kelli caldwell single cover


 

Lullabies for Kids and Babies cover artwork - Kelli Welli


New Release—Editor's Pick on CD Baby!


"LOVE"
Songs for Kids and the People who Love Them.

Produced and masterfully played by
Tim Uecker and Gabe Johnston. Featuring great kids, Torin, Myra, and Brynn Gastich, and my dad, Will Caldwell!

Find it on CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, YouTube and in local Portland stores!
listen & sing along...

 

Lyrics & Chords: Got So Much Love for You | Little Ray of Sunshine | The Ooh La La Song | Tacos, Bananas, and Toy Boats | I'm in Love with You | Then You Will Run Free | Turtlurtlurtle | Froggie on My Windowsill | Hello, I Am a Monkey | Cooking Up Some Happiness | Springtime Dance | La Lullaby | Oh Baby Oh Baby Oh | Just Snuggle In | Baby Grace | A Sleepy Song | 'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime

 

'Turtlurtlurtle" - Lyrics and Chords

This song was inspired by the nicknames of an amazing little girl in my life. Her grandparents call her "Turtlurtlurtler" and one of her first teacher's called her Loo. Every amazing little girl deserves a song in her honor—and her dad plays guitar on it!

 

Lyrics | Chords - Printable PDF

Key Bb


Turtlurtlurtle is a turtle, not a bird
Or an orangutan, an elephant
Or even a giraffe
She can hold her breath
Under water, like an otter
But she isn’t an otter either

 

And her best friend, Lou
Is a turtle too---
How do you do, Lou?

 

Turtlurtlurtle has a sister, Myrtlyrtle
She’s a turtle, not a parrotfish
Flamingo or a bat
If you get confused
When you see her on the evening news
She isn’t a TV journalist

 

She has a crush on Lou
If he only knew---
(Oh!) How do you do, Lou?

 

Now turtles don’t often
Get mistaken
For the other animals in the zoo---
Except for tortoises
They live on land
We're talking about turtles
They live in water, and on land too

 

Turtlurtlurtle is a little bit unusual
She likes to wear a costume
Every day of her life
She’s super social
Soaking in the pools of other animals
She doesn’t seem scared at all---

And her best friend, Lou
Wears a costume, too---
But only sometimes

 

So, if you happen to
Be at the zoo
And you see a strange looking animal—-
It might be a turtle
In disguise
Otherwise, it might be a homo sapien

 

Turtlurtlurtl---urtlurtlurtlurtlurtl...
Urtlurtlurtlurtl and Loooo
Turtlurtlurtl---urtlurtlurtlurtlurtle
Urtlurtlurtl--urtl and Loooo

 

Turtlurtlurtle’s still a turtle. Quite a turtle!
And Myrtlyrtle finally married Lou
Everybody’s happy
This is sounding kind of sappy
But we hope to see you at the zoo

 

Bring your best friend, too
If he’s a turtle, you—-
Are lucky

 

 

 

good stuff

TED Talk: "How Singing Together Changes the Brain" - Tania de Jong

Tania de Jong AM makes the case that people singing together can change the brain. Pushing the idea that creativity is the strategic tool of the 21st century, she says how our voices have been silenced and that it's not doing us any good. She explains how singing is a survival mechanism, how it makes our hearts beat together and can help heal strokes and depression.

 

 
 

With singing, and the potential she believes it has, Tania dedicates herself to enhancing and promoting ingenuity and founded Creativity Australia and Creative Universe to do so. As a leading Australian soprano and through 'With One Voice', Tania works with disadvantaged communities. In 2008 she was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for services to the arts and for the establishment and development of arts enrichment programs for schools and communities.

 

 

i like...

these books a lot:

 

A Seed is Sleepy by Dianna Hutts Aston, Sylvia Long


Hiccupotamus by Aaron Zenz

 

I Am Lucille Ball by Brad Meltzer

 

Mustache Baby by Bridget Heos, illustrated by Joy Ang

 

and more...

i like...

  • these CDs a lot:

    World of Dreams - Charlie Hope

Elizabeth Mitchell You Are My Sunshine

 

Bare Naked Ladies Snack Time CD


Putamayo Dreamland CD

 

They Might Be Giants ABCs

 

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