Space Rabbits of Brocklevoons

by Kate Rowe

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Paul Chinniah Sparky is perhaps the greatest song in the world. If you have a roomful of bearded folkies doing the actions, you're on to something special. Favorite track: Sparky the Giant Squid.
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phil williams A great album for kids and parents!
Kate is one of Australia's hidden gems of songwriting Favorite track: Family Outing.
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1.
I remember when I was a kid We had a really awesome pet He was a tiny little squid In a bowl, by the TV set He was really cute, his name was Sparky He was a happy little soul But he grew a bit more every day We had to get a bigger bowl CHORUS: And he ate big fish little fish fat fish skinny fish all day long Big fish little fish fat fish skinny fish all day long With a great big slurping sound (slurp!) Waving all his tentacles around. Now that he had room to swim and play Sparky liked his bigger bowl I think But he grew a bit more every day We had to put him in the sink He was very helpful I must say And he always gave the dishes a good scrub But he grew a bit more every day We had to put him in the tub CHORUS He was very helpful like I said He folded all the towels for us He even cleaned the bathroom cupboard And he never made a fuss But when we had guests they couldn’t wash their hands Coz they’d scream and panic and all that malarky They'd say “There’s a giant squid living in your bathtub!” “Oh for heaven’s sake,” we’d say, ‘it’s only Sparky!” CHORUS But we knew that it was time to set him free And we put him in the ocean with a sigh He swam away quite happily Waving one tentacle goodbye He met a lady squid and fell in love Their underwater wedding was spectacular They had eighty little babies Very cute, and very... well ... tentacular CHORUS And they eat big fish little fish fat fish skinny fish all day long Big fish little fish fat fish skinny fish all day long With a great big slurping sound Waving all their tentacles around Waving all their tentacles around!
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I woke up in the morning, I wanted cereal I went into the kitchen to get myself a bowl And while I sat there eating, there was a flash of light Suddenly in front of me appeared a freaky sight They looked like normal rabbits except that they were pink Wearing little space suits, standing in the sink, they said: “Greetings earthling, we come from Brocklevoons Do not try to stop us, we’re here to take your spoons!” CHORUS: Space Rabbits of Brocklevoons landed in my kitchen because they needed spoons Space Rabbits of Brocklevoons landed in my kitchen because they needed spoons Oh! bounce bounce b- b- b- bounce b- b- b- b- bounce Left left, right right, round and round and pounce – hey! (repeat) I gave them all my spoons, they took me in their ship We travelled through the universe very very quick Their little eyes were worried, their little eyes were grave They said "we're in a hurry coz we've got ducks to save!" CHORUS We got to Brocklevoons, we landed by a lake I could see the rabbits had made a big mistake They'd tried to make a place where they could jump and hop They turned the lake to jelly so they could bounce on top But no one told the ducks and all the ducks got stuck Stuck inside the jelly, what awful rotten luck We had to eat the jelly, we had to set them free We took our spoons and got to work, the space rabbits and me CHORUS The ducks were very cross, the rabbits said: "Don't worry, We won't do it again, we're very very sorry!" The ducks forgave the rabbits and it began to rain Everyone was happy, the lake filled up again And then they took me home and gave me back my spoons And told me I was welcome any time on Brocklevoons My cereal was waiting but after all that jelly I couldn't fit another thing into my big fat belly CHORUS
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Many years ago there was a big bang, That made our universe appear It made all our planets, It’s the reason that we’re here But nobody knows if it really went bang Or pop, kaboom or only puff And since it made eighty billion galaxies I’ve found a new name coz big isn’t big enough CHORUS The great big incredible magnificent extraordinary legendary fabulous explosion It's the great big incredible magnificent extraordinary legendary fabulous explosion It made moons and asteroids, dark matter, dust and voids Black holes, comets, all the stars Planets like Earth, Venus and Mars There are places that we’ll never know Coz they’re too far away for us to go The universe stretches side to side 93 billion light years wide CHORUS Ooh this miracle is bigger than anything Bigger than a million elephants And ooh this miracle is bigger than anything Bigger than Godzilla’s underpants This is bigger than the queen of Sheba This is bigger than Justin Bieber It’s the biggest game in town, the biggest game around CHORUS
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Scaredy Cat 02:22
You can't help being afraid Fizzing round like lemonade No, it doesn't mean a thing: Get out there my friend and swing! Come on, get up off the bench: ya gonna have a great adventure Scaredy cat, I believe in you CHORUS Scaredy cat, that's okay Scaredy cat, try it anyway Scaredy cat, I believe in you Scaredy cat, that's okay Scaredy cat, try it anyway I'm a scaredy cat: if I can do it, you can too Nerves that get you on the night Heebie-jeebies, stage fright Everybody gets them too Don't think that it's only you Once you start, you'll be fine You'll have a good old funny time Scaredy Cat I believe in you CHORUS
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There are bears who hide behind lampposts There are bears who call everyone Dave There are bears who only jump sideways These bears who will not behave They like to go down to the city and start up a Mexican wave These bears are wonderfully witty These bears who will not behave CHORUS And they love to sing: "We love to eat salmon We love to eat trifle with cream." Yes they love to sing: "After hibernation we go out and swim in the stream ... Eem ... stream ... beam ... dream ... gleam ... theme ... ice cream Ice cream? Yes please! Here you go Dave. Thank you!" These bears are always interrupting They always– "We look just your great-aunt Maeve!" They always – "We wear frilly aprons and–" Hey! "Sorry Dave." These bears who will not behave CHORUS Repeat verse 1
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Fred the Dog 04:01
Have you heard about the brand new Japanese machines That translate for your dog so you know just what he means I strapped one to the collar of my faithful kelpie Fred I asked him if he felt all right and this is what he said CHORUS: I’m hungry, I’m hungry, I’m hungry, rub my belly What’s that noise, what’s that noise Schmacko, Schmacko, walkies kick the ball I’m hungry, I’m hungry, I’m hungry, rub my belly What’s that noise, what’s that noise Schmacko, walkies kick the ball I took Fred for a walk coz we both had itchy feet And soon enough we met a lady walking down the street She said that Fred was lovely so Fred told her she was pretty And when she screamed and ran away he sang his little ditty CHORUS Then Fred asked me questions he’d often thought about Like why do humans change their skins when they are going out? What happened to your tails, and how do you open gates? And without a real good sniff how do you recognise your mates? And by the way... CHORUS Fred became quite learned, he really got quite pesky Always wanting me to read him Freud and Dostoevsky And when I asked him what he thought of everything I’d read Fred looked up and winked at me and wagged his tail and said CHORUS Fred went into politics the people loved him dearly Soon there were new flaps in all the doors at Kirribilli And when he made his maiden speech the people cried for more They’d never heard such honesty from a PM before CHORUS (very slow then very fast)
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Steppo 03:23
Old Steppo is an optimist, no matter what goes wrong One night I lost my wallet and all my money was gone I said "Oh Steppo, I've gone and lost my purse." Steppo said "Don't worry have a cuppa, coz I've seen worse." CHORUS Things will be better in the morning Things will be better in the light of day We'll fix the problem in the morning Everything will be okay, yes it will Everything will be okay One night I got a fever, with green and purple spots The lady at emergency took one look and said: "Eew, we don't see THAT a lot!" I said "Oh Steppo, I just freaked out the nurse." Steppo said: "Don't worry have a cuppa, coz I've seen worse." CHORUS One night I went to Egypt and accidentally woke a sleeping mummy The mummy yelled through its bandages "Ooeeeey gooeeey gummy!" I said: "Oh Steppo, I got the mummy's curse!" Steppo said: "Don't worry have a cuppa, coz I've seen worse." CHORUS One night some aliens landed, with kegs of blasting powder They said: "You know the Big Bang? Well, this one will be louder!" I said: "Oh Steppo, they'll destroy the universe!" And Steppo said: "Don't worry have a cuppa, coz I've seen worse." CHORUS Things will be better in the morning Things will be better in the light of day We'll fix the problem in the morning Everything will be okay – and it was! Everything will be okay
9.
Don't listen to this song Save yourself the pain It has annoying lyrics and a really silly name It has a pesky melody that gets stuck in your head And sometimes it doesn't rhyme – Like this time, for example CHORUS Don't listen to this song It goes on far too long Don't listen to this song anymore Don't listen to this song It goes on far too looooooooong Don't listen to this song anymore Well I see that you're still here P'raps you misunderstood Don't listen to this song It isn't very good Run away and hide Get out while you can Coz in just a moment There's this line with too many words in it and the words are all squashed up together So it doesn't scan properly CHORUS And when you get to verse 3 It will start randomly Talking about a budgie It makes no sense to me You'll try to work it out But you'll come up with nil This song don't have a meaning And it never will CHORUS Thank goodness there is no verse 4 (hooray!) Thank goodness there is no verse 4
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Young Jack Roberts is a pirate’s son His dad takes him out for fresh air and fun on the weekend They sail the high seas at leisure And search for treasure But Jack hates the boat and hates the sea And all the pillaging of villagers makes him feel queasy He dreams of ice cream he’s never had But he wouldn’t like to disappoint his dad CHORUS: Yo ho yo ho La da da da da da da da da da da Little Sally Roberts is a pirate’s daughter Who hates the waves, hates salt water The family outing gives no pleasure to daddy’s treasure Sally hates parrots Sally hates gold All the pillaging of villagers makes her feel cold She’d rather walk on a mountain top But she’d never dream of disappointing her pop CHORUS Wild Man Roberts is a pirate bold Or at least he was, before his heart and hook got old Marauding makes him tired, he’d rather Stroll in the city, but he says a good father must think of his kids coz every kid dreams about the pirate life and I’d hate to disappoint them every kid dreams about the pirate life and I’d hate to disappoint them CHORUS So the boat goes up The boat goes down Fish swim by The world goes round ... (4 times) Yo ho ho da da da da da da da da
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There's a café in my hometown Where the lost dogs go And there is a kind barista Who knows they like to roam She gives them water and a snack Helps them find their way back She calls their families to take them home CHORUS There's a café where the lost dogs go Somehow they know That someone there will care for them Till they go home Maybe it's coincidence or maybe something more Perhaps they talk about it in the park Or maybe when it's getting late They bark across the garden gate Spread the news as the sky grows dark CHORUS And mothers to their puppies say If you ever lose your way Find a place with nice smells There's a lady there, you'll see She'll give you water and a snack Help you find your way back She'll take you home to your family CHORUS
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Tell me a story about all kinds of things Like a Pegasus with pink wings! Tell me a story about all kinds of things Like two leprechauns and a Pegasus with pink wings! Tell me a story about all kinds of things Like three unicorns, two leprechauns and a Pegasus with pink wings! Tell me a story about all kinds of things Like four mermaids, three unicorns, two leprechauns and a Pegasus with pink wings! Tell me a story about all kinds of things Like five talking trees, four mermaids, three unicorns, two leprechauns and a Pegasus with pink wings! Tell me a story about all kinds of things Like six strange magic spells, five talking trees, four mermaids, three unicorns, two leprechauns and a Pegasus with pink wings! Tell me a story about all kinds of things Like seven lucky wishing wells, six strange magic spells, five talking trees, four mermaids, three unicorns, two leprechauns and a Pegasus with pink wings! Tell me a story about all kinds of things Like eight pretty fairies having lots of fun, seven lucky wishing wells, six strange magic spells, five talking trees, four mermaids, three unicorns, two leprechauns and a Pegasus with pink wings! Tell me a story about all kinds of things Like nine silver castles shining in the sun, eight pretty fairies having lots of fun, seven lucky wishing wells, six strange magic spells, five talking trees, four mermaids, three unicorns, two leprechauns and a Pegasus with pink wings! Tell me a story about all kinds of things Like ten dragon kings, nine silver castles shining in the sun, eight pretty fairies having lots of fun, seven lucky wishing wells, six strange magic spells, five talking trees, four mermaids, three unicorns, two leprechauns and a Pegasus with pink wings!

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This is a kids album that parents will enjoy too. Awesome for car trips and singalongs.

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released January 31, 2016

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Kate Rowe Perth, Australia

Quirky songs for adults and kids. Topics include space rabbits, coffee, the Big Bang, blind dates and talking dogs.

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