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If You Try and Imagine

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Music Selections:

01. On The Map *
02. What's In The Tree? *
03. The Postman Is Coming
04. If You Try and Imagine
05. Middle Ages
06. Canadian Citizen *
07. Can You Name The Six Parts Of An Experiment?
08. I'd Rather Be A Circle Than A Square
09. Our Bodies Are Delicate Machines
10. Time Keeper
11. I Don't Need To Wear A Friendship Ring

* Sample Audio Files Available

On The Map

On My Map

Chant:
It's easy to travel on a map
On a map
You can cross over water and skies

And you don't need a car
Or a boat or a plane
All you need are your fingers and eyes

1. I can draw a map in my head
I can remember the places I read

I can measure the distance between
I can colour places I've seen

On my map
On my map
On my map (tell me which way to go?)
On my map (I know you know)

Chorus:
Watch the world open up
Like a book in my hand
All the places I see
are a part of the land
and the water
so much water
Oh, welcome to the view
I can share with you
This is my map of the word
This is my map of the world

2. I can mark compass directions
Symbolize the key or the legend

Place my finger right on the spot
Choose the route to take or not

On my map
On my map
On my map (tell me which way to go?)
On my map (I know you know)

Repeat Chorus

Rap:
Left or right
Up and down
Near or far
Through and around
Spin that gobe
Spin that globe
Spin that globe again

Line in the middle
Line going north
Ninety parallels of latitude

Line in the middle
Line going south
Ninety parallels of latitude
Ninety parallels of latitude
Measured in degrees
Measured in degrees
Measured in degrees
Imagine other lines
Long long lines
They are meridians of longitude
Imagine other lines
Long long lines
They are meridians of longitude
Longitude latitiude
Latitude longitude

Repeat chorus

What's In The Tree?

What's In A Tree

(Save this Forest, Please)
Chant: What's so special about a tree?

1. What's in a tree?
In a tree?
It's an ordinary sight
From the roots to the branches and the leaves

We can't see
We can't see
With our ordinary eyes
That the trees give us oxygen to breathe

Chorus:
Trees shelter us
We must shelter them
Every chance we get
No matter where or when

I want to dream in green
Oh, spare the trees
Protect ourt wild life
Save this forest, please

2.
Who's in the forest?
In the forest?
On this dark and peaceful floor
There are so many animals that live

Cottontail
Grizzly bear
The coyote, moose and deer
How much longer will they all exist?

Repeat chorus

3.
What's in a leaf?
In a stem or in a seed
In the cone shaped needles of a pine

Help create
Germinate
we cannot afford to waste
Any more of mother nature's time

Repeat chorus

Canadian Citizen

Canadian Citizen

(An American version is available)

Chant:
There are new faces
In the old places
But that doesn't much bother me

All the new voices
Only add to the choices
Of what I can hear and see

1. I have come from far away
And I have a foreign name
And at first it is strange to your ear

When you come to know me well
I have stories I can tell
If you listen it is easy to hear

I am Indian
I am Chilean
Now we're Canadian citizens too

I am Korean
I am Nigerian
We're not that distant or different from you

2.
When the bell of freedom calles
Does it ring for one and all?
Can it promise us a life of our own?

In the tongue of our mothers
In our coat of many colours
We will learn to call Canada our home

I am Jordanian
I am Romanian
Now we're Canadian citizens too

I am Japanese
I am Portuguese
We're not that distant or different from you.

Bridge:
I'm the stranger
I'm the neighbour
That you heard of

And you greet me
but we very rarely speak

I'm an immigrant
a newly landed person
And sometimes I am a refugee

Repeat Verse 1

I am Iranian
I am Ukrainian
Now we're Canadian citizens too

I am Lebanese
I am Vietnamese
We're not that distant or different from you.