“Teach Your Children to Sing”

I came across the lyrics for this song while search­ing for some­thing entire­ly dif­fer­ent. It took some doing, but I final­ly got to hear the song and the search was worth it. I high­ly rec­om­mend it. The group is Schooner Fare.

TEACH YOUR CHILDREN TO SING
words and music by Steve Romanoff

Some­where between your noon hour and alarm clock set­ting day,
If you are lucky, must be lucky, but we’re all lucky anyway,
Set aside your rou­tine plea­sures for this most impor­tant thing,
And take the time to teach your chil­dren to sing.

Oh, you know it’s not like work­ing and the kids will call it play,
And as you teach them, they will teach you, we’re all teach­ers in a way.
Set aside your rou­tine plea­sures sit togeth­er in a ring,
And take the time to teach your chil­dren to sing.

Now I know what you are think­ing, he’s a dream­er, he’s a fool,
I can’t even sing myself, they used to keep me after school;
But if the par­ent is the play­mate and the play­ground is your mind,
Take a les­son from the piper, kids choose music every time.

Before the fight­ing, or the silence that they find when they’re at home,
And when they grow they turn to bat­tle, or find some way to be alone;
Away from life, away from lov­ing, away from near­ly everything
That gives us all our own good rea­son to sing.

No, it won’t take away your sor­rows or be a cure-all for your pain,
It won’t end all wars tomor­row, or bring all the deserts rain,
But if we start now with our chil­dren, while we still have got the time,
They’ll be much less apt to quar­rel when a song is on their minds.

Some­where, some­where, between your noon hour and alarm clock set­ting day,
If you are lucky, must be lucky, but we’re all lucky every day,
Set aside your rou­tine plea­sures for this most impor­tant thing,
And take the time to teach your children,
Take the time to teach your children,
Take the time to teach our chil­dren to sing.

Cyn is a proud Mommy & Mémé, professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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