Practical Songs For Babies

by The Wiggly Tendrils

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Introducing Practical Songs For Babies, 12 songs about the everyday rituals of caring for a growing infant, from the first moments of waking to the last moments of drifting off to sleep. The digital download includes a PDF file with artwork, liner notes, lyrics and even sheet music.

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released January 26, 2016

all songs written and performed by The Wiggly Tendrils, except for "Song For Pooping" and "Song For Bathing" which were written by D. E. Healey and T. W. Tendrils.

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The Wiggly Tendrils Berkeley, California

Songwriter and hands on dad. Completely obsessed with music and home recording.

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Track Name: Song For Crying
oh let's cry cry the nights are long
let's cry cry we're too tired to yawn
so we'll cry cry it's our favorite song
cry like the day we were born

let's cry cry our lungs are strong
let's cry cry i forget what's wrong
so we'll cry cry it's our favorite song
cry like the day we were
remember the way we were
crying the day we were born
Track Name: Song For Waking
one o’clock in the morning
baby wakes with a cry
wrap up in the quilt
baby needs milk
it’s just my baby and i
in the morning
every morning

three o’clock in the morning
baby wakes with a cry
the house is asleep
but baby must eat
it’s just my baby and i
in the morning every morning

five o’clock in the morning
baby wakes with a cry
still no one’s up
but the baby i love
in the morning
every morning
Track Name: Song For Dressing
one onsie a chocolate mess
one you'll soon outgrow
i'm getting my baby dressed
where did your booties go

one bootie is washed and pressed
and one lost in the snow
i'm getting baby dressed
where did your jacket go

one jacket is double breasted
one snaps in a row
i'm getting my baby dressed
tell where should we go
tell me now where should we go
Track Name: Song For Play (Linc's Counting Song)
one two peek-a-boo
three four five horsey-ride
six seven eight pat-a-cake
bake it with my baby's name
nine ten let's pretend
eleven twelve clear the shelves
put all of our toys away
games that me and baby play

and we play all day long
we play all day long
we play all day long
to our made up songs

one two peek-a-boo
three four five horsey-ride
six seven eight pat-a-cake
games that me and baby play

all day long
we play all day long
we play all day long
to our made up songs
to our made up songs
to our made up songs
to our made up songs

and we play all day long
we play all day long
we play all day long
to our made up songs
games that me and baby play
Track Name: Song For Eating Solid Foods
you ready for food?
you ready for food?

the waffles, falafels, the baba ghanoush
the melons and mangos, the leftover stew
the kiwi, linguini, a little tofu
you hungry? you hungry? ready for food?

you ready for food?
you ready for food?

food
food

the waffles, falafels, the baba ghanoush
the melons and mangos, the leftover stew
the kiwi, linguini, a little tofu
you hungry? you hungry? ready for food?

you ready for food?
you ready for food?
Track Name: Song For Washing Your Face
wash wash wash wash your face
wash wash wash wash your face
wash wash wash wash your face
wash your little baby face

wash wash wash wash your face
wash wash wash wash your face
wash wash wash wash your face
wash your little baby face

peanut butter on your nose
apple sauce cheerios
hummus sticky in your hair
let me wash it out of there

wash wash wash wash your face
wash wash wash wash your face
wash wash wash wash your face
wash your little baby face

close your eyes scrunch your nose
kick your feet curl your toes
here it comes the warm wash cloth
time to wash your baby off

wash wash wash wash your face
wash wash wash wash your face
wash wash wash wash your face
wash your little baby face
Track Name: Song For Napping
let the birds sing let the sun shine
let your toys be they will be fine
you on your knee rubbing your eye
come bury your head in this shoulder of mine

go to sleep child of mine
go to sleep let the sun shine

someone is playing off in a park
someone is praying her hands at her heart
someone is laughing nodding her head
someone is napping asleep in my bed

go to sleep child of mine
go to sleep let the sun shine
go to sleep child of mine
go to sleep let the sun shine
Track Name: Song For Pooping
are you working hard
are you working baby
do you have that work to do
i can read it in your face

what goes up must come down
what goes in must come out
you make both of us so proud
the way you're working

are you working hard
are you working baby
do you have that work to do
i can read it in your eyes

you lay back on the pad
thinking through the food you had
how'd you make this out of that
your system's working

and this is the story of how baby grew so big
this is the story of how baby grows so tall
without number two and the doo doo that we do
human beings wouldn't do anything at all

what goes up must come dow
what goes in must come out
you make both of us so proud
the way you're working
your system's working
the system's working
the system's working
Track Name: Song For Bathing
bless your skin so soft
time to rinse it off
soon your mess is gone
turn the water on

set the temperature
test it to be sure
strip down to your skin
put your body in

scrub your face and ears and neck
scrub your shoulders and your chest
scrub your arms and legs and mind you
scrub your front and your behind you
scrub your hands and scrub your feet
scrub your top and underneath
in-between your folds in there
then maybe i should wash your hair

shampoo
shampoo
shampoo
shampoo

turn the water off
bless the towel so soft
bless your body bare
dress and brush your hair
Track Name: Song For Clipping Nails
baby beautiful cuticles neat in a row
but those nails are looking over grown
my parent hands by comparison look freakish and weird
clutching these pinky shears

easy does it you can trust me darling because i never have yet done you harm

lend me your arm
pinky to thumb
clip clip clip
now we're done
Track Name: Hush A Baby
hush a baby
hush a bye
daddy's singing a lullaby
feel the sway in his arms
feel the bounce in his knee
find his shoulder and go to sleep

hush a baby
hush a bye
daddy's singing a lullaby
feel the sway in his arms
feel the bounce in his knee
find his shoulder and go to sleep
Track Name: Song For Going Together
are we ready to go
all set you bet
are we ready to go

up the hill to grammy's house
or to the park we go
or round and round the roundabout
the only thing we know

we're all going to together
we're all going to together
together together

are we ready to go
are we ready to go
are we ready to go
all set you bet

are we ready to go
are we ready to go
are we ready to go
are we ready to go

up the hill to grammy's house
or to the park we go
or round and round the roundabout
the only thing we know

we're all going to together
we're all going to together
together together

together together

we're all going to together
we're all going to together
together together