First Songs

by Danny Lion

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about

Danny Lion's "First Songs" is a collection of fun, engaging music for children ages 2 - 6. Dan holds a master's degree in Child Development, and has years of experience working as a preschool teacher and music teacher for young children. "First Songs" is filled with stories and characters inspired by kids that Dan has worked with over the last few years.

Dan has been recording music for Children since 2007, when he formed "The Flannery Brothers" with his brother Mike. He's thrilled to be at it again!

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released 03 October 2013

All songs written by Dan Flannery

Produced by Dan Flannery

Co-produced, engineered, mixed, & mastered by Mike Flannery
\\ www.mrflannery.com //

Recorded at Bass Hit Studios
\\ www.davedarlington.com //

Cajon recorded at The Workshop
\\ www.facebook.com/theworkshopcrew //

"First Songs" is a Jumping Giant production
\\ www.jumpinggiant.com //

Dan Flannery:
Vocals
Ukulele
Percussion

Mike Flannery:
Bass Guitar
Backing Vocals
Percussion

Jonathan Merrifield:
Cajon on all tracks except "Dance Happy"

Sam Monaco:
Cajon on "Dance Happy"

Norma Jean Wright and Reina:
Backing Vocals on Sneaker Shoe Man & Shadow Stepping

Sara Hallie Richardson:
Backing Vocals on Daring Jumping Spider and Gorilla Ice
\\ shrichardson.bandcamp.com //

Camila Meza:
Backing Vocals on Snail Hide and Seek
\\ www.camilameza.com //

Chris Conly:
Guitar on "Dance Happy"
\\ www.chrisconly.com //

Kids:
Lucy, Jansen, and Kendra

Grown-ups:
Ron & Laurie Flannery
Katherine Furman

Album Artwork:
Heather Jones

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Track Name: Dance Happy
Everybody get up like a smile
Or you could fall down like a frown.
But there's no time to be sad
It's time for dancing around!

So clap your hands
Get Clappy
Tap your toes
Toe Tappy
It's time to dance
Dance Happy
It's time for dancing around!

You could get small like a bug.
Or make your body big like a lion.
Flap your wings like a bird
And pretty soon you'll feel like flying

So clap your hands
Get Clappy
Tap your toes
Toe Tappy
It's time to dance
Dance Happy
It's time for dancing around!
Track Name: The Buses
You know the busses
You know the busses
You know the busses
You know the busses
Because the people in a rush ride the bus
The people in a rush ride the bus

You don't know the busses
(Yes I do!)
You don't know the busses
(Yes I do!)

Because my brother rides the bus
My brother rides the bus
My brother rides the school bus
My brother packs a lunch

You know the busses
You know the busses
You know the bus

And my sister rides the bus
My sister rides the bus
My sister rides the school bus
My sister packs a lunch

You don't know the busses
(Yes I do!)
You don't know the busses
(Yes I do!)

Because my grandma rides the bus
My grandma rides the bus
My grandma rides the city bus
My grandma's in a rush!

You know the busses
You know the busses
You know the bus

And my goldfish rides the bus
My goldfish rides the bus
He's in a little bowl
And he's swimming over bumps

You don't know the busses
(Yes I do!)
You don't know the busses
(Yes I do!)

Let's get on the bus!

We're on the busses
We're on the busses
We're on the busses
We're on the busses

Because the people in a rush ride the bus
The people in a rush ride the bus
The people in a rush, that's us
The people in a rush ride the bus
Track Name: Daring Jumping Spider
Daring jumping spider
Bold as he can be
Daring jumping spider
Happy and carefree
Daring jumping spider
Jump along with me

We go...
Bounce bounce, boogie boogie bounce
Jump jump jump jump up
Bounce bounce, boogie boogie bounce
Jump jump jump jump up
Leap leap, life's so sweet
When you've got a bounce in your feet!

Daring jumping spider
Jumping after flies
Daring jumping spider
You're jumping really high
Daring jumping spider
It's jumping time!

Bounce bounce, boogie boogie bounce
Jump jump jump jump up
Bounce bounce, boogie boogie bounce
Jump jump jump jump up
Leap leap, life's so sweet
When you've got a bounce in your feet!

Daring jumping spider
You showed me the way
Daring jumping spider
To be more like myself today
When all the other spiders
Were off spinning webs
The daring jumping spider
Decided to jump instead

Daring jumping spider
Jumping really high
Daring jumping spider
Well it's almost like you could fly!
Daring jumping spider
It's jumping time, last time!

We go...
Bounce bounce, boogie boogie bounce
Jump jump jump jump up
Bounce bounce, boogie boogie bounce
Jump jump jump jump up
Leap leap, life's so sweet
When you've got a bounce in your feet!
Track Name: Sneaker Shoe Man
"Dan can you help me tie my shoe?"
"Of course I can! I'm the Sneaker Shoe Man!"

Well I'm the Sneaker Shoe Man
Yeah I'm the Sneaker Shoe Man
Well I'm the Sneaker Shoe Man
Yeah I'm the Sneaker Shoe Man

Sneak a shoe
Sneak a shoe
Sneak a shoe right on you!

Sneak a shoe
Sneak a shoe
Sneak a shoe right on you!

Whenever your feet are bare
And you've got to walk somewhere
Just call me and I'll be there 'cause
I'm the Sneaker Shoe Man
Yes I am

Well I'm the Sneaker Shoe Man
Said I'm the Sneaker Shoe Man
Alright.

Look at you
Look at you
Look at you tie your shoe

Look at you
Look at you
Look at you tie your shoe

Don't worry 'bout left or right
We're gonna tie 'em up tight
We'll get 'em on the right foot then
Double knot them so they stay put

I'm the Sneaker Shoe Man
Yeah I'm the Sneaker Shoe Man
I'm the Sneaker Shoe Man
Said I'm the Sneaker Shoe Man

Clap your hands
For the Sneaker Shoe Man
For the Sneaker Shoe

Clap your hands
For the Sneaker Shoe Man
For the Sneaker Shoe

Stomp your feet
To the Sneaker Shoe Beat
To the Sneaker Shoe

Stomp your feet
To the Sneaker Shoe Beat
To the Sneaker Shoe

Well I'm the Sneaker Shoe Man
Yeah I'm the Sneaker Shoe Man
Said I'm the Sneaker Shoe Man
Well I'm the Sneaker Shoe Man
Track Name: The Crab Walk
Do the crab walk
Do the crab walk
Do the crab walk
Do the crab walk

Get down in the sand
Shuffle your feet
Move side to side
Dance to the beat

Do the crab walk
Do the crab walk
Do the crab walk
Do the crab walk

I like dancing
On a sandy beach
Listen closely
And I will teach

The crab walk to you
You can learn the steps
Move side to side
And you'll never forget!

To get down in the sand
Shuffle your feet
Move side to side
Dance to the beat

Do the crab walk
Do the crab walk
Do the crab walk
Do the crab walk

In my shell
I feel so safe
When I start dancing
It's a funky funky place

I've got six legs
I've got two claws
I've got two paddles
That help me move along

I want to dance!
Track Name: Snail Hide and Seek
My pet snail and I played Hide and Seek
He looked for me and it took a week
And on my turn to look for him
He was hiding in his shell again

He was hiding in his shell again
He was hiding in his shell again
He was hiding in his shell again
He was hiding in his shell

My pet snail is my best friend
And sometimes I do pretend
That I don't see him sitting there
So I take off to look elsewhere

'Cause He was hiding in his shell again
He was hiding in his shell again
He was hiding in his shell again
He was hiding in his shell well

I know where to find him
I know where to go
It's kind of easy
'Cause he moves so slow

My pet snail and me.
We're happy as can be.
Just playing Hide and Seek it's true
There's nothing that we'd rather do.

'Cause He was hiding in his shell again
He was hiding in his shell again
He was hiding in his shell again
He was hiding in his shell well

I know where to find him
I know where to go
It's kind of easy
'Cause he moves so slow

But I love him so
Yes I love him so
I love him so
Say, where'd he go?

Did you see him anywhere?
Track Name: Banana on the Head
Woke up late this morning
Hurried out of bed
Got dressed while eating breakfast
Put the jelly on the bread
And socks on my feet
And I began to eat
Took a drink
Put on my hat
and I walked into the street

That's when the mailman looked at me and said
"Excuse me but you have banana on your head."

Banana on the head
Banana on the head
Excuse me but you got
Banana on the head
Maybe your meant to wear your hat instead
Excuse me but you got banana on the head
That's when the mailman looked at me and said
Excuse me but you got banana on the head

Well I did not believe him
So I kept walking
He must have been joking
But people started talking
People started laughing
People started looking
I bumped into the baker he said
"Hey what's cookin?"

If my hats yellow my face will be red
Excuse me but you got banana on the head

Well I caught my reflection
The baker was right
But with twinkle in his eye
He said he'd make things alright

Took my bananas
Made Banana Cream Pies
But then he slipped on a peel
And they flew through the skies

I bet you know
What happened next
Everybody in the bake shop
Had a great big mess

Yeah, they put your hands up in the air
But the pies came down
And they got in their hair

That's when everybody looked up and said
Excuse me but we got banana on the head

Banana on the head...
Track Name: Shadow Stepping
Don't step on my shadow
Don't step on my shadow
Don't step on my shadow
When we're walking down the street
In the summertime heat

Don't step on my shadow
Don't you step on my shadow... Please?
Take a look around you
Find somewhere else to put your feet

Well I've got fingers
I've got toes
And I know you would not step on those

C'mon and meet him
My shadow's nice
And so before you take a step look twice

Don't step on my shadow
Don't step on my shadow
Don't step on my shadow
When we're walking down the street
In the summertime heat

Well after lunch
My shadow grows
I took him out to get some new shadow clothes

I brush his hair
I blow his nose
I even put on shadow puppet shows

Don't step on my shadow
Don't step on my shadow
Don't step on my shadow
When we're walking down the street
In the summertime heat
Track Name: Puppies in Cars
Puppies in the front seat
Puppies in the back seat
Puppies in the cars going beep beep beep

Puppies in the front seat
Puppies in the back seat
Puppies in the cars going beep beep beep

Puppies in cars
Puppies in cars
Puppies in cars
Puppies in cars

Roll the window down
Don't put the window up
Roll the window down
That's a happy pup

Roll the window down
Don't put the window up
Roll the window down
And that's a happy pup

Puppies in cars
Puppies in cars
Puppies in cars
Puppies in cars

Flip flapping
The ears go flop
'Til we hit the red light and stop

Tail wagging
It's a green light, GO!
Feel the wind blow through the window

Happy puppy with his nose in the sky
Smell the world as the world goes by
Pass another puppy chewing on a bone
Then we get so excited, when we get home!

Puppies in cars
Bark Bark Bark
Rolling in the sunshine
Rolling in the dark

Puppies in cars
Bark Bark Bark
Rolling down the street
'Til we get to the park

Puppies in cars
Puppies in cars
Puppies in cars
Puppies in cars
Track Name: Gorilla Ice
Gorilla, gorilla
Had some vanilla
Ice cream on a cone

But lion was crying
Sobbing and a-sighing
Called him up on the phone

He said
"Gorilla, gorilla,
I wish I had vanilla
Ice cream to call my own."

"Well Lion, lion
There's no use cryin'
Over a little ice cream."

But the gorilla, gorilla,
Had a little spill
And said "Oh, I see what you mean."

"If you wanna come over
We'll make some more
Just bring me eggs, cream, sugar and vanilla beans."

Eggs, cream, sugar, and vanilla beans
Eggs, cream, sugar, and vanilla beans
Eggs, cream, sugar, and vanilla beans
'Cause that's what we need to make vanilla ice cream.

So now lion's rushing
Huffing and a-puffing
To get to the grocery

He walked through the door
Picked up a cart
And forgot the whole recipe

He said "Oh gee,
Wo is me.
Was it eggs, cream, sugar and a strawberry?

Eggs, cream, sugar, and strawberry
Eggs, cream, sugar, and strawberry
Eggs, cream, sugar, and strawberry
"Was that's what we need to make vanilla ice cream?
I just can't remember."

He went over to gorilla's house
Walked into the kitchen
Gorilla opened up the door and said
"Something's missing!"

I wanted eggs, cream, sugar, and vanilla beans
Eggs, cream, sugar, and vanilla beans
Eggs, cream, sugar, and vanilla beans
'Cause that's what we need to make vanilla ice cream.

So now lion's crying
Sobbing and a-sighing
"Gorilla, I feel so bad about it."

"Lion," said gorilla, "forget about vanilla.
You know, we can do without it.
We can make a brand new flavor today
With eggs, cream, sugar, and strawberry."

Eggs, cream, sugar, and strawberry
Eggs, cream, sugar, and strawberry
Eggs, cream, sugar, and strawberry
'Cause that's what we need to make strawberry ice cream?

So now lion's merry
Eating strawberry
Ice cream on a cone.

When from the other room
There came a little ring
It was tiger on the telephone

"Lion, it's me.
I want some strawberry.
Ice cream to call my own."

"Okay, Tiger. We can make some more ice cream. Just bring me Eggs, cheese, sugar, and mulberries. Got it?
See you soon."
Track Name: Tiger Pilot
Little tiger
Tiger Pilot
Found a plane and learned to fly it

He left his jungle
Jungle home
And flew toward the sun that shone

Tiger Pilot
Searching for something new
To do

Tiger Pilot
Flew out into the blue
Oooo, Ooooo

On the horizon,
He found an island
Landed his plane and slept beside it

And the next morning
After some roaring
Tiger Pilot did some exploring

Tiger Pilot
Searching for something new
To see

But Tiger Pilot
Was missing his friends and
Family

So home, home, home he flew
And everybody that he knew
Came running to say we miss you.
We miss you.

So Tiger Pilot
Invited his friends on board
Yeah, they were there.

And Tiger Pilot
And 63 animals soared
Into the air

And when they got there
Danced on the sand
They had a party for all of the friends

Drank coconuts yeah
Beneath Palm Trees
But all parties have to end
Eventually

So Tiger Pilot
And all of his friends flew home
Across the sea.

And the 5 day
Party on Tiger Island went down
In History.
Track Name: Dandelion Wishes
I wished on a dandelion
I hope my wish comes true
I took a breath and blew
And the wind did too
The dandelion seeds flew
Dandelion seeds flew

I wished on a dandelion
Left it up to the breeze
It went over the hill
Over the pond
And then up over the trees
Up over the trees

So keep your eyes on the sky
For dandelion wishes floating by
Keep your eye out for fluffy, floating
Flying dandelions in the sky
Flying dandelions in the sky

I wished on a dandelion
I hope my wish comes true
One thing I know,
wherever that wind blows
Flowers going to grow too
Flowers going to grow too

And when that flower blooms
That's the day my wish comes true
We'll pack a picnic lunch
I'll pick a bunch
Of flowers to give to you
Flowers to give to you

So keep your eyes on the sky
For dandelion wishes floating by
Keep your eye out for fluffy, floating
Flying dandelions in the sky
Flying dandelions in the sky