The Sunflowers / C'mon an' Swing in My Tree! CD & Board Book
Michael Taylor, Cow Heard Music, ASCAP

Story

Vocal: Terri Taylor

Ukulele, Piano, Drums, Bass, Harmonica, Violin, Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin: Jon Walmsley 

Kazoo: Michael Taylor

Lyrics

MAYBE YOU KNOW

HOW SOME PEOPLE GO FOR HONKYTONK PIANO

AND IT'S EXCITIN' FOR SOME

HEARIN' THE DRUMS BEATIN' WITH THE BAND

AND IT MIGHT BE YOUR TASTE

TO HEAR A BASS LAYIN' DOWN A LINE, OH SO LOW

BUT AS FOR ME

I LOVE THE UKULELE

 

COULD BE YOU CHOOSE

THE SOUND OF THE BLUES HARMONICA PLAYIN'

AND WHEN THEY HEAR VIOLIN

SOME FOLKS BEGIN GRINNIN' EAR TO EAR

AND 'CAUSE PLAYIN' KAZOO

IS EASY TO DO, YOU LIKE TO ROOTY-TOOT-TOOT-TOOT-TOOT-TOOT

BUT AS FOR ME

I LOVE THE UKULELE

 

     'CAUSE IT TAKES ME AWAY

     WHEN I HEAR SOMEONE PLAY UKULELE

     TO WHERE I WANNA BE

     WHERE THE SAND GREETS THE SEA IN HAWAII

     I'M TALKIN' WAIKIKI

 

I SEE HOW YOUR THING

COULD BE A FIVE-STRING BANJO PLAYER PICKIN'

AND HOW YOU MIGHT THINK IT'S TOPS 

TO HEAR A FLAT TOP GUITAR PICKER, TOO

OH, HOW A MANDOLIN FILL 

CAN GIVE YOU A TRILL, MAKE YOU SING YODEL-ODELAY-HEE-HOO

BUT AS FOR ME

I LOVE THE UKULELE

BUT AS FOR ME 

I LOVE THE UKULELE

The Sunflowers / C'mon an' Swing in My Tree! CD & Board Book
Michael Taylor, Cow Heard Music, ASCAP

Story

Vocal: Terri Taylor

Backing Vocals: Michael Taylor

Guitar, Banjo, Bass, Harmonica, Percussion: Jon Walmsley

Lyrics

WHEN YOU SWING AND YOU MISS BY A MILE

THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO BUT SMILE

SO DON'T YOU BE SAD FOR LONG, YOU'LL BE HAPPY IN A LITTLE WHILE

IF YOU JUST SMILE, YOU'VE GOTTA SMILE

 

IF YOU'RE TAKIN' IT ON THE CHIN, THEN GRIN

WHEN YOU'RE THINKIN' YOU JUST CAN'T WIN, THEN GRIN

IF YOU WANT TO FEEL BETTER, BUT YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN

OH, MY FRIEND, YOU'VE GOTTA GRIN

 

     'CAUSE THERE'S NO FUN IN FEELIN' DOWN

     SO YOU JUST TELL YOURSELF TO TURN THAT FROWN UPSIDE DOWN

 

AND THE WORLD WILL BE BRIGHTER WHEN YOU SMILE

THE WHOLE WORLD LOVES 'YA WHEN YOU SMILE

SO, DON'T YOU BE SAD FOR LONG, YOU'LL BE HAPPY IN A LITTLE WHILE

IF YOU JUST SMILE, YOU'VE GOTTA SMILE

LET ME SEE YOU SMILE, YOU'VE GOTTA SMILE!

The Sunflowers / Porcupine Parade CD
Michael Taylor, Cow Heard Music, ASCAP

Story

Vocal: Terri Taylor

Banjo: Jon Walmsley

Drums: Brad Swanson

Trumpet: Rusty Stiers

Clarinet: Rob Verdi

Trombone: Art Dragon

Sousaphone: Lee Westy Westenhofer

Lyrics

CRITTERS COME FROM MILES AROUND

TO LISTEN TO THE SWINGIN' SOUND

THAT THE PORCUPINES WILL BE LAYIN' DOWN 

AT THE PORCUPINE PARADE

 

THERE IS NOTHIN' MORE SUBLIME

THAN WATCHIN' MARCHIN' PORCUPINES

PLAYIN' DIXIELAND AND STEPPIN' TO THE TIME

AT THE PORCUPINE PARADE

 

     OH, TO HEAR THAT BIG BRASS SOUSAPHONE MOAN

     AND TO LISTEN WHILE THE CLARINET...

     PLAYS A SWEET DUET WITH THE CORNET

 

I WANT TO HEAR THAT BEATIN' DRUM 

AND THE SLIDE TROMBONE AND THE BANJO STRUM

WELL, IF YOU LIKE THAT TOO THEN YOU'VE GOTTA COME

TO THE PORCUPINE PARADE

 

     INSTRUMENTAL

 

     IT'LL BE A WOODLAND BALLYHOO, WHAT A HULLABALOO!

     PORCUPINES A'MARCHIN' TWO BY TWO

     WEARIN' FEATHERED HATS FOR THE BIG TO-DO

 

YOU'VE GOTTA BE THERE IN THAT THRONG

'CAUSE IF YOU LIKE GOOD MUSIC YOU BELONG

COME ON AND SWING ALONG TO THE JAZZY SONGS

AT THE PORCUPINE PARADE

DON'T YOU BE A SQUARE, WE WANNA SEE YOU THERE

AT THE PORCUPINE PARADE!