Real Songs for Real Kids - Volumes 1 & 2
Sound Clips & Lyrics

   
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Selected audio clips from Real Songs for Real Kids - Volume 1:

Come Sail Away With Me

The Name is Crane

Blast Off!

Put On My Racing Gloves

True Blue

One Two Firetruck

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Selected audio clips from Real Songs for Real Kids - Volume 2:

Are We There Yet?


The Wild West Rodeo


Whirleybirds, Choppers, Big Helicopters


From The Ground Up


The Ways of the Mighty Lumberjack







LYRICS:

REAL SONGS FOR REAL KIDS - VOL. 1

COME SAIL AWAY WITH ME

Ahoy there mate let's climb aboard
Come sail away with me
Then grab the rudder, or a paddle or an oar
And sail away with me
We'll call for the skipper to steer his clipper
Or tanker or tub to sea
Then ship ahoy you'll feel the joy
Of sailing away with me

Yo ho, yo ho
We'll sail the seven seas
Yo ho, yo ho
And feel the ocean breeze
Where the warm winds blow off Mexico
To the Arctic where we'll freeze
Then ship ahoy you'll feel the joy
Of sailing away with me

Yo ho, yo ho
We'll sail the seven seas
Yo ho, yo ho
And smell the salty breeze
Where the warm winds blow off Mexico
To the Arctic where we'll freeze
So ship ahoy you'll feel the joy
Of sailing away with me

As every voyage it must begin
Each journey has its end
We'll wave goodbye to the fish that fly
And the whale who's been our friend
We'll call for the Captain to come about
And rudder hard 'alee
So watch for the boom as we sing this tune
Of sailing away with me

Yo ho, yo ho
We'll sail the seven seas
Yo ho, yo ho
And smell the salty breeze
Where the warm winds blow off Mexico
To the Arctic where we'll freeze
So ship ahoy you'll feel the joy
Of sailing away with me




RIDIN' ON THE RAILS

We're ridin' on the rails
With a high speed locomotion
First the engineer pulls out slow and away we go

Now we're pickin' up speed
Can ya feel that rockin' motion?
Past cities and fields on the big steel wheels
And the engineer pulls out slow and away we go

Now were chuggin' up the coast
Feel that breeze comin' off of the ocean
Chugging through the sky on a bridge so high
Past cities and fields on the big steel wheels
And the engineer pulls out slow and away we go

The conductor calls out, "All Aboard!"
And the train goes on the loose
The boxcars, lounge cars, diners and coach
And don't you forget the big old caboose

Were ridin' on the rails
On that big old locomotion
Tunneling down on the underground
Chugging through the sky on a bridge so high
Past cities and fields on the big steel wheels
Engineer pulls out slow and away we go

The Engineer's got the throttle in hand
Five thousand horses strong
When the green eye winks we'll rap the sack
This hogs gonna move along

Were ridin' on the rails
On that big old locomotion
Tunneling down to the underground
Chugging through the sky on a bridge so high
Past cities and fields on the big steel wheels
Then the engineer pulls out slow and away we go
On the Locomo
Watch us go
On the Locomo
Here we go




WHEN I'M FLYING

Well, the earth is such a wonderful place
Ooo, ooo, ooo, when I'm flying
Looking from an airplane soaring through space
Ooo, ooo, ooo, when I'm flying

Ooo, ooo, ooo
Ooo, ooo, ooo, when I'm flying
Ooo, ooo, ooo
Ooo, ooo, ooo, when I'm flying

Up where the sunlight meets the air
The people look little living way down there
The clouds look whiter and the sun seems brighter
Ooo, ooo, ooo, when I'm flying
Ooo, ooo, ooo, when I'm flying

One day when I'm a pilot I will fly so high
Ooo, ooo, ooo, when I'm flying
Everywhere I look will be blue, blue sky
Ooo, ooo, ooo, when I'm flying

Ooo, ooo, ooo
Ooo, ooo, ooo, when I'm flying
Ooo, ooo, ooo
Ooo, ooo, ooo, when I'm flying

Up where the sunlight meets the air
The people look little living way down there
The clouds look whiter and the sun seems brighter
Ooo, ooo, ooo, when I'm flying
Ooo, ooo, ooo, when I'm flying

Ooo, ooo, ooo
Ooo, ooo, ooo, when I'm flying
Ooo, ooo, ooo
Ooo, ooo, ooo, when I'm flying




TRUE BLUE

All around your neighborhood
There are people who are doing good
True blue (the policeman)
True blue (policewoman)

If you need any help at all
All you gotta do is give them a call
True blue (the policeman)
True blue (policewoman)
True blue (the policeman)
True blue (policewoman)

Driving through the streets
Walking on the beat
Flying through the air
Or anywhere

We're the men and women in blue
And you know were here to help you
True blue (the policeman)
True blue (policewoman)

Keeping danger out of your way
Each and every day
True blue (the policeman)
True blue (policewoman)
True blue (the policeman)
True blue (policewoman)

In a boat or in the air
You know that we'll be there
On a bike or in a car
Or anywhere we are

We're the men and women in blue
And you know we're here to help you
True blue (the policeman)
True blue (policewoman)

Even if we have to jog
Or bring along the dog
True blue (the policeman)
True blue (policewoman)
True blue (the policeman)
True blue (policewoman)




BLAST OFF

I wanna see the planets
I wanna see the stars
I wanna visit Saturn, Neptune, Jupiter,
Venus and Mars

I wanna see Mercury
I wanna zoom around the moon
So put your space suits on, sit back
We're gonna lift off soon

Here we go
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (blast off!)
We're gonna blast off into outer space
As soon as the countdown's done.
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (blast off!)
When the rockets roar, were going to soar,
Away off into the sun

Sailing through the solar system
And we'll be taking off today
Around the rings of Saturn
And out past the Milky Way

Here we go
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (blast off!)
We're gonna blast off into outer space
As soon as the countdown's done.
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (blast off!)
When the rockets roar, were going to soar
Away off into the sun

Beyond the moons of Neptune
Come back around the bend
On the tail of a comet
We'll sail back home again

Here we go
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (blast off!)
We're gonna blast off into outer space
As soon as the countdown's done.
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (blast off!)
When the rockets roar, were going to soar
Away off into the sun




ON THE SPACE SHUTTLE

If I had just one wish I would try to make it clear
I'd like to fly so high right up through the atmosphere
Circling the Earth going round and round
Gliding through space then coming back down
Another orbit
On the Space Shuttle

Can you imagine being weightless and feeling so light?
Stepping out the back door, dropping off a satellite
You set it loose then you let it linger
You can lift a thousand pounds with your little finger
When you're weightless
On the Space Shuttle

And one of these days we'll be ready to zoom
To a real space station on the way to the moon

So won't you join us while we fly from place to place?
Going up, coming back like a taxi from outer space
I'll be the mission commander
You can be the pilot and try to land her
On the runway
On the Space Shuttle

And one of these days we'll be ready to zoom
To a real space station on the way to the moon

So won't you join us while we fly from place to place?
Going up, coming back like a taxi from outer space
I'll be the mission commander
You can be the pilot and try to land her
On the runway
On the Space Shuttle

When you're weightless
On the Space Shuttle
Another orbit
On the Space Shuttle




THE NAME IS CRANE

Going up, going up, till were higher than an airplane
Well, take a look at me and you will see the name is Crane

When it's time for working hard in the construction yard
Or you're lifting something big as a bus
You can try to use your arms, but you'll cause less harm,
If you just call on one of us

We're going up, we're going up, till we're higher than an airplane
Well, take a look at me and you will see the name is Crane
We're going up, we're going up, in the snow or in the pouring rain
Well, take a look at me and you will see the name is Crane

With our strong steel cables were ready and able
To take on a ton or two
And we're tall as a tower, with plenty of power
To lift whatever you tell us to

We're going up, we're going up, till were higher than an airplane
Well, take a look at me and you will see the name is Crane
We're going up, we're going up, in the snow or in the pouring rain
Well, take a look at me and you will see the name is Crane

We love to work in teams while were hoisting heavy beams
We lift a lot of building supplies
We can even lift a wall or move it down the hall
Without even batting our eyes

We're going up, we're going up, till were higher than an airplane
Well, take a look at me and you will see the name is Crane
We're going up, we're going up, in the snow or in the pouring rain
Well, take a look at me and you will see the name is Crane
Well, take a look at me and you will see the name is Crane




ONE, TWO FIRE TRUCK

One, two, fire truck
Three, four fire truck
One, two, three, four fire truck
Jump on board and away she goes. It's a fire truck
Pull up the ladder and drag out the hose. It's a fire truck
If you listen to the bell, then you sure can tell it's a fire truck.

One, two, three alarm
Four, five six alarm
One, two, three, four, five alarm
They're coming down the road, better move out of the way. It's a fire alarm
They gotta drive fast so they can save the day. It's a fire alarm
If you listen to the bell, you sure can tell it's a fire alarm.

One, two firefighters
Three, four firefighters
One, two, three, four firefighters
In a fire truck, in a fireboat, firefighters
Flying through the air or running through the smoke, firefighters
And if you've ever been saved, you know they're brave, firefighters.

One, two, fire truck
Three, four fire truck
One, two, three, four fire truck
Jump on board and away she goes. It's a fire truck
Pull up the ladder and drag out the hose. It's a fire truck
If you listen to the bell, you sure can tell it's a fire truck.




PUT ON MY RACING GLOVES

I'm gonna slip into my fireproof suit
Gonna slide into my racing boots
Gonna climb in behind the wheel
And check out how this stock car feels
But before I race, which is what I love
I'm gonna put on my racing gloves

I got a stock car and a formula one
I got an Indy car that's loads of fun
I got a pit crew, some real cool kids
Who keep me from hitting the skids
But before I race, which is what I love
I'm gonna put on my racing gloves

First gear - we start out slow
Second gear - here we go, go, go!
Third gear then four and five
On up into overdrive
But before I race, which is what I love
I'm gonna put on my racing gloves!

I'm going to tool around that in track
Before you say my name, I'll be coming back
Gotta change a tire, gotta change a plug
Gotta get some gas and I'm ready to chug
But before I race, which is what I love
I'm gonna put on my racing gloves

First gear - we start out slow
Second gear - here we go, go, go!
Third gear then four and five
On up into overdrive
But before I race, which is what I love
I'm gonna put on my racing gloves!

Got an inside lane I'm cruising fast
Gonna keep up the speed long as it can last
When I cross that line in the final round,
You'll see me wearing that winner's crown
But before I race, which is what I love
I'm gonna put on my racing gloves

First gear - we start out slow
Second gear - here we go, go, go!
Third gear then four and five
On up into overdrive
But before I race, which is what I love
I'm gonna put on my racing gloves




DOWN ON THE FARM

Hey, Mr. Farmer whatcha gonna use?
Whatcha gonna use when you're down on the farm?
How do you do whatcha do
Do whatcha, do whatcha, do whatcha, do when yer
Growin' them veggies down on the farm?

Did you ever see a tractor, did you ever see a tractor pull?
Pullin' on a plow way down on the farm?
And did you ever see a fork lift, did you ever see a fork lift lift?
What does a fork lift lift down on the farm?

Hey, Mr. Farmer whatcha gonna use?
Whatcha gonna use when you're down on the farm?
How do you do whatcha do
Do whatcha, do whatcha, do whatcha, do when yer
Growin' them veggies down on the farm?

Did you ever see a seed drill, did you ever see a seed drill drill?
What does a seed drill drill down on the farm?
Did you ever see a cotton picker, did you ever see a cotton picker pick?
What does a cotton picker pick down on the farm?

Hey, Mr. Farmer whatcha gonna use?
Whatcha gonna use when you're down on the farm?
How do you do whatcha do
Do whatcha, do whatcha, do whatcha, do when yer
Growin' them veggies down on the farm?

Way down on the farm. Yeehaw!
I'm goin' down on the farm
Way down on the farm




WHEELS

Wheels, wheels, wheels, going round, round, round
Like the world going 'round the sun
On a skate, on a board, on a mountain bike
Fast or slow, wheels are always fun

So strap on your helmet, put on your pads
Set your pedals and away we'll ride
When we pick up speed, you can take the lead
Down a steep and bumpy mountainside on

Wheels, wheels, wheels, going round, round, round
Like the world going 'round the sun
On a skate, on a board, on a mountain bike
Fast or slow, wheels are always fun

Put a wheel on your shoe, it becomes a skate
And your feet'll never feel the same
Zooming place to place with the wind in your face
Soon you'll see that action is the name of the game with

Wheels, wheels, wheels going round, round, round
Like the world going 'round the sun
On a skate, on a board, on a mountain bike
Fast or slow, wheels are always fun

Spin your spokes and spin your tires
Spin your wheels on the way to town
Then grab your pals and grab your wheels
Soon we'll all be spinning outward bound on

Wheels, wheels, wheels going round, round, round
Like the world going 'round the sun
On a skate, on a board, on a mountain bike
Fast or slow, wheels are always fun

Wheels, wheels, wheels going round, round, round
Like the world going 'round the sun
On a skate, on a board, on a mountain bike
Fast or slow, wheels are always fun




COMIN' DOWN THE ROAD AT ME

Well, the biggest wheel I ever did see
It was on that big rig eighteen-wheeler
Comin' down the road at me

And the largest load you ever did see
It was on that big rig eighteen-wheeler
Comin' down the road at me

It was rollin' on, rollin' on
Big trucks, little trucks into the sun
Rollin' up, rollin' down
Doin' their job in every town
Look around, cause they're in your town

And the loudest blast I ever did hear
It was on that big rig eighteen-wheeler
Comin' all the way down here

The coolest cab you ever did see
It was on that big rig eighteen-wheeler
Comin' down the road at me

Here it comes
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah
Watch them come
Here they go
Here they go

All the guys and gals that I love the best
Are drivin' them big rig eighteen-wheelers
Heading from East to West
And the trucks I love they're lookin' really fine
They're all them big rig eighteen-wheelers
Chuggin' down the centerline

Rollin' on, rollin' on
Big trucks, little trucks into the sun
Rollin' up, rollin' down
Doin' their job in every town
Look around, cause they're in your town

Well, the biggest wheel I ever did see
Was on that big rig eighteen-wheeler
Comin' down the road at me
Was on that big rig eighteen-wheeler
Comin' down the road at me
It was rollin', rollin', keep on rollin'
Comin' down the road at me




REAL SONGS FOR REAL KIDS - VOL. 2

THE WILD WEST RODEO

I wanna go ride in the rodeo
Head out West where the tumbleweeds grow
Wear a cowboy hat and spin a big lasso
And ride in the Wild West Rodeo

If a buckin' bronco is a little too steep
I'll stick to riding on a lil' old sheep
And maybe win a buckle that I can keep
Ridin' in the Wild West Rodeo

Bull doggin' can be a mighty bumpy old ride
But I feel my oats, ridin' after them goats
There ain't no other time that I feel so satisfied

As galloping 'round the big grandstand
Waving to the people with my hat in hand
There's not a finer feeling in all the land
Than ridin' in the Wild West Rodeo

Ridin' and ropin' ain't as easy as they might seem
But with plenty of practice, ridin' out in the cactus
They could soon become some young cowpoke's dream

Then we'd all be ridin' in the rodeo
Head out West where the tumbleweeds grow
Wear a cowboy hat and spin a big lasso
And ride in the Wild West Rodeo




ARE WE THERE YET?

Are we there yet?
Where are we gonna go?
How far have we come?

Are we there yet?
Do we have to go so slow?
Do you think it will be fun?

I just can't wait, to see, the look on your face
When we arrive, we'll be, in a brand new place

So please don't get upset
If the question that you get is:
Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?
Are we stopping for a snack?
Can we play the radio?

Are we there yet?
When are we going back?
I really really have to go.

Exactly how many minutes do you think it will be?
We'll be there soon enough, just wait and see

But either way I'm gonna bet
The next question that I get is:
Are we there yet?


From the 13 original colonial states
To the California Golden Gate

Down to the mouth of the Rio Grande
To the port of Baltimore Maryland

Liberty Bell to Mount Rushmore
Joshua Tree to the Jersey shore

New York, Chicago, Miami Beach
All in our reach


Are we there yet?
We've been on the road for days
Let's go home and take a break?

Are we there yet?
Can I call up all my friends?
Can I keep the rattlesnake?

We're getting close, I see our town getting near
At home at last we'll be
And I wont have to hear

The question I regret
The question that I get:

Are we there yet?




WHIRLYBIRDS, CHOPPERS, BIG HELICOPTERS

Would you like to see your city
From a brand new point of view
In a whirlybird, chopper, big helicopter
Flying right out of the blue?

They can land on top of a building
Take off in the wink of an eye!
Those whirlybirds, choppers, big helicopters
Are easy to identify

These birds
Can fly
Straight up and straight back down
From a big twin rotor, to a little whirlybird
To a news helicopter buzzin' over your town

Well, it's not exactly an airplane
Once you see one you'll understand why
That whirlybirds, choppers, big helicopters
Are the coolest way to fly!




THE SEARCH AND RESCUE HEROES

If you can't find your way
Or you're stuck on a mountain side
If you swam out a bit too far
Or you're caught in a snowy slide

Send for the searchers
Call out the Guard
Here come the Search and Rescue Heroes
The bravest bunch by far

You'll be glad you heard about 'em
Give a whistle, give a yell
You may never need 'em but never doubt 'em
The heroes that serve so well, they're heroes that serve so well

On the mountains: Search & Rescue
On the highways: EMT
On the water: US Coast Guard
Or in any emergency


The Search and Rescue Heroes
Still out there on patrol
The bigger the disaster, just makes 'em faster
And ready any time at all, they're ready any time at all




FROM THE GROUND UP

Look up - if you want to create
A great big house and you just can't wait
Gotta stop - jump - back to the start
And build it up - part by part

With the blueprint - as your master plan
You can do it - I said yes you can
Just build from the bottom and soon you'll see
A good foundation has stability

Building a house from the ground up
Building it strong, building it fast
Building a house from the ground up
Give it your best and it's built to last

Build from the bottom and you'll find it's true
That it's like this song you're listening to
A good foundation set in place
Is strong like the song of a popping bass

Add the drums, cymbal, kick and snare
It's like a frame constructed there
Then bring in the bass to hold it down
The structure is created right out of the sound

Now we've got the groove but we've just begun
We need wires and pipes and insulation
We put that there to keep us warm
From the wind - blowin' like the sound of a horn

Now finish it up with a nice green yard
And your house is done - you worked real hard
But it's solid, strong, safe and sound
And we built it up right out of the ground!




THE STAMP, THE ADDRESS AND NAME

When you send your letter, be sure to sign your name
So I will know who wrote it, and boy, will I be glad it came
And when you drop it in the mail box, be sure the stamp's on right
So the US Mail won't fail, to send it by day or night

Your letter passes through so many hands
You never see, but working still the same
All you ever must remember is the stamp, the address and the name

Now, when they take it from the mailbox, the journey's just begun
'Cause then a machine or a human's got to cancel each and every one
And when they've given it the post mark - before it gets to me
They have to separate, sort and send it for delivery, yes indeed

Out to the airports, into the jets - these letters are gonna soar
Then the mail trucks start and we're almost to the part
Where the carrier drops your letter at my front door!




SANTAS CLAUS IS JOLLY BECAUSE

It's Christmas Eve and I do believe
We might see Santa soon
His eight reindeer must have a landing gear
They've been flying all night by the light
Of the bright new Christmas moon

Santa Claus
Is jolly because
He can fly all around the world
All in one night, and though his schedule is tight
He won't even miss one boy or girl

I know it's late but I just can't wait
Till he visits my family
And will he be bringing something for me?
Santa never gets lost, still my fingers are crossed
That he finds my tree

And every year he does it again
With the help of Mrs. Claus and his elfin friends
How does he make it through all that snow?
It must be magic - that's all I know




FIXED UP AND FEELIN' FINE

I wish I was an automobile
With four wheel drive and a real good feel
They'd tune me up with brand new wires
Some good spark plugs and white wall tires

And if you arrange to get an oil change
You'll hear the clickety clack as they pump up the jack
It's your lucky day down at the service bay
Fixed up and feelin' fine

I wish I was a brand new car
Down at the car wash I'm a star
They'd line me up on those car wash tracks
Then polish me up with a high gloss wax

You feel like a king or queen when you're scrubbed up clean
You'll be lookin' so fine when your windshield shines
Just cruisin' home with gleaming chrome
Fixed up and feelin' fine




MY MOTORCYCLE

The open road is calling me
To the countryside I love to see
Two wheels turning round
Listen to the mighty sound
Of my motorcycle

Now, I'm waiting for the weather to clear
Got my helmet and my riding gear
When I set the engine to roar
Sounds like a dinosaur
On my motorcycle, my motor bike

Chopper or hog, now I don't care
Motorcross, Supercross, anywhere
Long as I'm breathing that clean fresh air
On my motorcycle

Down to the rally I go
Everybody there I know
The bikes are looking fine
Tearing off the starting line
On their motorcycles

Low rider, high rider I don't mind
Dirt bikes, street bikes, any old kind
A bumpy back road or a smooth white line
On my motorcycle




THE WAYS OF THE MIGHTY LUMBERJACK

There's a lot you gotta know about cuttin' down trees
The rules and responsibilities
If you wanna have fun, you might learn the knack
Of the great old ways of the lumberjack

Well, the tools are powerful, big and new
And they work much faster than the old ones do
But the loggers and foresters all look back
To the ways of the mighty lumberjack

Well, some things never seem to change
Like shoutin' out words that might sound strange
If you hear, "TIMBER!" - don't stick around
It means a big old tree is gonna hit the ground!

Now, the forester's job is to plant new trees
Placed in the space where they used to be
So your great grandchildren, in the years to come
Will still have forests they can get wood from




THE MIGHTY MEGA MONSTER TRUCKS

What looks scary, but fun and weighs more than one ton?
It's a Mighty Mega Monster Truck

Not like them other trucks you've seen, it's monster mashingly mean
It's a Mighty Mega Monster Truck

And if you heard it's mighty roar
Then you'd be sure
To head for the door!

It's been forged to be large, sometimes even turbo charged
It's a Mighty Mega Monster Truck

Build 'em anyway you like, this one steers like a bike
But it's a Mighty Mega Monster Truck

And if you're lucky one day to be near
Where the monster appears
Then hold your ears!




WHEN THE CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN

Wake up, wake up, it's already getting late,
We're going to the circus I just can't wait
To see the animals march around
The acrobats and the circus clowns,
But we wont see a single frown when the circus comes to town.

Get up, get up, we haven't a moment to lose,
We're going to the circus, it's time to choose
The bleachers or a ring side seat
And all of the goodies there to eat,
The caramel corn's my favorite treat when the circus comes to town.

Step right up it's the greatest show on earth,
You'll agree every penny you spend is worth it
If you don't dilly dally or be dawdling half the day
The circus finally came to town, and this is why I say, hey!

Heave Ho, let's go, it's time to be on our way,
We're going to the circus we'll start the day
With the big parade in the village square
The prancing ponies and dancing bears
As acrobats fly through the air when the circus comes to town









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