Client Songs (playlist)

by Monty Harper

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Question Explore Discover and Share Science Explorers, Prepare! In Aaron's World Deinonychus or Troodon may look you in the eye In Aaron's World Megalodons patrol the sea and Pteros fill the sky The 7Arcade is Aaron’s pride And INO is his trusted guide Touring Mesozoic time Knowledge is objective prime Knowledge is objective prime Ezra tracks a Smilodon across a Cenozoic glacier Delaney’s probes examine Paleozoic seas Aaron trusts his friends to help him when he’s in a spot of danger Their INOs take them any place in time and space they please In Aaron's World The future Princess Scientist sends presents to the past In Aaron's World When INO chips go missing all our fates may be recast INO users must unite To make unreasoned actions right And save our future place in time Knowledge is objective prime Knowledge is objective prime Question Explore Discover and Share In Aaron’s World Aaron’s World! Aaron’s World! Aaron’s World! Aaron’s World! Aaron’s World!
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01:07
For Zoomers Skate Club in Marion, OH, 2008 Zoomers! I wish I could be at Zoomers! I'd be a happier me Before I even got out of bed my day was turning awful I overslept, I bumped my head, the toaster burned my waffle I stepped in gum, I tripped, I missed the bus and had to haul it My pencil broke, my locker stuck, I think I lost my wallet I borrowed a buck to buy my lunch then sat down in my queso Asked a girl to pass the napkins - she laughed right in my face, Oh Zoomers! I wish I could be at Zoomers! I'd be a happier me I was having a day so bad that nothing new could spoil it What happened then? I slipped and dropped my cell phone in the toilet That's when I chose to take control of how this story ends I rescued my poor cell phone and I texted all my friends Now here we are together at the end of this bombastic rhyme Hanging out at Zoomers and having a fantastic time Zoomers! How good it feels! Zoomers! Life is better on wheels!
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For the Eastern Oklahoma Library District System, 2012 She stole my heart in Stilwell When she walked into my favorite cafe Lost between a class in Muskogee and a party in Jay She had a copy of the book I was reading Proof that our love was fate I didn't get her name or number but I did get a date She said, Meet me at the library We're gonna have a real good time The computers are groovy you can check out a movie And it's never gonna cost a dime She said, Meet me at the library How could I not say yes? I wouldn’t miss a chance to start a new romance At the EODLS! She said meet her at the EODLS! I waited by the door to greet her She never did show her face So I asked at Information, was I in the right place? Well I had found the right library system But the lady had news for me There were fourteen other locations where my love might be She said, Meet me at the library We're gonna have a real good time The computers are groovy you can check out a movie And it's never gonna cost a dime She said, Meet me at the library How could I not say yes? But what were the chances there’d be fifteen branches At the EODLS! She said meet her at the EODLS! Muldrow, Muskogee, Warner, Stilwell, Hulbert, Eufaula, Sallisaw (Hull bert) Haskell, Ft. Gibson, Kansas, Westville, Grove, Jay, Checotah, Tahlequah (SHecotah) I’ll hit these cities and find my love So we can do the thing I’ve been dreaming of Parking in a hot spot, Saturday night Downloading e-books from the library website I attended a talk in Haskell Then I hit the highway and drove I joined writer’s group in Warner and a book club in Grove I’ve got my library card to guide me And true love revving my gears Checked out enough audio books to keep me searching for years! She said, meet me at the library Gonna have a real good time / How could I not say yes Meet me at the library Never gonna cost a dime / The EODLS! (2x) She said to meet her at the EODLS Muldrow, Muskogee, Warner, Stilwell Hulbert, Eufaula, Sallisaw Haskell, Ft. Gibson, Kansas, Westville Grove, Jay, Checotah, Tahlequah
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For children's book author J. Steven Spires, 2013 Three Little Shrimp, Part 1 Bonjour Mes Amis (Bonjour Mes Amis) My friends, hello! (My friends, hello!) Are you ready (Are you ready) To start the show? (to start the show?) Gonna tell you a story (gonna tell you a story) One you may not know - let's go! Let's go! Let's go! Let's go! Three little shrimp (three little shrimp) Swimming out to sea (swimming out to sea)  Exploring together (exploring together) One two three (one two three) They were on an adventure (on an adventure) To see what they could see - coo-wee! Let's go! Let's go! Let's go! Those three little shrimp (three little shrimp) Were trouble bound (were trouble bound) They left their troop (they left their troop) For the fun they found (for the fun they found) But they never noticed (they never noticed) There was danger all around (there was danger all around) Let's go! Let's go! Let's go! Three Little Shrimp, Part 2 Three little shrimp (three little shrimp) Three two one (three two one) Had to find their troop (find their troop) Before day was done (before day was done) Now they're safe in bed (now they're safe in bed) Beneath the setting sun Let's go! Let's go! Let's go! Three little shrimp (three little shrimp) Un deux trois (Un deux trois) Will long remember (will long remember) The things they saw (the things you saw) Exploring together (exploring together) They view their world with awe - ei toi  Let's go! Let's go! Let's go!
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02:47
For the Los Angeles Unified School District, 2006 When a certain sweet smell blows in on the breeze I lift my head and bend my knees, Then I leap up like a lemur Searching high among the trees. I swing by my toes. I follow my nose 'Til I find that fruity treat. I pick a bunch to begin, then peel back the skin, and... I go bananas for bananas. Bananas give me energy. Whenever I eat bananas I go bananas. I go bananas for bananas. Bananas give me energy. Whenever I eat bananas I go Bananas! Swing your arms. Wiggle your tail. Dance like a monkey. Follow the banana trail. There's a certain sweet taste I find appealing When I get it it's a happy, silly feeling And it makes me wanna jump around like a chimpanzee 'Til my mother hits the ceiling. And every morning she gives me warning. She makes me take a seat. She says, "Your fate will follow from what you swallow, after all, you are..." Bananas for bananas. Bananas give me energy. Whenever I eat bananas I go bananas. I go bananas for bananas. Bananas give me energy. Whenever I eat bananas I go Bananas! Clap your hands. Scratch a flea. Dance like a monkey, climbing a banana tree. Everybody jump! Everybody spin! Now can't you just feel that jungle beat getting under your skin? Everybody stomp! Everybody twist! Once you unpeel that jungle beat your feet can't resist! There's only one word to describe this state of mind. So grab a taste of a tropical place and go - bananas! Bananas for bananas. Bananas give me energy. Whenever I eat bananas I go bananas. I go bananas for bananas. Bananas give me energy. Whenever I eat bananas I go Bananas! I go Bananas! (repeat) Swing your arms. Wiggle your tail. Dance like a monkey. Follow the banana trail. Clap your hands. Scratch a flea. Dance like a monkey, climbing a banana tree. Flex your muscles. Beat your chest. Dance like a monkey, eating what a monkey likes best! Bananas!
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For SciStarter.com, 2011 My garden this year is a jumbled-up kind My cow peas and daisies are all inter-twined My botanist friend had me plant them just so She's collecting the data that may help her show How a good mix of plants brings more insects afield And maybe more bugs means a healthier yield And I jumped at the chance to take part in her plan Cause I'm happy to help when I can I'm a citizen Scientist Citizen Scientist Joining the planet-wide dance That helps human knowledge advance I've weighed my tomatoes and measured their size I've counted the cutworms and spiders and flies My botanist friend takes the data all down She'll compare it with gardens from all over town And maybe the numbers will show us the way Toward gardening well without pesticide spray But whether or not her study bares any fruit It has still been a worthwhile pursuit repeat chorus And when the garden has been tilled, What new project will I do? I could help explore the cosmos For the Galaxy Zoo I could sift through tiny fossils from mastodon times I could try to fold some proteins with Fold.it online In the Great Backyard Bird Count I could help keep track of birds With SETI@home I could search for alien words And for more exciting projects I could start working on I'll visit s c i starter dot com I'll visit s c i starter dot com
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For the Museum of the Red River in Idabel, OK, 2010 Acrocanthosaurus buried underneath the ground One hundred twenty million years you waited to be found Your bones reveal the tale Of claws that would impale And jaws that would avail a preditory carnivore Still you keep your secrets My Oklahoma dinosaur Acrocanthosaurus with your vertebrae so unique A scientific mystery, they give you your mystique Like dominoes in a row Were they more than just for show? We’d very much like to know what you evolved to grow them for Still you keep your secrets My Oklahoma dinosaur Swing your mighty tail bone Snap your toothy jaws Stomp your plodding foot bone Spring your sharpened claws Shake your spiny back bone Sing your lonesome roar Acrocanthosaurus My Oklahoma dinosaur Acrocanthosaurus with your headdress down your spine We formed a few hypotheses about your cool design Maybe it kept you warm? Maybe it made you strong? Maybe we’re right or wrong but we'll continue to explore As long as you keep your secrets My Oklahoma dinosaur Swing your mighty tail bone Snap your toothy jaws Stomp your plodding foot bone Spring your sharpened claws Shake your spiny back bone Sing your lonesome roar Acrocanthosaurus My Oklahoma dinosaur
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For the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, 2001 Blast into books and out of this world. Feel the cosmic wind on your face. Blast into books and out of this world. Chart your own adventures in space. Captain’s log, our sensors show a life form in distress. Ready the away team. Energize. Map another M-class planet on our mission to explore strange new worlds aboard the starship, Enterprise. I’ve seen Star Trek on TV; it’s pretty neat. But reading really puts me in the captain’s seat! You gotta blast into books and out of this world. Feel the cosmic wind on your face. Blast into books and out of this world. Chart your own adventures in space. I fly my x-wing fighter through a rain of blaster fire while my trusty R2 unit plots a course. From the planet city Coruscant to Endor’s forest moon I’ll protect the New Republic from the Dark Side of the Force. I’ve seen Star Wars at the movies and that’s all right, but when I read the novels I become a Jedi Knight! You gotta blast into books and out of this world. Feel the cosmic wind on your face. Blast into books and out of this world. Chart your own adventures in... your own adventures in space... Blast into books!
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For the Coalition for a Tobacco Free Midlands, 2000 Here comes Patrick Hoppin and boppin in his vest All those pockets Stuffed with trinkets from his nest Jingle jangle Like a walking treasure chest Here comes Patrick the Packrat (What's in the pockets, Patrick?) Magnets, marbles, magic tricks Pretzels, pencils, pick-up-sticks Polished rocks, a tin kazoo A key chain from the Riverbanks Zoo But look through Patrick's pockets and you'll never see a cigarette pack (No cigarette pack!) Cause Patrick is smoke free If you ask him Why he chooses not to use He will tell you He's collecting all the news On tobacco What a sure-fire way to loose You bet your whiskers Patrick the Packrat Long ago some packrats Thought that smoking was the most But young packrats know better now Those old packrats are toast Patrick's club's exclusive For the most hip hop happenin folk So before you join his rat pack You must pledge to never smoke Here comes Patrick All the pockets on his vest Overflowing Spilling trinkets from his nest Jingle Jangle Like a walking treasure chest Here comes Patrick the Packrat (What's in the pockets today, Patrick?) Stickers, play dough, paper planes Cookies, crayons, candy canes Plastic lips, a fake tattoo Every day it's something new But look through Patrick's pockets and you'll never see a cigarette pack (No cigarette pack!) Cause Patrick is smoke free
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For the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, 1996 There's something going on at the library. It's a mystery, it's a mystery. There's something going on at the library. Go there if you dare and see - it's a mystery! It was shocking and frightning, his head full of lightning, with his kite and key there stood Benjamin Franklin. He looked out through his bifocal lens, and said, "Welcome to the library, friend." I was hardly through blinking, when standing there thinking in his stovepipe hat I saw Abraham Lincoln. He was talking 'bout the war comin' on. He said, "Something here is terribly wrong." I checked the encyclopedia to confirm my wildest fears. These two men had been dead and gone for more than 100 years. So what were they doing here? There's something going on at the library. It's a mystery, it's a mystery. There's something going on at the library. Go there if you dare and see - it's a mystery! Now I swear I'm not braggin, I heard someone say "Tag," and when I turned myself around there stood a 40 foot dragon. She said, "Welcome to my treasure trove. Pick out anything you want to take home." Well, I looked over the scene - so many colorful things - then my eye fell on the pegasus, a horse with two wings. And he said, "You can take me out for a ride, but you'd better bring me back on time." Someone's imagination thought these creatures up long ago, yet here they were in front of me just as plain as my big toe. Tell me, how can this be so! There's something going on at the library. It's a mystery, it's a mystery. There's something going on at the library. Go there if you dare and see - it's a mystery! It was exciting and shocking, all those animals talking. There were dinosaurs with pompadours and skeletons walking. I began to take a good look around. Every shelf hid something new to be found. I saw tornadoes and blizzards and witches and wizards and deep in a volcano, some guitar playing lizards. I met gold medal olympic stars and some little lost men from Mars. Now I know I saw everything I said, but I can tell you don't believe. You think it's all up in my head, still it feels so real to me. Don't ask me how it can be! There's something going on at the library. It's a mystery, it's a mystery. There's something going on at the library. Go there if you dare and see - it's a mystery!
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For Bank Street College Radio's "Project REACH - Safety Zone, Stay Alert," in New York, New York, 1997 No! Go! Tell! No! Go! Tell! No! Go! Tell! No! Go! Tell! If trouble comes along you remember this song. Shout, “No!” then go, and tell. Shout, “No!” if someone’s doing you harm. Shout, “No!” You’ve got to sound the alarm. Shout, “No!” if it doesn’t feel right. Shout, “No!” you don’t have to be polite. Think about it right now - what are some ways to say no? No! Go! Tell! No! Go! Tell! No! Go! Tell! No! Go! Tell! If trouble comes along you remember this song. Shout, “No!” then go, and tell. Then go - there’s no reason to stay. Just go - let your feet take you away. Just go - like you’re running a race. Go, go - to a familiar safe place. Think about it right now - where are some places you could go? No! Go! Tell! No! Go! Tell! No! Go! Tell! No! Go! Tell! If trouble comes along you remember this song. Shout, “No!” then go, and tell. And tell - no need to keep it all in. Just tell - so they won’t do it again. Just tell - let it out before you bust. Just tell - tell a person you trust. Think about it right now - who are some people you could tell? No! Go! Tell! No! Go! Tell! No! Go! Tell! No! Go! Tell! If trouble comes along you remember this song. Shout, “No!” then go, and tell.

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released March 28, 2014

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Monty Harper Stillwater, Oklahoma

Monty Harper is a children's musician in Stillwater, OK. He performs for elementary schools and libraries, helps kids write their own songs in workshops and residencies, does informal science education, and writes songs for clients.

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