Tiger Pilot

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Once I had a preschooler who had a hard time waking up from his naps. But he loved tigers. Specifically orange tigers. Once, when we were making up songs together he had one quick line about an "orange tiger flying." From that day on I'd help him up from his nap and through his transition outside to the playground by telling him about the amazing tiger pilot. The song came soon after, and practically wrote itself in one night at the piano.


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

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

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.


from First Songs, released October 3, 2013


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