Fun to Groove

by Little Minstrels

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released September 30, 2014

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Little Minstrels New Zealand

I love music - I love kids! Little Minstrels all began with a few classes at a preschool in 2005. Since then it has grown into my part-time job and full-time passion, developing my own teaching programme and writing and recording songs to suit. These songs have stood the test of time and have been loved by the preschoolers I teach. I hope your chidren enjoy them too! ... more

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Track Name: Volcano!
In the tall grey mountains that touch the sky,
Was a small volcano that's not very high,
In its magma chamber bubbles larva hot,
Would you like to go near it?
I'd rather not!
And the pressure builds up...and the larva builds up....
And the pressure builds up, and the larva builds up,
Until, until it ERUPTS!!

In the tall grey mountains that touch the sky,
Was a big volcano that's getting quite high,
In its magma chamber bubbles larva hot,
Would you like to go near it?
I'd rather not!
And the pressure builds up...and the larva builds up....
And the pressure builds up, and the larva builds up,
Until, until it ERUPTS!!

In the tall grey mountains that touch the sky,
Was a HUGE volcano that'sreally really high,
In its magma chamber bubbles larva hot,
Would you like to go near it?
I'd rather not!
And the pressure builds up...and the larva builds up....
And the pressure builds up, and the larva builds up,
Until, until it ERUPTS!!
Track Name: Presto Ponies
Presto Ponies, Presto Ponies running round and round.
Pony feet get really tired and clip-clop on the ground!

Lento Ponies, Lento Ponies, walking very slow,
Show me all your lento feet, How slow can you go?

Presto Ponies, Presto Ponies running round and round.
Pony feet get really tired and clip-clop on the ground!
Track Name: Railroad Band
Here comes the railroad band,
Chugging across the land,
Listen, you'll hear it too,
Chugga-chugga right by you!

Haulin’ in the first car (shake-a-shake-a-shake-a-shake)
Maracas in the first car (shake-a-shake-a-shake-a-shake)

Here comes the railroad band,
Chugging across the land,
Listen, you'll hear it too,
Chugga-chugga right by you!

Haulin’ in the next car (dum- dum- diddley-dum)
Drums in the next car (dum- dum- diddley-dum)

Here comes the railroad band,
Chugging across the land,
Listen, you'll hear it too,
Chugga-chugga right by you!

Haulin’ in the last car (tap-tap-tappity-tap)
Woodblocks in the last car (tap-tap-tappity-tap)

Here comes the railroad band,
Chugging across the land,
Listen, you'll hear it too,
Chugga-chugga right by you!
Track Name: Racecar
Here is the racetrack, here are the cars,
Which one will win the race - Who will be the star?
Line up please.
Red car, yellow car, blue car, green,
Get in your places, hear the engines scream!
One, Two, Three - GO!

Red car, yellow car, green car, blue!
Who will win the race, I ask you?
They're coming to the corner now!
They're racing down the straight!
Come on all you racing cars - the winner's flag won't wait!

Red car, yellow car, green car, blue!
Who will win the race, I ask you?
They're coming to the finish line!
They're racing round the bend!
Who will be the winner when they get to the end?

Roaring round the racetrack very very fast!
They're coming to the finish line -
Don't let me be last!
Track Name: Two Naughty Goats
Let me tell you the tale of two naughty goats,
They have short pointy horns and long woolly coats,
And they lived at a preschool down a quiet country road,
That’s Ammo and Raisin, the two naughty goats!

Now one dark day the weather turned real bad,
Ammo and Raisin were looking rather sad,
The rain was pouring down and the wind was blowing round,
There were deep muddy puddles a-lying on the ground.

Ammo and Raisin, the two naughty goats,
They have short pointy horns and long woolly coats,
It was raining very hard down that quiet country road,
That’s Ammo and Raisin, the two naughty goats!

It was getting really dark, the goats were so forlorn –
The teachers put them in the playground to shelter from the storm,
The skipped in through the gate so merrily,
They were looking all around at everything to see.

Next they jumped into the sandpit and they ate up all the flowers,
Then they played on the slide for hours upon hours,
They were swinging on the swings and they chewed up all the rope,
That’s Ammo and Raisin, those two naughty goats!

Ammo and Raisin those two naughty goats,
They messed up all the playground – it really was no a joke!
The children all laughed and the teachers nearly cried,
That's Ammo and Raisin, the two naughty goats.

When the storm went away the teachers got a fright,
Those naughty preschool goats had wrecked everything in sight!
The slide was lying on its side and the swings were in the tree,
And the two naughty goats were smiling happily!

Ammo and Raisin, the two naughty goats,
They have short pointy horns and long woolly coats,
Now they’re always in their paddock down that quiet country road,
That’s Ammo and Raisin, the two naughty goats.
Track Name: Robot Band
Welcome to our robot band,
The greatest band in all the land,
Robot music's just begun,
Come and join our robot fun!

Robot drummers play real slow,
This is how their music goes.
Woodblocks tick-tock all day long,
Join in, play the robot song.

Welcome to our robot band,
The greatest band in all the land,
Robot music's just begun,
Come and join our robot fun!

Robot triangles waiting then,
Ting it once then wait again,
Ev'rybody play along,
Let's all play a robot song.

Welcome to our robot band,
The greatest band in all the land,
Robot music's just begun,
Come and join our robot fun!
Track Name: Robot Feet
Here comes Daddy Robot, Clanking down the street,
Can you walk like Daddy and clank your robot feet?
Here comes Mummy Robot, Clanking down the street,
Can you walk like Mummy and clank your robot feet?
Here comes Baby Robot, Clanking down the street,
Can you walk like Baby and clank your robot feet?
Track Name: Swapping Game
Would you like to play a game with your instruments?
It's a very good game and it's never the same!

(Boom go the drums / Tick tock woodblocks / Triangles go TING!
1, 2, 3 and swap! 1, 2, 3 and swap!)

Swapping game, swapping game, swap your instruments round,
Swapping gmae, swapping Are you ready for a new sound?

Swapping game, swapping game,
you've swapped your instruments round,
Swapping game, swapping game,
you've swapped your instruments round,
And now you've played all the sounds!
Track Name: Tappity-tap
Tappity-tap go my sticks,
Tappity, tappity, tap!
Tap up high, tap down low,
Tap your sticks now off we go,
Come and tap along with me,
Are you ready, one, two, three!

Scrape your sticks,
Scrape your sticks,
Let's all scrape our sticks!
Scrape up high, scrape down low,
Scrape your sticks now off we go,
Come and scrape along with me,
Are you ready, one, two, three!

Drum with your sticks,
Drum with your sticks,
Let's all drum with our sticks!
Drum up high, drum down low,
Drum your sticks now off we go,
Come and drum along with me,
Are you ready, one, two, three!

Tappity-tap go my sticks,
Tappity, tappity, tap!
Tap up high, tap down low,
Tap your sticks now off we go,
Come and tap along with me,
Are you ready, one, two, three!
Track Name: Shake 'n' Drum
Shake your maraca, shake!
Shake your maraca, shake!
Shake your maraca more and more,
Then put your maraca on the floor.

Drum on your drum,
Drum with me,
Drum on your drum so happily,
I like to drum, I like it a lot,
So drum on your drum but get ready to stop!
Track Name: Around the World
Around the world, Around the world,
Travelling across the sea!
Across the sea, Across the sea,
Pass it along to me!
Track Name: Play and Play
Come on and play and play on a a sunny day,
Come on and play and play and STOP!
Track Name: In Medieval Times
Long, long, long ago in medieval times.
The folk they lived by the castle gate,
Protected by the knight.
Hey nonny, hey nonny, hey nonny no,
In medieval times.

Long, long, long ago in medieval times.
The folk they only ate what they grew,
And cooked upon the fire,
Hey nonny, hey nonny, hey nonny no,
In medieval times.

Long, long, long ago in medieval times.
The folk they only wore what they wove,
The ladies, lords and squires,
Hey nonny, hey nonny, hey nonny no,
In medieval times.
Track Name: Medieval Song
The kings and queens are royalty,
Royalty, royalty.
The kings and queens are royalty,
Play the royal drum.

The knights protect the people,
People, people,
The knights protect the people,
Gallop-a here they come.

The peasants work and grow the food,
Grow the food, grow the food,
The peasants work and grow the food,
All day in the sun.

The bell-ringer rings the bells,
Rings the bells, rings the bells,
The bell-ringer rings the bells,
When the day is done.
Track Name: In the Shadow of a Wall
In the shadow of a wall stands 5 snowmen,
When the sun comes up it gets hot again.
Then one snowman slowly melts away.
How many snowmen are left to play?

In the shadow of a wall stands 4 snowmen,
When the sun comes up it gets hot again.
Then one snowman slowly melts away.
How many snowmen are left to play?

In the shadow of a wall stands 3 snowmen,
When the sun comes up it gets hot again.
Then one snowman slowly melts away.
How many snowmen are left to play?

In the shadow of a wall stands 2 snowmen,
When the sun comes up it gets hot again.
Then one snowman slowly melts away.
How many snowmen are left to play?

In the shadow of a wall stands 1 snowman,
When the sun comes up it gets hot again,
Then the last snowman slowly melts right down,
There's a puddle of water on the ground,
And no icy snowmen to be found.
Track Name: Ralph the Rat
Here's Ralph the Rat!
Here's Ralph the Rat!
He runs and runs and jumps!
He runs and runs and jumps!
Then he sniffs, then he sniffs!

Here's Ralph the Rat!
Here's Ralph the Rat!
He runs and runs and jumps!
He runs and runs and jumps!
Then he shakes, yeah, he vibrates!

He runs on the grass, the concrete and the floor,
He plays hide and seek by the curtains and the door,
He nibbles on his food and he sleeps in his bed,
He snuggles in my hoodie and he tickles my head!

Cos he's a rat,
He's Ralph the Rat!
He runs and runs and jumps!
He runs and runs and jumps!
And he squeaks, Oh yeah, he squeaks!

Here's Ralph the Rat!
He's Ralph the Rat!
He runs and runs and jumps!
He runs and runs and jumps!
Then he shakes, yeah he vibrates.

He runs on the grass, the concrete and the floor,
He plays hide and seek by the curtains and the door,
He nibbles on his food and he sleeps in his bed,
He snuggles in my hoodie and he tickles my head!

Cos he's a rat,
He's Ralph the Rat!
He runs and runs and jumps!
He runs and runs and jumps!
And he wriggles, oh yeah he squiggles,
He's Ralph the Rat,
He's Ralph the Rat!
He's Ralph the .....
Track Name: M-U-M
Everyone loves their Mum,
Ev'ry day and every night,
Mums love you and Mums love hugs and kisses,
And to hold you tight.
When Mums tickle you, you laugh,
They help you every day of your life.
Like get you games!
Get you food and drinks
and help you all the time!

Mothers are really wonderful,
yeah mothers are really fine.
How I love my Mama -
I love her 'cos she's mine!
Mums will always love you
They love you every day.
We love Mums, we love Mums
We love them in every way!

M-U-M! M-U-M!
M-U-M's OK!
Track Name: One People, One Planet
We all come diff'rent places and we all have diff'rent faces,
But underneath we're all just the same,
We all like feeling loved and we all like getting hugs,
Even though we all have diff'rent names.

We all belong to our planet blue,
Can we be friends? That's me and you.
And so we sing with our voices strong,
Can we try to get along?
One people, one planet, one song.

We all think a diff'rent way, we all have diff'rent things to say,
When we're happy we all laugh the same,
So let's learn to get along,
Being kind is never wrong,
Let's all make friends ev'ry day.

We all belong to our planet blue,
Can we be friends? That's me and you.
And so we sing with our voices strong,
Can we try to get along?
One people, one planet, one song.
Track Name: 7 Bright Stars
1 bright star, (hold up 1 finger)
Sparkling high, (sparkle your 1 finger above your head)
Peeking through the clouds in the big black sky, (both hands in front of your face, peek around)
Winter’s coming closer, (shiver)
What can I see? (shrug shoulder, open out hands)
2 bright stars are shining on me! (Hold up 2 fingers, point to yourself)

…….7 bright stars it’s Matariki.
Track Name: Lovely Scarf
I have a lovely scarf,
I wave it all around.
And then I wave it up so high,
And then I wave it down so low,
I wave it all around.

Swirling, twirling all around.
Swirl up high, then touch the ground.
Shake it, shake it to and fro,
Spin around... and off we go!

I have a lovely scarf,
I wave it all around.
And then I wave it up so high,
And then I wave it down so low,
I wave it all around.

Make your scarf into a line,
Can you jump from side to side?
Roll your scarf into a ball,
Toss it up! And watch it fall.

I have a lovely scarf,
I wave it all around.
And then I wave it up so high,
And then I wave it down so low,
I wave it all around.
Track Name: The Instrument's Lullaby
Lullaby instruments, Lulla, Lullaby,
Lullaby instruments, Lulla, Lullaby.

Time for drums to go to bed, Lulla, Lullaby.
They are feeling very tired, Lulla, Lullaby.

Woodblocks now its time for dreams, Lulla, Lullaby.
They are feeling very tired, Lulla, Lullaby.

Triangles now its time for dreams, Lulla, Lullaby.
They are feeling very tired, Lulla, Lullaby.

Cymblas let's stop crashing now, Lulla, Lullaby.
They are feeling very tired, Lulla, Lullaby.

Can I please have all the rest? Lulla, Lullaby.
They are feeling very tired, Lulla, Lullaby.

Lullaby instruments, Lulla, Lullaby.