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Billy Jackfish
Billy Jackfish

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This is a free bonus download available only on the BillyJackfish.com website.

Mother is a song about Mothers...go figure!  The inspiration for this song comes from my own Mom, my wife and the mother of my children and is dedicated to all mothers.  On the count of 3...1,2,3 I Love You.

Billy Jackfish
Music-Billy Jackfish, Lyrics-Billy Jackfish and Leah Sweetland

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What kid just doesn't love saying the title of this song! ... A clever use of a catchy phrase to get across important messages from his mom.  "Always say please and thank-you", "say excuse me when you're trying to get through" and "make sure all the other kids get to have a turn too" are hilarious when delivered by Billy pretending to be his mom.  Billy tells me the main lyrics came from walking past a panicky mom at a mall with a baby wailing "Wah Wah" and a toddler yelling "Stinky stinky poo".  The song was born...

Lyrics

Suitable for kids ages 2+

Parental Lyrics Advisory....Contains the word "Poo"

Bugs

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Billy Jackfish
Billy Jackfish

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Bugs began when our family was heading to Disneyworld.  My son Billy Jr. and I were having fun on the plane writing song lyrics and bugs was one of them.  It was originally called "Bed Bugs".  When writing the song I really wanted to compare the perspectives of humans and those little tiny bugs.  Coming from Winnipeg (where there are just a few mosquitos) I had plenty of motivation!  One of my favorite songs on the CD...If there was a "first single" this would be it...

Billy

Lyrics

Suitable for kids ages 2+

Billy Jackfish
Billy Jackfish

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This song is really about the excitement and anticipation of starting to go to school for the first time. (please see the song Summer Holidays which is about quite the opposite!)  It's dedicated to those kids whose older brothers or sisters have already started school and "you got left behind".  Well you will be starting kindergarten soon and this is the song to celebrate with.  Nestled into this song is the familiar ABC song sung by the Happy Valley Kids.  There is also a reference to programming a computer language as being one of the new golden rules...along with reading, writing and arithmetic...That's evolution for you!

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Suitable for kids ages 2+

Billy Jackfish
Billy Jackfish

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I always wondered why an egg would climb up on a wall???  

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Suitable for kids ages 2+

Billy Jackfish
Billy Jackfish

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OK...This song really means a lot to me.  Our poor earth and "my bad" for what we are doing to it.  It really is quite shocking what they are predicting will happen when pollution causes continued climate change.  Even if the earth warms up by only 2 degrees we will be in real trouble.  We all need to do our part to put a stop to greenhouse gas emmissions and to take responsibility for a sustainable clean energy future..... (a lot of big words I know, but I can't help it!)

So with that said, I know from my own experience with my children that kids can be the biggest influences on their parents. That was the motivation for this environmental adaptation of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star...  Join me in yelling "Stop Polluting and Stop Today".

Lyrics

Suitable for kids ages 2+

Billy Jackfish
Music-Billy Jackfish, Lyrics Billy Jackfish and Leah Sweetland

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Oh man...those summers I used to spend at the lake as a kid with my brother Kel!  I was so lucky to hack around all day enjoying the outdoors without a care to the world.  Summer Holidays....Just the best.  This song is a tribute to the joys of summer and a reminder to kids to take full advantage of them while you can.  I originally sang this as a duet with my son, depicting me as a kid singing along.  Well...voices change and summer holidays become... "I get two weeks holidays" this year :( 

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Suitable for kids ages 8+

Billy Jackfish
Billy Jackfish

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As a kid I went to the very first Winnipeg Folk Festival and in the campground there was this guy singing a song called the evolution band..."There was a monkey on piano and a dog on the bass, a badger on the drums with a smile on this face, a fat kangaroo with a horn in his hand and they all played together in the evolution band"  I don't know if he went on to any success but the song really stuck with me...It must have inspired this song.  Singing this song live it can literally go on for 10 or 15 minutes depending on the animals that kids shout out.....so silly fun.  

Lyrics

Suitable for kids ages 2+

Billy Jackfish
Billy Jackfish

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Well the Jackfish household has a huge tickle trunk stocked with costumes and trinkets aplenty.  Let me tell you it takes guts to dress up in some of those costumes (just ask me...you'll know when you see my upcoming Youtube video!).  The tickle trunk was the source of inspiration for our "kids production" portion of our annual Christmas parties...always a laugh.

Lyrics

Suitable for kids ages 8+

Billy Jackfish
Billy Jackfish

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Having "Fire in your Belly" and working hard can take you anywhere you want to go.  Just ask anyone who is successful. This song encourages all kids to follow their dreams.  "You can be anything you want in life if you work hard and dream"

Lyrics

Suitable for kids ages 8+

Billy Jackfish
Music-Billy Jackfish, Lyrics Billy Jackfish and Leah Sweetland

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All kids do stuff they know or realize after they probably shouldn't have.  This rebellious song is a reflection on that inevitable part of growing up...  You will grow through it... so hang in there.  Na Na Na Na Na Na!

Lyrics

Suitable for kids ages 8+