Computer Cat

MP3s and Lyrics





   Packing
  Vacation Song
   Forty Little Birdies
   Splashing in the Puddles
   I'm Wishing
   
We are the Children of the World
*** CD also includes instrumental tracks for all songs

Computer Cat
partial score


I was using my computer the other day.
I was using my computer in the usual way,
With my hand on the mouse and the mouse on the pad;
Then something happened, something that was really bad.
    My cat ate the mouse, but it's more complicated than that.
    Now I can't use my mouse, unless I also use my cat.
    Now when we want to play computer games
        it's diff'rent at our house.
    We all use a cat, where ordinary people use a mouse.
I must call, "Kitty, Kitty," and hope she will come,
And using my computer is no longer fun.
It is hard to get Kitty to lie down and rest
And it is harder still to push that cat around on the desk!
Chorus
It is highly inconvenient for us and for her,
And it's difficult to point and click through all of that fur.
All the same I must say how thankful I am
That she didn't try for bigger prey and swallow the 'RAM'!
Chorus
Words and music by Donna Rhodenizer

Copyright 1995 by Donna Rhodenizer
Red Castle Publishing
www.redcastlepublishing.com




Penguin Parade

Penguins are parading across the snow.
Waddle, waddle, waddle, where will they go?
With a funny hop the penguins stop.
Jump into the water with a belly flop!
After swimming is over everybody goes home.
Side to side they waddle, penguin metronomes.
Ork!


Words and music by Donna Rhodenizer

Copyright 1996 by Donna Rhodenizer
Red Castle Publishing
www.redcastlepublishing.com




Pondering Penguins

The penguin is a funny bird who waddles to and fro.
He wears a dinner jacket to play out in the snow.
He cannot sing, he cannot fly, it's really quite absurd.
To think our friend the penguin is even called a bird.
He loves the icy ocean, he loves to dive and swim.
How can he stand the temp'rature? His feathers keep warm in!
He's very good at juggling an egg upon his feet.
I think an expedition would be great so we could meet!

Words and music by Donna Rhodenizer

Copyright 1996 by Donna Rhodenizer
Red Castle Publishing
www.redcastlepublishing.com




The Penguin Ball

See them waltz, see them dance, see the penguins
All dressed in black and white.
They are here, once a year for the dancing,
At the penguin ball tonight.

Whirling and dipping, sliding and slipping,
Dancing together cheek to cheek.
Frozen Atlantic, it's so romantic,
Dancing by moonlight on the beach.

See them waltz, see them dance, see the penguins
All dressed in black and white.
They are here once a year for the dancing
At the penguin ball tonight.

Hear them sigh, see them stop,
See the penguins so sadly say goodnight.
Waltzing done, hear them hum bits of music
As they waddle out of sight.


Words and music by Donna Rhodenizer

Copyright 1996 by Donna Rhodenizer
Red Castle Publishing
www.redcastlepublishing.com




I Wonder
partial score

I wonder if a penguin has closets full of clothes,
To be dressed up so finely wherever he may go.
You never see him sloppy, in sweatshirts or blue jeans.
He's always in a suit coat, all pressed and washed and clean.

A very tidy eater our penguin friend must be,
For spots upon his shirt-front is something you won't see.
Perhaps he wears an apron or a bib upon his chest.
Immaculate perfection, he always looks his best.

I wonder if a penguin gets tired of black and white.
I wonder if he ever says, "I'm wearing red tonight!"
But when he checks his closet the choice is very plain.
His options are: wear white and black, or black and white again.


Words and music by Donna Rhodenizer

Copyright 1996 by Donna Rhodenizer
Red Castle Publishing
www.redcastlepublishing.com




My Hamster

Once I had a hamster, soft and small and grey.
Then one day my hamster somehow ran away.
I wish that little hamster would hurry and come home.
I am so very lonely. I feel so all alone.
Doesn't he know that I love him?
Doesn't he know that I care?
Please won't you tell my dear hamster
    to come back home,
If you see him anywhere.
I will try my hardest not to squeeze him tight.
I won't hog the blankets when we sleep at night.
I'll feed him premium pellets every single day,
If only my dear hamster will come back from away.
Chorus
Words and music by Donna Rhodenizer

Copyright 1995 by Donna Rhodenizer
Red Castle Publishing
www.redcastlepublishing.com




Packing

Coconuts, bananas, toothbrush and pajamas,
Packing for vacation, it is driving me insane.
I can't find my teddy, I'm not nearly ready.
If I don't get going soon I'm sure to miss my plane.

All the things I must bring, this is exponential
Check the list, have I missed anything essential?
*Speak a list of items (eg. Toothbrush, facecloth, sunglasses, book to read, bathing suit, lawn chair, skateboard, sunscreen, etc)
Coconuts, bananas, toothbrush and pajamas,
Packing for vacation, it is driving me insane.
I have found my teddy, now I know I'm ready.
Check my ticket, look at that! The plane left yesterday!

Words and music by Donna Rhodenizer

Copyright 1995 by Donna Rhodenizer
Red Castle Publishing
www.redcastlepublishing.com




Vacation Song

My mother went on vacation to a warm and sunny land.
She went for some relaxation and ended up in a marimba band.
She plays like this.* She plays like that.*
She plays like this.* I wonder when she's coming back!

My father went on vacation to a cold and windy place.
His beard froze into icicles all hanging down from off his face.
He plays like this. He plays like that.*
He plays like this.* I wonder when he's coming back!

My brother went on vacation to see the African gazelles.
He gave up his occupation to devote himself to playing bells.
He plays like this.* He plays like that.*
He plays like this.* I wonder when he's coming back!

My sister went on vacation to an island in the sun.
She says she'll stay there forever because she's having so much fun!
She plays like this.* She plays like that.*
She plays like this.* I wonder when she's coming back!

I did not have a vacation, they would not let me go.
To fill my time and keep busy, I learned to play the bongos.
I play like this.* I play like that.*
I play like this.* I wish they'd all come back!

I wrote to all my relations who were so far away.
I said, "Please come back and see me, we'll get together and play."
We play like this.* We play like that.*
We play like this.* I'm glad they all came back!

Day-o! Day-o! (Rrrrrrrreeeeeee) Day-o!
I'M GLAD THEY ALL CAME BACK!

* Instrumental improvisation


Words and music by Donna Rhodenizer

Copyright 1996 by Donna Rhodenizer
Red Castle Publishing
www.redcastlepublishing.com





Forty Little Birdies

Forty little birdies sittin' on the wire.
Forty little birdies a-practicing for choir.
Some sing low. Peep, peep, peep.
Some sing higher. Peep, peep, peep, peep, peep, peep.
All of them together sounding mighty pretty,
Singin' in the choir on the telephone wire.

*Improvisational section (Peep, peep, peep, etc.)

Forty little birdies sittin' on the wire.
Forty little birdies, all of them retired.
They don't work. Peep, peep, peep.
They cannot be fired. Peep, peep, peep, peep, peep, peep.
If work is for the birds, oh, what an occupation;
Restin' and retirin' on the telephone wire.

*Improvisational section (Peep, peep, peep, etc.)

Forty little birdies sittin' on the wire.
Doin' just whatever their little hearts desire.
Chat all day. Peep, peep, peep.
Read circulars and flyers. Peep, peep, peep, peep, peep, peep.
Doin' mainly nothin' 'cause nothin' is required;
Visitin' with neighbours on the telephone wire.

*Improvisational section (Peep, peep, peep, etc.)

Forty little birdies on the telephone wire.
PEEP!


Words and music by Donna Rhodenizer

Copyright 1995 by Donna Rhodenizer
Red Castle Publishing
www.redcastlepublishing.com




Splashing in the Puddles

Splashing in the puddles, running through the raindrops.
Doesn't really matter if it sprinkles or it pours.
I put on my raincoat, go and find some puddles.
Isn't that what rubber boots are for, I ask you?
(Isn't that what rubber boots are for?)
Some folks pout when rainy weather comes their way
And some folks sing, "Rain comme back some other day."
Some folks think their plans are ruined by the rain
But I just say, "I think I'll get my boots"
    and I go out to play.
(doot doot doot doot doo doo doo doo)
When we're going swimming in the days of summer
and a shower comes along, it pays not to forget;
From the sky above or in a lake of water,
Isn't the idea to get wet, I ask you?
(Isn't the idea to get wet?)
Chorus
You can't stop the raindrops or control the weather.
Don't let rainy weather make you grumpy, sad, or blue.
Get out your umbrella, put on your galoshes.
There is always something you can do, I tell you.
(There is always something you can do.)
Chorus
You can't stop the raindrops or control the weather.
Don't let rainy weather make you grumpy, sad, or blue.
Get out your umbrella, put on your galoshes.
There is always something you can do.
Rainy days don't have to make you blue.
Rainy days, rainy days, rainy days
Don't make me blue. (doot, doo, doot, doo, doot, doot, doot!)


Words and music by Donna Rhodenizer

Copyright 1997 by Donna Rhodenizer
Red Castle Publishing
www.redcastlepublishing.com




I'm Wishing
    I'm wishin', oh, I'm wishin',
    I am wishing very hard.
    I'm wishin', oh, I'm wishin'
    On that distant star.
Know what I would wish for, if you're listening?
Know what I would wish for if I could?
I'd just wish a few, perhaps just one or to,
I wouldn't waste your time, I'd make them good.

Don't you think we ought to have more laughter?
Children playing safely everywhere.
Peace instead of war, love each other more,
And then we'd have the world I'm wishing for.
Chorus
I know I am not a famous person;
But still, I am someone who can dream
That wishes might come true, and so I'm asking you,
Please won't you try to see what you can do?

I know I have used up all my wishes,
But I do have one last small request.
Let me do my part, and promise, cross my heart,
To make my world a place worth wishing for.
Chorus
Words and music by Donna Rhodenizer

Copyright 1996 by Donna Rhodenizer
Red Castle Publishing
www.redcastlepublishing.com




We are the Children of the World
We are the children of the world
Ev'ry face is different yet we are all the same.
We have the same hopes and fears
And dreams for the future,
Yes, we are the children,
We are the children of the world
.

Yesterday was yours, we have tomorrow,
But in between we all must share today.
Be careful what you're telling us,
We're learning what you're showing us,
Depending on your guidance to help us on our way,
On our way.
Chorus

Look in our eyes, see all the promise,
We know the future's in our hands.
Give us the courage to face every challenge,
Prepare us to risk, so we'll learn how to fly.
Watch us fly!
Chorus

Chorus


Words and music by Donna Rhodenizer

Copyright 1995 by Donna Rhodenizer
Red Castle Publishing

www.redcastlepublishing.com


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