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Children’s music artists from Canada

 

In terms of music for children the maple leaf rules!

Children’s music artists from Canada are highly respected by education professionals and loved by families around the world.

Probably the best known Canadian artist is Raffi with his distinctive style and respect for children. Raffi has been recognised with many awards, including the Order of Canada for his “Child Honouring” work – his vision for creating a humane and sustainable world by addressing the universal needs of children. One Light One Sun is one of his most popular collections and features his moving ‘One Light, One Sun” , the silly  ‘Apples and Bananas” and “De Colores” — a beautiful ballad in Spanish. Another wonderful collection is Quiet Time and Raffi makes nap time, bedtime, cuddle time or just winding down time a warm and loving experience for families to enjoy and share. In his gentle, humorous way, Raffi sings much-loved tunes like ‘Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star’ and ‘Rockabye Baby’ as well as his classic original compositions like ‘Blessed Be’ and ‘Thanks A Lot’. Raffi’s music both soothes and spreads a gentle message of mindfulness and gratitude. Read more

Susie Tallman

Susie Tallman is the founder of Rock Me Baby Records and produces music for children that parents will love too. The American, classically-trained singer has won many awards from music and parenting organisations that recognise Susie’s passion for music education and enjoyment.

A must-have CD for parents is Lullabies for Sleepy Eyes – probably one of Susie’s best-known collections. On Lullabies for Sleepy Eyes Susie does folk-renditions of lullabies from Welsh, Scottish, Irish, Yiddish, French and Australian traditions. The gentle music is soothing for children and parents who will love the soft melodies with instruments like piano, dobro, guitar, harmonica, and violin. Highlights of the CD are ‘Hush Now, My Baby’, ‘Toora, Loora Loora’ and ‘Summertime’. Read more

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah

From “Song of the South”
Lyrics: Ray Gilbert

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay,
My, oh, my, what a wonderful day.
Plenty of sunshine headin’ my way,
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay!

Mister Bluebird’s on my shoulder,
It’s the truth, it’s “actch’ll”
Everything is “satisfactch’ll.”

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay,
Wonderful feeling, wonderful day!

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay,
My, oh, my, what a wonderful day.
Plenty of sunshine headin’ my way,
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay!

Mister Bluebird’s on my shoulder,
It’s the truth, it’s “actch’ll”
Everything is “satisfactch’ll.”
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay,
Wonderful feeling, feeling this way!

Mister Bluebird’s on my shoulder
It’s the truth, it’s “actch’ll”
Everything is “satisfactch’ll.”
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay,
Wonderful feeling, wonderful day!

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

There was an old lady who swallowed a fly,
I don’t know why she swallowed a fly.
Perhaps she’ll die!

There was an old lady who swallowed a spider,
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her.
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
I don’t know why she swallowed a fly.
Perhaps she’ll die!

There was an old lady who swallowed a bird,
How absurd to swallow a bird.
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
I don’t know why she swallowed a fly.
Perhaps she’ll die!

There was an old lady who swallowed a cat,
Imagine that, she swallowed a cat.
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
I don’t know why she swallowed a fly.
Perhaps she’ll die!

There was an old lady who swallowed a dog,
Oh, what a hog to swallow a dog.
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat,
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
I don’t know why she swallowed a fly.
Perhaps she’ll die!

There was an old lady who swallowed a goat,
She just opened her throat and swallowed a goat!
She swallowed the goat to catch the dog,
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat,
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
I don’t know why she swallowed a fly.
Perhaps she’ll die!

There was an old lady who swallowed a cow,
I’m not sure how she swallowed a cow.
She swallowed the cow to catch the goat,
She swallowed the goat to catch the dog,
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat,
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
I don’t know why she swallowed a fly.
Perhaps she’ll die!

There was an old lady who swallowed a horse.
She’s dead, of course!

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Performed by: Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews)
Written by: Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman

Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Even though the sound of it
Is something quite atrocious
If you say it loud enough
You’ll always sound precocious
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Because I was afraid to speak
When I was just a lad
My father gave me nose a tweak
And told me I was bad
But then one day I learned a word
That saved me aching nose
The biggest word I ever heard
And this is how it goes:

Oh, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Even though the sound of it
Is something quite atrocious
If you say it loud enough
You’ll always sound precocious
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
So when the cat has got your tongue
There’s no need for dismay
Just summon up this word
And then you’ve got a lot to say
But better use it carefully
Or it may change your life
One night I said it to me girl
And now me girl’s my wife!

She’s supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater

Peter, Peter, pumpkin-eater,
Had a wife and couldn’t keep her;
He put her in a pumpkin shell,
And there he kept her very well.

Down by the bay

Down by the bay,
Where the watermelons grow.
Back to my home,
I dare not go.
Because if I do,
My mother will say,
“Did you ever see a bear combing his hair?”
Down by the bay.

Down by the bay,
Where the watermelons grow.
Back to my home,
I dare not go.
Because if I do,
My mother will say,
“Did you ever see a goose kissing a moose?”
Down by the bay.

Down by the bay,
Where the watermelons grow.
Back to my home,
I dare not go.
Because if I do,
My mother will say,
“Did you ever see a whale with a polka dot tail?”
Down by the bay.

Down by the bay,
Where the watermelons grow.
Back to my home,
I dare not go.
Because if I do,
My mother will say,
“Did you ever see a pig wearing a wig?”
Down by the bay.

Down by the bay,
Where the watermelons grow,
Back to my home,
I dare not go.
Because if I do,
My mother will say,
“Did you ever see a cat wearing a hat?”
Down by the bay.

Down by the bay,
Where the watermelons grow,
Back to my home,
I dare not go.
Because if I do,
My mother will say,
“Did you ever see a dragon pulling a wagon?”
Down by the bay.

Down by the bay,
Where the watermelons grow,
Back to my home,
I dare not go.
Because if I do,
My mother will say,
“Did you ever see a goat wearing a coat?”
Down by the bay.

Down by the bay,
Where the watermelons grow,
Back to my home,
I dare not go.
Because if I do,
My mother will say,
“Did you ever have a time-
when you couldn’t find a rhyme?”
Down by the bay.

Do your ears hang low?

Do your ears hang low?
Do they wobble to and fro?
Can you tie ’em in a knot?
Can you tie ’em in a bow?
Can you throw them over your shoulder
like a Continental Soldier?
Do your ears hang low?

Do your ears Flip Flop?
Can you use them as a mop?
Are they stringy at the bottom?
Are they curly at the top?
Can you put them in a shower
With a giant daisy flower?
Do your ears Flip Flop?

Does your tongue hang out?
Can you shake it all about?
When you try to tuck it in,
does it just hang out?
Can you roll it to the ground,
with a clunk and a pound?
Does your tongue hang out?