Getting Bigger

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GETTING BIGGER

words and music by Dave Kinnoin and Jimmy Hammer
© 1997 Song Wizard Music (ASCAP) and Sync Track (ASCAP)

verse one:
I may be small, but, hey, I’m doin’ all right—
Not very tall today, but tomorrow’s in sight.
I’m just a little pinch,
And I keep track of every inch.
It’s practically a cinch
I’ll hit a new height.

chorus:
I’m getting bigger.
Up and up I climb.
I’m getting bigger.
Near as I can figger,
Ooh, I’m getting bigger all the time.

verse two:
As every day goes by, I learn a new trick.
The grown-ups say, “My, my, the kid catches on quick!”
With my expanding brain,
I am master of my domain.
Life is a candy cane,
And I’m lovin’ each lick!

(repeat chorus)

bridge:
I’m bustin’ out at the seams as I’m growin’.
I scream and shout with my dreams overflowin’.

verse three
…Ooh, when the beat won’t stop,
When my soul is soarin’ over the top,
I think I’m gonna pop, I’m feelin’ so good!

(repeat chorus)

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TEDDY ROCKIN’

words and music by Dave Kinnoin, Bill Shontz, and John Hoke
©1997 Song Wizard Music (ASCAP), Duck! Bill’s Music (ASCAP), Sox On A Rooster Music (ASCAP)

verse one:
Somewhere deep in the woods, there’s a teddy bear band
That’s tuned up and ready to play.
All they need are some voices to lend them a hand.
Could it be you have something to say?
When your heart hears the rhythm and rhyme,
You will start to join in a rousing good time.

chorus:
Teddy rockin’—rockin’ with teddy bears.
Teddy rockin’—rockin’ with teddy bears.
It’s a warm, fuzzy feelin’, and kinda wild, too.
Teddy bears like havin’ fun just like you.
Teddy rockin’—rockin’ with teddy bears.

verse two:
When you jump in the air, all the teddy bears laugh.
It fits in so well with the beat!
Then they call out for more, so you bend down in half
For a dance on your four hands and feet.
In their groove, there is room to explore
Every move you ever imagined, and more!

(repeat chorus)

bridge:
Big guns awaken, shakin’ up the whole neighborhood.
Over and under, thunder winds its way through the wood.
Teddy Rockin’ feels good!

(repeat chorus)

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JULIO PLAYS IN AN ISLAND BAND

words and music by Dave Kinnoin and Jimmy Hammer
© 1997 Song Wizard Music (ASCAP) and Sync Track (ASCAP)

verse one:
Hey, when the sun is in the sky,
Oh, when the palm trees sway,
Go where the tide rolls in and out and in,
Then begin your day…

verse two:
With a little rhythm, man.
Oh, throw your cares away.
Yeah, we can laugh and dance the whole day through
‘Cause my buddy

chorus:
Julio plays in an island band
Down at the beach in the summer sand.
Everybody thinks that the music’s grand.
Listen to the beat, and you’ll understand
Why Julio plays in an island band all day.
Listen to him play.

verse three:
Oh, he hits the notes just right.
Oh, and the boy can sing!
Yeah, making songs is what he’s born to do.
That’s the reason

(repeat chorus)

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MONDAY AGAIN

words and music by Dave Kinnoin
© 1997 Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

verse one:
When your diddily-dop is broken, and your biddily-bop is blue,
When your chiggily-chomp is chokin’ on a wiggily womp-a-roo,
When you’re teetering on a tumble through a jumble of things to do,
You know that it’s Monday again.

verse two:
When your fuddily-dud is slippin’ on the cuddily-dud you dropped,
When your hodily-doh is drippin’, and your lodily-loh is sopped,
When you’re losin’ it by the gallon, and the calendar can’t be stopped,
You know that it’s Monday again.

bridge:
Where did my weekend go?
It’s sad, you know.
I loved it so.
When will it come again?
The outlook’s bleak till later this week.

verse three:
When you’re under the bum-de-doodle, and you’re wonderin’ “What’s the use?”,
When you’re scratchin’ the num-de-noodle, and you’re catchin’ a screw that’s loose,
When your Saturday smile is saggin’, and you’re draggin’ the old caboose,
You know that it’s Monday again.

(repeat bridge)

(repeat verse three: new ending:)

You know that it’s one day that sure isn’t Sunday,
You know that it’s Monday again.

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LIVING TOGETHER

words and music by Dave Kinnoin
©1997 Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

verse one:
On the land and in the water,
Way up high in the air,
Look around and see who’s singin’—
Music’s everywhere.
Everybody needs each other
For our planet to thrive.
All the songs our hearts hold onto
Keep our spirits alive.

chorus:
We’re living together in one big world,
Right from the day of birth,
Living for all we’re worth.
All kinds of creatures making our message crystal clear:
We’re living together here on Earth.

verse two:
Feel the rhythm of the prairie,
Where the buffalo roam.
Hear the roar of mighty oceans
Gentle whales call home.
Flowers dance with bees a-buzzin’
As the wind fills the trees.
Children laugh and raise their voices
With their own symphonies.

(repeat chorus)

bridge:
We want to keep it safe.
We want to keep it clean.
We want to grow up strong.
We want to have a peaceful place
Where we belong.

(repeat chorus)

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CELLAR DOOR

words and music by Dave Kinnoin and John Hoke
© 1997 Song Wizard Music (ASCAP) and Sox On A Rooster Music (ASCAP)

chorus:
The cellar door swings open
When children are asleep,
And out come all the creatures
That slither, crawl, and creep.
They march up to your bedroom,
And when they hear you snore,
They say, “Thanks a lot—we’re so glad you forgot
To lock the cellar door!”

verse one:
The ants and beetles play in your nose.
The mice run races under your clothes.
The snakes and spiders tickle your toes.

(repeat chorus)

verse two:
The centipedes tie knots in your hair.
They dangle down and swing through the air.
The moths eat holes in your underwear!

(repeat chorus)

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WHEN YOU’VE GOT A HEART

words and music by Dave Kinnoin
©1997 Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

verse one:
All of us have some imperfections.
All of us make mistakes every now and then.
Yeah, I make them, too,
But I know one thing that’s true:

chorus:
When you’ve got a heart,
You’ve got the most important part.
The greatest things will start
When you’ve got a heart,
When you’ve got a heart.

verse two:
When you are kind to those around you,
When you consider how something feels to them,
You are on your way
To a time things will be okay.

(repeat chorus)

bridge:

When you’ve got a heart,
You’ve got a smile to bring.
Got a heart,
You can make the mountains ring,
Hear the whole world sing.
It’s a beautiful thing

(repeat chorus)

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SUMMERTIME’S HERE

words and music by Dave Kinnoin
©1997 Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

verse one:
We’ve put our books away—
Don’t need them now.
We’re on a holiday,
Havin’ a ball, and how!
All of us kids are ridin’ this bus
Because it’s that time of year.
Put on your shorts—sing along with us.
Get ready, ready…

chorus:
Summertime’s here, summertime’s here.
The sand and the sun—
And the band has the fun in high gear.
Summertime’s here, summertime’s here.
So, cheer—it’s become clear
Summer-sum-summertime’s here.

verse two:
Let’s dance a limbo line,
Ride a canoe.
That luau food smells fine!
I’ll have a bite or two!
Surfin’ and snorklin’, feedin’ the fish—
Such a happy atmosphere.
Everywhere we look, we’re getting’ our wish.
Let’s party, party, party!

(repeat chorus)

bridge:
Everything we do together
Makes us even better friends.
Hope the sun will shine forever.
Hope the party never ends!

(repeat chorus)

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LITTLE SPOT

words and music by Dave Kinnoin
©1997 Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

verse one:
I got a little spot,
Oh, I got a little spot on my brand-new shoe.
It’s a dirty little dot, and I don’t know what to do,
What to do, boo-hoo.
(Boo-hoo, haven’t got a clue. Gee, I wonder what I’m gonna do?)

verse two:
I hope a little soap,
Oh, I hope a little soap will remove the spot
‘Cause I feel just like a dope when I see how clean it’s not,
Clean it’s not, boo-hoo.
(Boo-hoo, stubborn little spot. What a sticky little mess I’ve got!)

bridge:
Now I’m standin’ at the sink, and it’s just not fair—
I’ve been rubbin’ till I think that it’s gone, but it’s still there.
(Still there. Never goes away. This is really goofin’ up my day.)
So I use the other hand ’cause the first one’s sore.
Though my effort may be grand, the result is as before:
(Same spot, dirty as before, and I don’t feel like rubbin’ anymore.)

verse three:
I got a little spot,
Oh, I got a little spot on my brand-new shoe.
It’s been buggin’ me a lot; now I know just what to do.
I thought it through—yes, I did.
(Thought it through. Yes, I did. No stupid spot is gonna beat this kid!)

bridge two:
Now I hold the dirty shoe and its spot-free mate
And the marker that will do what will make them both look great.
(Firm grip, permanent ink. With this marker I will win, I think!)
With a dotty-dot-dot and a curved line twice,
Both the shoe with the spot and the clean one look so nice.
(Oh, yeah, walkin’ in style. Now each shoe has a brand-new smile.)
(I’ll start a fashion trend. Every kid’ll wanna be my friend.)
(Oh, how silly I was! Now I’m happy, and it’s all because)

tag:
I got a little spot,
I got a little spot,
I got a little spot,
I got a little spot on my brand-new shoe.

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SMELLY JELLIES

words and music by Dave Kinnoin and Elli Baer
©1997 Song Wizard Music (ASCAP) and Oishee Music (BMI)

verse one:
My thumbkin smells like daffodils,
My pointer like grape juice,
My middleman like berry jam,
My ringman chocolate mousse.
My pinky has been pokin’
In a pie and smells so sweet,
But it’s quite a different story
With what’s growin’ on my feet.

chorus:
I’ve got smelly jellies—stinky little toes.
My smelly jellies make you wanna hold your nose.
Smelly jellies—piggies packed in goo.
When you’ve got smelly jellies,
Everybody says, “P.U.!”

verse two:
I walked and skipped and climbed all day.
I jumped and ran a race,
And when I took my tennies off,
My mommy made a face.
She said, “Oh, my honey baby,
Those toesies need a bath!”
I said, “They’re smelly jellies!”
And we both began to laugh!

(repeat chorus)

bridge:
Smelly jellies curl up
As stinky as can be.
They don’t seem to notice
How bad they smell to you and me.
P.U.!

(repeat chorus)

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DANGER BELOW

words and music by Dave Kinnoin
©1997 Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

intro:
The squirrels sure look happy.
They have so much to do.
I think I hear them singing.
Can you?

verse one:
Here we go to and fro,
Gathering our nuts.
Glad are we not to be
Too much of a klutz.
But, then, sometimes
One or two may fall.
That’s when, with rhymes,
You will hear us call…

chorus:
Danger below!
Danger’s what we said.
It’s hard to stop the nuts we drop
From boppin’ you on the head.
Danger below!
Please don’t think us rude.
All we can say is “bombs away!”
We’re nuts about our food.

verse two:
It’s no joke—in the oak,
Acorns hang around.
You will hear squirrels cheer
When a nut is found.
We clutch each one
With a mighty grip.
It’s such great fun
When we feel it slip!

(repeat chorus)

bridge:
Someone fumbles, acorn tumbles where you sit.
Don’t despair—don’t stare in the air.
Relax—get used to it!

(repeat chorus)

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UPON MY VIOLIN

words and music by Dave Kinnoin
©1997 Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

verse one:
Close your eyes—snuggle in.
I will play my violin.
Soon your flight will begin.
We will make the dream world spin
With a lullaby upon my violin.

verse two:
Float away on the strings.
Let the music lift your wings.
Feel the sun on your skin
Many miles from where you’ve been
As you gently fly upon my violin.

bridge:
You are safe.
I am here.
Little shadow dancers slowly creep
As you fall fast asleep.

verse three:
You’re my life. You’re my song.
We are right where we belong.
Tender voice deep within,
Touch the heart I hope to win.
Now you softly sigh upon my violin.

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GRAMPA’S HAT

words and music by Dave Kinnoin
© 1997 Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

verse one:
It spins,
It floats so softly,
As he throws it high in the air.
He stands beneath it and calls out,
“Oh, my, my head feels so bare!”
Then it drops down where he has no hair.

chorus:
Grampa’s hat has a feather on the brim.
It tickles us, but it never tickles him.
The top looks like somewhere somebody sat.
He wears it just so.
We love the man down below Grampa’s hat.

verse two:
We laugh.
We hug and kiss him.
Grampa makes the day so much fun!
He loves us; that is for certain.
And when our day with Grampa’s done,
He tips it to us, one by one.

(repeat chorus)

bridge:
Maybe someday when I’m much older,
I’ll have grandkids, too.
They will climb up over my shoulder.
We’ll have a chat
Under Grampa’s hat.

(repeat chorus)

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SIMPLE ACT OF KINDNESS

words and music by Dave Kinnoin, Craig Taubman, and Joanie Bartels
©1997 Song Wizard Music (ASCAP) Sweet Louise Music (BMI), & Joanie Tones Music (BMI)

verse one:
There was a boy I knew in school.
All the kids teased him—said he wasn’t cool.
Then one day a friend stood by his side.
The smile on his face beamed like a badge of pride.
Like a hero who is brave and strong,
In a dark hour, someone will come along,
Lift your heart up—fill your life with song.
Then you’ll know you really belong.

chorus:
A simple act of kindness can turn the world around.
It can make joy from anger, a smile from a frown.
Change things for the better—what an awesome sound!
A simple act of kindness can turn the world around.

verse two:
Schoolwork was messin’ with my head.
Just couldn’t understand this book I’d read.
And now with the test just hours away,
I had a feeling this was not my day.
Then she walked up—smartest kid I knew.
Saw me frowning—she knew just what to do.
She said, “May I study with you a while?”
I said, “Study? With me?” Then I started to smile…

(repeat chorus)

bridge:
Each moment’s an opportunity
To see how compassionate our hearts can be.
Won’t you sing it with me?

(repeat chorus)

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