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released September 1, 2009

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Listen & Learn Music was created by board-certified music therapist and singer/songwriter Rachel Rambach. The songs in this collection are meant to help children of all ages and abilities learn and grow through music.

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Track Name: Play the Cabasa
Twist, twist, use your wrist,
That’s how you play the cabasa.
Twist, twist, use your wrist,
And play the cabasa for the whole wide world to hear.

The cabasa was born in Africa
Before it came to the USA
The cabasa’s a percussion instrument
And you’re playing it today.
Now pass it to your neighbor, that’s the way!
Track Name: The Shakin' Song
Shakers are for shakin’,
Shakin’ right along,
This song is all about shakin’,
You might call it the shakin’ song.
Ba-doo-ba dop, dop, da dop dow,
Shake-a those shakers now!

We’re gonna shake shake shake
Like a puppy’s tail.
Side to side, it never fails
To shake the whole day through, ooh, ooh ohh!
Shakin’ like me and you.

CHORUS

We’re gonna shake shake shake
Like a scaredy-cat,
Who’s scared of this, and scared of that.
He shakes until he’s blue, ooh, ooh ohh!
Shakin’ like me and you.

CHORUS

We’re gonna shake shake shake
Like two hands that greet,
And say hello, it’s nice to meet,
‘Cause that’s the right thing to do, ooh, ooh ohh!
Shakin’ like me and you.

CHORUS
Track Name: Bells are for Shaking
Bells are for shaking, bells are for shaking,
Up and down, all around,
Bells are for shaking, bells are for shaking,
Listen to the sound.

Hold the bell in your right hand, grip it tight,
And shake it side to side, with all your might.
Hold the bell in your right hand, up in the air,
Shake it side to side without a care.

CHORUS

Hold the bell in your left hand, grip it tight,
And shake it side to side, with all your might.
Hold the bell in your left hand, up in the air,
Shake it side to side without a care.

CHORUS
Track Name: Ring and Sing
It’s a beautiful day, so ring your bell.
Ring your bell, come on and ring your bell.
It’s a beautiful day, so ring your bell.
Ring, ring along with me.

Ring and sing, oh ring and sing,
Make a sound and do your thing.
Ring and sing, along with me,
Because it’s a beautiful day!

There is music to make, so ring your bell.
Ring your bell, come on and ring your bell.
There is music to make, so ring your bell.
Ring, ring along with me.

Ring and sing, oh ring and sing,
Make a sound and do your thing.
Ring and sing, along with me,
Because there is music to make!
And because it’s a beautiful day!
Track Name: Jingle Joe
Jingle Joe is a guy I know,
I saw him just the other day.
His hair was green, and he had a tambourine,
And he taught me how to play.

He showed me how to jingle, jingle!
Tap the tambourine against my hand,
Jingle, jingle,
Jinglin’ with Joe, he’s the tambourine man.
He showed me how to shake it high, shake it low.
Shake it fast, Shake it slow.
Tap against my hand,
Jinglin’ with Joe, he’s the tambourine man.

Jingle Stu, well I know him too,
I saw him just the other day.
His hair was red, and this is what he said:
I have a tambourine and I’m gonna play.

He showed me how to jingle, jingle!
Tap the tambourine against my thigh,
Jingle, jingle,
Jinglin’ with Stu, he’s the tambourine guy.
He showed me how to shake it high, shake it low.
Shake it fast, Shake it slow.
Tap against my thigh,
Jinglin’ with Stu, he’s the tambourine guy.
Track Name: Tap Tap Your Rhythm Sticks
Tap tap, your rhythm sticks
Oh 1, 2, 3,
Tap tap, your rhythm sticks
Oh tap along with me.
We’ll tap and tap, and tap some more,
We’ll tap until we hit the floor,
So tap tap, your rhythm sticks with me,
Oooh-wee!

Now you’re gonna tap tap, your rhythm sticks so soft,
Shh, shh!
Tap tap, your rhythm sticks so soft,
Shh, shh!
We’ll tap and tap so softly now,
No worries ‘cause we all know how,
So tap tap your rhythm sticks so soft,
Shh, shh!

Now you’re gonna tap tap, your rhythm sticks so loud,
Mmm, hmm!
Tap tap, your rhythm sticks so loud,
Mmm, hmm!
We’ll tap and tap so loudly now,
No worries ‘cause we all know how,
So tap tap your rhythm sticks so loud,
Mmm, hmm!

Tap tap, your rhythm sticks
Oh 1, 2, 3,
Tap tap, your rhythm sticks
Oh tap along with me.
We’ll tap and tap, and tap some more,
We’ll tap until we hit the floor,
So tap tap, your rhythm sticks with me,
Oooh-wee!
Track Name: Maraca Rock
Maraca rock-a, rock-a, rock!
Maraca rock-a, rock-a, rock!
Got the rhythm shakin’ and the beat is quakin’
The maraca rock-a rock!

Rock your maracas way down low, maraca rock-a rock!
Way down low, rock them way down low, maraca rock-a rock!
Rock your maracas way up high, maraca rock-a rock!
Way up high, rock them way up high, maraca rock-a rock!

Maraca rock-a, rock-a, rock!
Maraca rock-a, rock-a, rock!
Got the rhythm shakin’ and the beat is quakin’
The maraca rock-a rock!

Rock your maracas back and forth, maraca rock-a rock!
Back and forth, rock them back and forth, maraca rock-a rock!
Rock your maracas all around, maraca rock-a rock!
All around, rock them all around, maraca rock-a rock!

Maraca rock-a, rock-a, rock!
Maraca rock-a, rock-a, rock!
Got the rhythm shakin’ and the beat is quakin’
The maraca rock-a rock!
Track Name: I Like the Way You Play the Bells
I like the way you play the bells, in perfect harmony
You shake them up and shake them down, for everyone to see.
That’s the song I hear, that jingling sound,
Shake shake shake shake shake that bell, round and round and round.

If you have a blue bell, shake it in the air,
Make some music, nice and loud, play without a care.
That’s the song I hear, that jingling sound,
Shake shake shake shake shake that bell, round and round and round.

If you have a red bell, shake it in the air,
Make some music, nice and loud, play without a care.
That’s the song I hear, that jingling sound,
Shake shake shake shake shake that bell, round and round and round.

If you have a yellow bell, shake it in the air,
Make some music, nice and loud, play without a care.
That’s the song I hear, that jingling sound,
Shake shake shake shake shake that bell, round and round and round.
Track Name: Shakers, Up High
Yellow, red, and green, and purple, and blue,
Shakers are so colorful and sound good, too.
There are many different ways to shake ‘em around.
Up above your head, or near the ground.

Yellow shaker, up high.
Yellow shaker, up high.
Make a great big sound up in the sky!

CHORUS

Red shaker, up high…
Green shaker, up high…
Purple shaker, up high…
Blue shaker up high…

CHORUS
Track Name: Click Clack
Click, clack, clack, click,
Move your fingers oh so quick.
Click, clack is the sound you get
When you play the castanet.

Left hand, click, clack,
Up and down and forth and back.
Left hand, open and close,
Click clack is how it goes.

CHORUS

Right hand, click, clack,
Up and down and forth and back.
Right hand, open and close,
Click clack is how it goes.

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Both hands, click, clack,
Up and down and forth and back.
Both hands, open and close,
Click clack is how it goes.

CHORUS
Track Name: Shaky Fruit
Doot-doot-do-doot, shaky fruit,
Apple orange, lemon and banana.
Doot-doot-do-doot, shaky fruit,
From Mississippi to Indiana.

Shaky apple, shaky apple,
Red and crunchy too.
Shaky apple, shaky apple,
Doot-doot-do-doot-doo.

CHORUS

Shaky orange, shaky orange,
Round and juicy too.
Shaky orange, shaky orange,
Doot-doot-do-doot-doo.

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Shaky lemon, shaky lemon,
Yellow and sour too.
Shaky lemon, shaky lemon,
Doot-doot-do-doot-doo.

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Shaky banana, shaky banana,
Yellow and tasty too.
Shaky banana, shaky banana,
Doot-doot-do-doot-doo.

CHORUS
Track Name: Tone Block Time
Ring, ring,
Hear the chime.
Now you know it’s tone block time.
Ring, ring.
Loud and clear,
Ringing is the sound you hear.

_________ makes her tone block ring,
As we all play along and sing.

_________ makes his tone block ring,
As we all play along and sing.

Ring, ring,
Hear the chime.
Now you know it’s tone block time.
Ring, ring.
Loud and clear,
Ringing is the sound you hear.
Track Name: I Hear a Train
Click clack, click clack,
I hear a train ‘a comin’,
Click clack, click clack,
It’s comin’ our way.

Hey, hey, what do you say?
The train is comin’ today,
The closer is gets, the louder it sounds,
It’s comin’ our way.

[Repeat, getting louder each time.]
Track Name: Ring to the Music
Ring to the music,
La la la.
Ring to the music,
La la la.
Ring to the music,
La la la.
Ring to the music,
La la la.

Ring to the music,
(child’s name).
Ring to the music,
(child’s name).
Ring to the music,
(child’s name).
That’s how we ring and sing.
Track Name: Shakin' Right & Left
We're going right and left,
And right and left,
We're shaking, we shake.
We're going right and left,
And right and left,
We're shaking we shake.

(Repeat, getting faster each time.)
Track Name: If You're Wearing a Red Shirt
If you’re sitting down,
Tap your sticks just like this.
Tap-tap-tap-tap, tap-tap-tap,
Tap-tap-tap-tap-tap.

If you’re a girl,
Tap your sticks just like this.
Tap-tap-tap-tap, tap-tap-tap,
Tap-tap-tap-tap-tap.

If you’re a boy,
Tap your sticks just like this.
Tap-tap-tap-tap, tap-tap-tap,
Tap-tap-tap-tap-tap.

If you’re wearing a red shirt,
Tap your sticks just like this.
Tap-tap-tap-tap, tap-tap-tap,
Tap-tap-tap-tap-tap.

{Continue, using different descriptives}

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