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Blue Skies and Pirates

MP3s and Lyrics




 Get Up in the Mornin'

*** CD also includes instrumental tracks for all songs



Get Up in the Mornin'      
partial score

Get up in the mornin' and let the sun shine down all day.
Get up in the mornin' and let the sun shine down all day.
Get up in the mornin' at the break of day,
see what Momma Nature's gonna send your way.

Don't be grumpy, don’t be blue.
Don't sass* your momma, I'm a-warnin' you!
Oh, get up in the mornin', this is what you gotta do.
Get up in the mornin' at the break of day,
   see what Momma Nature's gonna send your way.

Get up in the mornin' and let the rain pour down all day.
Get up in the mornin' and let the rain pour down all day.
Get up in the mornin' at the break of day,
see what Momma Nature's gonna send your way.

         Chorus

Get up in the mornin' and let the wind blow hard all day.
Get up in the mornin' and let the wind blow hard all day.
Get up in the mornin' at the break of day,
see what Momma Nature's gonna send your way.

         Chorus

Get up in the mornin', we hope that blue skies come your way.
Get up in the mornin', we hope that blue skies come your way.
Get up in the mornin' at the break of day,
see what Momma Nature's gonna send your way.

TAG:
See what Momma Nature's gonna send your way.
See what Momma Nature's gonna send your way.

Other weather options:

. . . let the snow fall down all day
. . . let the clouds drift by all day
. . . let the fog hang around all day

*NOTE: The word "sass" is a slang word meaning "to be saucy to someone" (in this case, "Momma Nature")

Words and music by Donna Rhodenizer
© 2001 by Donna Rhodenizer / Red Castle Publishing
www.redcastlepublishing.com


I’d Rather Be a Bear       
partial score

I'd rather be a bear (I'd rather be a bear)
so I could hibernate, sleep and wait
the winter months away.
I'd rather be a bear (I'd rather be a bear)
so I could hibernate, sleep and wait
for sunny days to come back once again.

I'd rather be a bear (I'd rather be a bear)
so I could hibernate, sleep and wait
the winter months away.
I'd rather be a bear (I'd rather be a bear)
so I could hibernate, sleep and wait
for warmer days to come again in May.

The summer sun would be my friend.
We'd laugh and play for days on end.
And when the leaves turn green to red,            
I'd eat and eat, then go to bed.

TAG (last time)
I'd rather be a bear. (I'd rather be a bear)
I'd rather be a bear. (I'd rather be a bear)
I'd rather be a bear. (I'd rather be a bear)

Words and music by Donna Rhodenizer
© 2008 by Donna Rhodenizer / Red Castle Publishing
www.redcastlepublishing.com


Best Friends      
partial score

I know you’re mad, and I feel bad.
I didn't know that bull would show,
he wasn't there a year ago.
You ran so fast, you sure can go,
'twas better than a TV show,
but all the same I'm sorry that you're mad.

I know you're mad, and I feel bad.
It didn't look so far across.
I made the jump but you did not.
Your jumping skills are not so hot.
The mud was deeper than I thought.                                            
May I just say I'm sorry that you're mad (again).    

Let's go for a walk together.
That will make us both feel better.
Let’s go climb that lovely tree.
It's fine, you go ahead of me.

I know you're mad, but I am glad
you weren't allergic to the bees,
I bet you there were sixty-three.
The doctors at emergency
say you'll recover splendidly.
I'd like to say I’m sorry that you're mad (again).             

I know you're mad, it makes me sad.
No matter what we try to do                        
bad luck does seem to follow you.
Things just go wrong, it's sad but true.          
Perhaps I'll wait a week or two
before I say I'm sorry that you're mad (again).

If a best friend had to be                         
a person chosen carefully,                     
there would not be a question,             
you would be the only one for me.              

I know you're mad, it makes me sad.
Please won't you come outside with me,
I promise I'll play carefully.
You know that you can count on me.
No matter what catastrophe,
you'll always know I'm sorry that you're mad.

Words and music by Donna Rhodenizer
© 2008 by Donna Rhodenizer / Red Castle Publishing
www.redcastlepublishing.com


I Got a Sister (But I Wanted a Dog)      
partial score

I got a sister, well, I got a sister,
but I wanted a dog.  I wanted a dog.
I got a sister, I’m telling you mister, I wanted a dog.
Yeah, I wanted a dog.
When I spoke to my parents and asked them for someone to play with
they misunderstood my request,
and a sister came instead of my dog.

A dog would sleep at the foot of my bed.
A dog would roll over and learn to play dead.
He would never tell secrets or snitch about things that we do.
A dog would go anywhere, any time, any place,
he wouldn't care about mud on his face, no siree,
you can take it from me.
Can you tell me what sister would do all that stuff?
She wouldn’t you know, and that's rough,
'cause a sister came instead of my dog.

[Instrumental break, or sing lyrics of first verse again]

A dog would sleep at the foot of my bed.
A dog would roll over and learn to play dead.
He would never tell secrets or snitch about things that we do.
A dog would go anywhere, any time, any place,
he wouldn't care about mud on his face, no siree,
you can take it from me.
Can you tell me what sister would do all that stuff?
She wouldn’t you know, and that's rough,
'cause a sister came instead of my dog.

Don't want a ferret, no monkey or parrot,
I just want me a dog. My very own dog.
I'd walk him and feed him. I just really need him, my very own dog.
Yeah, my very own dog.
When I spoke to my parents and asked them for someone to play with
they misunderstood my request,
and a sister came instead of my dog.

I got a sister, but I wanted a D-O-G, THAT spells DOG !

Words and music by Donna Rhodenizer
© 2008 by Donna Rhodenizer / Red Castle Publishing
www.redcastlepublishing.com


Who's in the Tub?      
partial score

1.   Who’s in the tub and splashing,
        who’s in the tub?
      Rub-a-dub dub, scrub-a-dub dub,
        who’s in the tub?
      Just washin’ and scrubbin’
        and splashin’, getting wrinkly.
      Who’s in the tub and splashing,
        who’s in the tub?

2. *Ducky’s in the tub and splashing,
        Ducky’s in the tub.
      Rub-a-dub dub, scrub-a-dub dub,
        Ducky’s in the tub.
      Just washin’ and scrubbin’
        and splashin’, getting wrinkly.
      Ducky’s in the tub and splashing,
        Ducky’s in the tub.

3.  Tuba’s in the tub and splashing,…

4.   Chicken’s in the tub and splashing,…

5.   Cat’s in the tub and splashing,…
      Just washin’ and scrubbin’ and scratchin’, getting wrinkly…

6.   Ev’ryone in the tub and splashing,…

TAG:
Who’s in the tub and splashing, who’s in the tub?

*After the first verse, add whomever you wish to be in the tub. You may add other animals, instruments or even people you know, or be greedy and keep the tub all to yourself. It is entirely up to you!

Words and music by Andy Duinker
© 1996 by Andy Duinker / Red Castle Publishing
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Dust Bunny Rag      
partial score

When the house is dusty as Kansas and you know somebody’s coming to visit,
there’s no time to waste, not a minute,
you’d better get the dust rag and get ready to clean.
Blowing all the particles gently will temporarily move those dust balls,
but when all the dust has settled you will agree, it’s time to do the dust bunny rag.

Here little bunny, it’s time you came clean.
Stop that cavorting where you can be seen.
Please all you bunnies, I’m so short on time.
There’s no waxy build up and I promise you’ll shine.

Wait, I saw a scurrying critter, he just ran under that chair in the corner.
Getting on your hands and your knees will just confirm
you should have started dusting last week.
Putting scatter rugs in the hallway will only cover up two or three million.
Ev’rybody knows how bunnies can multiply, it’s time to do the dust bunny rag.

Here little bunny, it’s time you came clean.
Stop that cavorting where you can be seen.
Please all you bunnies, I’m so short on time.
There’s no waxy build up and I promise you’ll shine.

Maybe you could get really famous and make appointments for viewings on Sundays,
and invite your friends to come over.
Visitation hours are from two until five.
But as we all know, it is common to have those dust bunnies in your parlour.
Ev’rybody has them so why don’t we agree?
Get accustomed to those bunnies under your feet.
Take a dancing lesson and get hip to the beat, and learn to do the dust bunny,
learn to do the dust bunny, learn to do the dust bunny rag.

Words and music by Donna Rhodenizer
© 2001 by Donna Rhodenizer / Red Castle Publishing
www.redcastlepublishing.com


Singin' the Blues      
partial score

Please take my bicycle,
my shiny red bicycle.
It’s let me down for the very last time.
I have skinned both my knees,
I’m hurtin’, so baby please,
please take my bicycle,
I’m singin’ the blues.

Please take my chewing gum,
my very best bubble gum.
It’s let me down for the very last time.
Bubbles have busted,
they cannot be trusted.
Please take my chewing gum,
I’m singin’ the blues.

Bicycles and chewing gum,
busted bubble dreams.
Age, it makes no matter
when blue is how ev’rything seems.

You see, I’m not old enough
to own my own pickup truck.
Too young to date, and my momma’s not in jail.
I don’t mind rainy days,
my dog has not run away,
but all the same, I am singin’ the blues.

Bicycles and chewing gum,
busted bubble dreams.
Age, it makes no matter
when blue is how ev’rything seems.

You see I’m not old enough
to own my own pickup truck.
Too young to date, and my momma’s not in jail.
I don’t mind rainy days,
my dog has not run away,
but all the same, I am singin’ the blues.
But all the same, I am singin’ the blues.

But all the same, I am singin’ the blues. Oh yeah.

Words and music by Donna Rhodenizer
© 2001 by Donna Rhodenizer / Red Castle Publishing
www.redcastlepublishing.com


Donna-Andy Cha Cha Cha      
partial score

Here’s a dancing song for you.
This is what we’re gonna do.
Use your hands, we’ll show you how.
Do the Donna-Andy Cha Cha, all together now.

Cha Cha high and Cha Cha low.
Cha Cha fast and Cha Cha slow.
Cha Cha up and Cha Cha down.
Do the Donna-Andy Cha Cha and turn around.

Cha Cha out and Cha Cha in.
Cha Cha by your knees and under your chin.
Cha Cha in and Cha Cha out.
Do the Donna-Andy Cha Cha and turn yourself about.

Cha Cha left and Cha Cha right.
Cha Cha strong with all your might.
Cha Cha as you stretch and Cha Cha as you bend.
Do the Donna-Andy Cha Cha and turn around again.

1 – 2 Cha Cha Cha
1 – 2 Cha Cha Cha
Donna-Andy Cha Cha Cha

Now we’re at the end.
5-4-3-2-1
Cha Cha Cha!

Alternate French lyrics
Cha Cha en haut et Cha Cha en bas.
Cha Cha vite et Cha Cha lentement.
Cha Cha sur le plancher, Cha Cha au ciel.
Cha Cha tout le monde et tournez-vous.

Words by Donna Rhodenizer and Andy Duinker
Music by Donna Rhodenizer
© 2001 by Donna Rhodenizer / Andy Duinker / Red Castle Publishing
www.redcastlepublishing.com


It's a Pirate's Life For Me      
partial score

A pirate is lucky as can be,
he lives a delightful life at sea.
He does only what he wants to,
be it ev’rything or nothing.
It’s a pirate’s life for me, for me.
It’s a pirate’s life for me.

Away we go with a ho heave ho,
            to the sea (to the sea)
            to the sea (to the sea).
Away we go with a ho heave ho,
it’s a pirate’s life for me.

A pirate can have a talking bird
who says a lot of scurvy pirate words
like ahoy, avast and matey
and landlubber walk the plank!
It’s a pirate’s life for me, for me.
It’s a pirate’s life for me.

Chorus

A pirate can sleep the day away.
He chooses the place his boat will stay.
He can swing a sword around
and no one says, “PUT THAT AWAY !”
It’s a pirate’s life for me, for me.
It’s a pirate’s life for me.

Away we go with a ho heave ho,
            to the sea (to the sea)
            to the sea (to the sea).
Away we go with a ho heave ho,
it’s a pirate’s life for me.

Away we go with a ho heave ho,
            to the sea (to the sea)
            to the sea (to the sea).
Away we go with a ho heave ho,
it’s a pirate’s life for me, for me.

TAG:   It’s a pirate’s life for me, for me.
It’s a pirate’s life for me.
(To the sea!) (To the sea!)

Words and music by Donna Rhodenizer
© 2006 by Donna Rhodenizer / Red Castle Publishing
www.redcastlepublishing.com


Phone Me      
partial score

Hello operator, I’ve been trying to make a call.
I’ve been trying for an hour, with no success at all.
I can’t seem to get an answer, all I get is a machine,
and I have left a hundred messages today.

I am tired of the voice that says, “I’m sorry I’m not home.”
Then I leave my name and number but I wait until the tone.
I would like to talk in person, I am done with the machine.
I just have to talk to someone who just wants to talk to me !

Hello operator, I’ve been calling on the phone.
I don’t want to leave a message and there ain’t nobody home.
There are people I should talk to, there are things I need to say,
and I have left two hundred messages today.

Instrumental verse

Hello operator, could you be the referee?
As I play phone tag with someone who don’t want to talk to me.
If it’s only me who’s playin’ then I want to quit this game,
and I have left three hundred messages today.

I am tired of the voice that says, “I’m sorry I’m not home.”
Then I leave my name and number but I wait until the tone.
I would like to talk in person, I am done with the machine.
I just have to talk to someone who just wants to talk to me !

Hello operator, I’m no longer on the phone.
It don’t matter that the person cannot be reached at home,
‘cause my phone is disconnected, it’s no longer on the wall.
No more messages will come from me today,
but I have left three hundred messages today.
I have left three hundred messages today.

Words by Donna Rhodenizer and Andy Duinker
Music by Donna Rhodenizer
© 1998 by Donna Rhodenizer / Andy Duinker / Red Castle Publishing
www.redcastlepublishing.com


Star Light Star Bright      

partial score

Star light, star bright, shine on me.
Tell me what on earth you see.
Shining down from the sky above,
do you make a wish on who you see?
Star light, star bright, who’s wishing?

If I saw the things you do,
would I still shine on like you?
Would I bravely send my light
for lonely people in the night?
Star light, star bright, who’s wishing?

 Seems to me a simple life
 to wait for wishes in the night;
 ‘til the sunrise sets you free
from granting wishes endlessly.

As we share the dark of night,
I speak wishes, you send light.
I have only words to say
and you are very far away.
Star light, star bright, who’s wishing?

Seems to me a simple life
to wait for wishes in the night;
‘til the sunrise sets you free
from granting wishes endlessly.

Star light, star bright, who’s wishing?
Who’s wishing?

Words and music by Donna Rhodenizer
© 2006 by Donna Rhodenizer / Red Castle Publishing
www.redcastlepublishing.com


Someone Like Me      
 
partial score

One small person, can a child like me
make a difference in the world I see?
I have many questions: who and where and why?
What can one child do, dare I even try?

If you go with me we will help each other.
We will journey side by side giving strength to all.
Working together, trusting one another,
we will make our lives a song.
Let the music carry on.

I am just one person, how can someone just like me
make a bit of difference in the troubled world I see?
I have many questions: who and where and why?
What can one person do, dare I even try?

If you go with me, we will help each other.
We will journey side by side, giving strength to all.
Working together, trusting one another,
we will make our lives a song.
Let the music carry on.

One by one, people just like me          
make a difference in the world I see.
Answering the questions: who and where and why?
Giving hope to others, so they dare to try. Dare to try.

If you go with me we will help each other.
We will journey side by side giving strength to all.
Working together, trusting one another,
we will make our lives a song.
Let the music carry on.

Maybe what the world needs is someone like me.

Words and music by Donna Rhodenizer
© 2006 by Donna Rhodenizer / Red Castle Publishing
www.redcastlepublishing.com

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