down? Can they march to it? Use rhythm instruments to? Is it one they know the words to? Can they learn the words in a short time?

things like that...there are more but you get the idea.

bonesigh
10-05-2014, 06:18 PM
Here ya go.....as this is an old video it's not an entry (:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJqleSbGZTg


Will one of them be "Ghost Chickens In The Sky?" I sure hope so! :iwant:

bonesigh
10-05-2014, 07:04 PM
Come on Liz, really, I can post ONLY 4????? That's gonna be hard!

Here's the first......
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpUWjmLxaqs&feature=youtu.beCub Scout song??

Backyard Treasures
(to the tune of "Clementine")
In the (F)backyard, there are treasures,
There are treasures all (C)around,
If I look hard in my (F)back yard,
There are (C)treasures to be (F)found.

Found some pine cones and an ant hill,
And a toad all squashed and (C)dead.
I can hide them in my (F)pocket,
And I'll (C)keep them 'neath my (F)bed.

Momma found them in my pocket,
So she yelled and screamed and (C)cried.
"You can keep those rotten pine cones,
But can't (C)keep the toad that (F)died."

So I took him to the backyard,
To her flower bed to (C)rest.
I'm so glad she didn't find that
Beetle (C)hidden in her (F)desk!

ddanner
10-05-2014, 07:14 PM
Here ya go.....as this is an old video it's not an entry (:

Oh thank you, thank you, thank you! My last video before shutting down the pc and going to bed, and now I'm suddenly hungry for fried chicken.:drool:

Mandalyn
10-05-2014, 08:09 PM
I'm a preschool teacher, so I am excited about this season!
Mama Don't Allow is the favorite song for circle time in my class. No matter what other songs we sing and dance to, they always insist we do Mama Don't Allow. Hopefully I can share a song that I use with children for this week!

bird's eye view of my ukelele
10-05-2014, 08:11 PM
i fancied the idea of doing this song last week until i read the bit where jim said BUT NOT SONGS ABOUT BIRDS!

then it popped back into my head this week. i was and remain kinda stumped really, i thought what songs did i really love as a kid, what songs did other kids really love. i thought of 2 that might just work at a real push for this week, this one, and crazy horses by the osmonds :eek: but i went with this one because i still really love it!

my cunning plan is you get the small humans to pretend to be eagles gliding round and round the room, until they get tired and go to sleep, or until they get dizzy and have to lie down, either way it's a win, right?

"eagle" by abba


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vib4YOlkKWg

i won't bore you with the chords, liz, because i don't think this is really quite what you are after - i really liked the idea of an adult-friendly song that kids would still like, but i know it might not be aimed specifically enough at kids - if you do want the chords let me know and i will type 'em up and put them up

Rustyy
10-05-2014, 09:11 PM
This is one that I have mentioned in previous weeks from a Petula Clark Double 78RPM record that I had as a child.


http://youtu.be/Qi7Y_8Lk0kc

[C]Never smile [G7]at a [C]crocodile
No, you [F]can't get friendly with a [C]crocodile
[E7]Don't be [Am]taken in [E7]by his [Am]welcome grin
He's im- [D7]agining how well you'd fit with-[G7]in his [G]skin

[C]Never smile [G7]at a [C]crocodile
Never [F]tip your hat and stop to [C]talk awhile
Never [F]run, walk a- [C]way, say Good-[F]night, not Good-[C]day
Clear the [F]aisle but never [C]smile at Mister Croc-[G7]o- [G]dile

[F]You may be [C7]very well bred
[F]Lots of etiquette [C7]stuck in your head
[F]But there's always [C]some special [F]case, time or [C]place
To for-[G7]get eti-[C]quette

For instance:
[C]Never smile [G7]at a [C]crocodile
[E7]Don't be [Am]taken in [E7]by his [Am]welcome grin
He's im- [D7]agining how well you'd fit with-[G7]in his [G]skin

[C]Never smile [G7]at a [C]crocodile
Never [F]tip your hat and stop to [C]talk awhile
Don't be [F]rude, never [C]mock, throw a [F]kiss, not a [C]rock
Clear the [F]aisle but never [C]smile at Mister Croc-[G7]o- [G]dile

barefootgypsy
10-05-2014, 11:18 PM
barefootgypsy,
Story songs are great but what I am trying to get across is that I want songs I can use in storytime. This could mean a song that has a story or not.

When I think about using a song in storytime, I think about what the children will get out of it. Is it a song that they can get their wiggles out too? Is it a song they can do animal songs with? Is it a song that will calm them down? Can they march to it? Use rhythm instruments to? Is it one they know the words to? Can they learn the words in a short time?

things like that...there are more but you get the idea.
Yes, I get it! I thought at the beginning that you just wanted story songs! Hence The Fox. Thanks for the clarification!

cua94
10-06-2014, 07:31 AM
Hi, I am not sure I explained my theme very well but you all are doing great giving me ideas!

Lumpywafflesquirt- Old Macdonald This is a great song that I have used often in storytime. Your version is a new one on me! I have done this song with puppets as well. I might use your version with some first graders next week!

TCK - Octopuss's Garden Great song! I can see the kids playing shakers or rhythm instruments to this song. I like how soothing the song is, it would even be good for baby storytime (I do this on rare occations)

GinnyT11 - Never on a Sunday. My preschoolers are sure to learn their days on the week with this song. A simple tune and words that they can learn in a few minutes. Thank you for this great tune!

pabrizzer - If You Go Into The Bush This song makes me want to do a storytime with an Australian theme! I really like the tune and funny verse. I think their are quite a few books that would work with this theme too. Thanks for this idea!

Bonesigh -Ghost Chickens in the Sky Great, funny song. I will see if I can incorporate this one in the future and Backyard Treasures This is another tune that might work with shakers or scarves. It would go well with my Bugs themed storytime. Last time I did it, I showed them photos of bugs and the kids just went crazy because they didn't like bugs. Another time, they loved it! You just never know!

BEVOMU - Eagle - This song would be fabulous in storytime. I agree that the parents/caregivers will like it as well as the kids. I think I would play it from youtube so I don't need the chords. I think it will work well with arm motions. I can see the kids flying around the room! Thanks!

Rustyy - Never Smile at a Crocodile Nice choice! This song would go nicely with a reptile themed storytime or maybe just a crocodile theme. There are alot of books with crocs in them and I have a great alligator puppet. This is great! Thanks so much for the idea!

Keep 'em coming, Thank you everyone!

cua94
10-06-2014, 07:46 AM
...well, it seems that my theme may be a little biased towards people with kids or who work with kids so I thought I would offer a little insight to what I do as an Early Literacy Specialist.

My library is a small one in Southern Maryland near the Chesapeake Bay. Free of charge programs are given for babies (0-18 months), toddlers(18 months - 3 years old), and preschoolers(3-5 years old) every week (one day for each age) and then family storytime for 0-5 year olds 2 weekends per month.

I do all ages but I concentrate on toddlers and preschoolers. In storytime, our goal is to get kids excited about books, libraries, and reading. Through different activities we strive to get kids ready to read. Some of the activities involve music, dancing, games, and reading. I give parents hints on how they can continue helping their kids get ready to read at home.

Books and music form the backbone of storytime. Music helps kids increase their phonological awareness by slowing down words and breaking them into syllables. Clapping a rhythm, for instance, has been found to aid kids in learning how to read.

I could go on and on since as you can see storytime is near and dear to my heart. Any questions?

moetrout
10-06-2014, 08:47 AM
Gee....how about a Gary Costley remake of "Dead Puppies"? The wee ones could bring their least favorite stuffed animal? Ok, I'm sick and I have kids! For whatever reason that was the first song I thought of when I read about this weeks topic. Ok, so sorry for the interruption, I am just lurking around watching all of your performances. Always amazed at how you all manage to do a new song or THREE in one week. Uke on!

xommen
10-06-2014, 08:52 AM
As there was no obvious fitting U2 for this season, I wrote a song, I hope you like it.
This is called: It's storytime.
Lyrics/Chords are here: http://www.vanommen.net/storytime.pdf

http://youtu.be/afmcR9byzCA

cua94
10-06-2014, 09:16 AM
Moetrout,
Actually the kids would love "Dead Puppies" but I worry the parents would freak!

cua94
10-06-2014, 09:32 AM
As there was no obvious fitting U2 for this season,

I don't know, I could see the kids parading around the room with rhythm instruments to "Beautiful Day" or dancing with scarves to "One".

just sayin,

xommen
10-06-2014, 09:38 AM
As there was no obvious fitting U2 for this season,

I don't know, I could see the kids parading around the room with rhythm instruments to "Beautiful Day" or dancing with scarves to "One".

just sayin,

Maybe, I should have said not obvious to me ;).

lelouden
10-06-2014, 09:39 AM
Liz and others that are still looking,

Liz I commend you for the work you are doing with these little ones. I have done a quick search for ideas on what you are doing with them and have come across this valuable site. They have hundreds of songs for reading development that might put you on to some ideas to post.
http://www.literacyconnections.com/Songs.php

Also this site is great and quickly lets us know why this work is important. It offers a free download of "camp fire songs" for reading skills. I wish I had known to look this research up before I did my three songs but I think this may help people in their search for something that will work for Liz.
http://www.songsforteaching.net/early-reading-skills off to the right under "round the campfire" for the download. You may have to look these songs up to know how the tune goes.

lelouden
10-06-2014, 10:01 AM
OMG here is one of the songs.

True Story~

When I was about 4 years old (I was 4th of five children) I wanted to learn to ride a bike. Nobody would teach me and I was sooooo sad. I remember my mother brushing my hair while I was crying about it and she started singing this song! "Tough Love" :) I was so mad that I took my bike in the back yard on the grass and taught myself to ride that bike!!! I ran straight into a tree but I did it!

What life lesson did I learn??? That I could do anything I wanted to and succeed if I really wanted to....and.....if you want something done do it yourself! I have never forgotten that day or this song. <Tee Hee>

Nobody gets me, everyone forgets me
I think I'll go eat worms
Short fat squishy ones, long thin slimy ones
Chewy, gooey, icky, ooey Worms

Down goes the first one, down goes the second one
Oh how they squiggle and squirm
Long, slim, slimy ones, short, fat, juicy ones
Itsy, bitsy, fuzzy, wuzzy worms

Long, thin, slimy ones slip down easily
Short, fat, fuzzy ones don't
The short, fat, fuzzy ones stick to your teeth
And the juice goes slurpin' down your throat

Up comes the first one, up comes the second one
See how they wiggle and squirm
Long slim, slimy ones, short, fat juicy ones
Itsy, bitsy, fuzzy, wuzzy worms.

Now everybody gets me, no-one forgets me
Why did I eat those worms?
Long, slim, slimy ones, short, fat, juicy ones
Itsy, bitsy, fuzzy, wuzzy worms

cua94
10-06-2014, 11:13 AM
LOL! My mom used to sing that whenever we were feeling sorry for ourselves. I never knew the verses just the "I'll go eat worms" part. Never knew the tune either as she couldn't carry a tune in a bucket. :)


OMG here is one of the songs.

True Story~

When I was about 4 years old (I was 4th of five children) I wanted to learn to ride a bike. Nobody would teach me and I was sooooo sad. I remember my mother brushing my hair while I was crying about it and she started singing this song! "Tough Love" :) I was so mad that I took my bike in the back yard on the grass and taught myself to ride that bike!!! I ran straight into a tree but I did it!

What life lesson did I learn??? That I could do anything I wanted to and succeed if I really wanted to....and.....if you want something done do it yourself! I have never forgotten that day or this song. <Tee Hee>

Nobody gets me, everyone forgets me
c
Short fat squishy ones, long thin slimy ones
Chewy, gooey, icky, ooey Worms

Down goes the first one, down goes the second one
Oh how they squiggle and squirm
Long, slim, slimy ones, short, fat, juicy ones
Itsy, bitsy, fuzzy, wuzzy worms

Long, thin, slimy ones slip down easily
Short, fat, fuzzy ones don't
The short, fat, fuzzy ones stick to your teeth
And the juice goes slurpin' down your throat

Up comes the first one, up comes the second one
See how they wiggle and squirm
Long slim, slimy ones, short, fat juicy ones
Itsy, bitsy, fuzzy, wuzzy worms.

Now everybody gets me, no-one forgets me
Why did I eat those worms?
Long, slim, slimy ones, short, fat, juicy ones
Itsy, bitsy, fuzzy, wuzzy worms

bonesigh
10-06-2014, 11:29 AM
When we sang the worm song it was very short and not so sweet (: Nobody likes me, everybody hates me, think I'll eat some worms, fat ones, skinny ones, little bitty teeny ones, my how they wiggle and squirm.

bonesigh
10-06-2014, 11:31 AM
Second entry a favorite with the kids I play for.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLWVmwQd0mk&feature=youtube_gdata

Emily Miller
(C)Emily (F)Miller has (C)fur on her (F)belly
And (C)nobody (F)seems to be (C)worried
(C)Emily (F)Miller is (C)bouncing and (F)pouncing
And (C)leaping (F)about in a (C)hurry(C7)

She (F)climbs on the table and (C)jumps to the sofa
She’s (G7)running all over the (C)house(C7)
She (F)sits in the window and (C)won’t go to school
She’s (D7)trying to play with a (G)mouse!

(C)Well, (F)what would her mother say?
(C)What would her mother say?
(G7)What would she say about (C)that? (C7)

(F)What would her mother say?
(C)What would her mother say?
(F)Emily (G7)Miller’s a……..(C)

lelouden
10-06-2014, 11:56 AM
LOL! My mom used to sing that whenever we were feeling sorry for ourselves. I never knew the verses just the "I'll go eat worms" part. Never knew the tune either as she couldn't carry a tune in a bucket. :)


When we sang the worm song it was very short and not so sweet (: Nobody likes me, everybody hates me, think I'll eat some worms, fat ones, skinny ones, little bitty teeny ones, my how they wiggle and squirm.

This is hilarious. It must have been a song of their generation.

Milliron
10-06-2014, 12:02 PM
I decided to use this REAL video of me with 10 of my grandchildren last night. I never looked at the music until we sat down or I would have changed the key and run through it with the kids once. I also regret that I didn't have one of my children hold the IPad camera so you could see the little one year olds bouncing back and forth under the camera playing the maracas. A couple of the boys can't be seen often either:( It's hard to get all of them together so there are no do overs this week. One of the daddy's was already in the car waiting to leave when we started. But I just wanted to say that this is a song and these are words that these children hear often. They are loved and God love's them. Hopefully the musicality will come later;) No matter what your beliefs you can see that I am a very lucky woman:)



https://www.youtube.com/

Milliron
10-06-2014, 12:04 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk3ukxE6ef4&amp;index=17&amp;list=PL_67Bq2z2qrfAfn dsvuZ7dQzzIq9ca9cn

OOPs Here is the video---HOPEFULLY!

ohmless
10-06-2014, 12:24 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoaoP3aJi5U

this was my first exposure to that favorite childrens song of mine.

lelouden
10-06-2014, 12:38 PM
this was my first exposure to that favorite childrens song of mine.

I laughed my guts out watching this :biglaugh:


Apparently its so popular that someone should do it!....The song I mean....Please don't eat worms:)

bonesigh
10-06-2014, 02:18 PM
Number 3. One of the many pastiche's I've written for kids.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yfCzv-HbPg&feature=youtube_gdata

“Giddy-yup Buttercup”

Chorus:
Why don’t you(C)giddy-up,(E7)Buttercup, baby
Don’t you(F)let me down, just keep(Dm)trotting around
And then(C)best of all I(E7)never fall, baby
When you(F)start to run, (Dm)out in the sun
Feed you(C)hay, every(C7)day my darling,
You(F)know that I will from now(Fm)on
So(C)giddy-yup,(G)Buttercup, you stole my(F)heart(C)

Verse1
I’ll be(C)up at the(G)dawn, to run(Bb)you on the(F)lawn
You’re so(C)great, were goin’(Dm)round again
You(C)trot to the(G)gate, ya know(Bb)I won’t be(F)late
Love you(C)so, here we(Dm)go my friend

Middle
(Dm)Hey, hey, hey, baby, baby, I don’t mind
Hey, hey,(Em)hey, a little time(A7)just to make you happy
(Dm)Don’t you roam,(D7)I’ll be home right after(G)school Ooooohooo

Chorus

Verse 2
(C)I’m just a(G)girl but I could(Bb)teach you to(F)twirl, that’s for(C)sure
If you’ll just(Dm)let me know
(C)What I can(G)do, I know(Bb)you’ll help me(F)through, well learn(C)more
After I(Dm)do my chores.

Repeat Middle then chorus again

Milliron
10-06-2014, 03:38 PM
Yep this was our Mom's favorite way of saying, stop whining!
This is hilarious. It must have been a song of their generation.

UkeCan1
10-06-2014, 04:29 PM
Moetrout,
Actually the kids would love "Dead Puppies" but I worry the parents would freak!

Well then, how about some "Fish Heads"?

http://youtu.be/FjloYmvOmQA

Not an entry - it's from Linda's silly Season. But I bet kids would love this one.

I had the perfect entry for "air" Season that is equally perfect for this week ... I was going to do it last night for both ... but suddenly my computer is not recognizing my webcam any more. Working on it ... but, waaaah!

Millerjames111
10-06-2014, 06:25 PM
http://youtu.be/LJic-YDQhsU

This is my entry to season 138 story time. This is an original for my son Kaysen that this season finally made me get around to finishing. It is actually my first original so be kind. lol. I don't think it will really teach the kids anything but if they like Sponge Bob as much as my son they should enjoy.

Sponge Bob song

Theirs (C)*Sponge Bob, Patrick, (G)*Sandy the squirrel, (Am)*Plankton, Crabs, and his (F)*daughter Pearl

(C)*Hanging (G)*out at the Crusty (Am)*Crab. **(F)

I (C)*love it when they do that (G)*song and dance but my (Am)*favorite episode is when Sponge (F)*Bob ripped his pants ***

(C)*Trying to (G)*make everybody (Am)*laugh. *****(F)*******(F)

*

(C)*I live in a pineapple (G)*under the sea

(C)*Bikini Bottom is (G)*home to me

(C)*I love to (F)*wake up and see my (G)*friends.

*

(C)*If nautical nonsense is (G)*something you wish

(C)*Come to the Crusty Crab I’ll (F)*serve you a dish

(C)*The (F)*fun it never (G)*ends

*

There’s a (C)*formula that Plankton is (G)*trying to steal and Mr. Crabs (Am)*just wants a hand full of (F)*dollar bills

Mrs. (C)*Puff is trying to teach (G)*Sponge Bob to drive, when they (Am)*crash I beat she blows up to (F)*three times her size.

I need to (C)*lift some weights so I (G)*hit the gym I meet (Am)*Larry the lobster there you know I’m (F)*friends with him.

When I get (C)*Home I have got to feed (G)*Gary my snail you know he (Am)*acts like a dog but he (F)*don’t have a tail. ***(F)

*

(C)*I live in a pineapple (G)*under the sea

(C)*Bikini Bottom is (G)*home to me

(C)*I love to (F)*wake up and see my (G)*friends.

*

(C)*If nautical nonsense is (G)*something you wish

(C)*Stop by the Crusty Crab I’ll (F)*serve you a dish

(C)*The (F)*fun it never (G)*ends ************************************************** ** (End by repeating the first part of the first verse)*

cua94
10-07-2014, 01:28 AM
xommen It's Storytime This song is fantastic! You might not realize it but you have written the perfect "Welcome song". Each storytime presenter has their own way of opening their storytime and they use the same song each week. I think I might have found a new one for mine! You even included the bit about putting on your listening ears. This is really great! Are you sure you don't do storytimes for a living? you got it spot on!


MillironI am a child of God - wonderful song! You have your own storytime group don't you? I particularly like tambourine player. I can't use this for my storytime but maybe someone who does Sunday school, CCD, or VBS will like it.

Bonesigh Giddy-up Buttercup - I knew you would do a great job on this season and you have not disappointed me. Your pastiche's are always great but this one is really special. The chords are pretty easy and I might be able to play it - I can see the kids galloping around the room! Thanks!

Millerjames111 Sponge Bob Song - Nice job! Hard to believe this is the first one you have written. My son loved sponge bob too. Your song is a great improvement on the theme song. Maybe we could send an annonymous email with your song attached? Thanks very much for posting this song!

pabrizzer
10-07-2014, 03:19 AM
One More River with grand daughters Charlotte and Olivia


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWLnup0Uy8s

G Old Noah once he built an ark
There’s D one more river to G cross
He patched it up with hickory bark
There’s D one more river to G cross

The animals came in one by one
There’s one more river to cross
The elephant chewing a caraway bun
There’s one more river to cross

The animals came in two by two
There’s one more river to cross
The crocodile and the kangaroo
There’s one more river to cross

G One C more G river and D that’s the river of G Jordan
G One C more G river there’s D one more river to G cross

The animals came in three by three
There’s one more river to cross
The wasp the ant and the bumble bee
There’s one more river to cross

The animals came in four by four
There’s one more river to cross
The great hippopotamus stuck in the door
There’s one more river to cross

One more river and that’s the river of Jordan
One more river there’s one more river to cross

The animals came in five by five
There’s one more river to cross
By eating each other they kept alive
There’s one more river to cross

The animals came in six by six
There’s one more river to cross
They threw out the monkey because of his tricks
There’s one more river to cross

One more river and that’s the river of Jordan
One more river there’s one more river to cross

The animals came in seven by seven
There’s one more river to cross
The little pig thought he was going to heaven
There’s one more river to cross

The animals came in eight by eight
There’s one more river to cross
Some were early and some were late
There’s one more river to cross

One more river and that’s the river of Jordan
One more river there’s one more river to cross

The animals came in nine by nine
There’s one more river to cross
They all formed fours and marched in line
There’s one more river to cross

The animals came in ten by ten
There’s one more river to cross
If you want any more you can sing it again
There’s one more river to cross

One more river and that’s the river of Jordan
One more river and it’s just been crossed!

Tootler
10-07-2014, 05:19 AM
Here's one from me.

Coulter's Candy originated as a rhyme sung by a maker and seller of Candy called Robert Colthard as he walked round selling his wares. He plied his trade in the region round Dumfries in Southern Scotland in the the early years of the 20th century. The song was later collected as a Glasgow Children's street song. I sing the song as I learnt it with the Scots dialect words in but I have put the lyrics in below in standard English with the exception of "bawbee" & "Thrifty" which I found difficult to find a satisfactory replacement that also scanned with the music.

The first verse is generally used as a chorus and you can use as many or as few verses as you want in whatever order you want and it will work.

I am playing my new soprano ukulele that I won in a prize draw at a Ukulele Festival in Holland at the weekend.


http://youtu.be/iN12uFGOatU

Coulter's Candy
Traditional

[C]Ally, bally, [F]ally, bally, [C]bee,
Sittin' on yer [F]mam[C]my's [G]knee.
[C]Crying for a [F]little baw[C]bee,
To buy some Coulter's [G]can[C]dy

Ally, bally, ally, bally, bee,
When you grow up you'll go to sea.
Making pennies for your daddy an' me,
To buy more Coulter's candy

Mammy give me my thrifty down,
Here's old Coulter comin' round,
With a basket on his crown,
Selling Coulter's candy.

Little Annie's crying too
S0 what can poor little Mammy do?
But give them a penny between the two,
To buy more Coulter's candy.

Poor little Jeannie's lookin' awful thin,
A jumble o' bones covered over wi' skin.
Now she's gettin' a little double chin
With suckin' Coulter's candy.

Bawbee = halfpenny coin
Thritfy = money box

Tootler
10-07-2014, 05:25 AM
Here's a song I wrote for Janet's puppet week. This is from my archive so a bonus not an entry.

It's a pastiche of TRex's Ride a White Swan


http://youtu.be/uyBxdOkijTk


Roar it all [A]out like a Stego[D]saurus
Roar it all [A]out like-a you were out [E]there
Fly on up [A]high like a ptero[D]dactyl
Fly on up [A]high like-a [E]you were up [A]there

Chorus
Come along [A]down to dinosaur [D]park babe
Come along [A]down for a great day [E]out
Ride a T. [A]Rex like you are out [D]hunting
Come along [A]in and find out [E]what it's [A]about

Can you see [A]triceratops with his [D]three horns?
Can you see [A]diplodocus? It's there [E]too
Down at the [A]lake there's icthyo[D]saurus
It's just like [A]being [E]down at the [A]zoo

Chorus

You can look [A]for the Loch Ness [D]Monster
You might see a [A]flying dragon as [E]well
Just look out [A]for those mythical [D]monsters
You will have [A]a great [E]time, I can [A]tell

Chorus

Outro
Ra-ra-ra [A]ra, roar it out for me [D]daddy
Ra-ra-ra [A]ra, roar it out for me [E]loud
Ra-ra-ra [A]ra, roar it out for me [D]baby
Ra-ra-ra [A]ra, roar it [E]out for me [A]loud

Millerjames111
10-07-2014, 06:56 AM
Millerjames111 Sponge Bob Song - Nice job! Hard to believe this is the first one you have written. My son loved sponge bob too. Your song is a great improvement on the theme song. Maybe we could send an annonymous email with your song attached? Thanks very much for posting this song!

My son informed me this morning after showing it to him that i forgot Squidward. Looks like its not done yet it needs another verse i guess. lol.

Thanks for the kind words. Everyone is so encouraging here! :cool:

P.S. It would be cool to hear my song on an episode!

Tootler
10-07-2014, 07:02 AM
My son informed me this morning after showing it to him that i forgot Squidward. Looks like its not done yet it needs another verse i guess. lol.

Thanks for the kind words. Everyone is so encouraging here! :cool:

P.S. It would be cool to hear my song on an episode!

The youngsters are always particular & insist you have it right.

Been there. :rulez:

cua94
10-07-2014, 07:43 AM
bonesigh Emily Miller Sorry, it looks like I missed this one. This is a calm song that would be nice when I need to redirect some energy. Thank you so much for posting this beautiful song!

pabrizzer One more River to Cross I wish I could use this song! Since we are a public library, I can't use religious songs but if I could I would! Having a refrain every other line is inspired. This would keep the kids engaged and it is easy to learn. Thanks very much for this song!

Tootler Coulter's Candy This is a great song! I like it best when you do traditional songs and this one is really good. I might just play your song and have the children dance or maybe play it during the craft time. Thank you for this lovely song!

Markwo
10-07-2014, 08:12 AM
Here is my entry for the week. I used to be an Elementary P.E. Teacher for many years and we would do songs like this with the younger ones all the time. (Unfortunately this was before my ukulele days). It's an old Woody Guthrie song that I learned through Pete Seeger. I changed a lot of the words and you can easily adapt this song however you want.

http://youtu.be/0Q1tqcxQOMA
the chords are just D A7 and G.
Here are the words I adapted for the video - again you can easily change them to whatever you want.

Put your finger in the air
Air. Even if some people stare.
Shoe. Leave it for a day or two.
Knee. Leave it for a century
Leg. Don't make me have to beg
Hip. Don't give me any lip
Tummy. It will not make you feel crummy
Chest. And say I'm the very best
Hand. Show me that you understand
Arm. It won't do any harm
Shoulder. Because it's a finger holder
Ear. Leave it there about a year
Cheek. Leave it there for about a week
Nose. Leave it there until it grows
Head. Because that is what I said
All together. And we'll clap for better weather

RAB11
10-07-2014, 11:29 AM
Right, here's one that I plan to sing for my son the minute he gets here (which is not that far off now, eek!). Got another one more obviously aimed at kids in the works too.


http://youtu.be/jSFjlo62fH4

Tootler
10-07-2014, 01:42 PM
bonesigh
Tootler Coulter's Candy This is a great song! I like it best when you do traditional songs and this one is really good. I might just play your song and have the children dance or maybe play it during the craft time. Thank you for this lovely song!

If you do use it I'll be interested to know how the kids react to it.

In fact it would be great to hear how you've been able to make use of the entries this week and the way the kids have responded to the songs.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
10-07-2014, 02:08 PM
following on from "eagle" by abba as a song to try and get kids to be tired and maybe as a result of that lie down and be quiet

here is a homemade songlet inspired by sleeping lions, a game that is very definitely just a way to get kids to lie down and be quiet


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4X32No_7shU

vid shows drawings of something that might be taken for a lion on a dark night by someone who has forgotten his glasses

[F] sleeping lions [C] sleeping lions [G] [G]
[F] sleeping lions [C] sleeping lions [G] [G]

[F] you can growl [C] you can prowl [G] you can roar [G] and stamp a paw
[F] you can growl [C] you can prowl [G] you can roar [G] and stamp a paw

but when you're [F] all worn [C] out [G] [G]
[F] there's no [C] doubt
it's [F] time for the king of the [C] jungle
[G] to take off his [G] crown and lie [F] down [C] [G] [G]
lie [F] down [C] [G] [G]

[F] [C] rest your mane upon the [G] plain [G]
[F] [C] rest your mane upon the [G] plain [G]

and [F] sleep [C] [G] [G]
and [F] sleep [C] [G] [G]

[F] [C] [G] so quiet and [G] still

[F] [C] [G] how long [G] will you [F] sleep [C]
[G] how long [G] will you [F] sleep [C]
[G] how long [G] will you [F] sleep [C]
[G] how long [G] can you [F] sleep [C]

[G] you're just lion around ;) yeah!

greyghost
10-07-2014, 02:33 PM
I've heard this one done as a happy children's song a lot of times, but like a lot of other old songs (All of Me, to take one example), that's because almost every version you've ever heard leaves out the sad context of the rest of the song. Here it is, with the sad parts sung in an inappropriately happy style:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_lPV8OwWNw

Jazzbanjorex
10-07-2014, 03:52 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTqo44NlblA&feature=youtu.be

Down By The Bay


___________ /C____/______________________/G7______/
"Down by the bay____, Where the watermelons grow_____,
__________/G7____/__________/C___/
Back to my home___, I dare not go____,
______/C_____/_____________/F_____/
or if I do______, My mother will say___:"
________/C__________/
"Did you ever see a cat, wearing a hat?"
/C _____G7_ /C
Down by the bay.


“Did you ever see a snake baking a cake?”
“Did you ever see a frog, walking his dog?”
“Did you ever see a mouse, painting his house?”
“Did you ever see a pig, doing a jig?”
“Did you ever see an ant, climbing a plant?”
“Did you ever see a goat, wearing a coat?”

Jazzbanjorex
10-07-2014, 04:44 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ch9sShPHWA&feature=youtu.be

"I met a bear"

________ /C__________/__________/G7________/
The other day (the other day) I met a bear (I met a bear).
_________/G7____________/___________/C___________/
A great big bear (a great big bear) Away up there (away up there)
_________/C__/____/F__/_______/C_______/G7____/C____ /
The other day I met a bear. A great big bear, a way up there.


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

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

And so I ran, right out of there
And right behind - me came that bear.(repeat)

Ahead of me, there was a tree
A great big tree, oh la dee dee!(repeat)

The lowest branch was ten feet up
I'd have to jump and trust my luck(repeat)

And so I jumped into the air
But I missed that branch, away up there(repeat)

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

That's all there is, there ain't no more
Unless I meet that bear once more.(repeat)

The end, the end - the end, the end
This time it real-ly is the end!(repeat)

Jazzbanjorex
10-07-2014, 05:11 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3gDsCCq804&feature=youtu.be

F and C.

{Refrain}
It ain't gonna rain no more, no more
It ain't gonna rain no more
How in the heck can I wash my neck
If it ain't gonna rain no more

Oh, a peanut sat on the railroad track
It's heart was all a-flutter
Around the bend came Number Ten
Toot! Toot! Peanut butter

{Refrain}

Oh, my uncle built a chimney
He built it up so high
He had to tear it down again
To let the moon go by!

{Refrain}

Oh, how much wood could a woodchuck chuck
If a woodchuck could chuck wood
If he held a saw in his little paw
A ton of wood he could

{Refrain}

Oh, it isn't going to rain anymore, anymore
It isn't going to rain anymore
The grammar's good, but what a bore
So we'll sing it like before


{Refrain}

A rich man rides a taxi
A poor man rides a train
A bum he walks the railroad tracks
And he gets there just the same

{Refrain}

Millerjames111
10-07-2014, 05:25 PM
Do you think little red riding hood by Sam the sham and the Pharoahs would fit with this week's theme? Lol. If not I'm gonna have to send it to the island. I'm itching to do this one.

MikeOnTheUke
10-07-2014, 05:28 PM
Here's a song I first heard when I was still just Wittle Mike, on Sesame Street. It's a fun little song that always get's me smiling and in a good mood, and is just fun to sing. It generally goes over well with kids because of the repeating sounds, and swapped letters, and funny noises (you'll know when you hear it.)

Anyway, this is Jelly Man Kelly, by James Taylor. My dogs decided they wanted to be an audience, so, this is guest starring Teddy and Trixie (I forgot to mention Trixie in the video itself.)

A quick (but appropriate to the theme) history of this song:
This song was penned in 1979 by Taylor in his living room one evening. Apparently, his daughter, Sally Taylor, who was 5 at the time, had written a little poem for school, which was meant to be about a favorite cartoon character. So she'd written about Jellyman Kelly, who loves jelly, and his partner/buddy, Jenny Mulhenny, the daughter of a fireman, who loves boiling water. Taylor had sat down in the living room with his guitar when Sally came in wanting to show him. She read it to him, and he said, "Sally Taylor! That's a very interesting poem! We ought to put those words to music!" Within the next hour, this song came about. It would, funnily enough, go on to be one of his greatest hits.

Anyway, here it is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xD-1s4hQBzQ

The chords are C C7 F G C, repeated.

Joko
10-07-2014, 07:33 PM
It's a fun song!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbHGxu5GeDY

The lyrics:
http://www.metrolyrics.com/a-lesson-in-violence-lyrics-exodus.html

The chords I just sort of made up. It's just a G-C-D shuffle.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
10-07-2014, 11:00 PM
youtube problems???

a couple of people - linda and ukey dave so far - have said my latest vid won't load for them

i don't have trouble playing it on explorer or firefox but on chrome it wouldn't load until i changed the settings (the little cog wheel icon thingy on the bottom right hand corner of the youtube player) to the lowest number of pixels - sometimes i'm having problems playing other people's vids on youtube (they load ok here on the seasons pages) - if i reduce the number of pixels on the player it gets there eventually, i don't have a connection speed problem, i'm on firefox most of the time, i think this is youtube's problem

also - comments aren't showing properly - that stupid google plus bell alert thing is not working at all right now on youtube and when i do click on it to see the new comments it hasn't told me about, they show in the google piffle box, but not on the video page - so i can't reply - ukey dave, i know your comment was made but it won't show on the video page and i cannot answer you over there - what.the.blinkety.BLINK?

i googled some of this and other people are having problems and someone says the youtube comments are in a beta stage now............... youtube, if everything ever works ok for five minutes why not just leave it like that for goodness sake :mad:

CeeJay
10-08-2014, 01:50 AM
youtube problems???

a couple of people - linda and ukey dave so far - have said my latest vid won't load for them

i don't have trouble playing it on explorer or firefox but on chrome it wouldn't load until i changed the settings (the little cog wheel icon thingy on the bottom right hand corner of the youtube player) to the lowest number of pixels - sometimes i'm having problems playing other people's vids on youtube (they load ok here on the seasons pages) - if i reduce the number of pixels on the player it gets there eventually, i don't have a connection speed problem, i'm on firefox most of the time, i think this is youtube's problem

also - comments aren't showing properly - that stupid google plus bell alert thing is not working at all right now on youtube and when i do click on it to see the new comments it hasn't told me about, they show in the google piffle box, but not on the video page - so i can't reply - ukey dave, i know your comment was made but it won't show on the video page and i cannot answer you over there - what.the.blinkety.BLINK?

i googled some of this and other people are having problems and someone says the youtube comments are in a beta stage now............... youtube, if everything ever works ok for five minutes why not just leave it like that for goodness sake :mad:

Ah you see teckernologicalology....they have to fiddle with everything and make it better.....for a given value of the word better....that is.

Tootler
10-08-2014, 02:21 AM
youtube problems???

a couple of people - linda and ukey dave so far - have said my latest vid won't load for them

i don't have trouble playing it on explorer or firefox but on chrome it wouldn't load until i changed the settings (the little cog wheel icon thingy on the bottom right hand corner of the youtube player) to the lowest number of pixels - sometimes i'm having problems playing other people's vids on youtube (they load ok here on the seasons pages) - if i reduce the number of pixels on the player it gets there eventually, i don't have a connection speed problem, i'm on firefox most of the time, i think this is youtube's problem

also - comments aren't showing properly - that stupid google plus bell alert thing is not working at all right now on youtube and when i do click on it to see the new comments it hasn't told me about, they show in the google piffle box, but not on the video page - so i can't reply - ukey dave, i know your comment was made but it won't show on the video page and i cannot answer you over there - what.the.blinkety.BLINK?

i googled some of this and other people are having problems and someone says the youtube comments are in a beta stage now............... youtube, if everything ever works ok for five minutes why not just leave it like that for goodness sake :mad:

They don't know about "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". Even as a techie sort of person, I know that one. They seem to fiddle endlessly with the interface so you can never get used to how it all works. Except that they need to do something about the iPad/Android apps as neither works properly. I can't just go to a play list from UU and play through it, comments work sometimes and not others and if you select reply on the email in the tablet you find most of the time you can't actually reply to the comment... :mad:

cua94
10-08-2014, 02:54 AM
Yes, that is my plan. The winners of the season will be the songs I use in storytime in the next month (might take me that long to memorize the song). I will post how it goes!

Liz


If you do use it I'll be interested to know how the kids react to it.

In fact it would be great to hear how you've been able to make use of the entries this week and the way the kids have responded to the songs.

dickadcock
10-08-2014, 03:01 AM
youtube problems???

a couple of people - linda and ukey dave so far - have said my latest vid won't load for them

i don't have trouble playing it on explorer or firefox but on chrome it wouldn't load until i changed the settings (the little cog wheel icon thingy on the bottom right hand corner of the youtube player) to the lowest number of pixels - sometimes i'm having problems playing other people's vids on youtube (they load ok here on the seasons pages) - if i reduce the number of pixels on the player it gets there eventually, i don't have a connection speed problem, i'm on firefox most of the time, i think this is youtube's problem

also - comments aren't showing properly - that stupid google plus bell alert thing is not working at all right now on youtube and when i do click on it to see the new comments it hasn't told me about, they show in the google piffle box, but not on the video page - so i can't reply - ukey dave, i know your comment was made but it won't show on the video page and i cannot answer you over there - what.the.blinkety.BLINK?

i googled some of this and other people are having problems and someone says the youtube comments are in a beta stage now............... youtube, if everything ever works ok for five minutes why not just leave it like that for goodness sake :mad:

100 hours of video are posted every minute acc. to their statistics page. Since it's automated, a tiny mistake in programming becomes a big one in terms of number of people affected.
Since I tried accessing the video on Mac (Safari, Chrome, and Firefox) and Android (Chrome and Firefox and YouTube app) and iOS (YouTube app) It has to be their end, odds are.
Fortunately, they make more money when things work than when they don't work (ads)… so I am confident that things will be fixed. (greed wins!)

In a related note: Yahoo news this morning says that Americans are living longer than ever before. It doesn't mention that this extra time is spent talking to a help desk.

cua94
10-08-2014, 03:08 AM
Markwo Put Your Finger in the Air This is a new one for me. I often use "Head Shoulders Knees and Toes" for body parts but I like how this one can be changed up with different parts. Thanks for doing this one!

RABII We're Going to Be Friends I can see how much this song means to you. I think you will be a cool father. Thanks for posting this lovely song.

BEVOMU Sleeping Lions I couldn't get this one to play for me either. I don't have Firefox at home so I will give it another shot on my lunch break.

greyghost You are my sunshine You are right about this tune having a double personality. It is a easy play that sounds so nice, as long as you skip the depressing verses it works out great. Thanks for posting your version!

Jazzbanjorex Down By the Bay, I met a Bear, and It Ain't Gonna Rain No more. I really love they way your songs sound. They are so professional. What kind of microphone/system do you use? (Not that I could afford it but I can dream.) These are all great songs. DBtB is great for rhythm intstruments, IMaB would be a good one for acting out, IAGRnM is just a fun song to sing. Thank you for posting these great songs!

MikeontheUke Jelly Man Kelly I have never heard this song but I really like it! Just a fun song I think the kids would enjoy. I think I will pass on learning it (I have a pretty poor memory) but I can play it and have the kids dance around. Thanks for posting this wonderful song!

Joko Lesson in Violence Well, I liked listening to your cover of this song, however, I am afraid it is more suited to older children, teens, maybe adults? I am not sure. But I enjoyed it that is for sure! Thank you for posting it.

wee_ginga_yin
10-08-2014, 03:33 AM
I think I will go and eat worms... the depressed gardener's song.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T0GZuGlCGI

Tootler
10-08-2014, 04:43 AM
Here's a second from me. A traditional song from Northumberland.

The scene.

An old man sat on a quayside, smoking a clay pipe with a small boy (probably his grandson) by his side, fishing boats in the harbour:


http://youtu.be/MRkgynR5VPM

Lyrics & Chords (spot the deliberate mistake in the video ;) )

Chorus
[G]Dance to your daddy, [Am]sing to your [D7]mammy,
[G]Dance to your daddy, [C]to your [D7]mammy [G]sing,
[G]And you shall have a fishy [Am]on a little [D7]dishy,
[G]You shall have a [Am]fishy when the [C]boat comes [C]in.

[G]Now come here me little Jackie [Am]Now I've smoked me [D7]baccy;
[G]Let's have some [Am]cracky 'til the [C]boat comes [C]in.

Dance to your daddy, sing to your mammy,
Dance to your daddy, to your mammy sing.
You shall have a fishy on a little dishy,
You shall have a codling when the boat comes in.

Now here's your mother humming, like a canny woman;
Yonder comes your father, drunk - he cannot stand.

Dance to your daddy, sing to your mammy,
Dance to your daddy, to your mammy sing.
You shall have a fishy on a little dishy,
You shall have a haddock when the boat comes in.

Now Tommy's always fuddling, he's so fond of ale,
He's very kind to me, I hope he'll never fail.

Dance to your daddy, sing to your mammy,
Dance to your daddy, to your mammy sing.
You shall have a fishy on a little dishy,
You shall have a mackeral when the boat comes in.

Now I like a drop myself, when I can get it sly,
And you, my bonny bairn, you'll like it well as I.

Dance to your daddy, sing to your mammy,
Dance to your daddy, to your mammy sing.
You shall have a fishy on a little dishy,
You shall have a bloater when the boat comes in.

Now may we get a drop, as oft as we stand in need;
And well may the keel row that brings the bairns their bread.

Dance to your daddy, sing to your mammy,
Dance to your daddy, to your mammy sing.
You shall have a fishy on a little dishy,
You shall have a salmon when the boat comes in.

[G]Dance to your daddy, [Am]sing to your [D7]mammy,
[G]Dance to your daddy, [C]to your [D7]mammy [G]sing,
[G]And you shall have a fishy [Am]on a little [D7]dishy,
[G]You shall have a [Am]fishy when the [C]boat [D7]comes [C]in.

Tootler
10-08-2014, 04:50 AM
youtube problems???

a couple of people - linda and ukey dave so far - have said my latest vid won't load for them


Checked it. Loaded OK for me. Firefox in Linux. I'll try my iPad and see if that works.

Yes OK in iPad YouTube App

wee_ginga_yin
10-08-2014, 05:34 AM
A finnish children's song about an aunt who goes to the market... Täti Monika (http://yle.fi/elavaarkisto/artikkelit/tati_monika_40000.html#media=40001)
although it has been funked up by PMMP (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc9jkAwSuvw)


http://youtu.be/MMmAZzOudJg

Chords C and G7 ( tune something similar to my old man's a dustman)
Lyrics if you want to sing along


On meillä hauska täti,
Tuo täti Monika
Kun täti menee torille,
On näky komea.

Kas näin heiluu hattu
Ja hattu heiluu näin,
Kas näin heiluu hattu
Ja hattu heiluu näin.

On meillä hauska täti,
Tuo täti Monika
Kun täti menee torille,
On näky komea.

Kas näin heiluu sulka
Ja sulka heiluu näin,
Kas näin heiluu sulka
Ja sulka heiluu näin.

On meillä hauska täti,
Tuo täti Monika
Kun täti menee torille,
On näky komea.

Kas näin heiluu hame
Ja hame heiluu näin,
Kas näin heiluu hame
Ja hame heiluu näin.

Lalalalala...
Lalalalala...
Lalalalala...

On meillä hauska täti,
Tuo täti Monika
Kun täti menee torille,
On näky komea.

Kas näin heiluu kassi
Ja kassi heiluu näin,
Kas näin heiluu kassi
Ja kassi heiluu näin.

On meillä hauska täti,
Tuo täti Monika
Kun täti menee torille,
On näky komea.

Kas näin heiluu peppu
Ja peppu heiluu näin,
Kas näin heiluu peppu
Ja peppu heiluu näin.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
10-08-2014, 05:36 AM
thanks to everyone who has a. shared their youtube pain and b. let me know if they can't see my last vid

i'm uploading to vimeo as a plan B, but i only have the free account and it takes ages, so in the meantime here is a re-upload to youtube

IF YOU COULDN'T VIEW THE FIRST UPLOAD, AND HAVE THE TIME AND INCLINATION, PLEASE TRY THIS NEW UPLOAD TO YOUTUBE AND LET ME KNOW IF IT WORKS. or indeed if it still doesn't

ta very much


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFFcYpSTCt0

bird's eye view of my ukelele
10-08-2014, 05:51 AM
and

just in case neither of the youtube vids work here it is on vimeo


https://vimeo.com/108360039

and if you can't see ANY of them well i dunno :mad: :wallbash: :(

l'internet, je t'aime

NOT

dickadcock
10-08-2014, 05:52 AM
thanks to everyone who has a. shared their youtube pain and b. let me know if they can't see my last vid

i'm uploading to vimeo as a plan B, but i only have the free account and it takes ages, so in the meantime here is a re-upload to youtube

IF YOU COULDN'T VIEW THE FIRST UPLOAD, AND HAVE THE TIME AND INCLINATION, PLEASE TRY THIS NEW UPLOAD TO YOUTUBE AND LET ME KNOW IF IT WORKS. or indeed if it still doesn't

ta very much



Re-upload looks/sounds great. It was worth the wait.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
10-08-2014, 05:58 AM
Re-upload looks/sounds great. It was worth the wait.
thank you so much for letting me know!

UkeCan1
10-08-2014, 06:54 AM
I was working this one up for "air' week last week. Various forces conspired to keep me from getting the video done during the week, and when I saw your theme Saturday night, I thought, "Bonus! It works for both!"

So I thought I'd shoot it Sunday for both Seasons. Except my computer has decided no longer to see my webcam, even though the webcam appears to be working just fine. So, alas, I totally missed Season 137 ... and this one is all yours.

Since I can't play uke and do the gestures simultaneously, I sang it twice ... once with uke, once with the "mask".

Come on, do it with me, you all. You know you want to.


http://youtu.be/fDGKLi_VRlY

FYI, my computer still won't talk to my webcam. Fortunately, I remembered I still have my older computer, where I used to make videos before this one. And it's still quite happy to talk to my webcam ... while the new improved model has apparently decided it's too good for it any more.

frisbee fred
10-08-2014, 07:02 AM
It's just C and G7 so grab your uke and sing a long!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaSNCErIDnY&feature=youtu.be

xommen
10-08-2014, 07:24 AM
As I wrote a "starting" song before, I thought why not write a "stopping" song, this is called This is the end, chords/lyrics can be found here:
http://www.vanommen.net/thisistheend.pdf

http://youtu.be/lU50kX-0cMM

lelouden
10-08-2014, 08:50 AM
IF YOU COULDN'T VIEW THE FIRST UPLOAD, AND HAVE THE TIME AND INCLINATION, PLEASE TRY THIS NEW UPLOAD TO YOUTUBE AND LET ME KNOW IF IT WORKS. or indeed if it still doesn't

ta very much



YES, NOW ALL THREE ARE WORKING FINE. IT WAS WORTH WATCHING THREE+ TIMES. THAT WAS A SMART MOVE ON YOUR PART LYNDA TO PAY YOUTUBE TO GIVE US FITS :biglaugh:

STUPID YOUTUBE!

Jazzbanjorex
10-08-2014, 09:03 AM
Jazzbanjorex Down By the Bay, I met a Bear, and It Ain't Gonna Rain No more. I really love they way your songs sound. They are so professional. What kind of microphone/system do you use? (Not that I could afford it but I can dream.) These are all great songs. DBtB is great for rhythm intstruments, IMaB would be a good one for acting out, IAGRnM is just a fun song to sing. Thank you for posting these great songs!


I'm using two Shure 57 mics (one vocal, one uke) plugged into a Yamaha MG82CX mixer. The ukulele was plugged to the mixer as well channel 3. Apply a little reverb in the mixer. The output of that mixer goes into the line in on my camera. Gives the video a close sound with a far away shot. This is my live rig (excluding the camera) so I keep things consistent between performing and YouTube-ing. I prefer to make videos just like I'd perform it live most of the time.

When I play for the kids at church I don't use any of this stuff. I travel from room to room. Usually six rooms. Just me and my ukulele and maybe an egg shaker. I sometimes use an egg shaker hot glued to a clothes pin that I clip on my shoe laces then tap my foot as I play. I sit down on the floor with them and start playing. It has taught me more about interacting with the audience an any other playing I've done. I talk with them frequently but short to quickly get to the next song. I don't want to loose them.

Don't forget that IMaB is an echo song as well. I should have echoed one chorus so you could see. So check out other youtubes of that song.

I'm thinking of modifying IAGRnM to where the lines are all repeated except the third line changes every time like DBtB is done. Songs with repeated lines catch on fast and are enjoyed by the very young.

I.e.
It ain't gonna rain no more, no more,
It aint gonna rain no more,
(make this line, new each time)
It ain't gonna rain no more.

ohmless
10-08-2014, 09:37 AM
been playing lots of pop punk this week so I chose to rock at you for this vid. BTW, its tough to sing when salivating too much.


http://youtu.be/SJYUg2z5Fg8

cua94
10-08-2014, 10:39 AM
wee_ginga_yin - I'll go eat worms - This a turning into the favorite song for this week. Having the kids singing with you is always great! I put this one in Bonus because it says it was done in July. If that is incorrect please let me know.

Tootler - When the Boat Comes In - This one is very nice. I have never heard it before but it is interesting. The kids here on the Chesapeake Bay are very familiar with boats and fishing so it would work well for them.

UkeCan1 - Up In the Air, Junior Birdman - I was hoping you would get into this theme. I haven't heard this one before. You are always a hoot and this song doesn't disappoint. I am not sure I can do that bird man mask thingy but I am sure the kids will be able to. Good song for a superhero themed storytime.

frisbeefred- He's Got the Whole World in His Hands - Very nicely sung and played. I love your dulcet tones!

xommen - This is the End - This song sounds so good! A perfect bookend to your hello song. I hope I can give both of these a try.

BEVOMU - Sleeping Lions I finally got to see this and it was worth the wait! I haven't heard of "sleeping lions" before but I can see it working for a calming song during storytime. I like having them pretend to sleep :-).

ohmless
10-08-2014, 01:03 PM
A traditional lullaby.


http://youtu.be/1KOlAHeQF0M

bird's eye view of my ukelele
10-08-2014, 01:16 PM
YNOW ALL THREE ARE WORKING FINE
:wtf:

i LOVE youtube

no really i do

no i DO

:mad:

and you know, comments are still playing up, that stupid bell icon thing is not alerting me to new comments at all, ukey dave's "i can't see your vid" comment has totally gone missing, and................ oh i spose i shouldn't complain, youtube is what makes the seasons tick but C'MON :mad: youtube you really drove me crazy this week!



I haven't heard of "sleeping lions"
yeah you just say "let's all pretend to be sleeping lions!" and then you go off and make a coffee! it's great!

UkeCan1
10-08-2014, 01:55 PM
UkeCan1 - Up In the Air, Junior Birdman - I was hoping you would get into this theme. I haven't heard this one before. You are always a hoot and this song doesn't disappoint. I am not sure I can do that bird man mask thingy but I am sure the kids will be able to. Good song for a superhero themed storytime.

Thanks, Liz! I would never miss a Season (except, um, last week :() ... especially one as fun as this.

You know, three of my Seasonistical age-mates have all said they don't know this song, and given its history that I read about, it must have been popular with an earlier generation. I only heard it once, and I only remembered the first three lines and the "mask". But the gesture is such a hoot that I remember finding it completely hilarious ... and I still do!

I'll be very curious whether anyone else here is familiar with it. There are not many (any?) here who are both from the US and a generation older than me.

But, Liz, my dear, you must learn the gesture! It's not the easiest thing to do, and if you want 5-year-olds to do it, you will have to show them how! Try it ... it takes some arm-twisting, but once you get your hands in place, the pressure keeps them there. :)

The chords are D, G, and A7. Easy chords, but the timing took me a bit to get.

The Junior Birdmen of America was an organization for kids, who apparently joined by sending in some cereal box tops to receive a tin badge of airplane wings.

I'd love to do more, but tonight I have a class, tomorrow night jam group, and then Friday morning we are off to the fabulous Folk Project Getaway weekend. (You are not far away ... you can still register till tomorrow ... come! ... fun!)

I did write a song about my leash-walking kitty for "Pet Sounds" that I never got to video due to my first bout of dust walloping, that might just work for this one too. If only I had time to edit in some video footage of her walking on her leash ... the kids would love it!

She does die (via metaphorical lyrics) in the third verse ... but other than that, it's a happy fun song about a charming cat who had some adventures while she was here with me.

So I'll see if I can get that done tonight, now that I've figured out how to make videos again!


(A7) Up in the (D) air, Ju(G)nior (D) Birdmen
(A7) Up in the (D) air, (G) upside (A7) down
Up in the (D) air, Ju(G)nior (D) Birdmen
Keep your noses (A7) off the (D) ground.

(A7) And when you (D) hear that grand (G)a(D)nnouncement
(A7) And when you (D) see that (G) badge of (A7) tin
Then you will (D) know that the Ju(G)nior (D) Birdmen
Have (G) turned their (A7) boxtops (D) in!

bonesigh
10-08-2014, 02:38 PM
I do believe this is my 4th and sadly last video ): Another pastiche of a familiar song. When first learning the uke I'd take the song I was currently working on and make a pastiche out of it for my daughter's class that I would play for. This one is "Leroy Brown". Oh, this video is not for children. It's not too bad just some scary monsters and such (:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8fHb6AR8-w&feature=em-upload_owner#action=share

“Coon Named Scrounge”


Pastiche of “Leroy Brown” Jim Croce. 1973

F
On the south side of the Forest
G7
Lives the baddest raccoon around
A7 Bb
And if you go down there you just better beware
C7 F C7
Of a coon who’s name is Scrounge
F
Now, Scrounge he’s so onry, you see,
G7
He stands about 3 foot tall
A7 Bb
All the mamas call him the “Midnight Bandit”,
C7 F C7
All the dads just call him “Cur!”

CHORUS
F
Well he’s a bad, bad coon named Scrounge,
G7
Baddest coon in the whole darned town
A7 Bb
He’s badder than a wolverine,
C7 F C7
Meaner than the monsters in your dreams

F
Now Scrounge, he’s a rambler,
G7
And he likes your garbage can
A7 Bb
And he likes to behave like a bratty child
C7 F C7
Chewin’ holes in the attic fan
F
Well, he wears a phantom mask,
G7
He’s got stripes like a lemur too
A7 Bb
He’s only just begun to make a mess here son,
C7 F C7
He just put poo poo in your shoe!

CHORUS
F
Well Friday, “bout a week ago,
G7
He sniffed a scent that did entice,
A7 Bb
He went into the tent of a girl named Doris,
C7 F C7
And, oooh, that girl smelled nice!
F
Well, he crawled into her lap,
G7
Then she pet him like a cat,
A7 Bb
But, ol’ Scrounge learned his lesson ‘bout messin’
C7 F C7
Around with a tent full of girls like that.

CHORUS
F
Well, all the young girls were frightened,
G7
When they saw it weren’t a kitty cat
A7
Oh, they shrieked so loud,
Bb
And then they all passed out
C7 F C7
And they squashed that raccoon flat.

F
Well he was a bad, bad coon named Scrounge,
G7
Baddest coon in the whole darned town
A7 Bb
He was badder than a wolverine,
C7 F
Meaner than the monsters in your dreams

A7 Bb
He was badder than a wolverine,
C7 F Bb F
Meaner than the monsters in your dreams

ddanner
10-08-2014, 03:49 PM
I'm not sure which playlist this is for because it's a song that's enjoyable to listen and sing-a-long to, but it is also one that is certainly easy to play and get children to march to, play instruments with, or just make silly "band" noises in accompaniment. We first enjoyed listening to Hoyt Axton's "Pet Parade" in the early 70's when our daughter was a toddler. She loved to put on my large ear muff headphones and march to it with side rocking steps. Basically, there is only one chord to the song. Hoyt does it in E, and if you have never heard it, I highly recommend listening to his version (but maybe not first!). It is at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdankoiuWts

I think it is a bit more uke and voice friendly in F. The only chord changing is some lifting off of F (2010) to make it (0010) which I believe is an "Fadd9."

I'm still working on multi-tracking and all its complications within the video editing software I have, and this song gave me some great opportunities. I have included the lyrics on YouTube and will post them here below the video. I hope you enjoy my take on "PET PARADE." I certainly enjoyed myself making the video!


http://youtu.be/H7ZIVjkSSvA


Pet Parade – Hoyt Axton (1974)

Intro: | [F]+++ | [F]+++ | [F]+++ | [F] [Fadd9] [F]+ |

[F]Winnie the Pooh was there, and so was Teddy Bear

[F] All of your friends were at the [F]Pet [Fadd9]Pa - [F]rade.

[F]Monkeys and giraffes too, elephants, kang - a - roos

[F]Having such fun all at the [F]Pet [Fadd9]Pa - [F]rade.

Chorus:

[F]It was a great day! It was a fun day!

[F]Just couldn't wait day! It was the one day!

[F]All of the pets, and all of their bro - thers,

[F]Danced in the streets, and loved one a - noth - er.

Instrumental: | [F]+++ | [F]+++ | [F]+++ | [F] [Fadd9] [F]+ | (2x)

Repeat Chorus:

[F]It was a great day! It was a fun day!

[F]Just couldn't wait day! It was the one day!

[F]All of the pets, and all of their bro - thers,

[F]Danced in the streets, and loved one a - noth - er.


[F]They gave free lemonade, out at the pet parade

[F]Popcorn and cotton candy [F] ap [Fadd9]-ples [F]too.

[F]The music was so fine, we had a real good time.

[F]We were so happy at the [F]Pet [Fadd9] Pa - [F]rade.

Repeat Chorus:

[F]It was a great day! It was a fun day!

[F]Just couldn't wait day! It was the one day!

[F]All of the pets, and all of their bro - thers,

[F]Danced in the streets, and loved one a - noth - er.

Instrumental: | [F]+++ | [F]+++ | [F]+++ | [F] [Fadd9] [F]+ |

[F]They gave free lemonade, out at the pet parade

[F]Popcorn and cotton candy [F] ap [Fadd9]-ples [F]too.

[F]The music was so fine, we had a real good time.

[F]We were so happy at the [F]Pet [Fadd9] Pa – [F]rade.

Repeat Chorus:

[F]It was a great day! It was a fun day!

[F]Just couldn't wait day! It was the one day!

[F]All of the pets, and all of their bro - thers,

[F]Danced in the streets, and loved one a - noth - er.


Repeat Chorus:

[F]It was a great day! It was a fun day!

[F]Just couldn't wait day! It was the one day!

[F]All of the pets, and all of their bro - thers,

[F]Danced in the streets, and loved one a - noth - er.

(Continue Chorus with Fade)

librainian
10-08-2014, 06:47 PM
This is an arrangement I worked out for "Pollywog In A Bog" by the Barenaked Ladies from their kids album. The online chords were atrociously wrong and every site seems to have copied the same crappy chords. This isn't perfect but it's closer!


http://youtu.be/mQohNOgOcFc

Lyrics and my chord arrangement...



Pollywog In A Bog - Barenaked Ladies (Ukulele Standard GCEA | Arr: Andrew Morse)

Intro: (2x)
F (tap tap)
F > Eb (tap tap)
Eb > Bb (tap tap)
Bb > C7 (tap tap tap)

F
In a puddle by the trail,
Bb
Flips his tiny tail,
Gm
Just like a great big whale,
C7 F
But smaller than a snail.

F
He's a pollywog in a bog,
Bb
Swims under soggy logs,
Gm
One day he'll be a frog
C7 F
Pollywog in a bog.

F
Oh-oh-oh
Bb
Oh, oh oh.
Gm
Oooh, oooh, oh, oh
C7 F
Oh, oh-oh,

F
Overhead a cedar tree
Bb
Gives the shade he needs
Gm
Munching while he feeds
C7 F
On lily pads and weeds

F
Knows not where he's from
Bb
Or how his life had begun
Gm
He's not the only one
C7 Bb
And soon he'll breathe through lungs

--Bridge--

Bb Gm6 (0201)
It's hard to believe
Eb
With the arms you'll receive

You'll lift your
Cm7 F7 Bb
Head above the water and breathe

Bb Gm6
Gills shrink away
Eb
And may there come a day
Cm
When you reach the shore
Eb F7
With a whole world to explore

[RAP]
Bb
[Ribbit, ribbit, a tadpole exhibit
Gm6
It's a transformation no one can inhibit
Eb Cm7
Amphibian change may seem strange
Eb
Take them gills and the tail
F7
and they all rearrange]

Bb
Out come the legs for the jump, jump
Gm6
Hop to the top of the stump, stump
Eb
Out come the legs for the jump, jump
Cm7 F7
Hop to the top of the stump, stump]

Bb
Where the mud is deep
Eb
Frost will soon creep
Cm7
And without a peep
F7 Bb
A frog is fast asleep

Bb
It was a pollywog in a bog
Eb
Swam under soggy logs
Cm7
In the morning fog
F7 Bb
Pollywog in a bog

Bb
It was a pollywog in a bog
Eb
Swam under soggy logs
Cm7
In the morning fog
F7 Bb
Pollywog in a bog

It was a pollywog in a bog
Swam under soggy logs
In the morning fog
Pollywog in a bog

thesillydave
10-08-2014, 09:27 PM
my first song for the story time theme...

http://youtu.be/OCPxdXrlPQo
cheers!

thesillydave
10-08-2014, 09:38 PM
second one for the story time theme...

http://youtu.be/Uxhs6Q6BdsA
again, by one of my favorite bands...trout fishing in america!

thesillydave
10-08-2014, 10:23 PM
last one for our librarian...

http://youtu.be/uy_ZbUvwQ5k
love y'all!!

pabrizzer
10-09-2014, 12:32 AM
Threw it out the window ....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-eGdgVu4Zk
Lyrics are obvious. Two chords - I've used G and D but pick a key.
Interesting musically because of the time change from 6/8 to 2/4 in verse and chorus.

dickadcock
10-09-2014, 02:22 AM
...

You know, three of my Seasonistical age-mates have all said they don't know this song, and given its history that I read about, it must have been popular with an earlier generation. I only heard it once, and I only remembered the first three lines and the "mask". But the gesture is such a hoot that I remember finding it completely hilarious ... and I still do!

I'll be very curious whether anyone else here is familiar with it. There are not many (any?) here who are both from the US and a generation older than me.

But, Liz, my dear, you must learn the gesture! It's not the easiest thing to do, and if you want 5-year-olds to do it, you will have to show them how! Try it ... it takes some arm-twisting, but once you get your hands in place, the pressure keeps them there. :)

The chords are D, G, and A7. Easy chords, but the timing took me a bit to get.

The Junior Birdmen of America was an organization for kids, who apparently joined by sending in some cereal box tops to receive a tin badge of airplane wings.

...

Oh yes, I remember the song well, but didn't know where it came from, as I heard it from other kids, mostly teenagers. I am going on 10 dog years in a couple of months, so it was nice to remember something! :)
~ Dick

cua94
10-09-2014, 02:46 AM
Okay, I got the mask. It helps to remove one's glasses. :uhoh:




Thanks, Liz! I would never miss a Season (except, um, last week :() ... especially one as fun as this.

You know, three of my Seasonistical age-mates have all said they don't know this song, and given its history that I read about, it must have been popular with an earlier generation. I only heard it once, and I only remembered the first three lines and the "mask". But the gesture is such a hoot that I remember finding it completely hilarious ... and I still do!

I'll be very curious whether anyone else here is familiar with it. There are not many (any?) here who are both from the US and a generation older than me.

But, Liz, my dear, you must learn the gesture! It's not the easiest thing to do, and if you want 5-year-olds to do it, you will have to show them how! Try it ... it takes some arm-twisting, but once you get your hands in place, the pressure keeps them there. :)

The chords are D, G, and A7. Easy chords, but the timing took me a bit to get.

The Junior Birdmen of America was an organization for kids, who apparently joined by sending in some cereal box tops to receive a tin badge of airplane wings.

I'd love to do more, but tonight I have a class, tomorrow night jam group, and then Friday morning we are off to the fabulous Folk Project Getaway weekend. (You are not far away ... you can still register till tomorrow ... come! ... fun!)

I did write a song about my leash-walking kitty for "Pet Sounds" that I never got to video due to my first bout of dust walloping, that might just work for this one too. If only I had time to edit in some video footage of her walking on her leash ... the kids would love it!

She does die (via metaphorical lyrics) in the third verse ... but other than that, it's a happy fun song about a charming cat who had some adventures while she was here with me.

So I'll see if I can get that done tonight, now that I've figured out how to make videos again!

cua94
10-09-2014, 02:57 AM
Ohmless - Mockingbird A great classic for calming kids down and getting them ready for a nap! Thanks for posting this!

Bonesigh - Scrounge I agree that the roadkill and monster was a bit much. I liked the cartoons at the end best. Thanks for posting this one!

ddanner - Pet Parade I know I can play this! I just have to learn the words! I really like this one - the kids love to make a parade with rhythm instruments and anything that has parade in the title needs to be marched to. thanks so much!

librarinian - Pollywog in a Bog - Aways nice to add some science to our storytimes!

thesillydave - My Hair Had a Party Last Night and When I was a Dinosaur and An Alien in My Nose - These songs were so funny! :D I think they are all fantastic! I hope I can use them or share them with other librarians. Thank you for sharing them!

pabrizzer - Threw it out the Window This song reminds me of my old boss and mentor who used to play her guitar in storytime. She would do this one and the kids loved it. Thank you for reminding me of it.

Barbablanca
10-09-2014, 03:30 AM
This is a fun song of mine that I have used with younger kids. The song is sung with everyone on their feet in a rough circle. The kids mime the actions of each movement and join in the singing of each movement and also the chorus - during the chorus they can move however they like as they sing.

For sailing, I get them to raise their hands like a sail (or a shark's fin) and move it around like a sailboat. Basically illustrate whichever actions you can "Hello to those we meet!" can include a handshake or a wave, etc. You can also add sound like Vroom Vroom for the car, or whoosh for the wind, etc.

Lyrics & Chords in the description on Vimeo:


https://vimeo.com/108460264

BigDaddyUker
10-09-2014, 06:18 AM
Turnin my life around!


http://youtu.be/Z5pkPbVIskU

Tootler
10-09-2014, 06:58 AM
There seems to be a problem with video links to Vimeo on tablets. Neither BEV's nor Berni's links to Vimeo show on either my iPad nor Android tablets but if you click on "Reply With Quote", the link is there and the forum software has parsed it.

I checked on my PC (Firefox in Linux) and the video displays and plays back fine there.

Has anyone else noticed this?

It's a nuisance as I mostly check the forum on my iPad though I do play videos more on my PC as I find the tablet You Tube Apps somewhat clunky.

RAB11
10-09-2014, 07:55 AM
There seems to be a problem with video links to Vimeo on tablets. Neither BEV's nor Berni's links to Vimeo show on either my iPad nor Android tablets but if you click on "Reply With Quote", the link is there and the forum software has parsed it.

I checked on my PC (Firefox in Linux) and the video displays and plays back fine there.

Has anyone else noticed this?

It's a nuisance as I mostly check the forum on my iPad though I do play videos more on my PC as I find the tablet You Tube Apps somewhat clunky.


Same happens on my Android and IE at work.

ddanner
10-09-2014, 07:59 AM
Come on Liz, really, I can post ONLY 4????? That's gonna be hard!

Here's the first.....//snip video// . . .Cub Scout song??

Backyard Treasures
//snip lyrics//

Found some pine cones and an ant hill,
And a toad all squashed and (C)dead.
I can hide them in my (F)pocket,
And I'll (C)keep them 'neath my (F)bed.
. . .

O.K., after "Ghost Chickens In The Sky," the bad, bad raccoon named "Scrounge," with its road-kill cartoons (loved 'em btw), and now dead toads in pockets, I believe I may be detecting a pattern. Ms Bonesigh seems to like a touch of the macabre in her tunes! Were you a fan of the cartoonist, Gahan Wilson, by chance?

bird's eye view of my ukelele
10-09-2014, 08:04 AM
tootler...

RAB...

pretty much everyone...

they can put a man on the moon

but they can't get uke vidoes to play properly on the interwebnet thingy

:anyone:

Barbablanca
10-09-2014, 08:36 AM
Pity about the Vimeo thing. I generally use Vimeo for Videos that don't fit my singer-songwriter image (as broad a church as that is) ;). Does anyone know how to set up two youtube accounts? Is that even possible now that youtube insist on a gmail account to accompany it?

wee_ginga_yin
10-09-2014, 08:56 AM
Pity about the Vimeo thing. I generally use Vimeo for Videos that don't fit my singer-songwriter image (as broad a church as that is) ;). Does anyone know how to set up two youtube accounts? Is that even possible now that youtube insist on a gmail account to accompany it?

I have two Youtube accounts, one for the Uke and another for gardening.
I thought I could do it from one gmail account, but I had to create another.
It was a labyrinth of questions and I got lost and confused. They asked me
if I wanted to delete this, and link that to google +.

The questions they asked were dubious, unclear and quite scary. I felt that
if I got it wrong I would loose everything, but somehow I muddled through
and now I have lots of little icons to different accounts where nothing ever happens.
I don't know if they are YT or G+ and I dare not get rid of them for fear of
doing something that will do irrevocable damage.

So I can not advise you on how to set another YT channel up, but can only
warn you that the Knossos labyrinth has got nothing on Google when it comes
to setting up a new YT account.

Be warned. Links to both my channels are in the signature at the bottom of the page.

MikeOnTheUke
10-09-2014, 09:41 AM
I know I was able to set up a second YouTube account (which I'll probably start using for more... how to put it... "planned out" covers. Stuff that I take time on, multitrack, play with other instruments, etc. Instead of the ukulele stuff I use my main channel for (equally meritorious, as it is) And probably for brony stuff.) Although, I had it set to a second email I had (don't remember why i have it, though, but it helped).

dickadcock
10-09-2014, 10:06 AM
Re: Vimeo, android, YouTube, etc...

Words as links do not show up on an Android tablet. - perhaps they are a different color, but not one I can see. Sometimes I find the link by guessing which word to touch. There is no "onMouseOver" feedback because I am not using a mouse.
Vimeo is watchable through an app, but I still need the account/address, which doesn't show up.

I use 2 names on 1 youtube account/gmail address. They gave me a 2nd Google+ to go with the second name, which I use here (& Twitter, & Blip.FM)... I don't need the 2nd +, but use my first one regularly with hangouts to talk to/see my grandkids.
BTW, the 2nd name was a snap to set up.
One more thing. I am in a waiting room & connected via a nearby Catholic health services offices, and all the kids' videos are being filtered out. Hilarious.

lelouden
10-09-2014, 10:12 AM
Pity about the Vimeo thing. I generally use Vimeo for Videos that don't fit my singer-songwriter image (as broad a church as that is) ;). Does anyone know how to set up two youtube accounts? Is that even possible now that youtube insist on a gmail account to accompany it?

Yes Berni, I created a new account too just two weeks ago. I did have to create another G+ but I don't use it. I did have to fiddle with the settings on my new YT account in order to make comments. Both my accounts are my name. One is LindaLouden (default) , the other LindaLouden1. I opened the second account for UU playlists. So I won't be uploading to LindaLouden1.

Now in the past few days I have noticed that my bell on YT doesn't light up. However if I click on the bell there are comments. Yesterday I clicked on my LindaLouden G+ and the bell lit up with loads of comments. Today I went to my other G+ account LindaLouden1 that is linked to YT LindaLouden1 and the bell lit up there too with even more comments. Here's the weird part...Some of the comments that lit up under LindaLouden1 were linked to my YT LindaLouden vids. IDK its all weird to me. I didn't have these things happening two weeks ago when I created the extra account. It only started happening in the past few days :/

And....I never got email notifications until I opened the second account!

pabrizzer
10-09-2014, 10:40 AM
I've just posted a new thread where seasonistas can gripe about technical issues.
I've often seen a host's season get posts about these issues that tends to disrupt the flow of the season IMHO.
So why not post any gripes we have over there?

UkeCan1
10-09-2014, 10:56 AM
Okay, I got the mask. It helps to remove one's glasses. :uhoh:

Oh, yay - I'm glad you got it! I hope you video yourself doing this with the kids ... I want to see it!

Before I saw you had worked it out, I made a tutorial video. I know all the rest of you are just dying to try this, so here ya go:


http://youtu.be/m1cyvQm7P8Q


Oh yes, I remember the song well, but didn't know where it came from, as I heard it from other kids, mostly teenagers. I am going on 10 dog years in a couple of months, so it was nice to remember something! :)
~ Dick

Ah, Dick Adcock ... you were one of my top candidates I was hoping might know the song. It seems it was still popular at least into the '40's and '50's, so you are definitely in the ball park. Happy almost birthday! Let us know when, so we can celebrate with you.

I have some thoughts on the two techy issues. Pa is absolutely right - great that you started a separate thread to siphon that off. I might respond over there when I have time ... which might be next week, so just super-quick here: 1) I can't see the Vimeo vids on Safari on my iPad; the YT ones show and play fine. 2) I have multiple YT channels on one Google account, all separate from my main G+ ... I started with a business one (before YT was linked to Google), then created first UkeCan2 when I joined the Seasons (which is shared with FiL ... he can access it from his Google account too), and then shortly thereafter UkeCan1. I've since created others for other purposes. Easy peasy. You do have to click at upper right to check each one individually to see the notifications ... each channel has its own separate "bell". If I don't respond promptly to comments on Uke Can 2! vids, that's why.

myrnaukelele
10-09-2014, 11:03 AM
Here's a fun one that you may already do with your kids Liz. It really gets them moving.

http://youtu.be/yVh7K5CWYbw

cua94
10-09-2014, 11:42 AM
Barbablanca - Movement Song - This is a great song. I love the hat! I think it is perfect for preschoolers that just need to move around.

BigDaddyUker - Hokey Pokey - Ah, a classic that lends itself to so many themes. I often use it for different animals like the Dinosaur Hokey Pokey or the Ghost Hokey Pokey (coming up for Halloween). I really like your version!'

Myrnaukelele - Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes - It's true! I use this song all the time because it is one everyone knows. I really like how you sped it up and got yourself really moving. Thanks for this great song!

cua94
10-09-2014, 11:43 AM
[QUOTE=UkeCan1;1588261]Oh, yay - I'm glad you got it! I hope you video yourself doing this with the kids ... I want to see it!

I think I might save this song - and hand mask - for this summer when our summer reading club theme is Superheroes.

thanks for posting it!

Rustyy
10-09-2014, 11:51 AM
Turnin my life around!


http://youtu.be/Z5pkPbVIskU

Of course, the news went around the inter web a few years ago that it was the 100th anniversary of the death of the writer of the "Hokey Pokey". It was a most unfortunate internment for Ebeneezer Smith because when they were trying to put him in his coffin they would put the left foot in, and the right foot would come out, then when they tried to put his right arm in, his left arm would come out. It took them ages to get the lid on.

Barbablanca
10-09-2014, 12:30 PM
This is not my entry, it was sent to me on facebook, but it's a sweet song for enlightened kids ;)


https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=485163021623683&comment_id=486103611529624&ref=notif&notif_t=comment_mention

Markwo
10-09-2014, 12:41 PM
Here's a childrens song thats been stuck in my head lately. This was a great song sung by Dick Van Dyke in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Its really a lullaby and is more of a naptime song. It probably belongs on the Island instead of here.

http://youtu.be/iNkajdO7xs8

bird's eye view of my ukelele
10-09-2014, 01:31 PM
berni, i have two youtube accounts, one for uke-ing, one for fan vids (fan girl, YEAH baby etc etc ad infinitem), i use a different email address for each, that is the trick.

also i am signed into youtube as birds eye blah on firefox, and as my fan girl ID on chrome, so i can switch between the two accounts without having to be forever signing in and out, just by having the two seperate browsers open

Tootler
10-09-2014, 02:14 PM
Here's a third one. It's a traditional Scots song my Grandmother used to sing.

It seems both the tune and the song are very old - over 300 years. The tune was originally a pipe march but these days it tends to be played as a Strathspey or a Schottische.

I have sung the song then played the tune on a soprano recorder. This should give plenty of scope for dancing. If you want the dots for the tune, let me know.

I've added the words I used below. There are many more you can just select the ones you want. There's lots of scope for kids to make up their own verses.


http://youtu.be/MDvaxvjYonw

Lyrics and Chords. The song itself just needs two chords - C & D in this case but transpose to suit your voice. The B part of the tune also needs an Em.

[D]Katie Bairdie had a coo',
[C]Black and white aboot the moo'
[D]Wasna that a dainty coo'?
[D]Dance Katie [C]Baird[D]ie.

Katie Bairdie had a cat,
She could catch baith moose and rat;
Wasna that a dainty cat?
Dance Katie Bairdie.

Katie Bairdie had a hen,
She could lay baith but an' ben;
Wasna that a dainty hen?
Dance Katie Bairdie.

Katie Bairdie had a wife,
She could use baith fork an' knife;
Wasna that a dainty wife?
Dance Katie Bairdie.

Katie Bairdie had a bairn,
Wouldna play when it cam' on rain;
Wasna that a dainty bairn?
Dance Katie Bairdie.

Notes.

v3 "but an' ben" refers to a two room house; a front room (but) and an inner room (ben). In this case it's used metaphorically - the hen will lay anywhere.

v4. "wife" My Grandmother would use this term simply to refer to a woman - usually middle aged or older (as opposed to "lass" which is a young woman) and not necessarily married. In the case of the song it was likely a farm servant. The suggestion is that she may have had a little more genteel upbringing than most.

v5. "bairn" In NE England and Eastern Scotland a bairn is a child. In Western Scotland a child is a "wean"

librainian
10-09-2014, 03:35 PM
berni, i have two youtube accounts, one for uke-ing, one for fan vids (fan girl, YEAH baby etc etc ad infinitem), i use a different email address for each, that is the trick.

also i am signed into youtube as birds eye blah on firefox, and as my fan girl ID on chrome, so i can switch between the two accounts without having to be forever signing in and out, just by having the two seperate browsers open

Just a trick... in Chrome with multiple sign in you can click on your profile image and select the other account and have both open at once in different tabs. I use this feature quite a lot between work and personal google accounts.

bonesigh
10-09-2014, 03:38 PM
Kind of seems that way don't it? Perhaps it's the coming of Halloween! Liz said the video's would not be shown to the kids anyway so I put that stuff in to entertain the grown ups here (if there are any) LOL. The song itself is definitely a kids song and is very popular, but I guess the coon does die in the end. I'm certainly not one of 'em. I'm not sure about the cartoons for now I'm going to have to go look up Gahan Wilson. My favorite of all favorites for cartoons is "Marc Anthony and Pussyfoot", Chuck Jones. Come to think of it in one of the 3 episodes the dog does think the kitten has been blended into the cookie dough!! That's macabre!


O.K., after "Ghost Chickens In The Sky," the bad, bad raccoon named "Scrounge," with its road-kill cartoons (loved 'em btw), and now dead toads in pockets, I believe I may be detecting a pattern. Ms Bonesigh seems to like a touch of the macabre in her tunes! Were you a fan of the cartoonist, Gahan Wilson, by chance?

bird's eye view of my ukelele
10-09-2014, 05:17 PM
Just a trick... in Chrome with multiple sign in you can click on your profile image and select the other account and have both open at once in different tabs. I use this feature quite a lot between work and personal google accounts.
ooh good tip i'll have to try that

Rustyy
10-09-2014, 10:01 PM
It was a bit hard to maintain Lukey's interest, but here's a song I know from the Specials and he knows from the Wiggles. The verses etc below are not the same order as I played because I was concentrating on Lukey too much, and confused myself as to where we were up to.


http://youtu.be/Nsmv9qisWG4

Intro: [G] / / /// [C] // [D] // [G] ///
[G] / / /// [C] // [D] // [G] ///

Chorus:
Aye [G]aye aye, aye aye aye,
You [C]huggin' up the [D]big monkey [G]man.
Aye [G]aye aye, aye aye aye,
You [C]huggin' up the [D]big monkey [G]man.

I never [G]saw you, I only heard of you;
[C] Huggin' up the [D]big monkey [G]man.
I never [G]saw you, I only heard of you;
[C] Huggin' up the [D]big monkey [G]man.

It's [G]no lie, it's no lie,
You [C]huggin' up the [D]big monkey [G]man.
It's [G]no lie, it's no lie,
You [C]huggin' up the [D]big monkey [G]man.

Now I [G]know that, now I understand;
You're [C]turning a [D]monkey [G]on me.
Now I [G]know that, now I understand;
You're [C]turning a [D]monkey [G]on me.

Repeat Chorus:

I was [G]on my way to Banbury Cross,
Then [C]I see a monkey up [D]on a white [G]horse.
With [G]rings on he fingers, bells on him toes,
[C] Sing a little [D]song, wher-[G]ever he be.

'Cos he's a [G]monkey, 'cos he's a monkey,
'Cos he's a [C]weedy, weedy, [D]weedy, little [G]monkey man.
'Cos he's a [G]monkey, 'cos he's a monkey,
'Cos he's a [C]weedy, weedy, [D]weedy, little [G]monkey man.

Repeat Chorus:

Outro: [G] / / /// [C] // [D] // [G] ///
[G] / / /// [C] // [D] // [G] ///

UkeyDave
10-10-2014, 05:19 AM
berni, i have two youtube accounts, one for uke-ing, one for fan vids (fan girl, YEAH baby etc etc ad infinitem), i use a different email address for each, that is the trick.

also i am signed into youtube as birds eye blah on firefox, and as my fan girl ID on chrome, so i can switch between the two accounts without having to be forever signing in and out, just by having the two seperate browsers open
Now THAT'S clever.

cua94
10-10-2014, 07:22 AM
markwo Hushabye Mountain I have always loved this song! It might not fit with all storytimes but there is one that it would work with...Pajama storytime! Your version is really nice. I think I might just go take a nap now! Thanks so much!

Tooler Katie Bairdie Lovely song! The recorder goes so well with your uke. The song is not familiar to me but it is very nice. Thank you very much!

Rustyy Monkey Man Yea! Now you see how storytime works! It is not unusual for this to happen, just extend it to about 15-25 kids. I think you did a great job keeping him interested for a time and he came back around. That is the mark of a good song. Thanks for posting it!

wee_ginga_yin
10-10-2014, 08:33 AM
When you are eleven years old you have to learn to dance with girls,
but the boys line up along one side of the gym and the girls on the other
and nobody makes a move... this song was invented to help you get a
dancing partner. It is called Bee Baw Babbity.


http://youtu.be/2vGGd552T98

Chords G and D

Bee Baw Babbity
Babbity Babbity
Bee Baw Babbity
A lassie or a wee laddie?

Ah widnae hae a laddie Oh
a Laddie oh, A laddie oh
Ah widnae hae a laddie Oh
Ah'd raither hae a wee lassie

Kneel doon kiss the groon
kiss the groon, kiss the groon
Kneel doon kiss the groon
A lassie or a wee laddie?

Bee Baw Babbity
Babbity Babbity
Bee Baw Babbity
A lassie or a wee laddie?

decaturcomp
10-10-2014, 09:02 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18lUs3pA1cE

lyrics/chords in YT description
lyrics/bass notes beneath that

we tigers
10-10-2014, 11:21 AM
Our choice for this week is a song from the Dutch version of Sesame Street called De Boom. Saskia translated the lyrics to English, but I'll include a link to the original. The song was featured in the series but it was also on a Dutch Sesame Street cd that Oscar and Nina love. Almost all the songs for the series are written by Dutch pop legend Henny Vrienten who was the lead singer and bass player in Doe Maar, a sort of Dutch version of The Police back in the early eighties. He has become quite the composer over the years.


http://youtu.be/-0xTnmG6R44

the original: http://youtu.be/VdObejMu68A

Chords and lyrics are in the youtube video description

UkeFoote
10-10-2014, 02:57 PM
For Season 138, "Storytime", here's "Effervescing Elephant", a strange jungle story by Syd Barrett. I'll insert the chord/lyric in the text after the video.

http://youtu.be/ks6IpEQxY-8

G (7)
An Effervescing Elephant with tiny eyes and great big trunk
C (7)
once whispered to the tiny ear the ear of one inferior
G
that by next June he'd die, oh yeah!
D7
because the tiger would roam.
The little one said: "Oh my goodness I must stay at home!
G (7)
and every time I hear a growl I'll know the tiger's on the prowl
C (7)
and I'll be really safe, you know the elephant he told me so."
G
Everyone was nervy, oh yeah!
D7
and the message was spread
to zebra, mongoose, and the dirty hippopotamus
G (7)
who wallowed in the mud and chewed his spicy hippo-plankton
food
C (7)
and tended to ignore the word preferring to survey a herd
G D7
of stupid water bison, oh yeah! And all the jungle took fright,
and ran around for all the day and the night but all in
G (7)
vain because you see the tiger came and said Who me?
C
You know, I wouldn't hurt not one of you. I'd much prefer
C7
something to chew
G D7
and you're all too scant." oh yeah!
G
He ate the Elephant

UkeFoote
10-10-2014, 03:06 PM
Sorry the lyrics and chords do not match up as they did on the original I imported (I guess it got re-formatted). Anyway, this information is available in many places on the web.

Harry122
10-10-2014, 06:05 PM
Here's a song that my uke group plays quite a bit, especially when kids and newbies are with us. The tune, of course, is the traditional "Alouette," and the words are mine. It's in the key of F, and only uses the F major and the C major chords. Very easy to play, easy to sing, and easy to insert your own lyrics into. Chords and lyrics in the YouTube comments.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YWJfRL_rLs&feature=youtu.be

Gillian
10-10-2014, 08:29 PM
Here's my entry: The Marvelous Toy by Tom Paxton. When I play this for kids, I ask them to make the noises they think the toy would make.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rw6Zq7dfmBc

The song sheet can be found at the San Jose Uke Club's website: http://sanjoseukeclub.org/Song%20Book/The%20Marvelous%20Toy%20(Key%20of%20G).pdf

cua94
10-11-2014, 11:08 AM
wee_ginga_yin Bee Baw Babbitty I have never heard this song but I can imagine the boys in one circle and the girls in another. It was a very engaging story - if a little sad - I was not in the "pretty ones" section.

decaturcomp The Baby Tree I think this song is very cute! I have never heard it before. I just wish it was a bit longer. Great job!

we tigers The Tree Lovely song! I like how I am learning so many new ones. This one fits the bill for all ages. Thank you so much!

UkeFoote Effervescing Elephant Great voices and neat song! Even though the end it a little gross, I like the weirdness and I am sure the kids will too!

Harry122 Ukulele This is such a fun song! I can see changing the words to this a the drop of a hat! thanks for this song!

Gillian Marvelous Toy Your version of this song is very good! I think it is a nice one for Christmas (or holiday) and I might just save it for then. Thanks so much for posting it!

Thank you everyone!

wee_ginga_yin
10-11-2014, 12:02 PM
wee_ginga_yin Bee Baw Babbitty I have never heard this song but I can imagine the boys in one circle and the girls in another. It was a very engaging story - if a little sad - I was not in the "pretty ones" section.


Our obsession with beauty makes us ugly :-)

bonesigh
10-11-2014, 03:49 PM
Wee, especially since everyone's opinion of beauty is different around the world.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
10-11-2014, 03:52 PM
Whoa. It's difficult to get through ten verses. Whew.


http://youtu.be/yCHfmaEfWOQ

lyrics and chords:

the [Am]ants go marching one by one, [C]hurrah hurrah

the [Am]ants go marching one by one, [C]hurrah [E7]hurrah

the [C]ants go marching [G]one by one,

a [Am]little one stopped to [E7]suck her thumb

and they [Am]all [G]go [F]march-[E7]ing [Am]down, [E7]to the [Am]ground

[E7]to get [Am]out, [E7]of the [Am]rain [melody: E F# G#]

two by two... tie his shoe
three by three... climb a tree
four by four... shut the door
five by five... take a dive
six by six... pick up sticks
seven by seven... pray to heaven
eight by eight... shut the gate
nine by nine... check the time
ten by ten... say “The End”

bonesigh
10-11-2014, 03:53 PM
Just because I don't think storytime would be the same without this one bonus song (:: I don't know how this one ended up on my originals yt. I'll have to fix that!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVVJRK0Z_Uk&feature=youtube_gdata

bird's eye view of my ukelele
10-11-2014, 04:08 PM
Our obsession with beauty makes us ugly :-)
are we maybe judging the beautiful people too harshly?

sounds like it's tough at the top...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7J705COV9Y&list=UUIEIPGwmeahGqSHVnfehYKw

:bowdown: super-awesome uke cover there!

thesillydave
10-11-2014, 09:02 PM
last one for the story time theme!

http://youtu.be/CxV_I2g6seE
night all!

cua94
10-12-2014, 03:00 AM
Thanks thesillyday for don't wipe your face on your your shirt! I really like it! And what a great season ending!

cua94
10-12-2014, 03:01 AM
I'll be tabulating and figuring out the winners and post my wrap up video sometime this week.

Thank you everyone who participated! It has been a fun week!

pabrizzer
10-12-2014, 05:17 AM
I'll be tabulating and figuring out the winners and post my wrap up video sometime this week.

Thank you everyone who participated! It has been a fun week!


The season shouldn't end til tomorrow.
I don't think Ralf has done a song yet and he hasn't missed a season.
MattyD is very regular too and may be doing a vid.

ksiegel
10-12-2014, 08:04 AM
Finally got one... uh, make that two. But one video.

The YouTube posting has links for the songs, with lyrics. Chords are simple: Both in key of C, standard triad of c-F-G(or G7, if you prefer).

Boom, Boom, Ain't it Great To Be Crazy, and
She'll Be Coming 'Round The Mountain (When She Comes)


http://youtu.be/GUqSiEfSZRQ

myrnaukelele
10-12-2014, 09:31 AM
I'll be tabulating and figuring out the winners and post my wrap up video sometime this week.

Thank you everyone who participated! It has been a fun week!
Liz - I've got two songs I've been working on that I was going to post later today. It's Sunday morning in Alaska (and Hawaii too!). In fact it's only 10:30AM here so still hours to go...

Tootler
10-12-2014, 10:10 AM
I'll be tabulating and figuring out the winners and post my wrap up video sometime this week.

Thank you everyone who participated! It has been a fun week!

There's still 26 hours to go as of now 8 pm Sunday UK. Season finishes midnight Hawaii which is 11am Monday UK

myrnaukelele
10-12-2014, 11:26 AM
Well, I've had these fox pictures for a couple of years and have wanted to put them together with this song for ages. So thanks Liz for giving me the opportunity to finally complete this project. I recently retired after being a children's librarian for 23 years. This is a song I'd sing with the older kids about this time every year.

http://youtu.be/YSacsN-fhzA
If you look closely the dates and times the fox came for his visit are at the bottom of each picture.

cua94
10-14-2014, 02:53 AM
Sorry Pa! I get confused with the Hawaii time etc. I really thought it ended at 6 am Sunday my time but I guess it is 6 am Monday. I never knew that!

Thanks myrnaukulele and ksieigel for your entries.

They are great! Nice to meet a fellow librarian Myrna!

cua94
10-14-2014, 07:55 AM
Here are the results for Season 138!


http://youtu.be/mUfJSDoB0Ds

Thank you all for participating in such a fun week!

cua94
10-14-2014, 07:57 AM
Hi,
I thought I would put the winners here for you:

we tigers - The tree

Markwo - Put Your Finger in the Air

ukydave - You are my Sunshine

Winners, please send me a PM with your address.

Thanks,

frisbee fred
10-14-2014, 11:14 AM
Great Season, Liz, and congrats to the winners!

Markwo
10-14-2014, 11:27 AM
Woo hoo! Thanks for a fun Season and bringing back some memories of my teaching days! :D Good times.

lelouden
10-14-2014, 12:19 PM
Fantastic season Liz. I loved all these ideas for grandkids as well. It was fun and I loved what everybody did:)

UkeCan1 2.0
10-14-2014, 02:00 PM
Great Season, great wrap, Liz! Thanks for saying your full name ... I've been mispronouncing it (in my head) all this time.

And thanks for the special mention! I'm so excited you'll be doing "Up in the Air, Junior Birdmen" this summer. It's such a fun song, and I know when I was a kid I thought the song and the finger goggles were just the funniest thing ever. (I still kinda do. :)) I hope you will video it and share it, here or on the Island.

I'll post my nicely formatted chart on the video for you.

Oh, and some thanks are due to uke4ia (Jim) ... if I hadn't attempted to do this for his "air" Season, I don't think I ever would have thought of it for yours. That was some nice synergistic timing!

The time confusion is completely understandable, and has happened to many of us - it's an inherently confusing thing - time zones, "midnight" (which is ambiguous), and the eight-day overlapping Season times ... none of that is obvious at all. A few Seasons ago I mentioned that I had seen a lot of newer Seasonistas and even "Seasoned" hosts misinterpret it ... and you are not even the first host to end early (or attempt to) since I posted that. I think we can do a much better job of making sure it's clear to everyone, especially first-time hosts. So no worries! Much fun was had by all, and we got our 8 days, and now you know.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
10-14-2014, 03:26 PM
fab wrap there, liz! super season and great hosting, well done, and well done to the winners too!

librainian
10-14-2014, 03:35 PM
Congrats to the winners and it was a fun season to watch and participate. Thanks Liz!

cua94
10-14-2014, 05:12 PM
Thanks bird

mattydee
10-15-2014, 06:20 AM
MattyD is very regular too and may be doing a vid.

I'm sorry I missed this one -- but I was out of town for most of the week with 14 high schoolers at a Shakespeare festival. No time to put a song together. Just having a chance to catch up on the season now. Great one, Liz!

ddanner
10-15-2014, 03:34 PM
Fun Season Liz! A very useful theme for many of us! Great job.