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Summer Singing Project

Dan Donnelly offers a series of sessions, teaching a new song each session 

At the end of the series, there is a 'performance' of all the songs - with everyone able to join in at home! 

We hope that this will be something where families can get together and have fun, plus he has recorded a very calming physical warm-up and a breathing exercise session to help prepare you to sing.  

We are have sessions available for our Rainbow Songwriting Project.

 

Session one

Lyrics - The Eine Kline Bird Song

Early in the morning
While I'm still asleep
Comes a little chirping
Comes a little cheep
It comes from a birdy
With a funny name
It's the...

EINE KLINE
FLEEGLE FLOOGLE
OCHNA BOCHNA
BEEGLE BOOGLE
LOUD AND BOOMER
EAR SPLITTIN BIRD!!!

Session two 

For session two, you can watch the video with pictures to help, or add your own words to the song. 

With pictures: 

Make your own: 

Lyrcis - There's A Hole In The Bottom Of The Lake

There's a hole in the bottom of the lake,
There's a hole in the bottom of the lake,
There's a hole, there's a hole,
There's a hole in the bottom of the lake.

There's a log in the hole, in the bottom of the lake,
There's a log in the hole, In the bottom of the lake,
There's a log, there's a log,
There's a log in the hole, in the bottom of the lake.

There's a branch on the log, in the hole, in the bottom of the lake,
There's a branch on the log, in the hole, in the bottom of the lake,
There's a branch, there's a branch,
There's a branch on the log, in the hole, in the bottom of the lake.

There's a bump on the branch, on the log, in the hole, in the bottom of the lake,
There's a bump on the branch, on the log in the hole, in the bottom of the lake,
There's a bump, there's a bump,
There's a bump on the branch, on the log, in the hole, in the bottom of the lake.

There's a frog on the bump, on the branch, on the log, in the hole, in the bottom of the lake,
There's a frog on the bump on the branch, on the log, in the hole, in the bottom of the lake,
There's a frog, there's a frog,
There's a frog on the bump, on the branch, on the log, in the hole, in the bottom of the lake.

There's a tail on the frog, on the bump, on the branch, on the log, in the hole, in the bottom of the lake,
There's a tail on the frog, on the bump, on the branch, on the log, in the hole, in the bottom of the lake,
There's a tail, there's a tail,
There's a tail on the frog, on the bump, on the branch, on the log, in the hole, in the bottom of the lake.

Session three

Lyrics - Shake It Off, Taylor Swift

I stay out too late, got nothin' in my brain
That's what people say, mmm hmm, that's what people say, mmm hmm
I go on too many dates, but I can't make 'em stay
At least that's what people say mmm mmm, that's what people say mmm mmm

But I keep cruising, can't stop, won't stop moving
It's like I got this music in my mind, sayin' it's gonna be alright

'Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate
Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off
Heartbreakers gonna break, break, break, break, break
And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake
Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off

I'll never miss a beat, I'm lightning on my feet
And that's what they don't see mmm mmm, that's what they don't see mmm mmm
I'm dancing on my own (dancing on my own), I'll make the moves up as I go (moves up as I go)
And that's what they don't know mmm mmm, that's what they don't know mmm mmm

But I keep cruising, can't stop, won't stop grooving
It's like I got this music in my mind saying it's gonna be alright

'Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate
Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off
Heartbreakers gonna break, break, break, break, break
And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake
Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off

I shake it off, I shake it off
I, I shake it off, I shake it off
I, I shake it off, I shake it off
I, I shake it off, I shake it off

Session four

Lyrics - The Bare Necessities

Look for the bare necessities
The simple bare necessities
Forget about your worries and your strife
I mean the bare necessities
Old Mother Nature's recipes
That brings the bare necessities of life

Wherever I wander, wherever I roam
I couldn't be fonder of my big home
The bees are buzzin' in the tree
To make some honey just for me
When you look under the rocks and plants
And take a glance at the fancy ants
Then maybe try a few
The bare necessities of life will come to you
They'll come to you!

Look for the bare necessities
The simple bare necessities
Forget about your worries and your strife
I mean the bare necessities
That's why a bear can rest at ease
With just the bare necessities of life

Now when you pick a pawpaw
Or a prickly pear
And you prick a raw paw
Well next time beware
Don't pick the prickly pear by the paw
When you pick a pear
Try to use the claw
But you don't need to use the claw
When you pick a pear of the big pawpaw
Have I given you a clue?

The bare necessities of life will come to you

Half term summary 

Session five

You've got a friend in me lyrics

You've got a friend in me
You've got a friend in me
When the road looks rough ahead
And you're miles and miles
From your nice warm bed
You just remember what your old pal said
Boy, you've got a friend in me

Yeah, you've got a friend in me

You've got a friend in me
You've got a friend in me
If you've got troubles, I've got 'em too
There isn't anything I wouldn't do for you
We stick together and can see it through
'Cause you've got a friend in me
Yeah, you've got a friend in me

Some other folks might be
A little bit smarter than I am
Bigger and stronger too, maybe
But none of them will ever love you
The way I do, it's me and you, boy
And as the years go by
Our friendship will never die
You're gonna see it's our destiny

You've got a friend in me
You've got a friend in me
Yeah, you've got a friend in me

Session six

The Lion Sleeps Tonight lyrics

In the jungle, the mighty jungle
The lion sleeps tonight
In the jungle the quiet jungle
The lion sleeps tonight

Aweeeoooweeooooweeeum um away

In the village the peaceful village
The lion sleeps tonight
Near the village the quiet village
The lion sleeps tonight

Aweeeoooweeooooweeeum um away

Hush my darling don't cry my darling
The lion sleeps tonight
Hush my darling don't cry my darling
The lion sleeps tonight

Aweeeoooweeooooweeeum um away

Session seven

The Night Begins To Shine - B.E.R. lyrics

I saw you dance
From the corner
I caught your name
In a conversation
Playing hard-to-get
But I can't understand

When I look at you
I see the story in your eyes
When we're dancing

The night begins to shine

The night begins to shine
The night begins to shine
Night begins to shine

When we're dancing
The night begins to shine

Talk 'til dawn
My heart was racing
I took you home
In the driving rain
Had my mind made up
I wanna feel your touch

When I look at you
I see the story in your eyes
When we're dancing

The night begins to shine

The night begins to shine
The night begins to shine
Night begins to shine

When we're dancing
The night begins to shine

Session eight

Rocket Man - Elton John lyrics

She packed my bags last night pre-flight
Zero hour nine AM
And I'm gonna be high as a kite by then

I miss the earth so much I miss my wife
It's lonely out in space
On such a timeless flight

And I think it's gonna be a long long time
'Till touch down brings me round again to find
I'm not the man they think I am at home
Oh no no no I'm a rocket man
Rocket man burning out his fuse up here alone

And I think it's gonna be a long long time
'Till touch down brings me round again to find
I'm not the man they think I am at home
Oh no no no I'm a rocket man
Rocket man burning out his fuse up here alone

Mars ain't the kind of place to raise your kids
In fact it's cold as hell
And there's no one there to raise them if you did
And all this science I don't understand
It's just my job five days a week
A rocket man, a rocket man

And I think it's gonna be a long long time
'Till touch down brings me round again to find
I'm not the man they think I am at home
Oh no no no I'm a rocket man
Rocket man burning out his fuse up here alone

And I think it's gonna be a long long time
'Till touch down brings me round again to find
I'm not the man they think I am at home
Oh no no no I'm a rocket man
Rocket man burning out his fuse up here alone

And I think it's gonna be a long long time
And I think it's gonna be a long long time
And I think it's gonna be a long long time
And I think it's gonna be a long long time
And I think it's gonna be a long long time
And I think it's gonna be a long long time
And I think it's gonna be a long long time
And I think it's gonna be a long long time

Session nine

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