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Rivers of Love Lyrics

Verse 1

Little she knew of bright green leaves, of flowers pink and bloomin’

Little she knew of meadow sheep, of humming birds hummin’

Chorus

A bird born in winter, is cradled by the snow

Born in the cold, cold winter, but now the spring rivers flow

Verse 2

Little she knew of waking bears, of warmer winds a’ blowin’

Little she knew of longer days, a choir of crickets singin’

Chorus

Verse 3

Little she knew of butterflies, of earth brown and muddy

Little she knew that everywhere, were colors a plenty

Chorus

Verse 4

Little she knew so many friends, lived all around her

Little she knew her forest home had all winter held her

Chorus

I’d like to oink with a pig all day. We would splash in the mud and clay. But I have a roof and I have a floor, and I go in and out of a door.

Oink, oink, oink, oink, oink, oink, oink

I’d like to baaaa with a goat all day. We would leap and roll away.

But I have a roof and I have a floor, and I go in and out of a door.

Baaa, baaa, baaa, baaa, baaa, baaa, baaa

I’d like to howl with a wolf all day. Into the wilds we would bay

But I have a roof and I have a floor, and I go in and out of a door.

Awoo, oooh, oooh, ooh, oooh oooh oooh

I’d like to cluck with a hen all day. We’d lay our eggs, every which way

but I have a roof and I have a floor, and I go in and out of a door.

Cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck

I’d like to sing with you all day. Can I come in? Oh can I stay?

‘Cause you have a roof and you have a floor, and we’ll go in and out of your door.

La, la, la, la, la, la, la  (2x)

The sun is rising. It’s a new day. It is time for the joining together in play. Toads are a’ trundling, where tall mushrooms grow. Snow leopards are leaping, through the bright snow.

Chorus

With the green earth beneath us and the warm sun above. In between trees and flowers and rivers of love, rivers of love, rivers of love.

Squirrels are a’ scampering on a pine needle floor. Sea otters are swimming close to the shore.

Moose are a’ moseying through the deep wood and the hippos have long left where they stood.

Chorus

Herons on high are riding the breeze, while rabbits with big ears run through the trees.

Snakes are slithering. Swans glide along. The wolves and whales break out in song.

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Penguins are parading across the ice. The walrus are waltzing with little wee mice.

The dogs and the cats, arm in arm, are catching a ride on a truck from a farm.

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We’re all on our way, beneath the sky blue. All the races of people will be there too.

At the edge of the forest, on the cliffs by the sea, we’ll all join together, and merry we’ll be.

Chorus

What do you do when a flower  smiles at you? What do you do when a flower smiles at you? What do you do when a flower smiles at you? When a flower smiles at you, here’s what you do.

Sing, “I love you,” It’s the only thing to do. Sing, “I love you,” when a flower smiles at you.

What do you do when a tree talks to you? What do you do when a tree talks to you? What do you do when a tree talks to you? When a tree talks to you, here’s what you do.

Sing, “I love you,” It’s the only thing to do. Sing “I love you,” when  a tree talks to you.

What do you do when the rain dances with you? What do you do when the rain dances with you? What do you do when the rain dances with you? When the rain dances with you, here’s what you do.

Sing, “I love you,” It’s the only thing to do. Sing “I love you,” when the rain dances with you.

What do you do when a friend listens to you? What do you do when a friend listens to you? What do you do when a friend listens to you? When a friend listens to you, here’s what you do.

Sing, “I love you,” It’s the only thing to do. Sing, “I love you,” when a friend listens to you.

Verse 1

I was travelin’ down the road when I met two toads.

They were sittin’ eatin’ flies. They stopped me with a “Hi!”

Chorus

Ooooh, I stopped while, I stopped awhile with a great big smile.

Ooooh, I stopped awhile, I stopped to say hello.

Verse 2

Her name was Lily. His name was Pad. They shared all they had.

They taught me to leap. They taught me to sing. They taught me toady things.

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Verse 3

They liked my stripes. They liked my wings and how I buzz when I sing.

So I taught them to fly when they’d leap high. I taught them buzzy bee things.

Chorus

Verse 4

The next thing I knew, little spots grew, one, two, three.

I asked Lily and I asked Pad, “How could this happen to me?”

“You love us, it’s clear to see, ‘cause you’ve grown little spots three.

We love you, it’s plain to see, ‘cause we’ve grown the stripes of a bee.”

Chorus

Verse 1

Peacocks sweep the faerie’s rooms. They use their folded tails for brooms.

Chorus 1x

Rum diddy dum, rum diddy dum dum dee. Rum diddy dum, rum diddy dum dum dee.

Verse 2

But faery dust is brighter far, than any mortal colors are.

Chorus 2x

Verse 3

And all about their tails it clings, in strange designs of rounds and rings.

Chorus 2x

Verse 4

And that is why they strut about, and broadly spread their feathers out.

Chorus 2x

Verse 5

Under the smiling silver moon, the peacocks hum the faerie’s tunes.

Chorus 2x

Verse 6

‘Cause faery dust is filled with song, and makes them dance the whole night long.

Chorus 3x

Chorus

Have you seen it all around? There are so many shades of brown.

Verse 1

In the bark of a gentle tree. In the birds upon the sea.

In the quills of a porcupine. In an artist’s pencil line.

In an old ramshackle barn. In a scarf made of yarn.

In a well loved teddy bear, won at a summer fair.

Chorus

Verse 2

In the mud from melted snow. In the many things that grow.

In a graceful violin. In a fishes shiny fin.

In a piece of chocolate cake. In the handle of a rake.

In the fur of tiny mice, lentils and brown rice.

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Verse 3

In a piece of earthen bread. In a moonlit river bed.

In the hues of desert sand. In the forests of our land.

In the smile of a gentle face. In two arms when they embrace.

In the briny tidal foam. Everywhere we roam.

Chorus

I met a boy in a shady grove. He was packing a treasure trove with food in a bed of hay. “Where are you going with that?” I said, as the boy lifted his head. “I’m going to give it away.”

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‘Cause there’s a family over the hill. The dad lost his job in the lumber mill and I heard the mother cry. “Then I’ll go get some things I can spare. I will meet you over there with clothes and fresh apple pie.”

Along my way I heard a wedding song. Arm in arm, folks ambled along, happy for the day. “Where are you going in such a rush?” the bride asked me while everyone hushed. “I’m going to give things away.”

‘Cause there’s a family over the hill. The dad lost his job in the lumber mill and I heard the mother cry. “Then we’ll go get some things we can spare. We will meet you over there with gifts and loaves of rye.”

Along their way the school let out. Children were bustling all about laughing along their way. “Where are you going dressed so fine?” the children asked the brides maids nine. “We’re going to give things away.”

‘Cause there’s a family over the hill. The dad lost his job in the lumber mill and I heard the mother cry. “Then we will bring some things we can share. We will meet you over there, with songs by and by.”

Soon we all gathered over the hill, at the house of the man of the mill and the woman who wrote poetry. Three children with their parents came out. We all took hands and ringed them about. We rose up in melody.

Of all the folks who came out that day, one gave the father a job with good pay and we wrapped them all up in love. ‘Cause there’s a family over the hill. We brought to them gifts of goodwill, and we wrapped them all up in love.

I met a boy in a shady grove. He was packing a treasure trove.

Verse 1

Are you glad it’s not cold in Mole’s house? That his stove keeps him warm?

Are you glad he gives to his friends, shelter from the storm?

Chorus

Dear Mole, Mole, Mole, in a hole, hole, hole, your house is in the ground.

You go out and in, and around you spin, up and down on a pole.

Verse 2

Are you glad Mole makes pinecone hats, he loves to give away,

to everyone, friends old and young, he meets along the way?

Chorus

Verse 3

Are you glad that you’re like Mole, with friends both near and far,

that you can give from your heart, ‘cause your love shines like a star.

Chorus

The stars are growing bright, brave child of mine. It’s supper time and the day is done.

A chill is in the air. Leaves are falling everywhere. It’s time to come inside my little one.

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Ma, (Pa), I’m soaring through the sky, with the birds I fly.

Ma, I’m soaring through the sky. With my wings I fly.

The stars are growing bright, wise child of mine. It’s supper time and the day is done.

A chill is in the air. Trees are turning bare. It’s time to come inside my little one.

Ma, I’m running through the prairie grass, with the winds that pass.

Ma, I’m running through the golden grass. The wind and I race fast.

The moon is climbing high, dear child of mine. It’s supper time and the day is done.

A chill is in the air. Leaves are falling everywhere. It is time to come inside my little one.

Ma, come see, come see the trees. Come out and be with me.

Twilight’s a glow with every color you know. The clouds look like bright pink snow.

The stars are growing bright sweet child of mine, but outdoors we will dine.

A chill is in the air. The autumn colors rare. Together we will watch the night shine.

‘Cause you are my child divine.

Verse 1

I was walking down the road when I heard a faery singing

I asked her where she learned those songs. She said from the bells a’ringin’

She took me down beneath the ground where the faeries all were singin’

while they danced around ‘neath the faery mound, to the sounds of the bells a’ringin’

Chorus

Blo-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow , the wind and the bells play

Blo-ow-ow, the winds that blo-o-ow, and the faeries sing all day

Verse 2

I stayed seven years but it seemed like a day. I came home a’ singin’

songs not ever heard before I learned from the bells a’ringin’

They didn’t know I’d been away for seven long years a’ singin’

They didn’t know I’d been long away where the bells are ringin’

Chorus

Verse 3

They asked me where did I learn those songs, and how did I get so merry?

I said, “Twas owin’ to my time, spent among the faeries”

If I were a bee, I’d sleep in a flower. I’d wash my wings in a rain shower

I’d buzz around all day long. I’d make up my garden songs

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If I were a bee, I’d buzz about snails. I’d buzz about kitty cat tails

If I were a bee, I would buzz to the sun. I’d buzz and I’d never be done

Once in awhile, I’d go to school. I’d study hard the only rule

Put your Bs before your Zs. Spelling is so easy

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And wouldn’t it be so cool, I’d get to read aloud in school

One word is all I’d learn. I’d sing it when it was my turn

Chorus

Half Chorus

I love a bear who lives up the wood. He’s a friend to me.

Verse 1

What do you think we do together? What do you think we do?

We roll in the leaves, and we climb trees. We play the whole day through.

Chorus

I love a bear who lives up the wood, lives up the wood from me.

I love a bear who lives up the wood. He’s a good friend to me.

Verse 2

What do you think he brings to me? What do you think he brings?

He brings me honey. He looks so funny. We eat like queens and kings.

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Verse 3

What do you think I bring to him? What do you think I bring?

I bring to him my favorite thing. I bring him songs to sing.

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Verse 1

I’d like to give you my dearest one, with you I’d like to share

I’d like to give you my dearest heart, things beautiful, full and rare

Chorus

I’d like to give you anything, but first and last of all

It is my wish, my quiet prayer, that no harm to you fall

Verse 2

I’d like to give you a whale for a friend, trees with whom to talk

I’d like to give you a path through the clouds, upon which, which to walk

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Verse 3

I’d like to reach you down the moon, give you a view from a star

I’d like to give you a ride on the wind, but hope you’d not travel, travel too far

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