LIST of SONGS

                                                                   (TO CHOOSE FROM)

                                VOTP                                             BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT

             WOKE UP THIS MORNING

               WE SHALL OVERCOME

                DEAR PLANET EARTH

                      LIVING THINGS

                          KINDNESS

                   BALANCE IN LIFE

                     COOPERATION

                   TRANSPORTATION

                   

VOTP (Voice of the People)

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Martin Luther King was a voice of the people,

                                             A voice of the people,

                                             A voice of the people,

Martin Luther King was a voice of the people,

He helped people get their rights!                             

 

                                                                 Repeat with the following

                                                                        Sojourner Truth

                                                               George Washington Carver

                                                                          Ida B. Wells,

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Malcolm X was a voice of the people,

Harriet Tubman was a voice of the people,

Shirley Chisholm was a voice of the people,

Kamala Harris is a voice of the people,

                        A voice of the people,

                        A voice of the people,

I am a voice of the people,

We are living Martin Luther King’s dream,

We are living Martin Luther Kings’ dream,

We are living Martin Luther King’s dream,

We are living Martin Luther King’s….

DREAM!

Woke Up This Morning

(With My Mind Stayed on Freedom)

 

Woke up this morning with my mind
Stayed on freedom
Woke up this morning with my mind
Stayed on freedom
Woke up this morning with my mind
Stayed on freedom
Hallelu, Hallelu, Hallelujah.

 

I'm walking and talking with my mind
stayed on freedom
I'm walking and talking with my mind
stayed on freedom
I'm walking and talking with my mind                
stayed on freedom
Hallelu, Hallelu, Hallelujah.

 

Ain't nothing wrong with my mind
Stayed on freedom
Oh, there ain't nothing wrong with keeping my mind
Stayed on freedom
There ain't nothing wrong with keeping your mind
Stayed on freedom
Hallelu, Hallelu, Hallelujah.

 

I'm singing and praying with my mind
Stayed on freedom
Yeah, I'm singing and praying with my mind
Stayed on freedom
Hallelu, Hallelu, Hallelujah.

 

Woke up this morning with my mind
Stayed on freedom
Woke up this morning with my mind
Stayed on freedom
Woke up this morning with my mind
Stayed on freedom
Hallelu, Hallelu, Hallelujah.

We Shall Overcome

We shall overcome,
We shall overcome,
We shall overcome, some day.

Oh, deep in my heart,
I do believe,
We shall overcome, some day.

We'll walk hand in hand,
We'll walk hand in hand,
We'll walk hand in hand, some day.

Oh, deep in my heart,

I do believe,

We'll walk hand in hand some day.

We shall live in peace,
We shall live in peace,
We shall live in peace, some day.

Oh, deep in my heart,

I do believe,

We shall live in peace, some day.

We shall all be free,
We shall all be free,
We shall all be free, some day.

Oh, deep in my heart,

We are not afraid,

I do believe,

W shall all be free some day.


We are not afraid,

We are not afraid,
We are not afraid, TODAY!

Oh, deep in my heart,

I do believe,

We are not afraid, TODAY!

We shall overcome,
We shall overcome,
We shall overcome, some day.

Oh, deep in my heart,
I do believe
We shall overcome, some day.

Branches of Government

 

Three branches of government,

Three branches of government,

 

The Executive,

The Legislative,

The Judicial,

 

Three branches of government,

Three branches of government.

 

Key Change

 

Three levels of government,

Three levels of government,

 

The Federal,

The State,

The Local,

 

Three levels of government,

Three levels of government.

 

Key Change

 

After we’re eighteen,

After we’re eighteen,

 

We can vote in elections,

And do Jury Duty,

 

After we’re eighteen.

After we’re eighteen.

 

Kid:           Stop, stop, wait.

 

The music stops.

 

Mr. Peter:  What’s up?

 

Kid:           Mr. Peter, what do you mean? 

                 I can’t vote?

 

Mr. Peter: How old are you?

Kid:          ____ (actual age)

 

Mr. Peter: Nope, too young.

 

Kid:          But, that’s not fair.

 

Mr. Peter: Well, it’s the law.  

                 If you don’t like the law,

                 then work to change it.

                 But you have to know the law

                 before you change it.

 

Back to Original Key

 

Three branches of government,

Three branches of government,

 

The Executive,

The Legislative,

The Judicial,

Three branches of government,

Three branches of government.

Dear Planet Earth

                                                                                 (Today's Date)

 

Dear Planet Earth,

      Thanks for the air.  Thanks for the shelter.  I must take care to respect your treasures, the stones and the dirt, the cotton that grew and became my shirt.  Planet Earth, dear planet Earth.

      I feel the wind.  I feel the sand.  I feel a raindrop on my hand.

Dear Planet Earth, this is the song we sing for you as we roll along.  

Planet Earth, dear Planet Earth.  We breathe your air into our lungs.  We taste your food upon our tongues. 

      Dear Planet Earth, this is the way we honor you everyday.

Yours Truly,

 

Us

Living Things

 

Living things need a place to live.

Living things need food to grow.

Living things need to reproduce.

Living things need each other.

 

Now, wherever you go on the planet earth,

You will find living things.

 

Little ones, big ones, tall ones, short ones,

Smart ones, strong ones, fast ones, slow ones.

Different lands for different trees.

Different homes for different animals,

Still they all are living things, and…

Living things need a place to live.

Living things need food to grow.

Living things need to reproduce.

Living things need each other.

 

Now, wherever you go on the planet earth,

You will find living things.

 

Little ones, big ones, tall ones, short ones,

Smart ones, strong ones, fast ones, slow ones.

Different lands for different trees.

Different homes for different animals,

Still they all are living things, and…

Living things need a place to live.

Living things need food to grow.

Living things need to reproduce.

Living things need each other.

Kindness

 

 

Kind thoughts, 

Kind words, 

Kind actions,

Make the world a nicer place.

Kind thoughts, 

Kind words,

Kind actions,

Can bring a smile to a sad face.

Wishing well,

Compliments,

Help is on the way.

Hope for others,

Saying “Thank you,”

Lend a hand today.

Kind thoughts,

Kind words, 

Kind actions,

Make the world a better place.

Wishing well,

Compliments,

Help is on the way.

Hope for others,

Saying “Thank you,”

Lend a hand today.

Kind thoughts,

Kind words, 

Kind actions,

Make the world a better place.

Balance in Life

Calm and happy spirit,

Creative, open mind,

Healthy, active body,

Try and you will find,

Friends to work and play with,

Answers to your questions,

Chances to be active,

Problems have solutions!

Balance in life, find a balance in life,

Take care of yourself and find a balance in life.

Be kind,

Be smart,

Eat well, 

Shake that thing,

And don't forget to sing. 

Be kind,

Be smart,

Eat well, 

Shake that thing,

And don't forget to sing. 

Use words that are helpful,

Brighten up the mood,

Exercise your body,

Eat nutritious food,

Listen to your family,

Listen to your friends,

Try to make decisions that lead to healthy ends.

Balance in life, find a balance in life,

Take care of yourself and find a balance in life.

Be kind,

Be smart,

Eat well, 

Shake that thing,

And don't forget to sing. 

Be kind,

Be smart,

Eat well, 

Shake that thing,

And don't forget to sing. 

Be kind,

Be smart,

Eat well, 

Shake that thing,

And don't forget to sing. 

 

 

Cooperation 

 

 

Cooperation, working together for the common good.

Cooperation, working together like we know we should.

More heads for thinking, more hands to build.

Cooperation, working together for the common good.

 

Be a good leader,  a good follower too.

Let others on your team show what they can do.

Think before acting, listen well.

Use a calm voice when you have something to tell.

 

Cooperation, working together for the common good.

Cooperation, working together like we know we should.

More heads for thinking, more hands to build.

Cooperation, working together for the common good.

A table needs moving?  Time to put on a show?

The kitchen needs cleaning?  There's a garden to grow? 

Let's build a house. It's easy you'll see,

When you are working in company.

 

Cooperation, working together for the common good.

Cooperation, working together like we know we should.

More heads for thinking, more hands to build.

Cooperation, working together for the common good.

 

 

Transportation

Transportation, transportation,

keeps us moving around and around.

Transportation, transportation,

on the water, 

through the sky

on the ground.

 

Verse We can fly in an airplane

over the clouds to a faraway place.

We can float in a motorboat

up the river or across the ocean.

 

Transportation, transportation…

 

Verse We can ride an electric car (it makes a little sound)

on the back roads or on the busy freeway.

We can ride a high-speed train

down the track across a countryside scene.

 

Transportation, transportation…

 

We can take the bus to school

through the city streets; 

green light, yellow light, red light.

We can take Uber Transit,

to go to the park or go down to the store.

 

Transportation, transportation…