Too Tall

by Andrew Queen

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People big and small can't help but sing along with Andrew's silly lyrics and wacky action songs. A grand cast of folk-lovin' musicians have come together to create an album you'll want to play again and again. High energy, big laughs and tall tales... Andrew dishes up one super-sized order of fun!

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released February 1, 2010

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Andrew Queen Ontario

Andrew "Too Tall" Queen is one of the tallest talents in Canada’s family-folk music scene, engaging big and little folks with his animated delivery of original fairy tale songs and twisted traditionals.

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Track Name: Big Trouble for Little Red
Once upon a time in the deep dark woods
Along came little Red Riding Hood
She was carrying a basket of muffins and jam
To have for tea with her dear old Gran

Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?
Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

The Big Bad Wolf came a-sneaking by
He found Little Red and he told her lies
About a shortcut to Grandma’s off the path
She could pick wildflowers and get there fast

The wolf came a-knocking on Granny’s door
Granny picked her slippers up from the floor
The wolf burst in, Granny screamed in fright
And he gulped her down in one big bite

He looked in the mirror and combed his hair
He put on Granny’s glasses and her frilly underwear
He jumped under the covers of Granny’s bed
And waited for the voice of Little Red

Looks like big trouble for Little Red Riding Hood
That wolf’s up to no good
In the middle of the deep dark woods
Looks like big trouble for Little Red Riding Hood
In the middle of the deep dark woods

My, my what great big eyes you’ve got Grandma
Your ears are hairy, your teeth look scary Grandma
I’m sorry but you really look a fright

Dear, dear all the better to see and hear with
Now sit right down and bring those goodies here if
You’d like to join your Granny for a bite

Just then Little Red spun around
The wolf leapt out of bed in a single bound
He slipped all over the hardwood floor
And chased Little Red out the kitchen door

She ran across the yard to the garden shed
Picked up an axe, swung it above her head
It wiggled and wobbled to and fro
And landed with a clunk on the wolf’s big toe

He hollered in pain - - it wasn’t very funny
When a gurgling noise erupted from his tummy
He hopped and he hollered - - he slobbered and slurped
And out popped Granny with one big burp

Granny scolded, “Shame on you!”
The wolf said, “I was hungry. What was I supposed to do?”
So they gave him a snack and asked him to stay
To be Granny’s pet wolf till the end of her days


Looks like no trouble for Little Red Riding Hood
That wolf’s up to no good
In the middle of the deep dark wood
Looks like no trouble for Little Red Riding Hood
In the middle of the deep dark wood
Track Name: Coming 'Round the Mountain
She'll be coming around the mountain when she comes (Choo choo!)
She'll be coming around the mountain when she comes (Choo choo!)
She'll be coming around the mountain
She'll be coming around the mountain
She'll be coming around the mountain when she comes (Choo choo!)

She'll be riding six white horses when she comes (Whoa back!)

We'll all go out to meet her when she comes (Hi babe!)

She'll be wearing red pajamas when she comes (scratch, scratch!)

She'll have to sleep with Grandma when she comes (snore)

We'll all have chicken and dumplings when she comes (Yum yum!)

We'll all play hide and seek when she comes (Home free!)

She'll be coming around the mountain when she comes (Choo choo!)
She'll be coming around the mountain when she comes (Choo choo!)
She'll be coming around the mountain
She'll be coming around the mountain
She'll be coming around the mountain when she comes (Choo choo!)
Track Name: I Love Boating
I love boating. We have a great time.
If you look in our boat you will find
What you need for a safe trip
Let’s get on the water and let’s not tip
What you need for a safe trip
Let’s get on the water and let’s not tip

Lifejackets for everyone
And just in case bring an extra one
Zip it up Zip, Zip, up your lifejacket
Zip it up Zip, Zip, up your lifejacket
Zip it up And buckle it too

Don’t rock the boat or fool around
When the boat gets moving sit right down
Sit down Rock, rock, don’t rock the boat
Sit down Rock, rock, don’t rock the boat
Sit right down And no horsing around

If you take on water there’s no doubt
You will need a bailer to bail it out
Bail it out Scoop, scoop, scoop up the water
Bail it out Scoop, scoop, scoop up the water
Bail it out Bail it out

Everybody needs a place to sit
Don’t overload in case you tip
You’ll tip Tip, tip, too many people
You’ll tip Tip, tip, too many people
You’ll tip Please don’t overload

After dark you will need
Lights on the boat so you’ll be seen
Be seen Light, light, lights on the boat
Be seen Light, light, lights on the boat
Be seen When the sun goes down

I love boating. We have a great time.
If you look in our boat you will find
What you need for a safe trip
Let’s get on the water and let’s not tip
Track Name: Hello, My Name is Joe
Hello! My name is Joe.
I’ve got a wife and a dog and a family.
I go to work in a button factory
And this is what happened to me.
One day my boss came up to me and said,
“Hey Joe! Are you busy?” I said, “No.”
“Then push this button with your right hand.”

Hello! My name is Joe.
I’ve got a wife and a dog and a family.
I go to work in a button factory
And this is what happened to me.
One day my boss came up to me and said,
“Hey Joe! Are you busy?” I said, “No.”
“Then turn this crank with your left hand.”

Hello! My name is Joe.
I’ve got a wife and a dog and a family.
I go to work in a button factory
And this is what happened to me.
One day my boss came up to me and said,
“Hey Joe! Are you busy?” I said, “No.”
“Then push this pedal with your right foot.”

Hello! My name is Joe.
I’ve got a wife and a dog and a family.
I go to work in a button factory
And this is what happened to me.
One day my boss came up to me and said,
“Hey Joe! Are you busy?” I said, “No.”
“Then move this lever with your left knee.”

Hello! My name is Joe.
I’ve got a wife and a dog and a family.
I go to work in a button factory
And this is what happened to me.
One day my boss came up to me and said,
“Hey Joe! Are you busy?” I said, “No.”
“Then hit this button with your hip.”

Hello! My name is Joe.
I’ve got a wife and a dog and a family.
I go to work in a button factory
And this is what happened to me.
One day my boss came up to me and said,
“Hey Joe! Are you busy?” I said, “No.”
“Then push this button with your tongue.

Hello! My name is Joe.
I’ve got a wife and a dog and a family.
I go to work in a button factory
And this is what happened to me.
One day my boss came up to me and said,
“Hey Joe! Are you busy?”
I said, “Yes!”
Track Name: Cinderella
It was long ago in a far away land
A teenaged girl was feeling oh so sad
Her two stepsisters were not any fun
They were mean and lazy – all the chores were done by
Cinderella – Ahhhhhhhh
Cinderella – Ahhhhhhhh

She washed the dishes and mopped the floors
Scrubbed out the toilet and so much more
She shoveled the driveway and mowed the lawn
Her chores began at the break of dawn for Cinderella . . .

The olde towne crier came a-ringing a bell
He had an announcement and he had to yell,
“The Prince will be throwing a fancy ball!”
The invitation went out to all but Cinderella . . .

Her stepsister said, “But you can’t go!
You’re covered in soot from head to toe
You don’t have a dress or dancing shoes
So you’ll have to stay home. Oh boo hoo hoo Cinderella.” . . .

She sat alone in a corner and cried
When a tiny sparkle came flying inside
It flew and flickered and glittered and grew
Into a tiny godmother saying, “How do you do!” to Cinderella . . .

With a few magic words and a wave of her wand
Cinderella’s dirty torn rags were gone
She had tiny glass slippers and a fancy gown
And a horse and carriage to take her downtown - Cinderella . . .

Cinderella was ready and raring to go
But there was one last thing she needed to know
At the stroke of midnight the spell is done
There’ll be no more magic and no more fun for Cinderella . . .

She made a big entrance at the palace door
The Prince was standing on the ballroom floor
He walked towards her with a steady gaze
He took her hand and danced the night away with Cinderella . . .
Track Name: Glug, Glug
Glug, glug went the little green frog one day
Glug, glug went the little green frog
Glug, glug went the little green frog one day
And they all went Glug, glug ahhhhh!

But we all know frogs go ( Clap! )
La di da di da ( Clap! )
La di da di da ( Clap! )
La di da di da
We all know frogs go ( Clap! )
La di da di da
They don’t go Glug, glug ahhhhh!

Hello! my baby, Hello! My darling, Hello! my ragtime gal.
You set my heart on fire. Send me your love by wire!
If you refuse me, Honey, you'd lose me, then you'd be all alone
Oh darling, call me and send your love by phone.
Track Name: La Bastringue
Mademoiselle, voulez-vous danser
la bastringue, la bastringue?
Mademoiselle, voulez-vous danser? La bastringue va commencer. .
Oui, Monsieur, je veux bien danser
la bastringue, la bastringue.
Oui, Monsieur, je veux bien danser
La bastringue si vous voulez. .
Mademoiselle, il faut nous arrêter
la bastringue, la bastringue.
Mademoiselle, il faut nous arrêter
Vous allez vous fatiguer!
Non, Monsieur, je sais bien danser
la bastringue, la bastringue.
Non, Monsieur, je sais bien danser.
Je suis prête à r'commencer!

Mademoiselle, je n'peux plus danser,
la bastringue, la bastringue.
Mademoiselle, je n'peux plus danser,
car j'en ai des cors aux pieds!
Mais Monsieur, je veux plus danser
la bastringue, la bastringue.
Mais Monsieur, je veux plus danser.
Je suis prête à r'commencer.
Track Name: Hi Dee Ho
Hi de, Hi de, Hi de ho
Wig-wig-wig-wig-waggedy wo
Bop she-bop she-bop she-bo
Reach up high and reach down low

Hi de, Hi de, Hi de hee
Wig-wig-wig-wig-waggedy wee
Bop she-bop she-bop she-bee
Flap your wings and shake your knees

Hi de, Hi de, Hi de hi
Wig-wig-wig-wig-waggedy why
Bop she-bop she-bop she-by
Wave your hands up to the sky

Hi de, Hi de, Hi de hay
Wig-wig-wig-wig-waggedy way
Bop she-bop she-bop she-bay
Twist your body in every way

Hi de, Hi de, Hi de how
Wig-wig-wig-wig-waggedy wow
Bop she-bop she-bop she-bow
That’s all folks now take a bow
Track Name: An Old Austrian
An old Austrian went yodeling on a mountain top high
When along came an avalanche – Swoosh!
Interrupting his cry. And he went,
Yodel–ay–hee-hee! Yodel–ay–hee–hoo! Swoosh!
Yodel–ay–hee-hee! Yodel–ay–hee–hoo! Swoosh!
Yodel–ay–hee-hee! Yodel–ay–hee–hoo! Swoosh!
Yodel–ay–hee–hoo!

An old Austrian went yodeling on a mountain top high
When along came a St Bernard – Heh, heh, heh, heh!
Interrupting his cry. And he went,
Yodel–ay–hee-hee! Yodel–ay–hee–hoo! Swoosh!
Heh, heh, heh, heh!
Yodel-ay-hee-hee . . .

An old Austrian went yodeling on a mountain top high
When along came a mountain goat – Bahhhhh
Interrupting his cry. And he went,
Yodel–ay–hee-hee! Yodel–ay–hee–hoo! Swoosh!
Heh, heh, heh! Bahhhhhhh!
Yodel-ay-hee-hee . . .

An old Austrian went yodeling on a mountain top high
When along came a pretty girl – Mmmwah!
Interrupting his cry. And he went,
Yodel–ay–hee-hee! Yodel–ay–hee–hoo! Swoosh!
Heh, heh, heh! Bahhhhh! Mmmwah!
Yodel-ay-hee-hee . . .

An old Austrian went yodeling on a mountain top high
When along came an abominable snowman– Roarrrr!
Interrupting his cry. And he went,
Yodel–ay–hee-hee! Yodel–ay–hee–hoo! Swoosh!
Heh, heh, heh! Bahhhhh! Mmmwah! Roarrrr!
Yodel-ay-hee-hee . . .

An old Austrian went yodeling on a mountain top high
When along came a snowboarder– Gnarly dude!
Interrupting his cry. And he went,
Yodel–ay–hee-hee! Yodel–ay–hee–hoo! Swoosh!
Heh, heh, heh! Bahhhhh! Mmmwah! Roarrrr! Gnarly dude!
Yodel-ay-hee-hee . . .
Track Name: Hockey Song
So there I was, Paris, France
Sitting in a cafe
When this woman sitting next to me says,
“Bonjour Monsieur, comment ca va?”
And I said “Ca va bien, merci.”
And she said “Monsieur, your French is very good.
Where are you from?
And I said, “I’m from Canada.”
And she said, “Oh, Canada. Formidable!
Do you play ze hockey?”
And I said, “Do I play hockey?!?!”
“Well I play
Air hockey, Ball hockey, Barn hockey, Bubble hockey
Field hockey, Floor hockey, Ice hockey, Kitchen hockey
Road hockey, Roller hockey, Table hockey, Twist hockey
And I play hockey, hockey, hockey, hockey, hockey, …..
Hockey all the time. Take Shots!”
(Clap hands with ‘slap shots’)

So there I was, Munich, Germany.
Octoberfest, wiener snitzel, apfel strudel.
This guy came up to me and said,
“Guten tag. Wie gehts?”
And I said, “Hey. How’s it going?”
And he said, “Where do you come from?”
And I said, “I’m from Canada.”
And he said, “Aussgesseichnet! ( That’s German for “cool” !)
You come from Canada. Spielts du Hockey?”
And I said, “Do I play hockey?!?!”
“Well I play
Air hockey, Ball hockey, Barn hockey, Bubble hockey
Field hockey, Floor hockey, Ice hockey, Kitchen hockey
Road hockey, Roller hockey, Table hockey, Twist hockey”
“And I play hockey, hockey, hockey, hockey, hockey, …..
Hockey all the time. Take Shots!”
(Clap hands with ‘slap shots’)

So there I was, down under in Australia.
This guy came up to me and said,
“G’day mate. How ya goin’?”
And I said, “I’m doing all right!”
And he said, “Say, where are ya from, anyway?”
And I said, “I’m from Canada.”
And he said, “Too right! Say if you’re from Canada, do you play hockey?”
And I said, “Do I play hockey?!?!”
“Well I play
Air hockey, Ball hockey, Barn hockey, Bubble hockey
Field hockey, Floor hockey, Ice hockey, Kitchen hockey
Road hockey, Roller hockey, Table hockey, Twist hockey”
“And I play hockey, hockey, hockey, hockey, hockey, …..
Hockey all the time. Take Shots!”
(Clap hands with ‘slap shots’)
Track Name: Alouette
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai

Je te plumerai la tête
Je te plumerai la tête
Et la tête, et la tête
Alouette, Alouette
O-o-o-o-oh
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai

Je te plumerai les yeux
Je te plumerai les yeux
Et les yeux, et les yeux
Et la tête, et la tête
Alouette, Alouette
O-o-o-o-oh
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai

Je te plumerai le bec
Je te plumerai le bec
Et le bec, et le bec
Et les yeux, et les yeux
Et la tête, et la tête
Alouette, Alouette
O-o-o-o-oh
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai

Je te plumerai la barbe
Je te plumerai la barbe
Et la barbe, et la barbe
Et le bec, et le bec
Et les yeux, et les yeux
Et la tête, et la tête
Alouette, Alouette
Track Name: The Other Day I Met a Bear
The other day I met a bear
A great big bear a way up there

I looked at him. He looked at me
I sized up him. He sized up me

And so he said, “Why don’t you run?
I see you ain’t got any gun.”

And so I ran away from there
But right behind me was that bear

Ahead of me I saw a tree
A great big tree. Oh glory be

The nearest branch was ten feet up
But I thought I’d jump and trust my luck

And so I jumped into the air
But I missed that branch away up there

Now don’t you fret. Now don’t you frown
‘Cause I caught that branch on the way back down

That’s all there is. There ain’t no more
Unless I meet that bear once more

But then I met that bear again
I shook his paw and now we’re friends