Shooz songs

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Click titles to hear the old classics like ‘One finger One Thumb’. The others have been specially composed, using a harmonica as main instrument and clicking on ‘play’ will convey how the lyrics and words go together..

Granpa Schloff will use a toy harmonica to introduce each song (his harmonica can be heard in every song listed here after the Shooz Theme, apart from the famous classics), after which the fancy (bluegrass?)arrangement can drop in, second time round or in the second verse, with the Shooz singing along.

As you will see in this video below, each character has their instrument. In the show itself, there will also be voices of course. This little video is just to introduce the characters and show potential producers or collaborators how the lyrics and tunes fit together. (Click image to view video)

Intro movie

1) SHOOZ THEME SONG

Mango the Goldfish
Who are you?

Shooz:
Hey, we’re the Shooz!

Mango
And what do you do?
All-aya you Shooz.

Sid:
I’m a runner­­ – up and down, and everywhere around
You can hear me from afar with my pitter-patter sound. 
I run so much, I’m massively fit!
Only one speed and that’s lickety-split!

Schloff:
I’m an ExtraComfy CozyToze!
I keep them warm as everyone knows.
I’m built for comfort, not for speed!
When feet get cold, that’s what they need.

Groombie:
Well, feet must be dry no matter what!
Puddles and rain – oh, they like them a lot!
In the cold! In the wet!
I’m brave and bold as you can get!

Mathilda:
Enough about the weather!
Let’s talk about being clever. 
Learning, learning as I go –
Just come to me, I always know!

Gina:  
I don’t always know the answer 
But I’m a brilliant ballet dancer!
See me leap and spin and turn
Always something new to learn…
Both:
But I will end my dancing now
And take my bow!

Tango:
So… there you are.

All:
So that’s us Shooz
You have some clues

And now we can play
‘Cos you’re here today.

YAAAAYYYY!

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2) WET AND DRY AND WARM AND COLD

Wet and dry and warm and cold 
They all feel different so I’m told
Wet is water, wet is rain, 
Jump into a puddle and out again –

But when I wear my boots and hat
Umbrella, raincoat, and all that
Then I am dry and snug and warm
The cold and wet can’t do me harm.

Wet is swimming in the deep sea cool
Or diving deep in a swimming pool
In the end the towel will dry
Then Towel is wet and dry am I!

Bath-time brings the steam all round
Hot’n’cold water rushing round 
With soap and foam I love to play
My boats and ducks can sail away.

And all these feelings have a way
Of making it a super day!

 

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4) OLD MACDONALD HAD A FARM

Old MacDonald had a farm, E I E I O,
And on his farm he had some ducks, E I E I O.
With a quack-quack here and a quack-quack there,
Here a quack, there a quack, everywhere a quack-quack.
Old MacDonald had a farm, E I E I O.

Old MacDonald had a farm E I E I O,
And on his farm he had some bees E I E I O.
With a zzzz-zzzz here and a zzzz-zzzz there
Here a zzzz, there a zzzz, everywhere a zzzz-zzzz –
Old MacDonald had a farm E I E I O.

Old MacDonald had a farm E I E I O,
And on his farm he had some cats, E I E I O.
With a meow-meow here, and a meow-meow there
Here a meow, there a meow, everywhere a meow-meow.
Old MacDonald had a farm E I E I O.

Old MacDonald had a farm E I E I O,
And on his farm he had Some pigs, E I E I O.
With an oink oink here, and an oink oink there
Here an oink, there an oink, everywhere a oink-oink.
Old MacDonald had a farm E I E I O.

Old MacDonald had a farm E I E I O,
And on his farm he had some horses, E I E I O.
With a neigh neigh here
And a neigh neigh there
Here a neigh, there a neigh
Everywhere a neigh neigh.
Old MacDonald had a farm E I E I O.

 

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5) PASSWORD PLEASE

Password please, you have to say
The password please, or go away.

It’s not that I don’t like you here
But I need to hear it in my ear.

I’d like to let you through the door
But then, what is the password for?

It keeps us safe ‘cos if you know
The password then we’re good to go.

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6) ONE FINGER ONE THUMB

One finger, one thumb
keep moving 
One finger, one thumb
keep moving
One finger, one thumb
keep moving
We’ll all be merry and bright

One finger, one thumb,
one arm, one leg
keep moving
One finger, one thumb, one arm, one leg
keep moving
One finger, one thumb, one arm, one leg
keep moving
We’ll all be merry and bright

One finger, one thumb, one arm, one leg,
one nod of the head
keep moving
One finger, one thumb, one arm, one leg,
one nod of the head
keep moving
One finger, one thumb, one arm, one leg,
one nod of the head
keep moving
We’ll all be merry and bright

 

 

7) TESSEL-TESSEL-TESSELLATED

Tessel-tessel-tessellated
These are shapes that are related
Bricks in walls we all have seen
With no big spaces in-between

Tessel-tessel-tessellated
Special shapes that are related
Spider builds her clever trap
With shapes that fit without a gap

Tessel-tessel-tessellated
Special shapes that are related
And busy bees when they go home
Find time to build a honeycomb

Tessel-tessel-tessellated
Special shapes that are related
The lovely scales of every fish
Are patterns quite ingenious

Tessel-tessel-tessellated
Special shapes that are related
Our jigsaw puzzle fits so tight
All the pieces must be right.

Tessel-tessel-tessellated
Special shapes that are related
When we go out now, we’ll see
With eyes that see things differently!

 

 
|8) PITTER-PATTER, PITTER-PATTER

Pitter-patter, pitter patter, pit – pit – pat
Pitter-patter, pitter patter, just like that.
Hush and do be very quiet, listen to the rain –
Tiny little raindrops running down the windowpane.

Rain song in Zulu: Imvula (for rain dance at end of episode)

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9) LET’S TRY AGAIN

Let us try and try and try
We’ll get better by and by
In the hat or in a pot
We will try to hit the spot
Pitch and toss – now here we go
Will it go in now? Yes or n-o-o-o-o?
We’ll try again with all our might
And finally – we’ve got it right!
YAY!

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10) RING-RING-RING

I know how to phone my home
I can phone wherever I roam
If I sing our number, you’ll see
How you can phone this number for me.
I have this song to tell you best
(here’s-the-code), the number is next;
(First three here) and also these:
(The last four here) – oh ring it please!

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11) SEASONS (canon)

Sun and wind and rainy weather,
Moon and stars and day and night.
They all change in every season,
Autumn, winter, spring and summer bright.

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12) STARS, STARS

Stars, stars, what a lovely sight,
Children of the evening, glimmer in the night
Stars, stars, sailor’s faithful guide,
As they travel over oceans far and wide.

 

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13) LET’S FOLLOW THE SUN!

 

 

What is next to do?
The sun gives us a clue
What time could it be?
Well, now – let us see!

Is it morning
Is it noon?
Is it evening,
Night coming soon?

Sun comes up, the sky is red,
Now it’s time to leave your bed!
When the sun’s above us all,
Our lunchtime shadows are so small…

Is it morning,
Is it noon?
Is it evening,
Night coming soon?

When our Sun he goes to rest,
And every bird must find its nest,
Soon the stars are hanging bright ~
And now it’s time to say goodnight.