Overfield Sings

1. All God’s Critters


Chorus:
All God’s critters got a place in the choir,
Some sing low, some sing higher,
Some sing out loud on the telephone wire,
And some just clap their hands,
Or paws, or anything they got now.

Listen to the bass it’s the one on the bottom
where the bull frogs croak and the hippopotamus
moans and groans with a big to do and the old cow just goes “Moo”.
Chorus:
The dogs and the cats, they take up the middle
while the honey bee hums and the cricket fiddles,
the donkey brays and the pony neighs and the old coyote howls.
Chorus:
Listen to the top where the little birds sing on the
melodies with the high notes ringing. The hoot
owl hollers over everything and the jay bird disagrees.
Chorus:
Singing in the nighttime, singing in the day, the little
duck quacks, then he’s on his way. The possum ain’t
got much to say, and the porcupine talks to himself.
Chorus:
It’s a simple song of living sung every where by the ox
and the fox and the grizzly bear, the grumpy
alligator and the hawk above, the sly raccoon and the turtle dove.
Chorus:

2. Douglas Mountain


Snows are a fallin’ on Douglas Mountain,
Snows are a fallin’ so deep.
Snows are a fallin’ on Douglas Mountain,
Putting the bears to sleep,
Putting the bears to sleep.

Trimming the wicks on Douglas Mountain,
Shining the chimney so bright.
Trimming the wicks on Douglas Mountain,
So God can bring the light,
So God can bring the light.

Snows are a fallin’ on Overfield hill,
Snows are a fallin’ so deep.
Snows are a fallin’ on Overfield hill,
Putting the children to sleep,
Putting the children to sleep.

3. Fly Through My Window


Bluebird, bluebird, fly through my window
Bluebird, bluebird, fly through my window
Bluebird, bluebird, fly through my window
Buy molasses candy

Cardinal, cardinal, fly through my window
Cardinal, cardinal, fly through my window
Cardinal, cardinal, fly through my window
Buy molasses candy

Chickadee, chickadee, fly through my window
Chickadee, chickadee, fly through my window
Chickadee, chickadee, fly through my window
Buy molasses candy

Fly through my window, my sugarlump
Fly through my window, my sugarlump
And buy molasses candy

4. Golden Crocus


Golden Crocus, open up.
Catch a sunbeam in your cup.
Hold it fast! Let it go!
Le-La-Le-La-Le-Low.

5. Hurry, Hurry


Rabbit twitched his twitchety ears
On a twinkling autumn day
He could hear the North Wind coming,
And he scampered off to say….
Chorus…
Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry
We must all get fat and furry
Not a moment to be lost….. I can hear bold Jackie Frost

Groundhog sniffed his sniffety nose
On a snappy autumn day
He could smell the winter coming
And he waddled off to say…
Chorus…I can smell bold Jackie Frost
Squirrel shivered a shivery shiver
On a cheery autumn day
He could feel the North Wind’s fingers
And he scurried off to say…
Chorus…I can feel bold Jackie Frost
Black bear blinked his blinkety eye
On a blustery autumn day
He could see a storm cloud gather
And he lumbered off to say…
Chorus…I can see bold Jackie Frost

6. Kira Kira Boshi


Kira kira hikaru
Osora no hoshi yo
Mabataki shite wa
Minna wo miteru
Kira kira hikaru
Osora no hoshi yo

7. Mr. Sun


Oh, Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun, please shine down on me.
Oh, Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun, please shine down on me.
These little children are asking you to please come out so we can play with you.
Oh, Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun, please shine down on,
Please shine down on, please shine down on me.

8. Sandwiches


Chorus:
Sandwiches are beautiful. Sandwiches are fine.
I like sandwiches. I eat them all the time.
I eat them for my supper. I eat them for my lunch.
If I had a hundred sandwiches, I’d eat them all at once.

I’m roamin’ and a tumbling’ and a wanderin’ along.
And if you’d care to listen, I will sing a happy song.
I will not ask a favor. I will not charge a fee,
But if you have yourself a sandwich,
won’t you give a bite to me.
Chorus:
Once I went to England and visited the queen.
I’ll tell you she’s the grandest lady that I’ve ever seen.
I told her she was beautiful and could not ask for more,
So she handed me a sandwich and kicked me out the door.
Chorus:
Once I met a pretty girl, the fairest in the land.
Young men of the country were asking for her hand.
They promised her the moon and they promised her the sea,
But I offered her a sandwich and she said she’d marry me.
Chorus:
Now a sandwich might be egg or cheese or even peanut butter,
But they all taste so good to me it really doesn’t matter.
Jam, ham, or cucumber, any kind will do.
I like sandwiches. How about you?

9. Sing a Rainbow


Red and yellow and pink and green
purple and orange and blue.
I can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow
Sing a rainbow, too.

Listen with your eyes.
Listen with your eyes and sing everything you see.
I can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow
Sing along with me.

Red and yellow and pink and green
purple and orange and blue.
Now we can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow
Sing a rainbow, too.

10. The Happy Wanderer


I love to go a-wandering,
Along the mountain track,
And as I go, I love to sing,
my knapsack on my back.

Chorus:
Val-deri, Val-dera, Val-deri,
Val-dera-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha
Val-deri, Val-dera
my knapsack on my back.

I love to wander by the stream
That dances in the sun,
So joyously it calls to me,
“Come! Join my happy song!”
Chorus:
I wave my hat to all I meet,
And they wave back to me,
And blackbirds call so loud and sweet
From ev’ry green wood tree.
Chorus:
High overhead, the skylarks wing,
They never rest at home
But just like me, they love to sing,
As o’er the world we roam.
Chorus:
Oh, may I go a-wandering
Until the day I die!
Oh, may I always laugh and sing,
Beneath God’s clear blue sky!
Chorus:

11. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star


Twinkle, Twinkle little Star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, Twinkle little Star
How I wonder what you are.

12. Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree


Under the spreading chestnut tree
There we sit both you and me.
Oh how happy we will be
Under the spreading chestnut tree.
Okina Kurino Kinoshitade
Okina kurino kinoshitade
Anata to watashi.
Nakayoku asobimashou
Okina kurino kinoshitade.

13. Who Will Draw A Ring?


Who will draw a ring around the moon?
Who will draw a line from star to star?
Who will sing a penny’s worth of tunes,
To show them how in love we are?

I will draw a ring around the moon.
I will draw a line from star to star.
I will sing a penny’s worth of tunes,
To show them how in love we are.

14. You are My Sunshine


You are my sunshine, my only sunshine.
You make me happy when skies are gray.
You’ll never know dear, how much I love you.
Please don’t take my sunshine away.

The other night dear, as I lay sleeping,
I dreamed I held you in my arms.
When I awoke dear, I was mistaken,
So I hung my head and I cried.

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine.
You make me happy when skies are gray.
You’ll never know dear, how much I love you.
Please don’t take my sunshine away.

15. Beautiful Stuff


It takes time and it takes thought
To make new things with the things we’ve got
If we put our heads together then
We can figure out a way to use them again

Chorus:
Beautiful Stuff! Beautiful Stuff!
When I look around I see more than enough
There’s no limit to what we can do
With Beautiful Stuff and we’ll have fun too!

Beautiful Stuff gives me a chance
To be creative and make some plans
To see things a bit differently
Not just what they are but what then could be!

Chorus:
Beautiful stuff and me and you!

16. Mail Myself to You


I’m gonna wrap myself in paper;
I’m gonna dab myself with glue,
Stick some stamps on top of my head,
I’m gonna mail myself to you.

I’m gonna tie me up in a red string;
I’m gonna tie blue ribbons too.
I’m gonna climb up in my mail box;
I’m gonna mail myself to you.