Grin Brigade

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What has:

26 Songs

24 Singers

5 Songwriters

13 Musicians

6 Producers
and one Big Smile

GRIN BRIGADE

Go Crazy with Happiness!

Grin Brigade’s first CD, Crazy with Happiness, is a wild jumble of songs about a whole mess of things.

It will:

make you happy
make you think
make you feel
make you laugh

Filled to the brim with 13 musical styles. Dive in and enjoy:

  • Beatlesque
  • Broadway
  • country
  • dance
  • folk
  • funk
  • jazz
  • jug band
  • lullaby
  • marching band
  • pop
  • rock
  • vaudeville

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Crazy With Happiness

words and music by Dave Kinnoin
©2016 Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

verse
We’ve been traveling about an hour or so.
My mother says we have about a minute to go.
She pulls up to the zoo.
We pile out, and here’s what I do:
I go…

chorus one:
Crazy, I confess.
Crazy with happiness.

verse two:
So, we have our fun, then it’s time to leave.
I still have pony hair stuck on my sleeve.
We walk up to our front door.
We’re the ones our dog has been waiting for.
She goes…

(repeat chorus)

bridge:
It’s a perfect day so far, I’d say,
And someone very special is on his way.

verse three:
Dinner’s on the stove—time to close my book,
Go to the window, and have a look.
My dad comes home from work on time,
Gives me a hug, and sees that I’m
Goin’…

Key of C
120 bpm
Intro: 4/4 | sound fx | Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 | Cmaj7(9) | Cmaj7(9) | Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 | Cmaj7(9) | Cmaj7 C6 |
Verse: | C C6 | Cmaj7 C6 | C | C | C C6 | Cmaj7 C | G7 | G7 | F | F | G | G |
Chorus: | Fmaj7 F6 | Fmaj7 F6 | Cmaj7 C6 | Cmaj7 C6 | Fmaj7 F6 | Fmaj7 F6 | Cmaj7 C6 | Cmaj7 C6 |
Verse
Chorus
Bridge: | Am | Am | F | F | Am | Am | Dm7 | G | G |
Verse
Chorus (3 times and fade)

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Funky Hu

words and music by Jimmy Hammer and Dave Kinnoin
©2012 Sync Track (ASCAP) and Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

verse one:
I have a friend named Hu, spelled H to the U.
I’m so amazed by the dances Hu can do.
Hu’s body parts are like jumping beans.
Hu redefines what “funky” really means.
Funky Hu slides left, Funky Hu slides right.
Funky Hu’s so cool, Funky Hu’s so tight.

chorus:
Funky Hu. Funky who? Hu’s too funky to be true.
Funky Hu. Funky who? Hu’s got moves you never knew.
Funky Hu. Funky who? There’s nothin’ Hu can’t do.
Spiffy, spunky—Funky Hu.

verse two:
Hu has a dog named Hi, spelled H to the I.
When he jumps in the air, it’s like Hi can fly.
Hu calls out to Hi, “Go, Hi, go!”
Hi gets funky like someone we all know.
Funky Hi slides left, Funky Hi slides right.
Funky Hi’s so cool, Funky Hi’s so tight.

(repeat chorus)

bridge:
Their legs and arms, their heads and hands,
Their paws and ears go crazy.
They make some noise, like “ooh” and “aye,”
Then someone else joins Hu and Hi.

verse three:
Hu has a cat named Ha, spelled H to the A.
I’m amazed how many instruments Ha can play
With just one head, four paws, and a tail.
We get extra funky when we hear Ha wail.
Funky Ha wails left, Funky Ha wails right.
Funky Ha’s so cool, Funky Ha’s so tight.

chorus three:
Funky Hu. Funky who? Hu’s too funky to be true.
Funky Hu. Funky who? Hu’s got moves you never knew.
Funky Hu. Funky who? There’s nothin’ Hu can’t do.
Spiffy, spunky—
He’s anything but clunky.
No one is as funky as
Funky Hu.

Key of Am
130 bpm
Intro: 4/4 | Am | Am C | Em D | D Am | Am | Am C | Em D | D Am |
Verse: | Am | Am C | Em D | D Am |
| Am | Am C | Em D | D Am | C | D | Am7 | Am7 | C | D | E7 | E7 |
Chorus: | Am | C D | Am | C D | Am | C D | F7 E7 |
Interlude: | Am | Am C | Em D | D Am |
Verse
Chorus
Interlude
Bridge: | F7 | F7 | Am7 | Am7 | D7 | D7 | F7 | E7 | E7 |
Verse
Chorus 3: | Am | C D | Am | C D | Am | C D | F7 E7 | F7 E7 | F7 E7 |
Interlude (3 times and fade)

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Wake Up in America

words and music by Jimmy Hammer and Dave Kinnoin
©2016 Sync Track (ASCAP) and Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

verse one:
When I wake up in America,
I see my neighbors there
With every kind of clothes and shoes,
Hats and skin and hair,
Every strange belief and custom,
Scores of songs from who knows where.
When I wake up in America,
Our stories fill the air.

chorus:
Wake up. Wake up. Wake up in America.
The light in the harbor shines for us all
When I wake up in America.

verse two:
When I wake up in America,
I hold my head up high.
I find my way as others do
Beneath the same big sky.
I repeat the Pledge of Allegiance
In a voice that’s clear and strong.
When I wake up in America,
I’m right where I belong.

(repeat chorus)

bridge:
See the kids, see the kids playing.
Happily, happily swaying.
Good to be, good to be staying
In a place like this with a face like this.

verse three:
When I wake up in America,
I put away my fear
And love my neighbor as myself
And say, “I’m glad you’re here.”
We have found ourselves together
In a land we dreamed could be.
When we wake up in America,
Everybody will be free.

Key of G
120 bpm (out of tempo throughout)
Verse: 4/4 | G Am7 | Bm7 Em7 | Am7 D7 | G C/G G | G Am7 | Bm7 Em7 | Asus A7 | D7sus D7 | C | G | C A7/C# | D7sus D7 | G C | Bm7 Em7 | Am7 D7 | G Am7 G/B |
Chorus | C | G/B | D7sus D7 | G Am7 G/B | C | 2/4G/B | 4/4E7sus E7 | Am7 G/B | D7sus |
Interlude | G Am7/G | G Am7/G | G Am7/G | G Am7/G |
Verse
Chorus
Bridge: | Cmaj7 | Cmaj7 | D/G | D/G | A7 | A7 | (slow down) Am7 | Am7 | D7sus (hold chord) |
Verse 3: | (resume tempo) G Am7 | Bm7 Em7 | Am7 D7 | G C/G G | G Am7 | Bm7 Em7 | Asus A7 | D7sus D7 | C | G/B | Em7 A7 | D7sus D7 | G C | B7aug Em7 | Am7 D7 | G Am7 G/B |
Chorus 3: | C | G/B | D7sus D7 | G Am7 G/B | C | 2/4G/B | 4/4E7sus E7 | Am7 G/B | C D7sus | Am7 G/B | C D7sus | Am7 G/B | D7sus (hold chord) |
Outro: (interlude 3 times and fade)

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Where I Dare to Dream

words and music by Jimmy Hammer and Dave Kinnoin
©2016 Sync Track (ASCAP) and Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

verse one:
When I dare to dream,
take me by the hand,
And a whole new world is at my command.
It’s good to know you’re on my team
When I dare to dream.
There is hope and power in a work of art.
I feel it now with all my heart.
There’s no desire that’s too extreme
If I have you there when I dare to dream.

verse one:
Every single day of my life, I’m copin’
With how to find a way to make doors swing open.
With a little help from you, I could make it through.

(repeat chorus)

verse two:
I will gladly go even when I’m hurtin’.
Then at least I’ll know who I am for certain.
Every challenge makes us better,
So let’s stick together.

bridge
I’m standing on the edge of my destiny.
All the best in me is calling out to be free.

(repeat chorus)

Key of A (mod. to B)
128 bpm
Intro: 4/4 | A | A | D | E | A | A | D | E |
Chorus: | A | A | D | D | Bm7 | Bm7 | E | E | A | A | D | D | Bm7 | Bm7 | E | E |
Interlude: | A | A |
Verse: | D | D | A | E | D | D | A | E/G# | F#m | D | F#m | E |
Chorus
Interlude
Verse
Bridge: | C | C | G | G | F | F | Bm7 | E |
Solo: | A | A | D | D | Bm7 | Bm7 | E | F# |
Chorus 3 (in key of B): | B | B | E | E | C#m7 | C#m7 | F# | F# | B | B | E | E | C#m7 | C#m7 | F# | F# |
Outro: | B | B | E | F# | B | B | E | F# | B | B | E | F# | B | B | E | F# | B ||

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Dorky Haircut

words and music by Dave Kinnoin
©2016 Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

verse one:
I got a dorky haircut
So I could look like a dork.
My head was much too lovely,
So I took a trip
To where the scissors snip.
My hairs are here-and-there cut.
Watch me as I bobble like a cork.
I got a dorky haircut
So I could look like a dork.

verse two:
I got a dorky haircut,
Then I went out for a walk.
Can you imagine how surprised
I was to meet
The crazy-style elite?
My do is such a rare cut,
Now I am the darling of New York.
I got a dorky haircut
So I could look like a dork.

ending:
My do is such a rare cut,
Now I am the darling of New York.
I got a dorky haircut.
I never meant to flaunt it.
All I ever wanted
Was just to look like a dork.

Key of G
134 bpm
Intro: 4/4 | sound fx | G E7/G# | Am7 D7 | G E7/G# | Am7 D7 |
Verse: | G | G | D7 | D7 | Am7 | D7 | G | D7 | G | G | C | B7 | C A7/C# | G/D E7 | A7 D7 | G | D7 |
Solo 1: | G | G | D7 | D7 | Am7 | D7 | G | G |
Interlude: | G | G | C | B7 | C A7/C# | G/D E7 | A7 D7 | G E7/G# | Am7 D7 |
Verse
Solo 2: | G | G | D7 | D7 | Am7 | D7 | G | D7 |
Outro: | G | G | C | B7 | C A7/C# | G/D (slow down) E7 | Am7 D7 | Bm7 E7 | E7 | (resume tempo) Am7 | D7 | G | G ||

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Surfin’ Maniac

words and music by John Hoke and Dave Kinnoin
©2016 Sox On A Rooster Music (ASCAP) and Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

verse one:
He gets up with the sun,
Sees a sky of blue, and he’s ready to have some fun.
A world of adventure is within his reach,
And everybody knows when he hits the beach,
He’s a…

chorus:
Surfin’ maniac.
He loves the ocean.
A surfin’ maniac.
It’s locomotion.
Another thrill is what he craves.
The bigger the better when it comes to waves.
He’s a surfin’ maniac.
He just can’t get enough.
He’s so tough.

verse two:
Strong and tan, he’s a gnarly dude.
He gives ’em a show with his gung-ho attitude.
He stands on his hands as he rides the curl
And does a couple flips for his favorite girl.
He’s a…

(repeat chorus:)

bridge:
A huge breaker’s buildin’,
And the crowd begins to shout,
“The kid’s gonna go for it—
That’s what surfin’s all about.”
He slides into the tunnel,
And then he comes shootin’ out
With a perfect spin and a great big grin,
Erasing any doubt…

(repeat chorus:)

Key of Em
124 bpm
Intro: 4/4 | Em | Em | Em | Em |
Verse: | Em | Em | Em | Em | Em | Em | Em | Em | A | Em | A | B |
Chorus: | G A | Em | G A | Em | C G | D Em | C G | 2/4D | 4/4Asus2 | B | Em | Em |
Interlude 1: | Em | Em | Em | Em |
Verse Chorus
Interlude 2: | Em | Em |
Bridge: | A | A | G | G | C | C | D | D |
Solo: | Em | Em | Em | Em | Em | Em | Em | Em |
Chorus
Outro: | Em | Em | Em | Em | Em D Em ||

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Weightless

words and music by Oliver Kinnoin and Dave Kinnoin
©2016 Oliver Kinnoin Music (ASCAP) and Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

verse one:
My orbiting space station
Is falling toward the earth,
And I might be a bit unnerved,
Except I know the Earth is curved,
So I’ll never go splat.
I’m sure glad about that.
I’m…

chorus:
Weightless.
I love my zero g. Weightless.
I feel no force on me.

verse two:
I’d like to have an apple,
And I will hold it tight
Because if I let go it could
Go floating through my neighborhood.
I will watch where it goes.
It could bump somebody’s nose.
I’m…

(repeat chorus)
bridge:
I close my eyes.
Oh, where is the floor?
The walls, the ceiling?
I just don’t know anymore.

(repeat chorus:)

(no key)
82 bpm
Intro: 4/4 | F C+ | Fm7 Fm6 | C#m Ab | F° Eb |
Verse: | F C+ | Fm7 Fm6 | C#m Ab | F° Eb | A Ab | A Ab |
Chorus: | Dmaj7 | Gmaj7 | Dmaj7 | Gmaj7 | Interlude: | F C+ | Fm7 Fm6 | Verse
Chorus
Bridge: | Eb°7 | Eb°7 | E E/Eb | E E/Eb | Dmaj7 | Dmaj7 | F#sus4 | B9 |
Solo: | Emaj7 | Emaj7 | Amaj7 | Amaj7 | F#m7 | F#m7 | Bm D+/Bb | D/A Dflat5/Ab |
Chorus (twice)
Outro: (intro 2 times and fade)

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It’s Spring

words and music by Dave Kinnoin
©2016 Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

verse one:
There was nothing here a week ago.
Now look—everything begins to grow.
All the plants and creatures seem to know
It’s spring.

verse two:
Ice and snow decide to melt away.
Sunshine chases off the winter gray.
Even grouchy people smile and say,
“It’s spring.”

bridge:
Rivers rush, buds appear,
Eyes pop open wide.
All is lush, children cheer,
“Time to go outside!”

verse three:
Somewhere in between the green and blue,
Some sweet song awakes inside of you.
Sing out, “Life is beautiful and new.”
It’s spring.

Key of A
164 bpm
Intro: 3/4 | G | Bm/F# | Em | G/D | Am | Am/G# | (slow down) C/G | D |
Verse: | (resume tempo) G | Bm/F# | Em | Em/D | Am | G#+5 | C/G | D | G | Bm/F# | Em | E7/G# | Am | Am/G | D/F# | D7 |
Verse
Bridge: | F | F | G | G | Cmaj7 | Cmaj7 | Cmaj7 | Cmaj7 | Ab | Ab | Bb | Bb | Gm7 | Gm7 | C | D |
Solo: (verse) Verse
Outro: (intro 5 times in tempo throughout and fade)

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Do Something Good

words and music by Dave Kinnoin
©2016 Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

verse one:
If I should see a lonely kid,
I’ll be her friend.
No matter how inconvenient,
I’ll take time to spend.
We may not have a lot to say,
Not do much of anything,
But in a little while,
We just might smile.

chorus:
I’m gonna do something good,
Gonna make something right,
Gonna shine with a bright, amazing light.
All the world will believe
One kid can achieve
More than anyone thought I could.
I’m gonna do something good.

verse two:
If I should see a homeless kid,
I’ll feel real sad.
I’ll ask for the kind assistance
Of my mom and dad.
Together we will form a plan
And work to see it through,
And then we all just might
Sleep a little better at night.

(repeat chorus)

bridge:
And it only takes one seed
To help a forest grow.
It only takes one heart
Full of courage to let a little love flow.

(repeat chorus)

Key of E
120 bpm
Intro: 4/4 | E | A | E | A |
Verse: | E | A | E | A | E | A | E | A | F#m | B | G#m | C#m | A | A | B | B |
Chorus: | E | B | F#m7 | B | E | B | F#m7 | B |
Interlude 1: | E | A | E | A B |
Verse Chorus
Interlude 2: | E | B |
Bridge: | A | A | E | E | F#7 | F#7 | B | B |
Chorus (twice—first time the first half is stop time)
Outro: | E | A | E | A | E | E ||

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When You’re a Bear

words and music by Dave Kinnoin
©2016 Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

verse one:
When you’re a bear, you can do as you please.
No one can push you around.
You are the biggest, with muscle to spare.
Life is good when you’re a bear.

verse two:
When you’re a bear, you can sing out with ease.
You make a beautiful sound.
You have a story the whole world can share.
Life is good when you’re a bear.

bridge:
When you are furry, you don’t have to worry.
You always know just what to wear.
Playin’ or nappin’, the best things will happen.
They always do when you’re a bear.

verse three:
When you’re a bear, you can climb in the trees
Or take great big steps on the ground.
A rock by the river is your easy chair.
Life is good when you’re a bear.

Key of A
170 bpm
Intro: 3/4 | A | Bm7 | C#m | Bm7 | A | Bm7 | C#m | Bm7 |
Verse: | A | Bm7 | C#m | Bm7 | D | E | A | F#m7 | D | E | C#m7 | F#m7 | Bm7 | E |
Interlude 1: | A | Bm7 | C#m | Bm7 |
Verse
Interlude 2: | A | A7 |
Bridge: | D | E | C#m | F#m7 | Bm7 | E | Amaj7 | A7 | D | E | C#m | F#m7 | B7 | B7 | E | E |
Solo: | A | Bm7 | C#m | Bm7 | D | E | A | F#m7 | D | E | C#m7 | F#m7 | Bm7 | E | A | A7 |
Bridge Verse
Outro: | C#m7 | F#m | Bm7 | E | A | Bm7 | C#m | Bm7 | A | Bm7 | C#m | (slow down) Bm7 | A ||

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For the Love of My Pet

words and music by Jimmy Hammer and Dave Kinnoin
©2007 Loose Tooth Music (ASCAP)

verse one:
Hanging around my pet makes this a happy day.
Maybe we’ll take a nap or go outside and play.
Maybe we’ll throw the ball.
Whatever we do, it’s all…

chorus:
For the love of my pet.
I give her lots of affection
And all the protection she needs.
For the love of my pet,
I take good care of her. Yeah, you bet!
For the love of my pet.

verse two:
Plenty of food and water, just like you and me.
She is a treasured member of my family.
She has a license and I.D. tag
And treats so her tail will wag.

chorus:

bridge:
And when I’m feelin’ kinda lonely,
She’s there to lick my hand.
Sometimes it seems like she’s the only
Friend of mine who understands.

(repeat chorus)

Key of Bb
128 bpm
Intro: 4/4 | Bbmaj7add2 Bb6add2 | Bbmaj7add2 Bb6add2 | Bbmaj7add2 Bb6add2 | Bbmaj7add2 Bb6add2 |
Verse: | Bbmaj7add2 Bb6add2 | Bbmaj7add2 Bb6add2 | Bbmaj7add2 Bb6add2 | Bbmaj7add2 Bb6add2 | Bbmaj7add2 Bb6add2 | Bbmaj7add2 Bb6add2 | Cm7 | F7 | Eb | F | Gm7 | C7 |
Chorus: | Eb F | Dm7 Gm7 | Cm7 F7 | Bb |
Intro
Verse
Chorus
| Eb F | D7aug D7 | Gm F | Eb F |
1/2 Intro: | Bbmaj7add2 Bb6add2 | Bbmaj7add2 Bb6add2 |
Bridge: | Gb | Gb | Db | Db | E | E | Cm7 | F | F |
Solo: (whistle over chorus) Chorus (slow down near end)
Outro: (resume tempo, repeat intro 5 times and fade)

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Some Summer

words and music by Randy Sharp and Dave Kinnoin
©2016 With Any Luck Music (BMI) and Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

verse one:
Slow and easy,
I mosey out into the sunshine.
A day like this can win your heart.
I know for sure it’s won mine.
Blue sky, shade tree.
It’s turnin’ out to be some summer.

verse two:
Light and breezy,
I might take time to do some nappin’.
I’ll trust the world to spin around,
Sit back and let it happen.
All smiles, carefree.
It’s turnin’ out to be some summer.

bridge:
No snow to shovel up,
No autumn leaves coverin’ the ground,
Now warmed by the sun an’
Lots of kids runnin’ around.

verse three:
More degrees
Easily pour like syrup on a pancake.
The sweet and golden rays flow down,
And we’ll take all we can take.
Somethin’ tells me
It’s turnin’ out to be some summer.

Key of A
94 bpm
Intro: 4/4 | A | F#7 | Bm Bm/A | F E | E |
Verse: | A | F#7 | Bm Bm/A | E | A | F#7 | Bm Bm/A | E | C#m | F#7 | Bm B7 | F E | E |
Verse
Bridge: | Dmaj7 | C#7 | Bm E | A | F G | C | Esus4 E | Esus4 E |
Solo: (first 8 bars of verse) Interlude: (last 4 bars of verse)
Verse 3: | A | F#7 | Bm Bm/A | E | A | F#7 | Bm Bm/A | E | C#m | F#7 | Bm B7 | F E | Bm B7 | F E | E |
Outro: | A | F#7 | Bm Bm/A | E |
(to fade) | A | F#7 | Bm Bm/A | E |

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Colors of Fall

words and music by Dave Kinnoin
©2016 Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

verse one:
I have a red wagon.
Its handle is brown.
I ride my red wagon
All over my town.
Its hubcaps are purple.
It has yellow wheels.
When the wind is blowing,
I like how it feels.

chorus:
Colors of fall.
Colors of fall.
I say hello
To one and all.
I roll around,
Having a ball.
Wagon and I.
Colors of fall.

verse two:
I have some long streamers,
Bright orange and gold.
My wiggly streamers
Are lovely, I’m told.
If leaves have all fallen
Off your bush or tree,
And they’ve all been raked up,
Get a load of me.

(repeat chorus)

bridge:
My clothes are autumn hues
From my hat to my shoes.
On a walk or a spin,
I always fit right in
With my colors of fall.

(repeat chorus)

Key of E
158 bpm
Intro: 5/4 | E | E B | E | E B |
Verse: | E | B | E | B | A B | G#m C#7 | F#m B7 | F#m B7 |
Chorus: | E | C#m | F#m | B | E | C#m | F#m | B |
Intro
Verse
Chorus
Interlude: | E | E |
Bridge: 6/8 | D | Bm | C |
| F#m (slow down) B |
Solo: 5/4 | (resume tempo) E | C#m | F#m | B | E | C#m | F#m | B |
Chorus (3 times)
Outro: | E | C#m | F#m | B | E ||

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Must Be Halloween

words and music by Dave Kinnoin
©2016 Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

verse one:
Pumpkin, black cat, haunted mansion,
Ghoulish graveyard scene.
Hairy spider, open wider.
What does this mean?

chorus:
Halloween, Halloween,
Must be, must be Halloween.
Halloween, Halloween,
Must be Halloween.

verse two:
Costume, flashlight, sidewalk, front door,
Human jumping bean.
Knock, knock, trick or treat, something good to eat.
What does this mean?

(repeat chorus)

bridge:
There’s a chill in the air tonight.
It’s quite a fright
When goblins try to take a bite.
Make each move with great care tonight.
Vampires want to quench their thirst
On October thirty-first.

(repeat chorus)

Key of Cm
96 bpm cut time
Intro: 4/4 | Cm | Cm | Cm | Cm | Cm | Cm | Cm | Cm |
Verse: | Cm G | Cm G | Cm G | Cm |
| Fm Cm | G Cm | G | G |
Chorus: | Fm | Cm | G | Cm | Fm | Cm | G |
Interlude 1: | Cm | Cm | Cm | Cm |
Verse Chorus
Interlude 2: | Cm |
Bridge: | Fm | Fm | Cm | Cm | G | G | Cm | Cm |
| Fm | Fm | Cm | Cm | G | G | G | G |
Solo: | Cm | G | Cm | G | Cm | Cm |
Chorus
Interlude 3: | G |
Chorus
Outro: | G | G | Cm | Cm | Cm | Cm ||

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Feelin’ Blue

words and music by Dave Kinnoin
©1998 Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

verse one:
Here I am by myself.
All alone. Me and no one else.
Everything’s new and strange and unexpected.
I feel lost, a bit neglected, too,
But what’s a kid to do
When it all comes down to feelin’ blue?

verse two:
Up ahead, ’round the bend,
With some luck, I will find a friend.
We’ll figure out what’s up and pull together,
Have some fun in ways we never knew,
And let our laughs ring true,
Even though right now I’m feelin’ blue.

bridge:
As anyone can clearly see,
I’m as lonely as can be.

verse three:
Yes, I know, I’ll get by
If I just hold my head up high.
I must be strong and brave ’cause I can take it.
Do my best, and I will make it through
And have a brighter view.
’Cause I get so tired of feelin’ blue.

Key of Eb
103 bpm
Intro: 4/4 | Ab Bb/Ab | Ab Bb/Ab | Ab Bb/Ab | Ab Bb/Ab |
Verse: | Ab Bb/Ab | Ab Bb/Ab | Ab Bb/Ab | Ab Bb/Ab | Eb Bb/Eb | Bb7/Eb Eb |
| Ab | Ab | Eb | Eb | Bb7 | Bb7 | Eb Bb/D | Cm7 Eb/Bb | Fm7 | Bbsus Bb |
Interlude 1: | Eb Bb/Eb Eb Bb/Eb | Eb Bb/Eb Ab9/Eb |
Verse
Interlude 2: | Eb Bb/Eb Eb Bb/Eb | Eb Bb/Eb Eb |
Bridge: | Ab | Absus2 | Eb Bb/Eb | Bb7/Eb Eb Bb/D| Cm | Cm7 | Fm7 | Bb Ab/Bb Bb |
Verse
Outro: | Eb Bb/Eb Eb | Bb/C Cm7 Bb Eb/Bb | Ab Eb/G | (slow down) Fm7 Bbsus Bb | Eb ||

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Snowflakes

words and music by Dave Kinnoin
©2014 Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

verse one:
I’m gonna go outside where
Snowflakes are all falling. They’re
Landing right where I play.
Guess I’ll be meeting some.
I hope you’ll choose to come.
We’ll have fun today.

chorus:
Snowflakes, snowflakes.
Each one’s a work of art.
Snowflakes, snowflakes.
These chilly days warm my heart.

verse two:
I’m gonna bring my sled and
Ride through a white wonderland.
You’ll hear me shouting, “Wheeee!”
Looks like I won’t run out
Of what I sing about.
Now they’re all I see.

(repeat chorus)

bridge:
I am unique like each one.
No two are ever the same.
I take a peek at each one.
Figures of perfection
Falling my direction.

(repeat chorus)

Key of C
157 bpm
Intro: 6/8 | Cmaj7 C6 | Cmaj7 C6 |
Verse: | Cmaj7 C6 | Dm7 G7 | Cmaj7 C6 | Dm7 G7 | Fmaj7 G7 | Em7 Am7 | Dm7 | G7sus G7 |
Chorus: | Fmaj7 | Em7 | Dm7 G7 | Cmaj7 | Fmaj7 | Em7 A7 | Dm7 G7sus |
Intro Verse Chorus
Interlude 1: | C |
Bridge: | Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 | Cmaj7 | Cmaj7 | Eb | Eb | Dm7 | (slow down) G7 |
Solo: | (resume tempo) Cmaj7 C6 | Dm7 G7 | Cmaj7 C6 | Dm7 G7 |
Interlude 2: | Fmaj7 G7 | Em7 Am7 | Dm7 | Bb | G7 |
Chorus
Interlude 3: | Ab | G7sus G7 |
Outro: (intro 4 times and fade)

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Children Under the Bed

words and music by Jimmy Hammer and Dave Kinnoin
©1993 Sync Track (ASCAP) and Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

verse one:
Bedtime at the monster house,
My mommy tucks me in.
“Go to sleep, my beastie.
Let those happy dreams begin.”
As I lie awake,
I hear those awful things I dread:

chorus:
Children under the bed.
Those iggly, wiggly
Children under the bed.
Those squiggly, giggly
Children under the bed.
Children under the bed.

verse two:
(They say)
Children eat young monsters
In the middle of the night.
Chewing on my beastie bones
Would be their hearts’ delight.
Starting with my tail,
They’d work their way up to my head.

(repeat chorus)

bridge:
My parents say the floor is bare.
There are no children hiding there.
I listen to that big door close.
They leave me all alone with those…

(repeat chorus)

Key of Dm
162 bpm
Intro: 4/4 | sound fx | G7 | G7 | Bb7 | Bb7 | Dm7 | Dm7 | Dm7 | Dm7 |
Verse: | Dm7 | Dm7 | Dm7 | Dm7 | Dm7 | Dm7 | Dm7 | Dm7 | G7 | G7 | Bb7 | Bb7 |
Chorus: | Dm7 | Dm7 | Dm7 | Dm7 | Dm7 | Dm7 | Dm7 | Dm7 | G7 | G7 | Bb7 | Bb7 |
Verse Chorus
Bridge: | F | F | G | G | Bb | Bb | C/Bb | A7 | 6/4A7 |
Chorus
Outro: | Dm7 | Dm7 | E7 | E7 | G7 | G7 | Bb7 | Bb7 | Dm7 | Dm7 | E7 | E7 | G7 | G7 | Bb7 | Bb7 | Dm7 ||

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The Me Inside

words and music by Randy Sharp and Dave Kinnoin
©2016 With Any Luck Music (BMI) and Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

verse one:
When you look at me, perhaps you wonder What it’s like to go what I go through.
No, it isn’t fair
Hurting more than my share, But even if all that is true…

chorus:
The me inside
Is proud and unbroken. The me inside
Is able and strong.
I’m just glad we could get to A place I could let you see The me inside.

verse two:
Who we really are is never certain,
And what may lie beneath we hide somehow. Well, I guess that what I mean
Is there’s someone you’ve never seen. Let me introduce the two of you now.

(repeat chorus)

bridge:
As you might imagine,
I would so love to break These chains that restrain me ‘Cause make no mistake…

(repeat chorus)

Key of E
79 bpm
Intro: 3/4 | E | E |
Verse: | E | A | E | E | E | A | F#m7 | B | C#m | C#mmaj7 | C#m7 | A | E | E | B | B |
Chorus: | E | B | A | E | E | B | A | B | F#m | G#m | A | Am | E | B | E | E |
Verse
Chorus
Bridge: | Bm | Bm | A | A | F#7 | F#7 | B | B |
Chorus
Outro: | F#m | G#m | A | Am | E | B | E | E ||

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There’s a Baby Coming Home

words and music by Dave Kinnoin
©2016 Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

chorus:
Oh, goody, goody, there’s a baby coming home.
Oh, goody, goody, there’s a baby coming home.
A whole lotta wiggles are on the way.
Oh, there’s a baby coming home today.

verse one:
I have a rattle—I’ll shake it like this.
I’ll give the baby a hug and a kiss.
Here is a mobile for fingers to play.
Oh, there’s a baby coming home today.

(repeat chorus)

verse two:
This baby powder will soften her skin.
This little blanket will help tuck him in.
I think I just heard my teddy bear say,
“Oh, there’s a baby coming home today.”

(repeat chorus)

bridge:
A rocking chair for Mommy.
A little rhythm will help the baby grow.
We’ll rehearse a rockin’ verse
To give the kid some get-up-and-go!

(repeat chorus)

Key of C
140 bpm
Intro: 4/4| drums | drums | C | C |
Chorus: | C | C | C | G | C | F | C | 2/4G |
Interlude 1: | 4/4C | C | C | C |
Verse: | F | F | C | C | F | F | D | 2/4G | 4/4G | G | 2/4G | 4/4G |
Chorus
Interlude 1
Verse Chorus
Interlude 2: | 2/4C |
Bridge: | 4/4G | G | C | C | D | D | G | G |
Solo: | C | C | C | G | C | F | C | 2/4G |
Chorus (stop time)
Interlude 2 Chorus
Outro: | 2/4C | 4/4C | 2/4G | 4/4C | C ||

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A Place Like Home

words and music by Dave Kinnoin & Randy Sharp
©2014 Song Wizard Music (ASCAP) and With Any Luck Music (BMI)

verse one:
Who couldn’t use a word or two of kindness?
Who wouldn’t want to hear a hopeful song
Wrapping itself around you,
Lifting you up and beating strong?

verse two:
Nice being where it’s safe to let your guard down,
Where doors never close, and arms are open wide.
Tears can turn to laughter.
Everybody’s on your side.

chorus:
A place like home—
We keep friends and family near.
A place like home—
Everyone is welcome here.
Nobody’s a stranger.
Nobody’s alone.
We take care of each other
In a place like home.

verse three:
Now somebody’s set on making you feel better,
Somebody betting they can make you smile.
Always there to listen
When you just want to talk a while.

(repeat chorus)

bridge:
Home—where there’s room enough.
Home—where there’s trust enough.
Home—where there’s love enough for all.

(repeat chorus)

Key of E
85 bpm
Intro: 4/4 | drums | E | E | E | E B11 |
Verse: | E | E | E | E | A | A B11 | E | E B11 |
Verse 2: | E | E | E | E | F#m G#m | A B11 | E |
Chorus: | A | B7 | E | A | B7 | Bm7sus4 E | G#m A | G#m C#m | F#m | B7sus4 B7 |
Interlude: | E | E B11 |
Verse 3 (same as verse two): | E | E | E | E | F#m G#m | A B11 | E |
Chorus
Bridge: | C | G | B7 | E | 2/4E |
Chorus
Outro: | E | E | F#m | B7sus4 B7 | E | E | E (slow down) | E ||

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Little Boat

words and music by Dave Kinnoin
©2016 Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

verse one:
There’s a little boat
Floating on the water.
Such a happy little boat,
Not doing much of anything.
There are little waves
Playing in the water.
When they see the little boat,
They gather close and start to sing.

chorus:
Little boat, little boat.
Side by side, we float,
And with every note,
We rock the little boat.

verse two:
There’s a shiny moon
Floating in the dark sky.
Such a happy, shiny moon,
Not doing much of anything.
There are many stars
Twinkling in the dark sky.
Now the moon and all the stars
Join the little waves that sing.

(repeat chorus)

bridge:
Soft light, gentle sway.
I do believe dreams are made this way.

(repeat chorus)

Key of Eb
115 bpm
Intro: 4/4 | Eb | Absus(2) | Eb | Absus(2) |
Verse: | Eb | Absus(2) | Eb | Absus(2) | Eb | Absus(2) | Fm7 | Bb7 Ab/C Bb7/D | Eb | Absus(2) | Eb | Absus(2) | Eb | Cm7 | Fm7 | Bb7 Ab/C Bb7/D |
Chorus: | Eb | Absus(2) | Eb | Absus(2) | Fm7 | Bb7 | Fm7 | Bb7 |
Intro Verse Chorus
Interlude: | Eb | Eb Fm Eb/Bb |
Bridge: | Ab | Bb | Gm7 | Cm7 | Fm7 | Fm7 | Fm | (slow down) Bbsus |
Chorus
Outro: | Eb | Absus(2) | Eb | Absus(2) | Eb | (slow down) Absus(2) | Eb ||

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Science or Fiction?

words and music by Dave Kinnoin
©2012 Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

verse one:
Perhaps you’ve heard of the Wright Brothers,
Copernicus, and many others
Whose wild ideas and crazy schemes
Were thought to be impossible dreams.

chorus:
Science or fiction?
Time will tell.
Will it fizzle out?
Will it work well?
What’s true or false?
Hello, good-bye.
What’s your prediction—
Science or fiction?

verse two:
You’d like to travel through time, you say.
Or clone your cat to live a new day.
Go faster than the speed of light
Or bring the blind the sense of sight.

bridge:
We think and plan and work and hope—
Will it be yep, will it be nope?
And what’s that in my microscope?

verse three:
A world at peace, a cure for cancer.
It might be you who finds the answer.
Your wild ideas and crazy schemes
Are what we need to reach our dreams.

(repeat chorus)

Key of Bb
120 bpm
Intro: 4/4 | drums | Bb F/A | Gm F | Eb Bb/D | Cm7 F |
Verse: | Bb F/A | Gm F | Eb Bb/D | Cm7 F | Eb Bb | F Gm | Eb Bb | 2/4Cm7 | F |
Interlude: | F |
Chorus: | Eb F | Dm Gm | Cm7 F | Bbmaj7 Bb7 | Eb F | Dm Gm | Ab | Ab | F | F |
Verse
Chorus
Bridge: | Dbmaj7 | Dbmaj7 | Abmaj7 | Abmaj7 | Dbmaj7 | Dbmaj7 | Cm7 | F |
(repeat chorus)
bridge:
Verse
Interlude
Chorus (twice)
Outro: | Bb F/A | Gm F | Bb F/A | Gm F | (slow down) Bb | Bb ||

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Swimming With Dolphins

words and music by Dave Kinnoin
©2012 Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

verse one:
Crystal clear water surrounds me.
The beauty in this ocean bay astounds me.
I’ve been waiting so long for this moment to arrive.
Now they’re right here with me,
So majestic, so alive. And I’m…

chorus:
Swimming with dolphins, swimming with dolphins.
Friendship and freedom are splashing my way.
Swimming with dolphins, swimming with dolphins,
All on a carefree, magical day.

verse two:
I must be dreaming ’cause
I can hear laughter beside me.
A voice comes from the pod and says, “Please ride me.”
Now I feel a flipper gently waving, “See my fin?”
It says, “I’ll stay on the surface.
Hold on tight—now let’s begin.”
And I’m…

(repeat chorus)

bridge:
What a day, what a day I’m having today!
Yeah, all I can say, I can say, I can say is
Lucky me to be…

(repeat chorus)

Key of G
124 bpm
Intro: 4/4 | (sound fx) | G | G | G | G |
Verse: | G | G | G | G | G | G | Am7 | D7 | Em Ebaug | G/D A7/C# | Am7 | D | Em Ebaug | G/D A7/C# | Am7 | D |
Chorus: | G | C G | C G | Am7 D7 |
| G | D Em | C G | 2/4D |
Interlude: 4/4 | G | G |
Verse
Chorus
Bridge: 4/4 | Eb | Eb | Bb | Bb | Ab | Ab | Am7 | D |
Chorus (twice)
Outro: 4/4 | D | G | G | G | G | G | G | G | G | G | G | G | G | G | G | G | G | G | G | (slow down) G ||

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My Flying Car

words and music by Dave Kinnoin
©2012 Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

verse one:
I need to get from here to there.
The roads are blocked, but I don’t care.
Turn a dial, start to smile.
Pretty soon I’m riding high in…

chorus:
My flying car,
Safely on the flight path.
Emissions-free,
Clearly on the right path. Lightning in a jar.
I shine like a star In my flying car.

verse two:
I need to pick my grapefruit tree,
But it’s a bit too tall for me.
Ladder’s found on the ground.
My wings will wave it good-bye from…

(repeat chorus)

bridge:
Program new radar that speaks,
Oil the door hinge that squeaks,
Change power cell.
Oh, it’s been 56 weeks—
Thrusters need a few tweaks,
So I propel well.

verse three:
An ice cream truck is in a ditch.
Reduce my speed, adjust my pitch,
Lower hook, gentle yanks—
I get a popsicle thanks to…

(repeat chorus)

Key of D
170 bpm
Intro: 6/8 | sound fx | D | Dadd9 | Em7 | A |
Verse: | D A | D G | D A | D A | Bm7 E | Bm7 E | Em7 | A Bb |
Chorus: | D | Dadd9 | G | G/A | D | Dadd9 | G | G/A | Em | A | Em | A | Interlude 1: | D | Dadd9 | D | Dadd9 | Verse
Chorus
Interlude 2: | D | Dadd9 | D | D |
Bridge: | Bm | E | Bm | E | Bm | E | Em | A6 A7 |
Verse Chorus
Outro: | D | Dadd9 | Em7 | A | D | Dadd9 | D | D ||

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Jolly Parade

words and music by Dave Kinnoin
©2016 Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

verse one:
Gimme a Ha. Ha! Gimme a Ho. Ho!
Gimme a Ha. Ha! Ho. Ho!
Line up—get ready to go!

chorus:
This music is made for a jolly parade.
Join the fun—promenade through the town.
The season is bright as we march with delight,
First a left, then a right, up and down.
We made a promise to Santa
To gather a goodwill brigade.
Tiny and tall, we’re having a ball.
We’re all in the jolly parade.

verse two:
Gimme a Ha. Ha! Gimme a Ho. Ho!
Gimme a Ha. Ha! Ho. Ho!
Kazoos, get ready to blow!

second half of chorus:
We made a promise to Santa
To gather a goodwill brigade.
Tiny and tall, we’re having a ball.
We’re all in the jolly parade.

tag:
We’re all in the jolly pa-rappity-tappy,
Totally happy,
Jolly-by-golly parade.

Key of G
120 bpm
Intro: 4/4 | drums | drums | drums | drums | D7 |
Chorus: | G | G | G E7/G# | Am7 D7 | Am7 | D7 | Am7 D7 | G | Bm7 | Esus E7 | Am7 | Cm | G Em | Bm7 E7 |
| Am7 D7 | G |
Interlude 1: | drums | drums | drums | drums |
Solo: | G | G | G E7/G# | Am7 D7 | Am7 | D7 | Am7 D7 | G |
Outro: | Bm7 | Esus E7 | Am7 | Cm | G Em | Bm7 E7 | Am7 D7 | Bm7 E7 | Am7 | D7 | drums | drums G ||

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For Every Child, a Better World

words and music by Dave Kinnoin
©1998 Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

verse one:
Every child needs a star that’s burning bright To shine through the darkest night,
So they can see they’ll be all right.

chorus:
For every child, a better world, For every boy and every girl.
With all the nations’ flags unfurled, We wish for every child a better world.

verse two:
Every child needs to have someone to hold, No matter how young or old,
To keep them warm when winds blow cold.

(repeat chorus)

bridge:
Enough food, clean water, and clean air,
A good home and a place to play somewhere, To be able to get medicine when they’re ill, Go to school in a peaceful land of goodwill. See what they will achieve
When they’re able to decide What to think, feel, and believe.

(repeat chorus)

Key of G (mod. to A)
97 bpm
Intro: 4/4 | G D/F# | Em Bm/D | C G/B | (slow down) Am7 D | 2/4D |
Verse: | 4/4 (resume tempo) G9 | Am7 D | G D/F# | Em | Bm7 Em7 | Am7 D7 | 2/4G | 4/4C | D |
Interlude 1: | D |
Chorus: | G D/F# | Em Bm/D | Am7 | D7 | G D/F# | Em Bm/D | C | D7 | I
nterlude 2: | G D/F# | (slow down) Am7 D7 |
Verse
Chorus
Interlude 3: | G |
Bridge: | Eb | Eb | Gm | Gm | Bb | F | Gm | Dm | Eb | Bb | C | D | D |
Solo: | G D/F# | Em Bm/D | C | E7 |
Chorus 3 (in key of A):
| A E/G# | F#m C#m/E | Bm7 | E7 | A E/G# | F#m C#m/E | D | E |
Outro: | F#m C#m/F# | D/F# F#m7 | Bm7 | E7 | A E/G# | F#m C#m/E | D A/C# | (slow down) Bm7 E7 | A ||

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