Grab A Book


The Library Song up button

(© Michael Mark & Tom Chapin)

Saturday morning and the rain is pouring
Dad worked late last night, he’s in there snoring
Same old thing on TV, boring
So if I can’t go out and play, I know what I’ll do today:

Oh, Im going down to the library
Picking out a book, check it in, check it out
Gonna say Hi to the dictionary
Picking out a book, check it in, check it out

Now, I like books and they like me, so when I go to the library
I sit down in my favorite chair and check to see who’s there
Maybe one book, maybe two. “Take me home,” says Winnie The Pooh,
“And if we have to travel far, I&srquo;ll bring my honey jar.”

Oh, I’m going down to the library
Picking out a book, check it in, check it out
Gonna say Hi to the dictionary
Picking out a book, check it in, check it out

Mrs. Fuller is back behind the checkout desk today
The Cheshire Cat jumps on her head and says, “Let’s play!”
But Mrs. F. says “Goodness, are you sure you need all these?”
“Oh yes!” we shout together. She says, “Shhh! Quiet please!”

Oh, I’m going down to the library
Picking out a book, check it in, check it out
Gonna say Hi to the dictionary
Picking out a book, check it in, check it out

Then all the books began to shout, “Hey, take us with you, check us out!”
And Harry Potter grabbed his broom and flew around the room
Curious George swung from the shelf out popped Mother Goose herself
Out the door we danced and sang, the whole library rang!

Oh, I’m going down to the library
Picking out a book, check it in, check it out
Gonna say Hi to the dictionary
Picking out a book, check it in, check it out

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Read About It In A Book up button

(© Rick Kelley)

I rode a rocket into space
I read about it in a book
Ran in the first Olympic race
I read about it in a book
Floated to china on a raft
Caught my dinner with a hook
I didn’t have to leave my chair
I read about it in a book

I can go anywhere
I can do anything
Wrestle with a polar bear
Go back in time in a time machine
The whole world is mine to see
When I travel to the library
And take a little time to look
Into the pages of a book

Rode a bull in a rodeo
Explored the jungles of Borneo
Sang a song on the radio
I read about it in a book
Saw the eruption of a volcano
As the ground rolled and shook
I didn’t have to leave my chair
I read about it in a book

I can go anywhere
I can do anything
Wrestle with a polar bear
Go back in time in a time machine
The whole world is mine to see
When I travel to the library
And take a little time to look
Into the pages of a book

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Hello Around The World up button

(© Barbara Bailey Hutchison)

If we could say hello in everybody’s language
If we could say hello all around the world
If we could just say hi
And say it with a smile
Wouldn’t it be grand oh wouldn’t it be wild

When we are in France we’ll say bonjour!
In Germany we’ll all say guten tag
In India we’ll say, Namaste
When we’re in Hawaii we’ll say Aloha!

If we could say hello in everybody’s language
If we could say hello all around the world
If we could just say hi
And say it with a smile
Wouldn’t it be grand oh wouldn’t it be wild

When we’re in China we’ll say Ni how
In Israel we know it is shalom
In Korea we’ll say Ahnya ha seyoh
In Tanzania, Africa we’ll say Jambo

Of course when we’re in Thailand we girls say sawatdee kah
The boys there say it differently they say sawatdee crop
In Mexico, it’s Hola
And it’s the same in Spain
In Japan we’ll say Koneecheewa
In Australia it’s g’day

If we could say hello in everybody’s language
If we could say hello all around the world
If we could just say hi
And say it with a smile
Wouldn’t it be grand oh wouldn’t it be wild

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Wash Your Hands up button

(© Rick Kelley)

Nobody likes to get sick
It will definitely ruin your day
So I’m making some noise so you’ll avoid it
Better listen to what I say

Wash your hands with water and soap
Wash your hands before you eat food
Wash your hands when you touch something gross
Wash your hands it’ll make you feel good
Wash your hands with water and soap
Wash your hands before you eat food
Wash your hands when you touch something gross
Wash your hands

If you feel like you’re getting a cold
And you’re coughing and sneezing all day
Before you spread germs all over the place
Y’better listen to what I say

Cover your mouth with your hands then wash them
Cover your mouth with the inside of your sleeve
Cover your mouth if you feel like coughing
Cover your mouth It’s the polite way to be
Cover your mouth with your hands then wash them
Cover your mouth with the inside of your sleeve
Cover your mouth if you feel like sneezing
Cover your mouth

If you feel like you’re getting a fever
And you didn’t sleep at all last night
You cough and sneeze and do unspeakable things
Well you just have to do what’s right

Just stay home don’t go to school
Just stay home sleep it off and feel better
Just stay home if you have the flu
Just stay home we’ll all thank you later
Just stay home don’t go to school
Just stay home sleep it off and feel better
Just stay home if you’ve got the flu
Just stay home

Wash your hands
Cover your mouth
Just stay home
Wash your hands

Cover your mouth, just stay home, wash your hands,
Cover your mouth, just stay home, wash your hands, cover your mouth

Wash your hands, cover your mouth, just stay home, wash your hands
Cover your mouth, cover your mouth, just stay home, just stay home
Wash your hands, cover your mouth, just stay home
Wash your hands, cover your mouth, just stay home
Wash your hands, wash your hands, cover your mouth, just stay home
Wash your hands
Achoo!

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State Laughs up button

(© John Forster)

I told a joke in Idaho
They liked my joke and really let me know
Cause in Idaho, they go “Ho ho ho!”
And ro ho ho ho ho ll on the floor

So then I went to Tennessee
I told my joke. They greeted it with glee
But in Tennessee, they go “Hee hee hee!”
In Idaho, they go “Ho ho ho!”
And ro ho ho ho ho ll on the floor

Well next I went to Arkansas
I told my joke and got a big guffaw
In Arkansas they go “Haw haw haw!”
In Tennessee, they go “Hee hee hee!”
In Idaho, they go “Ho ho ho!”
And ro ho ho ho ho ll on the floor

I tried my luck in old Kentuck
They heard my joke and they were thunderstruck
But old Kentuck, they go “Nyuck nyuck nyuck!”
In Arkansas they go “Haw haw haw!”
In Tennessee, they go “Hee hee hee!”
In Idaho, they go “Ho ho ho!”
And ro ho ho ho holl on the floor

My joke went big in Washington
Where “ho ho ho’s” are hardly ever done.
In Washington, they go “Oh, what fun!”
In old Kentuck, they go “Nyuck nyuck nyuck!”
In Arkansas they go “Haw haw haw!”
In Tennessee, they go “Hee hee hee!”
In Idaho, well by now you know
And ro ho ho ho holl on the floor

I came back home to Delaware
I told my joke and all they did was stare (It was very upsetting)
Because in Washington, they go “Oh, what fun!”
In old Kentuck, they go “Nyuck nyuck nyuck!”
In Arkansas they go “Haw haw haw!”
In Tennessee, they go “Hee hee hee!”
In Idaho, they go “Ho ho ho!”
In all those places, they squiggle up their faces
And ro ho ho ho ho holl on the floor.

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Green Things up button

(© Rick Kellley)

I’m not afraid of Green things
Veggies and fruit doesn’t scare me
When it comes to lettuce I could eat a whole head
Forget French fries asparagus instead
I like to smash an avocado into a spread of guacamole
Yes it’s good if it’s green

I’m not afraid of Green things
My absolute favorite is green beans
Cucumbers, green olives, zucchini
Honey dew melon or broccoli
I’d walk a mile for a bowl of peas,
Cause I’m not afraid, I’m not afraid, I’m not afraid of Green things

I’m not afraid of Red things
Veggies and fruit doesn’t scare me
The inside of a watermelon is the best
Ripe tomatoes are the juiciest
Raspberries, strawberries, pomegranates’ make me smile
’Cause I’m eating in style

I’m not afraid of Red things
An apple a day keeps me healthy
Plums or red grapes on the vine
Red peppers so hot they make me cry,
But I’ll be fine with a cherry pie,
Cause I’m not afraid, I’m not afraid, I’m not afraid, I’m not afraid,
I’m not afraid of Red or Green things

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Crazy Alligator up button

(© Dwaine & Adrian Allison)

I want to tell y’all a story you won’t find in the paper
Back in my hometown was a green crusader
Standing in my backyard just a jawing with my neighbor
When sneaking down the alley come that crazy alligator
Crazy alligator, you better watch your step crazy alligator
Listen here!

I went out to the bistro and I flagged down the waiter
I said you better lock your window or you’ll need an undertaker
Then I ordered me a meatball and a French fried potato
But crouching in the kitchen was that crazy alligator
Crazy alligator, watch your step, crazy alligator, gator’s got a bad rep
Crazy alligator, you better watch your step, Crazy alligator
Hear me talking!

I went up to the hotel, high in the skyscraper
Didn’t want to take the stairwell so I took the elevator
Started talking with the dude there, He was the button operator
But when he turned around it was the crazy alligator
Crazy alligator, you better watch your step, Crazy alligator, can you feel his breath
Crazy alligator, you know he’s going to find you
Crazy alligator, might be slipping up behind you!
Lookie here!

There we were standing face to face, me looking at him, him looking at me
I felt my blood run cold when he said, “So, what’s it gonna be?”
I was scared to death, and I shook my head
I took a deep breath and this is what I said,
I said ,“Why you keep chasin’ me?”, He said, “Why don’t you play with me?”
I said, why you keep scaring me? He said, why you don’t share with me?
I said, why you give me the blues, He said, why you wear gator shoes?
I said, maybe we could be friends, He said, well that just depends
Can you be an alligator? Yes, I can be an alligator.
But can you be a crazy alligator? Oh I can be a crazy alligator,
You can be a crazy alligator, give others a chance
If you’re a crazy alligator, let’s do the crazy alligator dance

Cruising down the highway, tappin’ on the ’celerator
It’s gonna be a good day, with that friendly alligator
We were chilling on back y’all, like a cool refrigerator
So glad I took the time to know that crazy alligator
Crazy alligator, watch us step, crazy alligator, you ain’t seen nothing yet
Crazy alligator, giving others a chance
If you’re a crazy alligator then do the crazy alligator dance!
Rock on!

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Be Myself up button

(© Barbara Bailey Hutchison)

Everyone around me tells me what to do
They all think they know everything
I guess that I do too
But who’s to say what I believe is not the truest truth
I’ll look inside and then decide
Just what I’m gonna do

I’m gonna be my self
I’m gonna find my way
I’m gonna heed the call
I’m gonna face each day
I’m gonna be myself
Cause no one else can be
Exactly just the person who’s inside of

Now there is something I can do
Much better than the rest
I’ll figure out just what it is
And do my very best
I’ll listen to my inner voice
And walk the path I see
Knowing that I’ve made the choice
To be all I can be

CHORUS

I’m not one to give advice to strangers on the street
I’ve learned when my mouth’s open it’s a place to put my feet.
But every now and then I fell the urge to shout out loud
When I want the world to know what I am all about

I wanna be my self
I wanna find my way
I wanna heed the call
I wanna face each day
I wanna be myself
Cause no one else can be
Exactly just the person who’s inside of me

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Nocturnal Animals up button

(© Billy Jonas)

Hey, hey, it’s the middle of the night
Hey, hey, everything’s alright
Hey, hey, what’s that sound?
Nocturnal animals coming ’round
Over by the thicket, I heard the CRICKETS

Hey, hey, it’s the middle of the night
Hey, hey, everything’s alright
Hey, hey, what’s that sound?
Over by the lake, I heard the SNAKES
Over by the thicket, I hear the CRICKETS

Hey, hey, it’s the middle of the night
Hey, hey, everything’s alright
Hey, hey, what’s that sound?
Over by the bog, I hear the FROGS
And over by the lake, I hear the SNAKES
And over by the thicket, I hear those CRICKETS

Hey, hey, it’s the middle of the night
Hey, hey, everything’s alright
Hey, hey, what’s that sound?
Over the roof, I hear a WOLF
And over by the bog, I hear the FROGS
And over by the lake, I hear the SNAKES
And over by the thicket, I hear those CRICKETS

Hey, hey, it’s the middle of the night
Hey, hey, everything’s alright
Hey, hey, what’s that sound?
Over by the door, I heard my brother SNORE
And over the roof, I hear a WOLF
And over by the bog, I hear those FROGS
And over by the lake, I hear those SNAKES
And over by the thicket, I hear those CRICKETS

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Grab A Book up button

(© Barbara Bailey Hutchison)

Do you ever grab a book when you want to get away
When you want to take a look at another time or place
Do you ever grab a tome
Do you know which one you’d pick
When you have to stay at home and be in bed when you are sick

Grab a book, start to read
Take a look and you will see
You can go anywhere
Theres a book to take you there

Do you ever grab a tome when your friends are out of town
And youre feeling quite alone because there’s no one else around
There are people you will meet nearly every page you turn
They will keep you company until your friend return

Grab a book, start to read
Make a friend and you will see
In a book, you will find
Lots of friends anytime

Do you ever have a book that makes you want to stay awake
You know you should be sleeping
Cause the hour is very late
But you just can’t put it down you know you just can’t wait
You have to see what happens if you’ll only stay awake

Grab a book, start to read
Take a look and you will see
When you’re tired, you will sleep
And take the story to your dreams

Grab a book start to read
Take a look and you will see
You can go anywhere
There’s a book to take you there

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