The Beanies

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I contributed these tracks to the first season of "The Beanies", a kids' podcast on the Mamamia Podcast Network. Most of the lyrics were written by the band. Some songs from the podcast are missing from this album - that's because they were written by Michael from The Beanies, not by me!

I'm also collaborating with them again for their second season, so make sure you subscribe to The Beanies on your podcast app of choice to stay tuned for more fun tunes and exciting content!

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released April 24, 2017

All tracks © James Court, Laura Dawson, & Miriam Rizvi 2016

Lyrics by Laura Dawson, Miriam Rizvi & James Court
Music by James Court

Recorded and released by The Beanies in 2016.
The Beanies are Laura Dawson, Miriam Rizvi, & Michael Yore.

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James Court Sydney, Australia

I'm a singer/songwriter based in Sydney. I've been playing music since I was four and writing since I was ten. I play a lot of instruments, but the main ones are piano, flute and ukulele, and I can kinda sing too. My day job is as a preschool music teacher, piano accompanist and musician for musical theatre, and I compose for musicals as well. I write folky-groove-based songs. ... more

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Track Name: Raining Jellybeans
When the clouds get dark and grey
The weatherman is not my friend
Because I can’t go out and play
Sometimes I like to pretend

That it’s raining jelly beans
Raining jelly beans
Jellybeans
Raining jelly beans

You can catch those beans in your mouth
So look up high and open wide
Yellow, red, as they fall south
Green or blue, down they glide

It’s raining jelly beans
Raining jelly beans
Jelly beans
Raining jelly beans

The clouds aren’t grey, they’re rainbow
We’re making snowmen out of sugar snow
The thunder isn’t loud, it’s delicious
The best part is, you don’t have to do the dishes!

It’s raining jellybeans
Raining jellybeans
Jellybeans
Raining jellybeans
Track Name: Fish in the Tea
(Spoken)
A friend came over for tea today, so I poured the pot and out he popped! A fish in the cup, we said? No way!

(Sung)
There’s a fish in the tea
And he’s swimming ‘round and ‘round
There’s a fish in the tea
And he’s wearing a frown
So I lifted him up
And I asked, ‘why are you down?’
He said, ‘’cause I’m not free, I’m in your tea!’

It was when I pulled the plug
That out he plopped
A fish in a cup
Boy, we were shocked!
He tried to jump out
That crazy fish
He was desperate to escape
That cup and the dish

‘Don’t do it!’ we cried,
‘If you do, you’ll be dead!
Stay in the cup
And live instead!’
‘Never!’ he replied,
‘This is so unfair!
Tea is for people,
Don’t you care?’

There’s a fish in the tea
And he’s swimming ‘round and ‘round
There’s a fish in the tea
And he’s wearing a frown
So I lifted him up
And I asked, ‘why are you down?’
He said, ‘‘cause I’m not free, I’m in your tea!’

So we ran with the cup
Out into the street
In search of a place
A nice fishy could sleep
We found a nice beach
With more room to swim
Than the tiny cup,
So we threw the fish in!

There’s our fish in the sea
See, he’s waving a fin
There’s our fish in the sea
And he’s wearing a grin
‘Goodbye, little fish,
Thanks for coming to tea,
But I suggest you stay in the sea!’
Track Name: Mean House
At the end of our street is a mean house
The meanest house that you ever did see
It stares at me as I go by
There’s something inside watching me

But I’m not afraid, not even a bit
I don’t feel scared, not one little bit
I’m not nervous, not even a bit

But I never walk past the mean house
I run so fast past the mean house
Never knock on the door of the mean house
Don’t ever go near the mean house!

Beware the dog, it barks so loud
Hiding away with an angry growl
He runs right out and snarls and barks
He’s scarier than a pack of sharks

But I’m not afraid, not even a bit
I don’t feel scared, not one little bit
I’m not nervous, not even a bit

But I never walk past the mean house
I run so fast past the mean house
Never knock on the door of the mean house
Don’t ever go near the mean house!

The other kids, they all are scared
To run past the house, they wouldn’t dare
They’re not like me, ‘cause I am brave
They should just learn how to behave

But I’m not afraid, not even a bit
I don’t feel scared, not one little bit
I’m not nervous, not even a bit

But I never walk past the mean house
I run so fast past the mean house
Never knock on the door of the mean house
Don’t ever go near the mean house!
Track Name: Silly Dizzy Dance
Turn turn turn to the left
Twirl twirl twirl to the right
Two steps forward
Whirl your head around
This is what I call the silly dizzy dance!
Track Name: The Zig-Zag Stomp
I know a dance that’s fun to do
It’s cool and hip and super new
You just need your feet and off you go
Hands on your hips and point your toe

Do the Zig-Zag Stomp
Do the Zig-Zag Stomp
Do the Zig-Zag Stomp
Do the Zig-Zag Stomp
Stomp it high
Stomp it low
Stomp together
Let it flow

You just need your feet and off you go
Hands on hips and point your toe

Do the Zig-Zag Stomp
Do the Zig-Zag Stomp
Do the Zig-Zag Stomp
Do the Zig-Zag Stomp
Stomp it high
Stomp it low
Stomp together
Let it flow

Do the Zig-Zag Stomp
Do the Zig-Zag Stomp
Do the Zig-Zag Stomp
Yeah!
Track Name: The Painting Song
Dab, dab, dab
Swirl, swirl, swirl
Swish, swish, swish
Twirl, twirl, twirl

This is how you paint a beautiful picture
This is how you make amazing art
All you need is a blank piece of paper
Then you are ready to start!

I’m painting a strawberry
A delicious strawberry
A strawberry that’s as big as a house!
It doesn’t matter that they’re not real
When you paint you can paint whatever you feel!

I’m painting an acrobat
A talented acrobat
An acrobat who has four extra arms!
It doesn’t matter that it doesn’t look right
When you paint you can paint whatever you like!

Dab, dab, dab
Swirl, swirl, swirl
Swish, swish, swish
Twirl, twirl, twirl

This is how you paint a beautiful picture
This is how you make amazing art
All you need is a blank piece of paper
Then you are ready to start!

I’m painting a hula hoop
A super fast hula hoop
A hula hoop that spins at the speed of light!
It doesn’t matter that they are not real
When you paint you can paint whatever you feel!

I’m painting a penguin
A waddly penguin
A penguin that has a giant head!
It doesn’t matter that it doesn’t look right
When you paint you can paint whatever you like!

Dab, dab, dab
Swirl, swirl, swirl
Swish, swish, swish
Twirl, twirl, twirl

This is how you paint a beautiful picture
This is how you make amazing art
All you need is a blank piece of paper
Then you are ready to start!
Track Name: Sing in Harmony
I’m singing high,
I’m singing high!
I’m singing high,
I’m singing high!
Can you hear my high voice
When I sing in harmony?

I’m singing middle,
I’m singing middle,
I’m singing middle!
Can you hear my middle voice
When I sing in harmony?

I’m singing low,
I’m singing low.
I’m singing low,
I’m singing low,
I’m singing low!
Oh, can you, can you hear my low voice
When I sing in harmony?
Track Name: Millie the Opera Moo Cow
Standing in the field today
Nothing much to do or say
Watch the clouds drift on by
How lucky to be a cow am I?

(Spoken)
But then…
*Moooooo!*
Millie! That is the worst sound I ever heard!

(Sung)
Worse than a squeaky wheel that needs some grease
Worse than a dripping tap when you’re tryna sleep
Worse than a baby cryin’
Worse than a broken violin
Worse than chewing with your mouth open
Worse than your eyes getting soap in
Worse than a puppy frownin’
Worse than a siren soundin’
Millie, you’re not welcome here!

Left my field behind today
The cows didn’t like me anyway
I’ll take the bus away from here
The people there might lend an ear

(Spoken)
But then…
*Moooooo!*
Millie! That is the worst sound I ever heard!

(Sung)
Worse than a squeaky wheel that needs some grease
Worse than a dripping tap when you’re tryna sleep
Worse than a baby cryin’
Worse than a broken violin
Worse than chewing with your mouth open
Worse than your eyes getting soap in
Worse than a puppy frownin’
Worse than a siren soundin’
Millie, you’re not welcome here!

Decided to join the circus today
All they do is laugh and play
Surely I will fit in there
I can be friends with the dancing bear

Moo moo moo!

(Spoken)
Bravo! That is the best sound I ever heard!

(Sung)
Better than the music on an ice cream truck
Better than the quack of a cute little duck
Better than a fire crackling
Better than a baby cackling
Better than bubble wrap pop, pop, popping
Better than dessert with chocolate topping
Better than the doorbell ringing
Better than The Beanies singing
Millie you are welcome here
Millie you are welcome here!
Track Name: Boss for the Day
My friends say I’m bossy
But I don’t care a bit
My mum says I’m bossy
I’m a little, I’ll admit
But there’s one special day
That comes once a year
Where I can be a bossy boots
Now bring my teddy here!

I’m the boss for the day
I’m the boss for the day
I can stomp I can shout
I’ll say go and I’ll say freeze
I’m the boss, I’m the boss
But I have to say please

I love this special day
When I’m the boss of everyone
When they do as I say
I sure get a lot done!
Dad turn off the light
Mummy, clean my room
Baby sister, don’t eat with your hands,
Use a spoon!

I’m the boss for the day
I’m the boss for the day
I can stomp I can shout
I’ll say go and I’ll say freeze
I’m the boss, I’m the boss
But I have to say please

But there’s one important thing
When you wear your bossy shoes
You must always say
Your "please" and "thank you"s

I’m the boss for the day
I’m the boss for the day
I can stomp I can shout
I’ll say go and I’ll say freeze
I’m the boss, I’m the boss
But I have to say please

Thank you Dad
Thank you Mum
My birthday’s been super fun
Being the boss, boss, boss
And the day has just begun!