LYRICS TO JESSICA HARPER'S ALBUM,

CD: Nora's Room

NORA'S ROOM


 
NORA'S ROOM
 
(Children's laughter)
 
Crash, bang, crash bang boom
Something's going on in Nora's room
Crash, bang, crash bang boom
Something's going on in Nora's room
Crash, bang, crash bang boom
Something's going on in Nora's room
Crash, bang, crash bang boom
Something's going on in Nora's room.
 
Crash, bang, crash bang boom
Something's going on in Nora's room
Sounds like girls, sounds like boys
Sounds like someone's makin' lots of noise.
 
Crash, bang, crash bang boom
Something's going on in Nora's room
Crash, bang, crash bang boom
Something's going on in Nora's room
 
Now how much noise does a little girl need?
It sounds like the whole city zoo got freed
Sounds like the bear is dancin' with the moose
They like dance when they're on the loose
Sounds like hippos at a hippo hop
Or when you pick up a piano and you let it drop
Or 16 pumpkins falling off a truck
Or a couple of gorillas playing duck, duck, duck, duck.
 
Goose, bang, crash bang boom
Something's going on in Nora's room
Crash, bang, crash bang boom
Something's going on in Nora's room
 
Like London bridge is really falling down
Or a couple of giants are sitting on a town
Or 47 monkeys are talkin' on the phone
To 47 dogs who're fighting for a bone.
 
Bark, bar, bang, crash bang boom
Something's going on in Nora's room
Crash, bang, crash bang boom
Something's going on in Nora's room
 
Sounds like a rodeo, right upstairs,
Or a bunch of rhinos playin' musical chairs
Sounds like a dump truck dumpin' its junk
Or an elephant hoedown, swing your trunk.
 
Crash, bang, crash bang boom
Something's going on in Nora's room
Crash, bang, crash bang boom
Something's going on in Nora's room
 
Sounds like girls, sounds like boys
Sounds like someone's makin' lots of noise
And the sign on her door says, "Enter if you dare"
So, I just say, "What's goin' on in there?"
..."Nothing."
 
Crash, bang, crash bang boom
Something's going on in Nora's room
    (REPEAT TO FADE)
 


 
GET THE RHYTHM
 
Put the rhythm in your feet
Put the rhythm in your toes
Let the rhythm go anywhere the rhythm goes
Put the rhythm in your hands
Put the thythm in your knees
Let the rhythm keep goin' 'till you say please
 
CHORUS:
Get the the rhythm
Uh-huh, get the rhythm
Don't let the rhythm stop
No, please get the the rhythm
Uh-huh, get the rhythm
Let's hop, hop, hop, don't stop.
 
Put the rhythm up here (in your ear)
Put the rhythm down there (the rocking chair)
Let the rhythm go up, down, anywhere
Put the rhythm in your back (way out back)
Put the rhythm in your head (that's what she said)
Let the rhythm keep goin' just like I said
 
(Repeat CHORUS)
 
Put the rhythm in one (Done)
Put the rhythm in two (That's you)
Put the rhythm in three (Count on me)
Put the rhythm in four (Dog at the door)
Put the rhythm in five (I can jump your jive)
Put the rhythm in six (Ya gotta pick up stix)
Put the rhythm in seven (A lotta people in heaven)
Put the rhythm in eight (Ya gotta set the rhythm straight)
 
(Repeat CHORUS)
 
Put the rhythm in your feet (ain't that sweet)
Put the rhythm in your toes (where the music goes)
Let the rhythm go anywhere the rhythm goes
Put the rhythm in your hands (pots and pans)
Put the thythm in your knees (the buzzin' of the bees)
Let the rhythm keep goin' 'till you say please
 
(Repeat CHORUS)
 
Please
 
(Repeat CHORUS)
 
Hop, hop, hop, let's stop.
 

 
MAMA'S KITCHEN
 
 CHORUS:
All around the kitchen, cock-a-doodle-doo
All around Mama's kitchen, cock-a-doodle-doo
All around the kitchen, cock-a-doodle-doo
All around Mama's kitchen, cock-a-doodle-doo
Now, stop right still
Put your hand on your hip
Let your right foot slip
Now you do it like this, do it like that
 
(Repeat CHORUS)
 
Now walk like a duck
Now walk like an Egyptian
Now walk like a king
You can do anything
 
(Repeat CHORUS)
 
Who's in the kitchen?
(Rosie's in the kitchen)
Who's in the kitchen?
(Sammy's in the kitchen)
Who's in the kitchen?
(Cate and Molly's in the kitchen)
Who's in the kitchen?
(Quinn and Henry's in the kitchen)
Now, Danny's in the kitchen,
Nora's in the kitchen,
Georgie Porgie, Ellio, Elizabeth, too.
 
(Repeat CHORUS)
 

 
SWEET AS A SWING SET
 
He's cunning as a card trick
He's bold as a bear
He's happy as a hatrack whose hats are all there
He's busy as a ball game
And tricky as a toy
He's fast as a fire truck
He's my little boy
 
She's warm as a wigwam
She's calm as a cloud
She's friendly as a foghorn (sometimes she gets loud)
She's nice as a night light
And cute as a curl
She's kind as a kite tail
She's my little girl
 
They're sweet as a swing set
They're solid as stones
Delirious as dogs who just found 15 bones
They're happy as a handshake
My chirldren, my two
Come, let me tell you
How much I love you
Oooo, I love you.
 

 
ELIZABETH EXPLAINS IT ALL
 
I call my cat Elizabeth;
I named her after me
Were she a him, I'd call her Jim,
Or maybe Mr. C
My mother picks me flowers,
She puts them in a jar
My dad is almost tall enough
To swing on a star
 
CHORUS:
Sing, Sing, (go baby)
'Round the ring, yeah
Sing, sing (go baby)
'Round the ring
 
I call my sister Nora,
Like everybody does
I used to call her baby girl
When that was what she was
Nora tells me stories,
She keeps them in a jar
And only me and Nora knows
What our secrets are
 
(Repeat CHORUS)
 
I have a dog named Somebody;
I named him after you
He thinks that chasing Nora is what
He was born to do
My mother likes to hold me
And sing a sleepy tune
And Dad is almost tall enough to
Bring home the moo.
 
(Repeat CHORUS)
 
Soon it is my birthday
I will be five or three
I'm not sure what the number is
But that's okay with me
'Cause I can count the candles
And put them in a jar
And soon I will be tall enough
To swing on a star.
 
(Repeat CHORUS to fade)
 

 
MANGO WALK
 
CHORUS:
My brother did-a tell me that you go mango walk,
You go mango walk, you go mango walk
My brother did-a tell me that you go mango walk
And steal all the number 'leven
 
Now tell me Joe, do tell me for true
Do tell me for true, do tell me
That you don't go to no mango walk
And steal all the number 'leven
 
I tell you, Sue, I tell you for true
I tell you for true, I tell you
That I don't go to no mango walk
And steal all the number 'leven.
 
(Repeat CHORUS)
 

 
BAREFOOT BLUES
 
Your daddy forgot his overcoat
Your mama forgot her purse
Your brother forgot his flashlight
Now wait a minute -- it gets worse
The rooster forgot to crow this morning
No cock-a-doodle-doos
And everybody forgot to remind you
So, you forgot your shoes
 
CHORUS:
Yeah, yeah, yeah
You forgot your shoes
Those things that come in twos
You forgot your shoes
 
Katie forgot to bring the umbrella, but
The rain forgot to pour
Willie forgot to feed the tiger, but
The tiger forgot to roar
The teacher forgot it was Tuesday
And whose lunchbox was whose,
And everybody forgot to remind you
So, you forgot your shoes
 
(Repeat CHORUS)
 
So, there's two little sneakers, shoelaces all
Messed up in a knot, knot
Two little sneakers, hear 'em singing,
"Oh, forget me not, not"
Two little sneakers, size eleven
They wanna shuffle and go, go
Hear 'em singing, "Forget me not, 'cause
I wanna heel and toe."
Let's go!
 
The fireman forgot to bring the ladder
But the fire forgot to get hot
Noah forgot where he put the hammer
Now, how's he gonna build that ark? (Not!)
The sunforgot to set tonight
So, everyone forgot to snooze
Yeah, everybody forgot about something
And you forgot your shoes.
 
(Repeat CHORUS)
 

 
PUSH THE ELEPHANT
 
You gotta push, push
You gotta push the elephant
Push, push, you gotta push the elephant
Push the elephant, push, push
If you wanna get the elephant:
On the bus (or)
Out of the house (or)
Over the hill (or)
Back to the jungle (or)
Whatever.
 

 
BOYS AND GIRLS TOGETHER
 
Boys and girls together
And we go one step, two step
Everybody watch your step
We're boys and girls together
And we go one step, two step, one step, two step
We're boys and girls together
And we go right, left, right, left
Allemande left and a grand right, left
We're boys and girls together
And we go right, left, right, left, allemande left and right
 
CHORUS:
We go boys to the left and girls to the right
We stand up, sit down, fight, fight, fight
The boys go center, the girls go back,
The boys go center, the girls go back
The boys go up, the girls go down
The boys go up, the girls go down
The boys go in, the girls go out
The boys go in, the girls go out
The boys to the left, the girls go right
The boys to the left, the girls go right
The boys to the left, the girls go right
We stand up, sit down, fight, fight, fight
Boys and girls together
And we go right, left, right, left
Allemande left and right
 
Boys and girls together
Let's go, let's hold hands, sugary bop
Grab your partner, never stop
We're boys and girls together
And we go bop, bop, badop bopadop bop
Boppa dop boppa dop
 
(Repeat CHORUS)
 

 
DING DONG DOG
 
Run and chase the brown dog
He really doesn't mind
If it were raining cats and dogs
He might be hard to find
 
CHORUS:
Ding dong, ding dong dog
 
Run and chase the brown dog
He isn't what he seems
See him in the park today
You'll see him in your dreams
 
(Repeat CHORUS)
 
Run and chase the brown dog
You know he likes to run
When it's raining cats and dogs
The dogs have all the fun
 
(Repeat CHORUS)
 
Run and chase the brown dog
Teach him how to sing
He could learn this silly song
And sing it for the king.
 
(Repeat CHORUS)
 

 
HIP TO HOP
 
CHORUS:
Everybody's doin' it, hoppin' to the bop
'Cause it's hip to hop to the top of the pop
Everybody's doin' it, hopin' to be hip
Hopin' to hop to the top of the pop
Hop the top of the pop
 
Everybody's playin' 'em, juke box
Big juke, big box, white sox
Put another dollar in the juke box
Swing that box and drop your sox
 
(Repeat CHORUS)
 
So come on, Roger, let's hop
Let's hippety hop from toe to top
Let's flash slacks, drop sox
Put another dollar in the the juke box
Come on Roger, let's dance
I'll swing my dress, you swing your pants
Swing that juke box, don't stop
You can't stop that top of the pop
 
(Repeat CHORUS)
 
Everybody's buyin' it, shoppin' the black wax
Spin the wax and flash your slacks
Everybody's shoppin' it, hoppin' to the hot wax
Spin that wax, you won't relax
 
(Repeat CHORUS)
 
Come on Roger, let's swing
Do your funky duck walk thing
Jump up, jump back
Swing your partner, quack, quack, quack
Come on Roger, let's go
Do the funky heel and toe
Swing that juke box, don't stop
You can't stop that top of the pop.
 
(Repeat CHORUS)