Melody time  |  Once upon a wintertime  |  The Lord is good to me  |  Get on the wagon rolling west  |  The apple song  |  The Lord is good to me (reprise)  |  The fest song  |  The apple song (reprise)  |  Little Toot  |  Trees  |  Blame it on the samba  |  Blue shadows on the trail  |  Pecos Bill  |  Blue shadows on the trail (reprise)

 

Melody time

Nainen:
Melody time
melody time

Mies:
Melody time
it's time to swing along
to a happy land of song
where love is the theme.
Melody Time
it's time for sweet romance
won't you give your heart a chance
to join in and sing (join in and sing)

Take a tip from the birds
you don't need words (no words)
for music has charms
it's the language of love
when your love's in your arms.

Rhythm and rhyme
Sure help a heart along
So come on and sing a song
It's Melody Time.

Nainen:
It's melody time

Naamiot:
Something sublime
You can't go wrong
if you swing along
with melody, harmony, come to the jubilee
it's melody time

 

 

Once upon a wintertime

Don't you kind of love December?
When the merry snow bells chime?
We're together once upon a wintetime

Every single snowflake falling
Plays a jingle down your spine
Lovely weather once upon a wintertime

On the frozen pond folks are swaying
Sweetheart, who cares?
We'll have more fun sleighing
Behind two chestnut mares

When we say "Goodbye, December
Merry bells no longer chime
We'll remember once upon a wintertime

Don't you kinda love December?
When the merry snow bells chime?
We're together once upon a wintetime

Every single snowflake falling
Plays a jingle down your spine
Here we are together lovely weather
once upon a wintertime (jingle bells)
Jingle all the way

On the frozen pond folks are swaying
- Sweetheart, who cares?
We'll have more fun sleighing
Behind two chestnut mares

When we say "Goodbye, December
Merry bells no longer chime
We'll remember once upon a wintertime
Remember December once upon a wintertime

 

On the frozen pond folks are swaying
Sweetheart, who cares?
We'll have more fun sleighing
Behind two chestnut mares

When we say "Goodbye, December
Merry bells no longer chime
We'll remember once upon a.....wintertime
Once upon a wintertime

 

 

The Lord is good to me

The Lord is good to me 
And so I thank the Lord 
For giving me the things I need 
the sun and rain an apple seed
yes, he's been good to me 

I owe the Lord so much 
For everything I see 
I'm certain if it waren't for him 
there'd be no apples on this limb 
He's been good to me

Oh, here am I 'neath the blue, blue sky
doing as I please 
Singing with my feathered friends 
Humming with the bees

I wake up every day 
As happy as can be 
Because I know that with his care
my apples threes they will still be there 
Oh, the Lord is good to me 

 

 

Get on the wagon rolling west

Get on the wagon rolling west,
Out to the great unknown.
Oh', get on the wagon rolling west,
Or you'll be left alone.

We've made a home before
we're starting out again
we ain't afeared of man or beast
we're strong-hearted men

So, get on the wagon rolling west
seeking a land that's new
get on the wagon rolling west
there's plenty of room for you
get on the wagon rolling west
out to the great unknown
get on the wagon rolling west
or you'll be left alone

The rivers may be wide
the mountains may be tall
but nothing stops the pioneer
we're trail-blazers all
get on the wagon rolling west
out to the great unknown
get on the wagon rolling west or....

 

 

The apple song

Oh, so tasty apple tarts, and apple pastry
apple dumplings not to mention...
-apple sauce?
- yes
and there's apple fritters light as thistle
and for folks to wet their whistle
tangy apple cider in a glass

Stew 'em, fry 'em boil 'em, bake 'em
- Apple pie and apple cake em!
- you can cook 'em anyway
there's apple this and apple that
the recipes'd fill your hat
why I could carry on like this all day

"So, pack your stuff and get a-going.
Get those apple trees a-growing.

There's a lot of work out there to do!"
there's a lot of work to do

There ain't nothing finer than your book
Here's a mighty handy bonnet
even got a handle on it

turn it upside down and you can cook

So, come on, son and get a-goin'
get them apple trees a-growin'
there's a lot of work out there to do
cos there's a lot of work to do

 

 

The Lord is good to me (reprise)

The Lord is good to me 
And so I thank the Lord 
For giving me the things I need
The sun, and rain and an apple seed
Yes, He's been good to me

 

 

The fest song

Come right out to the right of the ring
inside arch and outside under
it ain't gonna rain without no thunder
first and third, balance, swing
come right out to the right of the ring
buckle up four with eight hands round
I'll swing yours, you swing mine
I'll swing my girl, half time

When you're straight to a do-si-do
chicken in the bread pan kickin' out dough
big pig rootin' up a little tater row
one more change and home you go

Now duck for the apple, four in a row,
thank you, son, corners go!
apple core, Baltimore
bite that apple to the core
Alamade left with the old left hand
back to your partner right and left,
whirl 'em right, whirl 'em wrong
straighten 'em out, trot 'em along
right and left, four in a row
second couple on the corner go
apple core Baltimore
gent and a pretty girl
try once more

 

 

 

The apple song (reprise)

we're wasting time
let's get a goin'
get them apple trees a-growin'
there's a lot of work up there to do
oh, there's a lot of work to do

and someday there'll be apples there
for everyone in the world to share
the Lord is good to me

 

 

 

Little Toot

Little Toot was just a tug
Just a happy harbour tug
And he came from a line of tugboats fine and grey
But it seems that Little Toot
Simply didn't give a hoot
Though he tried to be good
he never could behave.

Chug-a-chug-a-chug, heave ho, my lad
I'm a big toot just like my dad
Pull big boats with the ol' heave ho
And away we go!
Chug-a-chug chug-a-chug chug-chug
Chug-a-chug chug-a-chug chug-chug
Whooo!

He made the ocean liners wait
While he made a figure eight
With the greatest of ease
He cut through the seas
And slide ...

But he went too far one day
When he slid in Big Toot's way
And it wasn't a joke
For it nearly broke Big Toot's pride

Won't you ever grow up Little Toot
Won't you ever grow up Little Toot
When there's work to be done
All you think of is fun
Won't you ever grow up Little Toot!

Ohhh Little Toot had quite a scare
He decided then and there
That he'd try to be good as good as he could be
So, when his dad came puffin' slow
With a mighty ship in tow
Little Toot went to help him take it out to sea

Chug-a-chug-a-chug heave ho, my my lad
I'm a big toot just like my dad
Push big boats with the ol' heave ho
And away we go!
Chug-a-chug chug chug
Chug-a-chug chug chug
Chug-a-chug chug chug
Whooo

Won't you ever grow up Little Toot
Won't you ever grow up Little Toot
When you get into trouble
You get into it double
Won't you ever grow up Little Toot

What a shame
What a shame
You've disgraced your father's name
Won't you ever grow up Little Toot

Bad boy, bad boy
Shame, shame
Too bad,  too bad

He was drifting all around
When a storm came crashing down
In the billowing sea he tossed and tossed and tossed
And his heart was filled with fear
For he knew the rocks were near
With the waves in pursuit Little Toot knew all was lost

Then he saw a rockets flare
Come a-bursting in the air
And he suddenly knew that he must do or die
For a ship was in distress
And as he puffed an S.O.S.
He raced to the rescue of the ship nearby

Try try try
do or die, do or die
do or die,  do or die!


Well it seems you've grown up Little Toot (toot toot)
You're a brave, you're a brave, brave Little Toot
Can't you hear that cheering crowd?
You have made your daddy proud
You are now a big toot Little Toot!
Yes you're now a great big toot, Little Toot!

 

 

Trees

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree
A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast
A tree that looks at God all day
And lifts her leafy arms to pray

A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair
Upon whose bosom snow has lain
Who intimately lives with rain
Poems are made by fools like me
But only God can make a tree

 

 

Blame it on the samba

If your spirits have hit a new low
And they long to hit a new high
One little musical cocktail
Will lift them to the sky
Mix a jigger of rhythm
With the strain of a few guitars
Add a dash of the samba
And a few melodious bars

And then, and then
You take a small cabaca
One pandeiro
Take a cuica
You've got the fascinating rhythm of the samba
And if guitars are strumming
Birds are humming
Drums are drumming
Then you can blame it on rhythm of the samba
For there is something 'bout the beat you cling to
Not the type of song you sing to
but the kind of thing you swing to
When you get to bouncing with the beat in your feet
For when you're bouncing to the beat you're reeling
With the carioca feeling
But if you want to hit the ceiling
Here is all you have to do
You take a small cabaca
One pandeiro
Take a cuica
You've got the fascinating rhythm of the samba

And the you really got the.... Samba

 

 

Blue shadows on the trail

Shades of night are fallin’
As the wind begins to sigh
And the world is silhouetted
’Gainst the sky

Blue shadows on the trail
Blue moon shinin’ through the trees
And the plaintive wail
From the distance
Comes a driftin’
On the evenin’ breeze

Move along blue shadows
Move along
Soon the dawn will come
And you’ll be on your way
But until the darkness
Sheds its veil
There’ll be blue shadows
On the trail

Move along
Move along blue shadows
Move along, move along
move along, move along
Soon the dawn will come
And you’ll be on your way
On your way
But until the darkness
Sheds its veil
There’ll be blue shadows
On the trail
Shadows on the trail

 

 

Pecos Bill

He was the roughest, toughest critter
Never known to be a quitter
Cos he never had no fear
For man or beast

She was fresh as the dew
On a prairie rose
A true thoroughbred
From her head to her toes
That there was Slue-Foot Sue
Sweet Sue

Along came night and a prairie moon
Ol’ Ma coyote hurryin’ home
She was due for a shock
At her journey’s end
For the stork had delivered a dividend

Bill looked up and the he grinned
Ma’s ol’ heart just plum caved in
Bill seen right off that he needn’t fear
He’d staked himself a claim right here

Then one day
Cross the burnin’ sand
A stranger come
To the Pecos land
The usual committee
Was there today
To welcome their guest
In the usual way

Oh... Pecos Bill was quite a cowboy down in Texas
And the western superman to say the least
He was the roughest, toughest critter
Never known to be a quitter
Cos he never had no fear
Of man or beast
So yippee-i-yay
I-yay
Yippee-i-ohh
Fer the toughest critter west of the Alamo
So yippee-yi-yay, yi-yay
Yippee-yi-yo
For the toughest critter
West of the Alamo

Once he roped a raging cyclone
Out of nowhere
Then he stradled it
And settled down with ease
And while that cyclone bucked and flitted
Pecos rolled a some and lit it
And he tamed that ornery wind
Down to a breeze
So yippee-yi-yay (yodelling)
Yippee-yi-yo (yodelling)

Once there was a drought
That spread all over Texas
So, to sunny Californy he did go
And though the gag is kinda corny
He brought rain from Californy
That’s the way we got the Gulf of Mexico
So yippee-yi-yay yi-yay
Yippee-yi-yo
For the toughest critter
West of th Alamo

Once a band of rustlers
Stole a herd of cattle
But they didn’t know
The herd they stole was Bill’s
And when he caught them crooked villains
Pecos knocked out all their fillings
That’s the reason why there’s gold
In them thar hills
So yippee-yi-yay yi-yay
Yippee-yi-yo yi-yo
For the toughest critter west of the Alamo

Oh, Pecos lost his way
While travelin’ on the desert
- Water
It was ninety miles
Across the burnin’ sand
- Water
He knew he’d never reach the border
- Water
If he didn’t get some water
- Water
So, he got a stick
And dug the Rio Grande (yodelling)

While a tribe of painted Indians
Did a war dance
Pecos started shootin’ up
Their little game
He gave them redskins such a shake-up
That they jumped out from their make-up
That’s the way the Painted Desert got its name
So yippee-yi-yay yi-yo
For the toughest critter west of the Alamo

While reclinin’ on a cloud
High over Texas
With his gun he made the stars evaporate
Then Pecos saw the stars declinin’
So he left one brightly shinin’
As the emblem of the Lone Star Texas state
So yippee-yi-yay
Yi-yay
Yippee-yi-yo

 

In the beckoning depths
Of two blue limpid pools

 

He arranged for the moon
to rise just right
and flood the land
with a silvery light
Ordered the stars
In heaven above
to form a token
of undying love

Then 'cross the sky
in words of fire
Bill told sweet Sue
of his own heart's desire
Sweet Sue
I love you

 

 

Blue shadows on the trail (reprise)

Move along
Move along, blue shadows
Move along, move along
Move along, move along
Soon the dawn will come
And you'll be on your way
On your way
But until the darkness
Sheds its veil
There'll be blue shadows
On the trail
Shadows on the trail