Lyrics & Inspiration

1.  Rubba Dub Dub

Dawn Ginese 2000

Rubba Dub Dub (echo)

Make some soap suds (echo)

Rubba Dub Dub (echo)

Make some soap suds (echo)

Rubba Dub, Rubba Dub, Rubba Dud, Rubba Dub

Make some soap suds

Rinse your hands (echo)

Rinse the soap suds (echo)

Rinse your hands (echo)

Rinse the soap suds (echo)

Rinse, rinse, rinse, rinse, rinse, rinse,

Rinse the soap suds

What is the one thing that can make your hands clean?

(Wash your hands)

We will waaaaaaaaaaaaash our hands.

Inspiration

“Rubba Dub Dub” was written for the pre-school classes I work with as a nurse to help them understand that washing our hands is the “one thing that can make your hands clean,” washing helps us get rid of germs and helps us stop spreading our germs. Notice the bubbling sounds made by the cheek pops from the mouths of Jack, Anthony, Peg and myself. We left the giggles in because we were having such a blast and wanted you to enjoy the fun. My mother used to pretend to be an Opera singer when we were kids so we tried our hand at a short opera run in this song.  Judy A. is dramatic and likes to clown around, that is her trailing off at the end of the opera break and she doesn’t mind sticking out so we left her there.

2.  I’M Gonna Brush My Teeth

Dawn Ginese 2003

I’m gonna brush my teeth (echo)

Everyday (echo)

I’m gonna brush my teeth (echo)

Everyday (echo)

I don’t want (echo)

Tooth decay, no way

I’m gonna brush my teeth (echo)

Everyday (echo)

Chorus: Everyday no tooth decay, no way (repeat)

I’m gonna brush my tongue (echo)

Everyday (echo)

I’m gonna brush my tongue (echo)

Everyday (echo)

I don’t want (echo)

Tooth decay, no way

I’m gonna brush my tongue (echo)

Everyday (echo)

Chorus: Everyday no tooth decay, no way (repeat)

Inspiration

“I’m Gonna  Brush My Teeth” helps to teach youngsters that we need to brush our teeth and our tongue everyday because we don’t want “tooth decay, no way”. The children enjoy the hand motions especially the umpire motion of “your out” while stomping their foot on “No way”. It has a light rock beat.

3.  The Dentist Is A Good Guy

Dawn Ginese 2004

1) The Dentist is a good guy, open your mouth

Open your mouth say ah, ah, ahhhhhhh

2) The Dentist is a good guy, he counts your teeth

Open your mouth say ah, ah, ahhhhhhh

3) The Dentist is a good guy, he cleans your teeth

Open your mouth say ah, ah, ahhhhhhh

4) The Dentist is a good guy, he paints your teeth

He paints your teeth with Fluoride

Open your mouth say ah, ah, ahhhhhhh

Show me your teeth, clean white teeth

Show me your great big smile…[repeat]

The Dentist is a good guy…[repeat]

Show me your teeth, clean white teeth

Show me your great big smile…[repeat]

The Dentist is a good guy…[repeat]

Inspiration

“The Dentist Is A Good Guy” open your mouth say ‘ahhh’, was inspired when the children did not want to open their mouths for the local Dentist who was visiting the center. I had to figure out how we could get the frightened, reluctant children to open up. I knew I had to have some sort of long note to hold so the kids would get the idea that they had to keep their mouth opened long enough for the Dentist to look and count their teeth. We practiced a few days in a row and they were ready. Make a game of it before going to the dentist, let your child check their doll or your mouth with a small flashlight and of course tell them the “Dentist is a Good Guy”. An Asian pan instrument was used on the S90 keyboard.

4. Don’t Spread Your Germs Around

Dawn Ginese  2004

Sung by Jackie Rosado

If you think you need to cough

You think you need to cough

If you think you need to cough

(Cough sound into your shoulder) in your shoulder

If you think you need to cough

You think you need to cough

Show me what you’re going to do.

(Cough sound into your shoulder) in your shoulder

Chorus:

Don’t spread, don’t spread, don’t spread your germs around x3

Oh no, don’t spread your germs around

If you think you need to sneeze

You think you need to sneeze

If you think you need to sneeze

(Sneeze sound into your shoulder) in your shoulder

If you think you need to sneeze

You think you need to sneeze

Show me what you’re going to do.

(Sneeze sound into your shoulder) in your shoulder

Chorus:

Inspiration

“Don’t Spread Your Germs Around” has a Latin beat so I had my Puerto Rican friend, Jackie, sing it. The song helps children learn to cough or sneeze in their shoulder rather than in their hands or in the air. If they happen to forget and do it in their hands Jackie asks the children “what are you going to do?”, and they jubilantly reply “wash your hands”. It’s amazing how kids pick up concepts when you use music and motions. We’ve dressed up in Latin attire for this song and towards the end of the song formed a conga line while someone handed a tissue to each child as they passed by. If you have a smaller group, have them pass by a second time for another tissue so they will have one in each hand. One time we had a child dress up in my Nurses dress and cap and had her hand out the tissues.

5.  The Tick Song

Dawn Ginese 2004

Chorus:  Don’t you get Ehrlichiosis or Babesiosis or Lyme

Stay away from that tick, he’ll make you feel sick

And you may want to cry-wa, wa

Don’t you get Ehrlichiosis or Babesiosis or Lyme

Don’t you get Ehrlichiosis or Babesiosis or Lyme

Stay away from that tick, he’ll make you feel sick

And you may want to cry-wa, wa

1) Your head may feel achy, your joints may feel shaky

And you may want to cry-wa, wa

2) So your body you check, make sure there’s no tick

Cuz  you don’t want to cry-wa, wa

Don’t you get Ehrlichiosis (Ehrlichiosis)

Babesiosis (Babesiosis)

Ehrlichiosis or Babesiosis or Lyme

Break:  Stay out of tall grass (wear light colors)

In your socks tuck your pants (wear light colors)

When coming inside check your body every time.

Chorus:

Inspiration

““Don’t You get Ehrlichiosis or Babeseosis or Lyme”( The Tick Song ) I knew if put to music young children could learn the funny names of the diseases that ticks can give you. The lesson learned in this song is,”stay away from that Tick he’ll make you feel sick”. The song conveys the actions we can take to prevent getting bit, like “in your socks tuck your pants” and “when coming inside check your body every time”. Parents are amazed when their child comes home singing the words E. or B. or Lyme. Try having the whole group, adults and children tuck their pants in their socks before you sing the song, it’s good for a laugh.  I have found it difficult at times to find long enough socks on some of the kids, ha. I call this my Mrs. Potts voice; I’m usually an alto so this was a fun stretch for my vocal range.

6.  The Audiologist

Dawn Ginese 9-27-06

Dedicated to Diane Herbert

We’re going to see an Au-di-o-lo-gist

We’re going to see an Au-di-o-lo-gist

We’re going to see an Au-di-o-lo-gist  going to check our ears inside.

She’ll take a little light and she’ll look inside

She’ll take a little light and she’ll look inside

She’ll take a little light and she’ll look inside

She’ll take a light and look inside

She’ll take a little picture of my ear inside

She’ll take a little picture of my ear inside

She’ll take a little picture of my ear inside

She’ll take a picture of my ear inside

When you hear a little beep raise your hand up high

When you hear a little beep raise your hand up high

When you hear a little beep raise your hand up high

Raise you hand way up high

Inspiration

“The Audiologist” is helpful for three and four year olds who have a difficult time understanding, “when you hear a little peep raise your hand up high”. This age group wants to please so they lift a hand even when there is no sound. Singing “We’re gonna see an Audiologist” and moving through the simple steps an Audiologist takes is enough practice to help alleviate a child’s fears. There is something about a simple tune and play acting before hand that helps children understand that the Audiologist is not someone to be afraid of. I usually show the children pictures of an Audiologist and her tools prior to singing this little tune. It is even better if you can introduce the real live Audiologist which I was able to do with Diane Herbert who was an Audiologist that visited one of our Head Start Center for years, she was part of the inspiration behind this song.

7.  Just Like The Ocean Sands

Dawn Ginese 2005

Based on Psalm 139 (TSN version)

1) If I try to fly like a bird in the sky,

Or swim in the ocean deep and blue,

He will lead and hold us in His hands,

He knows everyday just what we do.

Chorus:

Just like the ocean sands,

We cannot count them,

So are God’s thoughts of me and you,

Just like the ocean sands,

We cannot count them,

So are God’s thoughts of me and you.

2) If I run like a cheetah, thinkin’ I could beat Ya

I know I, cannot run from You

If I dig a hole, and hide just like a mole

You know everyday just what we do.   Chorus

3) For you formed my inward parts,

Right from the start,

It’s true, not one thing is hid from You

You saw all the stuff, that You made me of

You know everyday just what we do.   Chorus 2x

Inspiration

“Just Like the Ocean Sands” (Psalm 139) is a country style song that teaches children that God has so many thoughts of us “just like the ocean sands, we cannot count them”. We can fly like a bird, swim like a fish, run like a cheetah, hide like a mole, “He knows everyday just what we do.” Scoop up the sand and just try and count the grains. This song is based on TSN paraphrase version of Ps. 139, how God loves and thinks of us even if we try to fly or run away from Him. Have some fun; dress up in western clothes and ride stick ponies. Don’t forget to get off your ponies to do the motions.

8.  Babies Are Beautiful

Dawn Ginese 11/22/06

Dedicated to my mama, Shirley Jean

Chorus:   Babies are Beautiful, Babies are Beautiful

When they grow inside their mama’s tum

It’s a miracle I once was one

I am Beautiful, I am Beautiful

Mama’s love for me grew in her heart

Her love for me right from the start

1) They have two cheeks a growin’, two ears and a nose

They have two shoulders, two knees and ten toes

(Action) Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap

2) They have a forehead, they have a winkin’ eye

Nose dropper, chin chopper, just like yours and mine

(Action) Smack, Smack, Smack, Smack

Break: Babies are fragile, we have to, treat them gently

Babies are helpless, we have to treat them kind    Chorus:

3) Their brain is growin’ smart, don’t forget that pumpin’ heart

Bop a doom, Bop a doom

Their hands will reach up high, reach up high to the sky

Their feet will march in time, just like yours and mine

(Action) Stomp, Stomp, Stomp, Stomp,

Break:     God gave us babies and O Gee, we all were once one

God gave us babies we have to treat them kind  Chorus:

(End) When they grow inside their mama’s tum,

It’s a miracle I once was one,

When they grow inside their mama’s tum, yeah

Inspiration

“Babies Are Beautiful” describes the nurturing relationship between mama and baby even “when they grow inside their mama’s tum.”  The tune is a reminder to little children, and us older children as well, of how precious our lives really are and that “we all were once one”. I like to describe this song as my “Animal Crackers in My Soup” song, which was sung by Shirley Temple in the 50’s. My mother’s name was Shirley and she used some of these phrases as she spoke motherease to her grandbabies.  I’m sure she probably said them to me as a baby. This song is in loving memory of my mama, Shirley Jean, and her love of babies.

9. Don’t You Copy Me

Dawn Ginese 2007

Bonus Track, a message to parents

1) If you like me

Don’t you copy me

Please be true,

I got to eat too

2) You like what you hear

Make it very clear

Please be true

I got to eat too

Break   All this time just for you

My labor of love is true

Don’t make me blue

I got to eat too *

Inspiration

“Don’t You Copy Me” is a little spoof to remind parents not to make multiple copies of this CD. I heard one group do a little short song at the end of their CD encouraging their listeners to buy more CD’s and not make copies. They said something about eating peanut butter, I guess they were trying to convey that they did not want to be the poor musician existing on bare rations. I decided to do my own version. I contemplated whether or not to include it on the CD. I asked a couple of friends who said they liked it and decided to keep it on. Hope you enjoy it. Maybe you’ll hear it again in the future with alternative words. It reminds me of the theme song in the movie “Dangerous Minds”.

Copywrite 2007

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