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Dana’s newest release is high-energy, interactive music that will get kids moving! These upbeat tunes are hoppin' and boppin' fun that will inspire young children to jump, laugh, sing & dance along. Featuring a wide variety of musical styles from rock to bluegrass, jazz, country and pop, this album is a musical party for the whole family.

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released April 15, 2017

Produced by Larry Beaird & Dana Cohenour
Recorded at Beaird Music Group; Nashville, TN
Lead & Background Vocals: Dana Cohenour
Children's Vocals: Ryan Aliah Babalosa, Emily Lohora, Colin Miller, Hannah Trauscht
Children's Vocal Coach: Sarah Valley Rose; Pansy Productions

Drums: Evan Hutchings; Tracks 3,4,6,7,10,11,12
Drums: Chad Cromwell; Tracks 1,2,5,8,9
Bass: Eli Beaird
Acoustic Guitar: Larry Beaird
Electric Guitar: Danny Parks
Keyboard: Steve Nathan
Saxophone & Flute: Jim Hoke
Fiddle, Banjo & Violin: Wanda Vick

Vocal Engineers: Rob Lane & Kevin Sokolnicki
Instrumental Engineer: Jim DeBlanc
Mixing Engineer: David Buchanan
Mastering: Amy Marie at Yes Master Studios; Nashville

Cover Artwork: George Podd
Cover and Liner Graphics: Gail Loos
Photography: Nav Deol

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Dana’s music introduces children to a wide range of genres from jazz & country to pop & zydeco. Winner of 17 national awards and wide acclaim from both critics and kids, Dana's energy and enthusiasm are "contagious."

Dana’s newest release gets kids moving, grooving and laughing. Clever wordplay, catchy tunes & stellar musicians make this interactive collection a fun, high-energy musical party.
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Track Name: Jump and Jive
JUMP AND JIVE

By Dana Cohenour © 2016

Here’s a little dance called the Jump and Jive
(Jump, jump, jump and jive)
It’ll flip your slipper by the count of five
(One, two, three, four, five!)
All the busy bees are comin’ out of their hive
(Buzz, buzz, buzz and jive!)
To do the jump, jump, jump and jive

CHORUS
Juuummmp! Jump and jive!
Juuummmp! Jump and jive!
Put your shoes in overdrive
And do the juuuummmp! Jump and jive!

Get your hands clappin’ to the beat
(Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap)
Twist, twist, twist, baby twist your feet
(Twist, twist, twist your feet)
Point your fingers, take a dive
(Point point, take a dive))
And do the jump, jump, jump and jive

CHORUS

Hoppin’ around like a boppin’ bunny
(Hop, hop, hop and bop)
All my moves are sweet as honey
(Hop, hop, hop and bop)
All the kangaroos wanna borrow my shoes
(Jump, jump, jump and jive)
‘Cuz this little jive just lights my fuse!

CHORUS
Track Name: Wiggle Workout
WIGGLE WORKOUT

By Dana Cohenour © 2016

CHORUS:
Hey, everybody! It’s time to workout!
Healthy and strong, that’s what we’re about
Gotta take care of our bodies, ‘cuz we’ve only got one
Let’s get our muscles movin’ and have some fun!

Get the party started with a run in place
C’mon—you can do it with a smile on your face
Put the pedal to the metal, pick up the pace
We gotta run fast if we’re gonna win the race

Jill got up the hill ‘cuz she did jumpin’ jacks
In and out jumps, no time to relax!
We need to work off those mid-morning snacks
Move a little faster, take it to the max

CHORUS

Touch your elbow to your knee
Now wave your arms like you’re shooin’ a flea
Stretch up tall as an evergreen tree
Flap your wings like a buzzin’ bumble bee

BRIDGE:
Woo! Woo! Let’s wiggle while we workout!
Woo! Woo! Let’s wiggle while we workout!
Choo! Choo! Spin your wheels!
C’mon everybody, tell me how good this feels!

Let’s take a breather, you know I’m older than you!
Workin’ out gets sweaty and maybe smelly, too!
But that’s OK, we’re getting healthy as can be
We eat things that are green, we even drink green tea!

March, march, march! Bring your knees to your chest
We’ve got lots of time later when we can rest
Hop side to side, put your body to the test
Doesn’t matter if we’re perfect, we just do our best
BRIDGE
CHORUS (2X)
Track Name: Barnyard Hoedown
BARNYARD HOEDOWN

By Dana Cohenour © 2016


Last Saturday night, down on the farm
There was hootin’ and hollerin’, cause for alarm
I ran to the barn to take a look see
And find out what the fuss might be

The barn was shakin’ as I peeked in the door
Animals were dancin’, stompin’ the floor
Hay was flyin’, and what do you know?
The rooster was playin’ an old banjo!

Cows were in line, coupled in pairs
Swinging in circles, dancin’ in squares
The barn owl gave a hoot and holler…
Turns out he was a square dance caller! (Whooo knew?!)

CHORUS:
He said, “Whooo’s your partner? Do si do
Swing your partner, to and fro
Promenade right outta town
It’s a mooin’, whooin’, cockadoodledooin’ (mooin’, whooin’, cockadoodledooin’
Barnyard hoedown!” (Hoedown!)

The pigs and chickens joined the line
For poultry and swine, they danced just fine
Owl yelled, “Now, weave the ring!”
Everyone else said, “What’s that mean?”

The horse and donkey were kickin’ their hooves
Makin’ some pretty fancy moves
With a bray and a neigh, and a left sashay
They took a break for a bite of hay

CHORUS:
Owl yelled, “Whooo’s your partner? Do si do
Swing your partner, to and fro
Promenade right outta town
It’s a neighin’, brayin’, oinkin’ and a cluckin, mooin’, whooin’, cockadoodledooin’ barnyard
hoedown!” (Hoedown!)

The dog and the sheep jumped right in
With a whirl and a twirl and a wild spin
The duck and goose really let loose
Dancing on top of a giant moose (A moose?! A moose!)

CHORUS:
Owl yelled, “Whooo’s your partner? Do si do
Swing your partner, to and fro
Promenade right outta town
It’s a squawkin’, quackin’, barkin’ and a baaain’, neighin’, brayin’, oinkin’ and a cluckin, mooin’,
whooin’, cockadoodledooin’ barnyard hoedown!” (Hoedown!)

I was standing there watching this crazy fray
When the goose took a gander over my way
He squawked, “Who are you? Were you invited?
Well, come on in! We’d be delighted!”

CHORUS:
Owl yelled, “Whooo’s your partner? Do si do
Swing your partner, to and fro
Promenade right outta town
It’s a squakin’, quackin’, barkin’ and a baaain’, neighin’, brayin’, oinkin’ and a cluckin, mooin’,
whooin’, cockadoodledooin’ barnyard hoedown!” (Hoedown!)
Track Name: Do My Part
DO MY PART

By Dana Cohenour © 2016


Everybody look around, there’s lots of things to do
We’ve gotta clean up this mess we made, it’s up to me and you
If every person does a little, big things will get done
So let’s all come together, there’s a job for everyone

CHORUS: (repeats twice)
I’m gonna do do do my part
I’m gonna do do do my share
I’m gonna show the world
How much I care

When you see there’s something that is needing to be done
Jump right in and get it started, why not be the one
To be the first to lend a hand and make our world a better place
Leave things better than you found them, leave behind no trace

CHORUS

We rinse and recycle bottles and cans and all our paper, too
We find a way to re-use things and make them something new
To make our soil rich and fertile, scraps go in the compost pile
It’s these little things we do that make our planet smile

CHORUS
Track Name: Jumping Beans
JUMPING BEANS

By Dana Cohenour © 2016


Hola! I’m a little jumpin’ jumping bean
I’m a little jumping bean
I sit around ‘till I get hot
Then I jump a lot!

I’m a little jumpin’ jumping bean
I’m a little jumping bean
I hip, hop, flip and flop
When I cool down I stop

BRIDGE:
If you put me in your hand
And hold me for awhile
I’ll heat right up and start to dance
In my rockin’, rollin’ style

I’m a little jumpin’ jumping bean
Will you jump with me?
We’re heating up, we’re feeling hot
It’s time to jump a lot!

We are little jumpin’ jumping beans
We’re bouncing bean machines
We’re cooling down- just one more pop
‘Cuz now it’s time to stop! (Alto!)

BRIDGE

Si! Nos gusta brincar
Yes! We like to jump!
Muy caliente, very hot!
Now it’s time to jump! (Brinca!)

Si! Nos gusta brincar
Yes! We like to jump
Enfriandonos! Cooling down!
Now it’s time to stop! (Alto!)

BRIDGE

We are little jumpin’ jumping beans
Now it’s time to jump! (Brinca!)
Frijolitos saltarines
Now it’s time to stop! (Alto!)

We are little jumpin’ jumping beans
Now it’s time to jump! (Brinca!)
Frijolitos saltarines
Now it’s time to stop! (Alto!)

And now it’s time to jump! (Brinca!)
And now it’s time to stop! (Alto!)
And now it’s time to jump! (Brinca!)
And now it’s time to stop (Alto!)
And jump! (Brinca!)
And stop! (Alto!)
And jump! (Brinca!)
And stop!
Track Name: Five Green and Speckled Frogs
FIVE GREEN AND SPECKLED FROGS

(Traditional; Arrangement by Dana Cohenour)

Five green and speckled frogs,
Jumped on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs (Yum! Yum!)
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Then there were four green speckled frogs

Verses repeat, 4, 3, 2, 1…
Then there were no green speckled frogs… No frogs!
No frogs?
No frogs.
Are you sure?
No frogs.
No even one?
No frogs.
Oh…
Ribbit!! Frog!!!
Track Name: Grandma's Kitchen Band
GRANDMA’S KITCHEN BAND
By Dana Cohenour © 2016

My Grandma’s as cool as they come
She can play the fiddle and bang a drum
She can give her banjo a serious strum
While she’s blowin’ bubbles with her chewin’ gum

When I was little, I didn’t have a fiddle
But Grandma found a way for me to play
She got out her metal mixing bowl
Gave me a spoon and said, “Rock and roll!”

CHORUS:
Grab a pot, grab a pan
Find a wooden bowl or an old tin can
Bang it with a spoon, bang it with your hand
We’re cookin’ up fun in Grandma’s kitchen band

When I’d visit, I was always hopin’
Grandma’s cupboards would soon be open
“Looky here! Look what I found!” She’d say,
“Lots of things here to make a musical sound… let’s pound!”

CHORUS

Put bells on your feet and stomp on a cookie sheet
Pick up a stick and pound out a beat
Grandma’s kitchen is such a treat
That sometimes we even forget to eat

3rd & 4th CHORUS:
Open up your cupboards, see what you can find
Just be sure your Mama don’t mind!
Bang it with a spoon, bang it with your hand
We can all play in Grandma’s kitchen band!

LAST CHORUS:
Grab a pot, grab a pan
Find a wooden bowl or an old tin can
Bang it with a spoon, bang it with your hand
We’re cookin’ up fun in Grandma’s kitchen band
Track Name: Follow the Leader
FOLLOW THE LEADER
By Dana Cohenour ©2016

Can you hop, hop like a bunny?
(Hop, hop like a bunny)
Jump like a kangaroo?
(Jump like a kangaroo)
Can you waddle like a penguin?
Show me what you can do!

Can you fly like a bird in the sky?
(Fly like a bird in the sky)
And tweet a happy song?
(Tweet a happy song)
Flap your wings like a butterfly
Listen and follow along!

CHORUS:
Follow the leader
Copy what you see
Follow the leader
What animals can we be?

Can you squiggle like a squid?
(Squiggle like a squid)
Can you swim, swim like a fish?
(Swim, swim like a fish)
Can you gallop like a pony?
And give your tail a swish

Can you dance like a funky monkey?
(Dance like a funky monkey)
Now buzz, buzz like a bee?
(Buzz, buzz like a bee)
Can you pose like a pink flamingo?
With one foot on your knee

CHORUS

Can you stomp like a bear?
(Stomp like a bear)
Dig, dig, dig like a mole?
(Dig, dig, dig like a mole)
Can you wiggle, wiggle like a worm?
And hide inside your hole

Can you open and close like a clam?
(Open and close like a clam)
And snap like a crocodile?
(Snap like a crocodile)
Can you lurk like a shark?
And show me your best smile

CHORUS

Can you pounce like a tiger?
(Pounce like a tiger)
Like a lizard, take a leap
(Take a lizard leap)
Can you be quiet as a little mouse?
It’s time to fall asleep… Wake up!!

CHORUS

Follow the leader
Look what you can do!
Follow the leader
Next time, I’ll follow you!
Track Name: Legs
LEGS
By Dana Cohenour ©2016
VERSE:
I walk the planet on 2 legs
I walk the planet on 2 legs
I can stand up straight and tall
I get around, get around, get a… I get around on 1, 2… 2 legs!

Horses trot the planet on 4 legs
Horses trot the planet on 4 legs
They can gallop, prance and jump
They get around, get around, get a… They get around on 1 2 3 4 legs!

Ants march the planet on 6 legs
Ants march the planet on 6 legs
Though they’re small, heavy loads they can haul
They get around, get around, get a… They get around on 1 2 3 4 5… 6 legs!

CHORUS:
We’ve all got a way to get from here to there
Everywhere you look, somebody’s goin’ somewhere
The Earth is moving, yeah-- everybody’s groovin’
So get up on your feet, and get around!

VERSE:
A spider creeps the planet on 8 legs
A spider creeps the planet on 8 legs
She can scurry in a hurry to weave her web
She gets around, gets around, gets a… She gets around on 1,2,3,4,5,6,7, 8 legs!

Lobsters crawl the planet on 10 legs
Lobsters crawl the planet on 10 legs
Even in the ocean, everyone’s in motion
Lobsters get around, get around, They get around on 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 legs!

CHORUS:
We’ve all got a way to get from here to there
Everywhere you look, somebody’s goin’ somewhere
The Earth is moving, yeah-- everybody’s groovin’
So get up on your feet, and get around!

VERSE
Cenitpedes walk on… a lot of legs!
Centipedes walk on… a lot of legs!
If you see one on the wall, please… don’t give me a call!
They get around, get around, get a… They get around on more than a hundred… a whole lotta legs!

Others roam the planet on no legs!
Others roam the planet on no legs!
Fish swish, birds flap, snakes slither by
They get around, get around, get a… They swim around with, they fly around with, they wind around with…
Somehow they get around with… no legs!

CHORUS: (2X)
We’ve all got a way to get from here to there
Everywhere you look, somebody’s goin’ somewhere
The Earth is moving, yeah everybody’s groovin’
So get up on your feet, and get around!
Track Name: Fish Tale
FISH TALE
By Dana Cohenour © 2016

I headed out to the lake one day
Got in my boat and paddled away
Took a picnic lunch and my favorite pole
To my lucky fishin’ hole

I baited my hook and cast my line
Dreamed of dinner but there was no sign
Of a nibble or a bite or the slightest crunch
So I put down my pole and got out my lunch

CHORUS 1:
I sang, “Here fishy, here little fish
Hey fish, please grant my wish
I’ll share with you a bit of my lunch
Come on over and have a munch
Here fish, here little fish
Please, fishy grant my wish!
Come on over and take a bite,
If you do, I’ll have dinner tonight!”

All of a sudden I heard a splash
And saw a shining shimmery flash
To my surprise, an enormous trout
Tugged at my pole and started to shout

CHORUS 2:
“Hey, over here! I’m a big fish
I’m a fish who can grant your wish
I could use a snack or two
Your box of crackers, that’ll do!”

In a blink of an eye, he jumped in the boat
And opened up his fishy throat
He grabbed my crackers with a giant bite and said
“Thanks to you, I won’t need dinner tonight!”

In a wet split second, he was out of sight
I sat there thinkin’, “Now that ain’t right!”
I reeled in my line, put down my pole
And paddled to my other fishin’ hole

The sun was hot, there was ‘nary a breeze
So I took a break and got out my cheese
I put a piece on my hook for bait
Cast my line, and started to wait

REPEAT CHORUS 1

Then, again I heard a splash!
And saw that shining shimmery flash
There he was, without a doubt
That very same enormous trout!

CHORUS 2:
“Hey, over here! I’m a big fish
I’m a fish who can grant your wish
I don’t offer guarantees,
But if you please, I’ll take that cheese!”

In a blink of an eye, he jumped in the boat
And opened up his fishy throat
He grabbed my cheese with a giant bite and said
“Thanks to you, I won’t need dinner tonight!”

Hey, fish! Don’t you know?
This is not how it’s supposed to go!
I paddled fast to the end of the lake
And got out my piece of chocolate cake

No fish is gonna steal my treat
I’d better go ahead and eat
But just as I began to bite
That trout gave me another fright!

CHORUS 2:
“Hey, over here! I’m a big fish
I’m a fish who can grant your wish
You asked me to come and take a bite
Well, it’s my pleasure! My delight!”

In a blink of an eye, he jumped in the boat
And opened up his fishy throat
He grabbed my cake with a sneaky smile and said
“Thanks to you, I won’t need dinner for awhile!”

Hey, fish! Now that’s not fair!
I paddled fast to get outta there
But I glanced to the right on the starboard side,
And there was that trout, stealing a ride!

CHORUS 1:
I sang, “Hey fishy, hey big fish
Hey fish, please grant my wish
Find another place to munch
‘Cuz you have eaten all my lunch!
Track Name: Shakin' Things Up
SHAKIN’ THINGS UP
By Dana Cohenour © 2016


I like to shake my egg
I like to shake my egg as fast as I can go
I like to shake my egg
I like to shake it up high, I like to shake it down low


I like to shake my egg
I like to shake my egg while I’m shakin’ my leg
I like to shake it over there
I like to shake it over here and then shake it everywhere

CHORUS:
Let’s shake things up, let’s shake ‘em all around
Shake it to the sky, shake it to the ground
Shake it to the left, shake it to the right
We never want to stop, we’re gonna shake it all night

I like to tap my egg
I like to tap my egg and then give a little clap
I like to roll my egg
I like to roll my egg and then drop it in my lap

CHORUS
I like to shake my head
I can shake my head “yes”, I can shake my head “no”
I’d like to shake your hand
Let’s shake hands and say, “Hi! Hello!”

CHORUS (2X)
Track Name: I Love Mommy
I LOVE MOMMY
By Dana Cohenour © 2014


I love Mommy, with all of my heart
I love Mommy, with all of my heart
I love Mommy, with all of my heart
I love her more than she’ll ever know

I love Daddy, with all of my heart
I love Daddy, with all of my heart
I love Daddy, with all of my heart
I love him more than he’ll ever know

I love Grandma, with all of my heart
I love Grandma, with all of my heart
I love Grandma, with all of my heart
I love her more than she’ll ever know

I love Grandpa, with all of my heart
I love Grandpa, with all of my heart
I love Grandpa, with all of my heart
I love him more than he’ll ever know

I love my family, with all of my heart
I love my family, with all of my heart
I love my family, with all of my heart
I love them more, and more, and more than they’ll ever know