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Went to the tv station and we asked the question

Can we use the studio ? Please don't just say no

We'll learn how to use it yes we're gonna work hard

We'll be so creative and put on our show

Okay, you've got it.

Yeah! Yeah!

We'll call it "kidsongs" ♪

Tapping our feet

Soon everybody's gonna move to the beat

Give us "kidsongs" ♪

We've got the sound

We're gonna be coming to your city and town

We want our "kidsongs" ♪

We want our "kidsongs" ♪

Found ourselves some new friends

They'll help us when we need them

They've got magic powers can't thank them enough

Their names are the biggles

We'll keep them a secret

Coming to the rescue when the going gets tough

We'll call it "kidsongs" tapping our feet

Soon everybody's gonna move to the beat

Give us "kidsongs" we've got the sound

We're gonna be coming to your city and town

We want our "kidsongs" ♪

We want our "kidsongs" ♪

We want our "kidsongs" ♪

( all together ) we want 'em!

Look at this tiki torch.

Yeah, and look at these hats.

Cool! Where did you find it ?

At a thrift store.

Awesome!

Hi, kids.

Hi, kids.

What interesting things you have here.

You guys must be up to something.

Yeah, we're decorating our set with props

that relate to today's theme.

And what might that be ?

A day at the beach.

Fantastic! I love the beach.

Oh, me, too.

And I trust the show won't be just fun and games.

Of course not, mrs. wilson.

We're going to cover the caribbean island culture, too.

Well, that makes sense,

because some of the most beautiful beaches in the world

are in the caribbean.

Exactly.

And we also have dancers and musicians from trinidad.

Good, michael. Very good.

They're almost ready on the set.

Sara's just putting the last couple of props

on the hosts' desk.

So am i.

I'm ready.

Sara, clear! And roll that opening title sequence...

3, 2, 1 and take it!

And cue the hosts!

Sara: tiffany, sergio, you're on! Now!

Good morning and welcome to the kidsongs tv show.

The one and only show made by kids...

For kids...

And starring kids. Hi, I'm sergio centeno.

And I'm tiffany burton.

( together ) and we're the biggles.

Today's show is going to be a whole lot of fun...

'cause we're going to the beach!

Don't forget your sunblock, little brother.

Don't worry, big sister, I've got it right here.

And it's the non-greasy kind.

So, let's go "barefootin'!"

Everybody get on your feet

You make me nervous when you're in your seat

Take off your shoes and pat your feet

We're doin' a dance that can't be beat

We're barefootin' ♪

Wooo - everybody

We're barefootin' ♪

All right shake those toes

We're barefootin '♪

Oh, yeah we're barefootin' ♪

And boy does it feel good

Went to a party now the other night

Long-tail sally she was outta sight

Took off her hat and her high sneakers, too

She's doin' a dance without any shoes

She's barefootin' ♪

She sure is.

She's barefootin' ♪

And her toes are painted red!

She's barefootin' ♪

Oh, yeah she's barefootin' ♪

Hey, little girl with your red dress on

I'll bet you can dance all night long

Take off your shoes and just throw them away

Come back and get 'em another day

We're barefootin '♪

Everybody, come on

We're barefootin' ♪

I've never seen so many feet in my whole life

We're barefootin' ♪

Hey, hey we're barefootin' ♪

This little piggy went to market.

This little piggy stayed home.

Don'e even try to tickle 'em. ( giggles )

Now uncle john henry he said to sue

If I can barefoot you can barefoot, too

Sue told john "you know I study, too... ♪

I was barefootin' since I was two" ♪

We're barefootin' ♪

I love barefootin'

Oh, yeah we're barefootin' ♪

I'm a barefootin' ♪

Hey, hey we're barefootin' ♪

Was barefootin' ♪

Hey, hey we're barefootin'. ♪

Lana, I need some more information

about our guest today.

Where exactly is trinidad, anyway ?

Let's see.

Ah, here we go.

It's in the caribbean ocean, south of florida...

And north of venezuela.

And what do you know about the people there ?

It says here that many of them are african descendants.

And that music and dance styles come from africa, too.

This information is really helping me.

Good, let's keep going.

Isn't this cute ?

We used it when we made the next video.

Very cute. Thank you, sara.

You're on in 5, 4, 3, 2, and cue!

What happens when you put together kids...

Sand, water and a sunny day ?

A sand castle!

The kidsongs kids built a beauty.

Hey, wait a minute! Ruby and I helped a lot.

And I mean a lot!

Of course you did, billy.

So, let's check out your work in...

"the best sand castle!"

We've got our buckets and our shovels and a job to do

We're going to build the best sand castle

We've got the sand and the sun and the water, too

We're going build the best sand castle

Oh what fun for me and you

We're the team to see it through

Oh, oh, oh, watch us build and watch us dig

Gonna be the best sand castle

We'll work all day to make it big

It's gonna be the best sand castle

It's got a moat all 'round and a secret door

A fancy turret and so much more

It's gonna be the best gonna be the best

Gonna be the best sand castle

Woo - swing it, baby!

I'm with my friends having so much fun

Gonna be the best sand castle

We'll fly our flag in the setting sun

Gonna be the best sand castle

Now it's time to fill the moat

Then I'm going to launch my boat

Oh, oh, oh watch us build and watch us dig

Gonna be the best sand castle

We'll work all day to make it big

Gonna be the best sand castle

It's got a moat all 'round and a secret door

A fancy turret and so much more

It's gonna be the best gonna be the best

Gonna be the best sand castle

All right, woo!

Ahh...ahh...ahh...ahh... ♪

Watch us build and watch us dig

Gonna be the best sand castle

We'll work all day to make it big

Gonna be the best sand castle

Gonna be the best sand castle

It's gonna be the best sand castle. ♪

Their drums are made out of steel barrels ?

Yep! And they come in lots of different shapes and sizes, too.

Are they coming in costumes ?

You bet!

I'm getting in the island mood. How about barbecue for lunch ?

Sounds great to me. can we have some papayas and mangoes, too ?

And how about some fried plantains ?

And coconuts!

Anything else ?

Cue 'em!

It's amazing how many different ways there are

to have fun on the water.

Sailing, surfing...

Boogie boarding, windsurfing...

Let's join the kidsongs kids as they...

"catch a wave!"

Catch a wave and you're sittin' on top of the world

Don't be afraid to try the greatest sport around

Catch a wave catch a wave, now

Those who don't just have to put it down

You paddle out, turn around and raise and baby ♪ ♪

That's all there is to the coastline craze ♪ ♪

Catch a wave and you're sittin' on top of the world

Not just a fad 'cause it's been goin' on so long

Catch a wave, catch a wave, now

They said it wouldn't last too long

They'll eat their words with a fork and spoon and watch 'em

They'll hit the road and all be surfin' soon

Catch a wave and you're sittin' on top of the world

Catch a wave and you're sittin' on top of the world

So take a lesson from a top-notch surfer boy

Catch a wave, catch a wave now

But don't you treat it like a toy

Just get away from the shady turf and baby

Go catch some rays on the sunny surf

Catch a wave and you're sittin' on top of the world

Catch a wave and you're sittin' on top of the world

Catch a wave and you're sittin' on top of the world. ♪

Let's see...

I need to give the hosts a ball for this next intro.

I've got it!

Billy!

I'm here!

Oh, good. And cue!

The kidsongs kids headed for the pool

to practice their swimming in this next video.

And we had a lot of fun playing with them.

Check it out in...

"come on and swim!"

Come on everybody come on in

We're going to show you how to do the swim

It's kind of like the monkey kind of like the twist

When you're in the water you go like this

Now, baby swim baby do the swim

Do what you want to do what you wish

This is fun. I'm thirsty.

Now, baby swim baby do the swim

Kind of like the dog but not so low

Billy: ruby be careful!

Now, baby swim baby do the swim

Shake it up, baby twist and shout

Do the swim now just work it on out

Now, baby swim

Baby do the swim

Come on, get going!

Do what you wanna do what you wish

When you're in the water you swim like a fish

Now, baby swim baby, do the swim

Do what you wanna do what you wish

When you're in the water you swim like a fish

Now, baby swim

Baby, do the swim

Let's make it over to the other side!

Baby, do the swim. ♪

I've got "day-o" ready.

Now I'm really going to want plantains.

What are these plantains you keep talking about ?

They are a kind of banana

that are really popular in the caribbean islands.

You slice 'em and fry 'em up, and they're really delicious.

Sounds good to me.

Michael, I agree with asa,

I think we should try some plantains for lunch.

I know you're busy, but you'll try 'em, won't you ?

Good!

Cue 'em!

Now it's time to head down to jamaica.

Which is a beautiful island nation in the caribbean.

The jamaicans have been growing bananas for a very long time.

And this next song is a traditional folk song

all about the hard work involved. it's called...

( together ) "day-o!"

♪ ...me say day-o

Daylight come and me wan go home

Day-o me say day-o

Daylight come and me wan go home

Work all day 'til the mornin' come

Daylight come and me wan go home

Stack banana 'til the morning come

Daylight come and me wan go home

Come mr. tallyman tally me banana

Daylight come and me wan go home

Come mr. tallyman tally me banana

Daylight come and me wan go home

Lift one bunch, two bunch three bunch, four

Daylight come and me wan go home

Five bunch, six bunch count some more

Daylight come and me wan go home

Day-o...me say day-o

Daylight come and me wan go home

Day-o...me say day-o

Daylight come and me wan go home

Seven bunch, eight 'til my arms are sore

Daylight come and me wan go home

Nine bunch, ten bunch go back for more

Daylight come and me wan go home

Day-o...me say day-o

Daylight come and me wan go home

Day-o...me say day-o

Daylight come and me wan go home

Day-o...me say day-o

Daylight come and me wan go home

Day-o...me say day-o

Daylight come and me wan go home

Day-o...me say day-o

Daylight come and me wan...go...home. ♪

The set looks great.

I'm definitely in an island mood now.

Me, too. I hope michael's got our barbecue lunch.

Me, too. let's put that question time graphic on the monitor.

Okay, bud ?

You got it, pal.

In 3, 2, 1 and take it!

And cue the hosts!

It's time for us to welcome our very talented interviewer,

mimi paley and our guests for the day.

So get ready to get out of your seats and dance

because the trinidad steel drum band is ready to take the stage.

Mimi: hi, band!

( together ) hi, mimi!

Hi, conrad.

Hi, mimi.

What is the history of steel band music ?

The steel band started several years ago...

During the second world war...

When we celebrated victory by the allies.

We started with just rhythm

and eventually developed into making instruments

which could produce melody.

Can you show me the instruments ?

Sure.

This instrument is the lead instrument.

This one plays the melody.

Like the right hand of the piano...

And it's called a tenor pan.

And if you look closely at it,

you will see that there are separations here.

Some large, some small,

each one represents a different note on the musical scale.

Like, do-re-me-fa-so-la-ti-da.

And he can show you how he can get

that same scale on this instrument.

Can your band play something for us today ?

Sure. you have known that song, "mary had a little lamb ?"

Sure!

We'll play together in our own calypso beat for you.

All right!

( playing mary had a little lamb )

( applause )

well, conrad, can you tell me what the limbo is ?

Sure. the limbo is a dance that originated in africa...

But is practiced in trinidad. It is preformed at festivals...

And represents a freeing of the soul

from the ground up into heaven.

Janice, whose mother is the best choreographer in trinidad,

will show you that today.

And she changed it around going downwards to make it a far more spectacular feat.

Would you like to see that now ?

Sure!

Okay, I will ask janice to do the dance for you...

And the band will play "hot, hot, hot."

♪ "hot, hot, hot" playing throughout

( applause )

well, that was absolutely fabulous.

Thank you for coming on the kidsongs tv show.

It was a real pleasure, mimi.

Well, kids, stay tuned for more fabulous guests

on the next question time!

I'm feelin' hot-hot-hot

I love this music.

Oh, well, I guess we'd better get back to work.

Please! We're all ready to go with our sing-along.

And it's going to be a lot of fun.

Okay, we're ready.

We're tail lights.

Are you ready on the floor ?

And now it's time for billy and ruby's sing-along.

So get up and dance and have a good time with us!

It's all yours, biggles!

Our song today is called polly wolly doodle.

And the kidsongs kids sang it with their friends,

the circus clowns.

It's really easy to sing along with.

So follow and play with us as we hand jive to...

Polly wolly doodle all the day!

Oh I went down south for to see my sal

Play polly wolly doodle all the day

My sally is a spunky gal

Play polly wolly doodle all the day

Oh my sal she is a maiden fair

Play polly wolly doodle all the day

With laughing eyes and curling hair

Play polly wolly doodle all the day

Fare thee well fare thee well

Fare thee well my fairy fey

For I'm going to louisiana for to see my susyanna

Play polly wolly doodle all the day

Ruby: 1, 2, 3 pass it!

Billy: now try your hat. All right.

Oh, a grasshopper sittin' on a railroad track

Play polly wolly doodle all the day

A picking his teeth with a carpet tack

Play polly wolly doodle all the day

Oh I went to bed but it wasn't no use

Play polly wolly doodle all the day

My feet stretched out for a chicken roost

Play polly wolly doodle all the day

Fare thee well fare thee well

Fare thee well my fairy fey

For I'm going to louisiana for to see my susyanna

Play polly wolly doodle all the day

He sneezed so hard with a whoopin' cough

Play polly wolly doodle all the day

He sneezed his head an' tail right off

Play polly wolly doodle all the day

Fare thee well fare thee well

Fare thee well my fairy fey

For I'm going to louisiana for to see my susyanna

Play polly wolly doodle all the day

For I'm going to louisiana for to see my susyanna

Play polly wolly doodle all the day. ♪

I polly wolly doodled myself into a noodle.

Ha, ha, ha!

We're going into our last video.

Is that barbecue almost ready ?

You didn't get it, did you ?

Give me a break, you guys. I'm producing a show here.

I don't know if I can go without food.

I need...barbecue!

Michael, there's a man here from mungo jerry's barbecue shop...

And he's here with a delivery.

( everyone cheers! ) yeah, michael!

Cue the hosts!

We have one more song for you today.

And after watching all these other songs

about the beach and swimming...

This one sums up my feelings perfectly.

Ours, too!

It's called... "we're going to get wet!"

Water, water everywhere we're gonna get wet

Won't you come along on the river ride

Water, water everywhere we're gonna get wet

Watch us get tossed by the tide

There's white water round the next bend

Gettin' soaked is so much fun

Oh, water, water everywhere we're gonna get wet

Roaring rapids are so wet and wild

Can't you feel us picking up speed

Hang on tight and don't let go

You'll get all the water you need

Water, water everywhere we're gonna get wet

Won't you come along on the river ride

Water, water everywhere we're gonna get wet

Watch us get tossed by the tide

There's white water around the next bend

Gettin' soaked is so much fun

Oh, water, water everywhere we're gonna get wet

A tidal wave's comin' and we're so scared

You can hear your heart start to pound

Screams and shouts are gonna fill the air

It's the wettest ride around

Water, water everywhere we're gonna get wet

Won't you come along on the river ride

Water, water everywhere we're gonna get wet

Watch us get tossed by the tide

There's white water around the next bend

Gettin' soaked is so much fun

Oh, water, water everywhere we're gonna get wet

Water, water everywhere we're gonna get wet

Water, water everywhere we're gonna...get wet. ♪

Lunch is ready!

Let's wrap it up!

Well, kiddos, that's all we have time for

on this episode of the kidsongs tv show.

The one and only show made by kids...

For kids...

And starring kids.

And biggles!

See ya! See ya!

See ya! See ya!

Bye!

That's a wrap!

That means lunch.

We want our "kidsongs" ♪

Found ourselves some new friends

They'll help us when we need them

They've got magic powers can't thank them enough

Their names are the biggles

We'll keep them a secret

Coming to the rescue when the going gets tough

We'll call it "kidsongs" tapping our feet

Soon everybody's gonna move to the beat

Give us "kidsongs" we've got the sound

We're gonna be coming to your city and town

We want our "kidsongs" ♪

We want our "kidsongs" ♪

We want our "kidsongs" ♪

( all together ) we want 'em!

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