Sing Song Sayings

by Mike Bryden

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1.
DON’T COUNT YOUR CHICKENS Mike Bryden 2017 CHORUS I’ve got 4 eggs (I’ve got 4 eggs) I’ve got 4 eggs (I’ve got 4 eggs) I’ve got 4 eggs (I’ve got 4 eggs) They’re going to be 4 chicks But one of my eggs rolled on the floor Rolled through the kitchen, out the front door We all ran after but it was faster And that’s the end of that pour egg’s chapter Farmer always said to close the front latch And never count your chickens before they hatch That’s ok, it’s fine with me I’m still happy ‘cause I still have 3! CHORUS I’ve got 3 eggs (I’ve got 3 eggs) I’ve got 3 eggs (I’ve got 3 eggs) I’ve got 3 eggs (I’ve got 3 eggs) They’re going to be 3 chicks Then one day I was fishing at sea An egg went overboard, oh dear me! It floated away out of my reach We looked everywhere, even combed the beach Farmer always said to release what you catch And never count your chickens before they hatch I don’t feel blue and neither should you I’ve got more eggs, yeah I’ve still got 2! CHORUS I’ve got 2 eggs (I’ve got 2 eggs) I’ve got 2 eggs (I’ve got 2 eggs) I’ve got 2 eggs (I’ve got 2 eggs) They’re going to be 2 chicks You’ll never guess what happened to egg number two I lost it one day when I went to the zoo There were monkeys and gorillas, snakes and alligators And somewhere in there my egg said see ya later Farmer always said that monkeys love to scratch And never count your chickens before they hatch I’m not glum cus I still have one Me and my egg gonna have a lot of fun CHORUS I’ve got 1 egg (I’ve got 1 egg) I’ve got 1 egg (I’ve got 1 egg) I’ve got 1 egg (I’ve got 1 egg) They’re going to be 1 chick Now I’m keeping my egg warm in the sun I’m taking good care of my very last one She’s gonna grow up and be a great chicken We’ll go bike riding and I’ll take her picnicking Farmer always said to fix a flat you need a patch And never count your chickens before they hatch I had 4, then 3, then 2, then 1 Oh my gosh, my egg’s gone and now I have none! CHORUS I’ve got no eggs (I’ve got no eggs) I’ve got no eggs (I’ve got no eggs) I’ve got no eggs (I’ve got no eggs) They’re is going to be no chicks Well without my eggs I’m feeling kind of low The farmer was right, she really did know But then I woke up and what did I see All my baby chicks were coming back to me! CHORUS I’ve got 4 chicks (I’ve got 4 chicks) I’ve got 4 chicks (I’ve got 4 chicks) I’ve got 4 chicks (I’ve got 4 chicks) They’re going to be my friends I’ve got 4 chicks (I’ve got 4 chicks) I’ve got 4 chicks (I’ve got 4 chicks) I’ve got 4 chicks (I’ve got 4 chicks) They’re going to be my friends
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Doggy Day 03:48
DOGGY DAY Mike Bryden 2017 There are dogs out there with fur all covered in spots And some have hair that’s curly and tangled in knots Some dogs learn how to help some people to see We want to help our dogs live happily CHORUS Is it your doggy day? Is it my doggy day? Well then who's doggy day is it anyway? Every dog has its day Is it your doggy day? And what doggy way can we celebrate? Weiner dogs walk low to the ground (dogs, dogs, dogs) Great Danes are the tallest dogs around (dogs, dogs, dogs) Sheepdogs, well they look a lot like sheep (dogs, dogs, dogs) And every dog needs a good night sleep CHORUS Is it your doggy day? Is it my doggy day? Well then who's doggy day is it anyway? Every dog has its day Is it your doggy day? And what doggy way can we celebrate? Huskies pull us through the ice and snow (dogs, dogs, dogs) And Pointers point out which way to go (dogs, dogs, dogs) Dogs can't clap ‘cause they have paws (dogs, dogs, dogs) So it's up to us to provide the applause CHORUS Is it your doggy day? Is it my doggy day? Well then who's doggy day is it anyway? Every dog has its day Is it your doggy day? And what doggy way can we celebrate? How about this… Balls and sticks and doggy treats Doggy walks down doggy streets Doggy parks, a place where we can run and sniff and howl and bark, Awoooo! Pugs, Poodles, Pomeranians and Pekingese (dogs, dogs, dogs) Chihuahua, Chow Chow, Corgi and Maltese (dogs, dogs, dogs) Bulldogs, Boxers, Collies and Scottish Terriers (dogs, dogs, dogs) Labradoodle, Whippet, Schnauzer and Weimaraner CHORUS Is it your doggy day? Is it my doggy day? Well then who's doggy day is it anyway? Every dog has its day Is it your doggy day? And what doggy way can we celebrate? (REPEAT CHORUS)
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WHEN THE CAT’S AWAY Mike Bryden 2017 Here is the story Of a serious cat A very well dressed cat Who lived in a house It was a small crowded house With more than one mouse More mice than you'd ever seen That house was hard to keep clean CHORUS And when the cat is away the mice will play The mice will play and play and play And when the cat came back all the mice will say Mais non monsieur le chat, On joue encore avec ça Vous pouvez rester là, Mais nous on y va Oh no mister cat, we're not done playing that You're welcome to stay, But we're on our way Now early each morning Whether sunny or storming Mister cat went to work As a hotel desk clerk And he'd come each night To a terrible sight So he dared to suggest That the mice clean up their mess CHORUS And when the cat is away the mice will play The mice will play and play and play And when the cat came back all the mice will say Peut-être un jour monsieur le chat. On ne sais pas Mais aujourd'hui mon p'tit chou, on veut jouer et c'est tout Perhaps mister cat, we will think about that But as far as today, we would much rather play Then one day mister cat Had an idea in his hat To get the mice to do cleaning From the floor to the ceiling So he invented new games With catchy new names Like tidy-up tag And race to fill the trash bag CHORUS And when the cat is away the mice will play The mice will play and play and play And when the cat came back all the mice will say Bien sûr monsieur le chat, on veut jouer avec toi Nous sommes tous amis, oui chat et souris Oh yes mister cat, we'd love play that It's so very nice to be friends cat and mice CHORUS And when the cat is away the mice will play The mice will play and play and play And when the cat is away the mice will play, the mice will play all day And when the cat is away the mice will play The mice will play and play and play And when the cat comes back all the mice would say Monsieur le chat, vient donc jouer avec nous
4.
THE BEST MEDICINE Mike Bryden 2018 I’d like to introduce to you A different kind of doctor from kalamazoo She’s going to make us happy as a clam or two Going to do it with style When you’re sick in bed and feeling blue Call Doctor Giggles and she’ll come visit you She’s got the medicine to help you through She’ll bring you a smile CHORUS And you’ll go Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha He He He He He He He He Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho That’s what you’ll do Doctor Giggles has a medicine kit And it’s packed so full that it’s sides might split With twelve whoopie cushions and some tickly bits And a few long haired hamsters Well Doctor Giggles travels far and wide To visit children at their bedside And sometimes they get a little cross-eyed From all the laughter CHORUS We all go Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha He He He He He He He He Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho That’s what she’s after ‘Cause her jokes are world class Her wagon runs on laughing gas And she can turn a million frowns upside down, in a flash, That Doctor Giggles is a gas She makes chuckle soup with laughing stock Has silly string sewn into her sock And she can tickle any funny bone from all the way around the block Oh she can stop a willow from weeping She’s got a horn up her sleeve for safekeeping And even when she’s done you’ll keep laughing all night, so forget sleeping. She’s gonna laugh and giggle and wiggle and tickle and toot (hoo hoo) Cause laughter is the best medicine, and she brings it to you (hoo hoo) She’s gonna laugh and giggle and wiggle and tickle and toot (hoo hoo) Cause laughter is the best medicine, and Doctor Giggle’s is a hoot (hoo hoo) You got me laughing till my tummy hurts (Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha) You got me laughing so hard (He He He He He He He He) Lets all laugh a little louder now (Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho) Until we feel it in our hearts CHORUS We all go Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha We go He He He He He He He He We’ll go Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho That Doctor Giggles is a blast
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THE GOOSE AND THE GANDER Mike Bryden 2018 I woke up ce matin To a knocking à la porte Je me suis dit, “who could that be?” C’est bien trop tôt, for receiving company Et oui, I looked and found a letter Et puis, this morning just got better C’était pour moi, a lovely invitation De mes amis, to a special celebration, and it said CHORUS My jolie salamander My jolie salamander Je vous en prie, please come to our party Signed the goose and the gander J’ai commencé par faire une liste Of all things I could bring as a gift I thought long and I thought hard Peut-êtres des fleurs mais quelles couleurs? Ou un ballon, could they both enjoy this toy? Un camion, for a girl or a boy? I asked for help from le coq et la poule I said, aider-moi to the cow and the bull, Ils ont ri, ils ont tous dit CHORUS Ma gentille salamander Ma gentille salamander Quand tu y pense, What’s good for the goose is good for the gander Quand tu y pense, What’s good for the goose is good for the gander Soudainement it became so clear Aucun soucis, I had nothing to fear Peu importe your gender, colour or name Nous sommes pareilles, in our hearts we’re all the same CHORUS Oh silly salamander Oh silly salamander Nous sommes amies, you, me, the goose and the gander Nous sommes amies, you, me, the goose and the gander ROUND Nous sommes amies, nous sommes amies, nous sommes amies, nous sommes amies…. Nous sommes amies, bien oui. Nous sommes amies, bien oui You me the goose and the gander… I am he, as you are she, and they and we, together equally, bien oui Moi j’suis moi, comme elle et lui, et eux en plus, contents d’être inclus, and they said You me the goose and the gander
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BIRDS OF A FEATHER Mike Bryden 2017 CHORUS Birds of a feather, they’ll stick together They’ll stick together, they’ll stick together They’ll be your friend in all kinds of weather Birds know it’s better together Oh I once knew a duck His name was Charlie but we all called him Chuck He got his legs stuck In the sticky mucky muck But Chuck, well he didn’t worry He just called up his old friend Murray And together they splished and splashed Oh they laughed and laughed in that dirty birdie bath They laughed and laughed in that dirty birdie bath CHORUS Birds of a feather, they’ll stick together They’ll stick together, they’ll stick together They’ll be your friend in all kinds of weather Birds know it’s better together I once knew a crow His name was Jimmy Joe He played on the piccolo And was part of a traveling show His partner was named Sly He always had a tuba down by his side Together their music filled the sky Well Sly played low and Joe played high Sly played low and Joe played high CHORUS Birds of a feather, they’ll stick together They’ll stick together, they’ll stick together They’ll be your friend in all kinds of weather Birds know it’s better together Oh I once knew a goose, Her name is Lucy P Goose and we just call her Luce She loves her French juice To us it’s grapefruit to her it’s pamplemouse Her best friend is Jenevive, They’re so happy together they will never leave And every New Years Eve A new friendship bracelet is tucked beneath their sleeve A new friendship bracelet is tucked beneath their sleeve CHORUS Birds of a feather, they’ll stick together They’ll stick together, they’ll stick together They’ll be your friend in all kinds of weather Birds know it’s better together Birds of a feather, they’ll stick together They’ll stick together, they’ll stick together They’ll be your friend in all kinds of weather Birds know it’s better together
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PETIT CRIQUET Mike Bryden 2018 REFRAIN Criquet, criquet, criquet On entend ton chant Criquet, criquet Résonner dans les champs Un jour, un petit criquet pratiquait la hauteur de son saut tout à coup il s’est perdu En se posant dans une forêt inconnue Tout là haut, il essaie de sauter mais trop haut sont ces arbres élevés Allo, surgit une voix amicale Attirée par le son musical Criquet, arrête de pleurer Comment puis-je t’aider Monsieur, je n’ai aucun moyen Tout petit là dans le creux de ta main REFRAIN Criquet, criquet, criquet On entend ton chant Criquet, criquet Résonner dans les champs Voyons criquet, tu es puissant Ton chant criquet est retentissant Chante criquet, chante pour ta mère Et chante criquet, chante pour ton père Et tout les autres criquets se sont joint A lui, chantant le joli refrain REFRAIN Criquet, criquet, criquet On entend ton chant Criquet, criquet Résonner dans les champs C’est ainsi que l’histoire est finit La famille s’est à nouveau réunie Souvenez-vous qu’un petit criquet Peut avoir un grand effet REFRAIN Criquet, criquet, criquet On entend ton chant Criquet, criquet Résonner dans les champs Criquet, criquet, criquet On entend ton chant Criquet, criquet Quand le soleil descent
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A ROLLING STONE Mike Bryden 2018 This is the story about two stones (this is the story about two stones) One that played outside and one that stayed home (one that played outside and one that stayed home) One rolled up to the top of the hill (one rolled up to the top of the hill) And the other at the bottom stayed very very still One got a ride on a mighty mighty hawk (one got a ride on a mighty mighty hawk) The other stayed inside just staring at a box (the other stayed inside just staring at a box) Now the rolling stone got healthy as an ox (now the rolling stone got healthy as an ox) But the stay at home stone is covered in moss (but the stay at home stone is covered in moss) So get up, get out, move around So get up, get out, move around Shake it up, yeah shake it like a boss (shake it up, yeah shake it like a boss) Cause a rolling stone gathers no moss (cause a rolling stone gathers no moss) Shake it up, yeah shake it like a boss (shake it up, yeah shake it like a boss) Cause a rolling stone gathers no moss (cause a rolling stone gathers no moss) You gotta move, move around You gotta dance, to the sound You gotta jump, jump, jump, jump, jump up and down You gotta jump, jump, jump, jump, jump up and down On va bouger, se secouer On va danser et s’amuser On va sauter, haut haut haut on va sauter On va sauter, haut haut haut on va sauter You gotta skip, skip and stroll You gotta shake, lose control You gotta rock, rock, rock, rock, rock and roll You gotta rock, rock, rock, rock, rock and roll You gotta rock, rock, rock, rock, rock and roll You gotta rock, rock, rock, rock, rock and roll This is the story about two stones (this is the story about two stones) One that played outside and one that stayed home (one that played outside and one that stayed home)
9.
FISH OUT OF WATER Mike Bryden 2018 What if all the fish Suddenly got their wish And learned to fly up in the sky Oh wouldn’t that be a twist What if snakes could sing And their tails went ding-a-ling They would slide along and sing their song Oh what music they might bring CHORUS Like a fish out of water Like a bird deep in the sea I want to explore and do so much more I want to be all I can be I want to be all I can be What if birds could swim I’m going to go out on a limb I think they might just love the sight Of inside the aquarium What if bugs were tall And people were really small You might catch a ride on a dragonfly And learn how ants can crawl CHORUS Like a fish out of water Like a bird deep in the sea I want to explore and do so much more I want to be all I can be You and me, you and me, you and me what will we be You and me what will we be, what will we be What if up was down What if in was out What if all the things that we know about Were up, down and inside out CHORUS Like a fish out of water Like a bird deep in the sea I want to explore and do so much more I want to be all I can be I want to be all I can be I want to be, be, be, be, be a bumblebee
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NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK Mike Bryden 2018 Joni is a jumpy girl who loves her skipping rope She skips in summer, spring and fall and even in her winter coat One day she lost her favourite toy, thought she’d never get it back But a rope is not as hard to find as a needle in a haystack CHORUS You gotta stop, take a breath Close your eyes, put your hands on your thighs Get ready to take the next step Now you look, look real close With your eyes open wide, look in and outside Check the place you go to the most Then you think, think real hard Where was I last, who can I ask Did I remember to check the backyard Now take a break, lets change gears Do something fun, jump skip and run And suddenly guess what appears? The skipping rope was in the bath tub! Owen is a lanky lad who collects some shiny stones His favourite is a purple one with blue and yellow tones One day he lost that tiny rock from a hole in his backpack But a purple rock stands out much more than a needle in a haystack CHORUS You gotta stop, take a breath Close your eyes, put your hands on your thighs Get ready to take the next step Now you look, look real close With your eyes open wide, look in and outside Check the place you go to the most Then you think, think real hard Where was I last, who can I ask Did I remember to check the backyard Now take a break, lets change gears Do something fun, jump skip and run And suddenly guess what appears? The rock was in his left boot! Sally is a cockatoo with a lovely little bell She rings it every single day as far I can tell But one day she couldn’t find her bell to give it it’s daily whack But a bell is easier to find than a needle in a haystack OUT CHORUS So let’s look in, let’s look out, let’s look up and around We may find what we’ve lost will turn up and be found Let’s look in, let’s look out Let’s look down, let’s look up We may find what we’ve lost will turn up So let’s look in, let’s look out, let’s look up and around We may find what we’ve lost will turn up and be found Let’s look in, let’s look out Let’s look down, let’s look up We may find what we’ve lost will turn up

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Mike Bryden's Sing Song Sayings is a beautifully crafted concept album for children that puts common expressions to music in a delightful way. Fun, witty and bilingual, it's the perfect balance between entertainment and discovery.

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