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Song-of-the-Week–Shoo Fly

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Sorry I really suck at doing anything on a regular basis. 🙂  Hey, I’m still adding songs here and there at least! 🙂

Just now my son Tyren (TEERen) noticed a fly and I started singing this song…so then I figured I should teach it to him and make it a song-of-the-week. OK, so its the end of the week. Oh well, better late than never! 🙂

Here’s the music and lyrics.

And just to be able to post the lyrics here, here they are! (They spelled it different, but oh well.)

Shew, fly, don’t bother me,
Shew, fly, don’t bother me,
Shew, fly, don’t bother me,
For I belong to somebody.

I feel, I feel,
I feel like a morning star,
I feel, I feel,
I feel like a morning star.

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Song of the Week–You Are My Sunshine

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One of the problems I’ve been having lately…other than just not finding the time or energy to blog lately…is that all the songs that I think of using for my song-of-the-week don’t seem to have a video or recorded form online that I can easily find. So that would mean that if I want to share it here, I’ll have to record myself or my kids singing it. Which just hasn’t been happening lately. Although I will keep trying.

So I decided to go with an oldie but goodie this week. This is a song that I cannot believe I’ve not really shared with my kids yet! Such a classic! I love this song, and am excited to share it with my kids this week!

If you don’t yet know the tune (although I find it hard to believe anyone wouldn’t)…here’s where you can find it. You’ll need popups enabled.

Here’s the lyrics:

You are my sunshine,
My only sunshine,
You make me happy,
When skies are grey.
You’ll never know, dear,
How much I love you,
Oh please don’t take my sunshine away.

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Song-of-the-Week: "Sally-mander"

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This is a song I learned from SCICON.

Can’t seem to find the song anywhere…will have to wait til tomorrow for me to get a video of my kids singing it or something. It’s too late and dark now to do it.

CHORUS:
SAAAAL…LEEEE…MAAAN…DEEER… OW!
SALLY SALLY SALLY MANDER – CALIFORNIA NEWT
SALLY SALLY SALLY MANDER – CALIFORNIA NEWT
SALLY SALLY SALLY MANDER – CALIFORNIA NEWT
SALLY SALLY SALLY MANDER – CALIFORNIA NEWT
VERSES:
1. She’s got four legs – – got four legs
And a little orange suit – – lil orange suit
All the boy salamanders – – boy salamanders
Think she’s real cute – – she’s real cute
She was born in the creek – – born in the creek
Used to breath with gills – – breathe with gills
But now she’s a big girl – – now she’s a big girl
And she lives in the hills – – lives in the hills.

Chorus

2. She doesn’t move too fast – – move too fast
Yes, she moves real slow – – moves real slow
As she walks through the forest – – walks through the forest
All the animals know – – animals know
They know they better not eat her – – better not eat her
She’s got that poisonous skin – – poisonous skin
If you’re thinking she might taste good – – might taste good
Well you better think again – – better think again.

Chorus

3. Just yesterday – – yesterday
I was walking down the road – – walkin’ down the road
I saw a great big bullfrog – – great big bullfrog
And a little green toad – – little green toad
But of all the amphibians – – all the amphibians
I like best of all – – best of all
I love my Sally Mander – – love Sally Mander
I do my salamander call – – salamander call

Chorus

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Song-of-the-Week: Big Blue Marble

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This is a song near and dear to my heart. It was a song we sang at SCICON Outdoor School, where I used to work…It was written by Michelle Martin.

For some reason it will not let me embed the video for this, so you can see it being performed here. It’s not a great video, but you can get the gist of the tune. I’ll try to rip a better copy of this tomorrow…I have it on cd.

Here are the lyrics:

Big Blue Marble
by Michelle Martin (SCICON)

We will love the Earth wherever we roam,
For this big blue marble is our home
And we know that everyone in it,
And we know that everything in it,
Will always be a part of who we are.

Substitute “the Earth” with :
… clean air …
… the animals …
… the trees …
… other cultures …
… clean water …
… whatever you are teaching about!

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Song of the Week–Sarasponda

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Man, I’m really lousy at getting things done on a schedule. So here’s the song, a day late, woops! Better late than never! Gave ya an extra day to work on “This Land is Your Land”. 🙂

OK this is a song I learned as a child that my family used to sing together…particularly in car rides. We would sing it all together a couple times and then the boys would sing the “boom da” part and the girls would do the sarasponda part, at the same time. Sounds real cool together! It also can be sung in a round.

I was told that it was a dutch spinning song, but when I was researching it quickly just now, I found one site that says that people always think this but that it’s not actually a Dutch song…so who knows? All I know is its a fun song and it brings back childhood memories for me, so here it is!

Lyrics:

Boom da, boom da, boom da,
Sarasponda, sarasponda, sarasponda ret set set
Sarasponda, sarasponda, sarasponda ret set set
Ah door ray oh, ah door ray boom day oh
Ah door ray boom day ret set set
Ah say pa say oh.

And you can listen to the tune here.  They don’t continue the boom da’s like we did when I was growing up, but you can hear how it sounds. We had the boom ba’s keep going all through singing the Sarasponda part…sounds really cool and its fun! 🙂

Here’s a really cool version of a choir singing this song.

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