Cooking up a song

by Anna van Riel

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released July 26, 2015

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Anna van Riel

New Zealand's Award winning and independent singer/songwriter Anna van Riel has played at the world highests music festival in the Himilayas, performed the NZ national anthem for 50,000 punters at the Four Nations Grand Final and sung her original works for Prince Albert of Monaco. Anna's favourite and most recent success is winning album of the year in her home town. ... more

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Track Name: Cooking up a song
Take one bowl, add a little bit of soul
Here’s a song to make you jump and swing
A mixing spoon, be ready soon
You and I are gonna dance and sing

Add some Oooh’s (ooh ooh), a pinch of ahhh’s (ahhhhhh)
A little boogie woogie and some air guitar
Stamp your feet, you can’t go wrong
Baby you and me are cooking up a song

CHORUS
Stretch high, bend down
Wiggle and jiggle to the ground
Snap the beat. You can’t go wrong
We’re cooking up a song

Spagetti arms, tap dance toes
Shake, shake your boogie and wriggle your nose
Knock your knees, yell bing bang bong (bing bang bong)
Oh you and me are cooking up a sonG

Mix it up, mix it well
It’s gonna taste sweet, honey you can tell
With a rhythm so right, it can’t be wrong
Honey you and me are cooking up a song


We’re cooking up a song X2
Track Name: Doodlebug
Hey there doodlebug
You’re the one I love so much
Dance with me and let’s both wiggle
I love it when you make me giggle
(Doodlebug, my little doodlebug)

Hey there buzzy bee
You know what you mean to me
You’re my darling baby child
I kissed you and you smiled

Let’s get moving, let’s get snappy
Time with you is time that’s happy
Leave tomorrow, find today
Let’s go out and play
Track Name: The Whistling Song
Whistle up high
Now whistle down low
Whistle round and round
Now whistle to and fro
Whistle to a beat
Whistle really long
Whistle in your sleep
It’s the Whistling Song

Whistling Song, Whistling song
If you can’t whistle, you can hum along
Whistle to the mountains, whistle with the breeze
Whistle with the birds and whistle with me
Track Name: Rockabilly Waterwheel
Oh the rockabilly waterwheel’s been spinning in the creek
Spinning all day, spinning all week
It’s such a lot of fun to spin the whole day through
And you can be a rockabilly waterwheel too


Put your hands in the air
Now spin round and round
Jump up, jump up
Bend down and touch the ground
Put your toes to the left
Toes to the right
Oh the rockabilly waterwheel
Song is out of sight

Oh the rockabilly waterwheel’s been spinning round and round
And bringing lots of what to the people in the town
So they can have a big drink the whole day through
And you can be a rockabilly waterwheel too.
Track Name: Hey Dee Ho
Hey Dee, hey dee ho
The great big elephant is so slow
Hey Dee, hey Dee ho
The elephant is so slow

He swings his trunk from side to side
And takes the children for a ride
Hey dee, hey dee ho
The elephant is so slow
Track Name: Five Little Sycamore Seeds
Five Little Sycamore Seeds
Holding on tight to the tree
Suddenly a big gust of wind blows around
And one seed falls to the ground

“how many seeds are left?”

(last verse ends with…)
And that last seed falls to the ground.
Track Name: Manners make the man
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Oh Manners make the man
I learned that from my nan
Just say please and thank you and then I’ll take your hand
Oh Manners make the man
I learned that from my nan
Just say please and thank you and do it all again

Oh, it’s important for us to be polite
Say good morning and then you say goodnight
When you’re coughing turn the other way
And when you’re leaving you say “have a lovely day”.

CHORUS

When you walk through the door I wont shut it in your face
When I take my seat I will save you a place
When I cut my cake I will save a piece for you
Coz I know you would do that for me too

CHORUS x2
Just say please and thank you and do it all again!
Track Name: Pavlova I love you
Well you wanna make a treat that tastes so fine
Listen up close cause you need a little time
Heat up your oven 150 degrees
I got you a recipe

First you gotta take a tablespoon of cornstarch
Have a drink of juice coz you seem a little parched
Four egg whites. Whip em up stiff
You’ll be done in just a jiff

Well it’s crunchy on the outside, gooey in the middle
Tastes so fine it make me sing hey diddle diddle
Aussie’s say it’s theirs but it’s Kiwi through and through
Pavlova I love you


One and a half cups of fine ground sugar
One tsp of the extraction of vanilla
White vinegar. That’s one teaspoon
Gonna serve it up soon
Track Name: Waiata ā Ringa- The Action Song
Paki Paki clap your hands
Paki Paki clap your hands
Paki Paki clap your hands
You can clap your hands

Takahea stamp your feet x3
You can stamp your feet

Kemo kemo, Blink your eyes x3
You can blink your eyes

Katakata laugh with me x3
You can laugh with me

Hurihuri turn around x3
You can turn around

Pekepeke jump up high x3
You can jump up high

Kanikani dance with me x3
You can dance with me

Paki Paki clap your hands x3
You can clap your hands
Track Name: Lovebug
Come on and give me a hug
I may not see you for a while my little lovebug
Go on and show me your smile
It sticks to my heart and lasts for a little while

And even if you don’t believe it’s true
There’s a million things I love about you. Oh oh oh
I’d row across the sea to see your face
Coz you’re my saving grace
You put me in the best place
Oh oh oh

Lay down here next to me
When you are around I always sleep easy
Butterfly kisses on my cheeks
They say it all. You don’t have to speak no no.


So go on, give me a hug
I may not see you for a while my little lovebug
Track Name: Upside Down
Sit me on your lap, just like that
Hold by my hands and gently lay me back
The ground becomes the sky and the sky becomes the ground
When the world is upside down

Upside down, upside down
It’s a lovely place just to hang around
And I’m wondering if your smile is actually a frown
When the world is upside down

Here we go. Sway me to and fro
Hold me up high then swoop me down low
My hands become my feet and I’ll walk this way to town
When the world is upside down
Track Name: The Orchard
Put your tiny hand in mine and close your eyes
Draw the curtains ‘cross a million twinkling stars up on the sky
And they all shine for you
Yes they all shine for you

You’ve been running
You’ve been hiding
Oh and today from the orchard I could
Hear you crying- baby girl

Wipe the sleep out of my eyes it’s barely morning time
Tiny pitter-patter on the stairs, you are my sunshine
So I open my eyes for you.
Yeah I open my eyes for you

You’ve been dreaming
And I’ve been weaving them for you
My baby girl x3
Track Name: Rain on my garden
Rain on my garden
Rain on my garden
Rain on my garden
Rain on it with love
Feed it with water
Feed it with water
Oh sky you oughta
Rain on my garden

Part two:
Blue skies come and gone
Birds sing a rainy song
I know it wont be long
Until it’s raining

Grey clouds block the sun
Drip-drop has just begun
Out of the rain I run
And now it’s pouring

Part three:
Ahhhhh rain drops
Rain drops keep falling
Ahhhh rain drops
Keep falling on me