Hanging Out With Heroes at the Library (EP)

by Monty Harper

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Chorus: It’s a foot stomping rope swinging barrel of fun There’s something in a book for everyone To make your heart pound faster and your eyes pop out And get you so riled up you just gotta shout That the hero of the story is the one you wanna be I love hanging out with heroes at the library! Verses: This diminutive detective always takes the case. He leaves a note for his mom, then he’s off on the chase. His clever dog, Sludge, helps him search for clues. At times he finds he’s stuck and doesn’t know what to do. Then a pancake snack sets him thinking straight. Solve a mystery at the library with Nate the Great. He's a noble-hearted canine and an old cowhand. He gets no appreciation for protecting his land. As the head of ranch security his life's on the line. Sneaking up and jumping on a porcupine. If something goes awry, he’s the cowdog to thank. Making rounds at the library with good ol' Hank! Criminals in Idaville are caught every time By a sneaker-wearing weapon in the war on crime Put a quarter on his can, he'll be your private sleuth. He always sees the clues he needs to get to the truth. Can you pick up the answers where they’ve been laid down? Think about it with Encyclopedia Brown The most talented detective in River Heights She loves to take the case whenver trouble ignites Her very best girl friends George and Bess Are always glad to help her score another success She’ll tackle any situation just to Get a Clue Launch a new investigation with Nancy Drew
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It's a foot-stompin', rope-swingin' barrel of fun! There's something in a book for everyone to make your heart pound faster and your eyes pop out! It'll get you so riled up you just gotta shout. The hero of the story is the one you wanna be! I love hangin' out with heroes at the library! She’s got the wildest red hair, and her clothes are berserk. This teacher takes the mystery out of how things work. Her little lizard, Liz, always accompanies us on impossible trips on a magic school bus. Her hands-on approach gives science a sizzle. Take a field trip to the library with (audience:) Ms. Frizzle! (Chorus) His muggle aunt and uncle made him feel outcast until he started to discover his mysterious past. He goes to Hogwart’s school for wizards and witches. On the quidditch team he’s a seeker of snitches. He took to that broom like a fish takes to water. Catch the magic at the library with (audience:) Harry Potter! (Chorus) This diminutive detective always takes the case. He leaves a note for his mom, then he’s off on the chase. His cleaver dog, Sludge, helps him search for clues. At times he finds he’s stuck and doesn’t know what to do. That’s when a pancake snack sets him thinking straight. Solve a mystery at the library with (audience:) Nate the Great! (Chorus) She was swept away from Kansas to the Land of Oz. She took the Yellow Brick Road to seek help because she was determined to return and faced many trials tryin’ with a scarecrow, a tin man, and a cowardly lion. I'll bet you if you ask old what’s her name? (audience:) Dorothy! she'd say, “There's really no place like the library!” (Chorus) If you're lookin' for me let me tell you where I'll be. I'll be hanging out with heroes at the library. I've got to shout about it from the top of every tree! I love hanging out with heroes at the library!
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Chorus: Well it's a foot-stomping rope-swinging barrel of fun There's something in a book for everyone To make your heart pound faster and your eyes pop out It'll get you so riled up you just got to shout That the hero of the story is the one you want to be I love hanging out with heroes at the library! She's a talented arachnid; she can read and write. Her very best friend nearly lost his life. She was a super spinner, but she wasn't very strong, so she used her brain to save her friend from harm. This spider is a hero of stupendous quality! I love hanging round with Charlotte at the library! (Chorus) He's the reason all the criminals in Idaville can be found downtown at the county jail. Put a quarter on his can, he'll be your private sleuth. He always sees the clues he needs to get to the truth, and this ten-year-old detective really loves to read. Uncover Encyclopedia Brown at the library! (Chorus) He's a noble-hearted canine and an old cowhand. He gets no appreciation for protecting his land. As the head of ranch security his life's on the line. Sneaking up and jumping on a porcupine. When something goes awry, he's the cowdog to thank. Trackin' trouble at the library with good ol' Hank! (Chorus) She was swept away from her Kansas home to a very strange land where she felt all alone. She took the Yellow Brick Road to seek a wizard's help. She made three new friends and caused a witch to melt. And I'll bet you if you ask old Dorothy, She'd say there's really no place like the library. (Chorus) Now if your looking for me let me tell you where I'll be I'll be hanging out with heroes at the library I just gotta shout about it from the top of every tree I love hanging out with heroes at the library!
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Chorus: It’s a foot stomping rope swinging barrel of fun There’s something in a book for everyone To make your heart pound faster and your eyes pop out And get you so riled up you just gotta shout That the hero of the story is the one you wanna be I love Oklahoma heroes at the library! He was a fancy trick roper on Vaudeville Where his clever commentary moved him up the bill By the thirties he was famous as a Hollywood star He wrote a daily quote read near and far He could poke good fun at anyone from babies to codgers Get a chuckle at the library with Will Rogers Repeat Chorus The most decorated gymnast in the USA Her attitude keeps her Winning Every Day Even when the press said she was too old She proved 'em wrong and captured an olympic gold Her bar, beam, floor routines, and vaults were all killer Turn a cartwheel to the library with Shannon Miller Repeat Chorus His friends felt certain he had gone insane But this Cherokee silversmith was using his brain He invented a system he called talking leaves It was an alphabet that let his people write and read His name is on a book award so you can enjoy a Winner at the library with Sequoyah Repeat Chorus He was born Frank Eaton in the wild wild west But his nickname proved he could shoot the best He was a rootin tootin lawman; he would rarely fail To put the bad guys out or bring 'em in to jail You see his likeness where the OSU Cowboys meet Fill your hands at the library with Pistol Pete
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Paws, claws, scales, and tails! Dig into a new adventure with beastly action. Paws, claws, scales, and tails! Get a book about a hero with animal attraction. Your library never fails To bring you paws, claws, scales, and incredible tales! Check out a story about a man in a yellow hat And the funny friendship he begins to forge With a little monkey making all kinds of mischief. Check out a book about Curious George! How 'bout a book about the house on East 88th. The Primms move in to find a crocodile. He's highly entertaining and he helps with household chores. Check out a book about a pet named Lyle! (Chorus) Check out this story about the Marquis of Carabas. He and his talking cat are in cahoots. He starts with nothing but the cat brings him love, land, and gold. Check out this story about Puss in Boots! How 'bout a book about a girl and her big red dog. He's a super pet, but there's one way he's always differed. Emily Elizabeth's dog is bigger than her house. Check out a book about a dog named Clifford! A story told about a pet Is not so easy to forget. It's all about a bond of love! (Chorus)
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Download this CD to get lyrics for over 40 different verses you can sing along with this instruments-only track!

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Five versions of this popular song, plus one bonus song are collected here for use with 2015 "Every Hero Has a Story" summer reading programs. (Most of these are also available on Reading Songs Volume I or Reading Songs Volume II.)

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The album download includes sheet music, guitar chords, an instruments-only version, and lyrics for more than 40 different verses!

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released September 8, 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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