Earthworm Ensemble

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    This is our first CD, released in 2010. It features Sherri and Shawn Nourse, Victoria Jacobs and Paul Lacques, and special guests from I See Hawks In L.A., The Chapin Sisters, Mike Stinson, and Brantley Kearns and David P. Jackson, Jr., two country rock legends. Songs about trains, buffalo migration, walking in the woods, and of course, earthworms.

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This is our first CD, released in 2010. Songs about trains, buffalo migration, corn, farmers markets, walking in the woods, trains, earthworms, and how to make a pizza from scratch!

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released April 22, 2014

With members of I See Hawks In L.A., The Chapin Sisters, Brantley Kearns, David P. Jackson Jr., Mike Stinson, and Zachariah.

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Earthworm Ensemble Los Angeles

Earthworm Ensemble features the best in SoCal musicianship and songwriting: members of I See Hawks In L.A., Dwight Yoakam, Aman Folk Ensemble, and Double Naught Spy Car.

We sing songs about the earth and keeping earth green: buffalo migration, recycling, ladybugs, dinosaurs, coyotes and moles!

We are featured performers at Stagecoach, Kidspace, Skirball, McCabes, and many outdoor festivals.
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Track Name: The Traveling Train
If you’re lookin' real close, you can see the engineer
He's a grey locomotive on the railway
Passing farms with windmills and tractors pulling hay bales
Boxcars are heavy with their cargo

Apples, tangerines, walnuts, watermelon, almonds, avocados, grapes, apricots, cumquats, plums and peaches, nectarines, cantaloupe, honeydew, kiwi, lemons, peanuts, broccoli, cashews, strawberries, cranberry, dewberry, elderberry, gooseberry, blackberry, apple berry, huckleberry, mulberry, cucumber, chestnuts

And occasionally passion fruit

Cannonball is winding through the mountains
Rolling over bridges and steaming through the tunnels
Chuggin' up a steep grade and coastin' down the backside
Cannonball is passin' towns and cities

Courthouse, hospital, post office, gas station, library, supermarket, coffee shop, town hall, town square, local barber, drugstore, parking lot, high school, playground, neighborhood, Elks Lodge, cemetery, golf course, ball field, bus stop, fitness center, bowling house, movie house (whheeewww......!)

The sun sets low behind the mountains
Soon our journey ends as we're nearing the station

End of the line, folks
End of the line
Track Name: Bear and Dog
We are bear and dog
We are bear and dog
We are the rulers of the earth
We’ve come to help you save your little planet!

We came down to your planet
It looked so messed up
We decided there’s a solution
We’re gonna clean this planet UP!

CHORUS

It takes two furry animals
To make this world a party
With love, peace and freedom
We’re gonna fly the rainbow’s edge

CHORUS

Bear rides a hurricane
Dog is a genius
With these super powers
The possibilities are endless

CHORUS
Track Name: That's What The Earthworm's For
A baby earthworm asked his mom
Why are we underground?
The mommy said because our job
Is moving earth around

That’s what the earthworm’s for
That’s what the earthworm’s for

And if we do our job then when
The seeds drop in the soil
They’ll sleep inside the ground until
The rain begins to fall

That’s what the rain is for
That’s what the rain is for

The sun was passing overhead
The ground began to warm
And little seeds began to sprout
On meadows, hills, and farms

That’s what the sun is for
That’s what the sun is for

The moon came up behind the hill
And out came twinkling stars
The little worm was dazzled and
He asked what stars are for

His mommy said all creatures long
For beauty and for light
The stars are just for you to see
On sweet warm summer nights

That’s what the stars are for
That’s what the stars are for

That’s what the moon is for . . .
That’s what the sun is for . . .
That’s what the rain is for . . .

That’s what the earthworm’s for
Track Name: Pizza Moon
Zachariah: Hey, dude, it’s you and me tonight, mama’s gone out to see Dave Matthews with her friends. Now I’m no Iron Chef but one thing I can do is cook a pizza moon!

Nolan: a pizza moon?

Z: Cook a pizza moon

N: What’s a pizza moon?

Z: A pizza moon is a pizza

N: Let’s cook a pizza moon!

Z: Let’s make the dough
Make the pizza dough
Flour in a sack (pizza dough!)
Plop it in a bowl (pizza dough!)
Water and yeast and flour in a bowl

pizza moon
We’re cookin a pizza moon

Round and round you stir the dough
Pound and pound you knead the dough
Form it, roll it, shape it round
It’s a ball shaped orbital lunar mound
Roll it, flatten it, make it smooth
Now it’s looking like a pizza moon!


CHORUS: PIZZA MOON! PIZZA MOON!

N: But where’s the sauce?

Z: Ah! Where’s the sauce?

Gonna make a red sauce
Gonna mix it up old school supercool
Just like the hills of Sicilia
Just like grandmamamamamamam mia

We got the big red tomatoes (tomatoes tomatoes)
Onion too (onion too)
We got the garlic and thyme (garlic and thyme)
Got the basil and oregano (oregano, oregano)
Now chop chop chop
Mix mix mix
In big iron pan
Put the pan on the stove for the simmer of the sauce for the pizza moon

CHORUS: PIZZA MOON!

Z: Turn on the flame
Low low low
Sauce is simmering (sss sss sss!)
Slow slow slow
Simmer simmer simmer (ssssss!)
Slow slow slow for twenty five minutes

N: twenty five minutes??!!??

Z: twenty five minutes sometimes you have to wait and wait and wait and wait . . .

Z: How’s the pizza sauce?

N: How’s the pizza sauce?

Z: Let’s look in the the pan

N: look in the pan

Z: Whoa, thick and spicy

N: Mmmm!

Z: Thick and spicy and ready to go
Let’s pour the sauce on the pizza

N: Pizza moon!

Z: Dude, we got sauce on the moon (astronaut talks, he’s
landed on the moon!)

N: What about the cheese?

Z: What about the cheese?

N: Can we put on the cheese?

Z: Gotta put on the cheese

Let’s get out the grater open up the frigerator
Get the Mozzarella cheese
grate a plate of cheese, please!
Spread the Mozzarella on the pizza
Now we pop it in the oven
I can hear the pizza bubblin
Shall we call up all the cousins?

Ooh that smell!

CHORUS: PIZZA MOON!

Z: Put the pizza on the table slice it up and take a spoon
Of pepper spoon of parmesan how bout a drop or two of olive oil
Slice it up for mommy daddy Nolan Bekka Rachel Sarah Jenny Mary (fade over next)
Let’s eat that pizza mmm mmm mmm!
Pizza moon mmm mmm mmm
We did it! Mmm!
Pizza moon! (ooh, that’s hot!!)

N: That’s a pizza moon!
Track Name: Bang A Drum
Bang a drum!!!
Track Name: Corn
Corn
Good for you
Corn
It’s good for you
Corn, corn!
Corn is good for you

If you take the train to the edge of town
There’s a new farmer’s market
With trucks and trailers and tamales and a clown
Mommy and Daddy and sister too
It’s a hot summer blue sky afternoon

Now you pick out the carrots
Pick out the beans
From the farmer and his daughter and a worker named Gene

If the farmer’s got corn
And he says it’s sweet
And he picked it this morning
Well you’re in for a treat

When you get home it’s corn tonight
Here’s a crazy little recipe for cookin’ it right

Are you ready?
Are you ready?
Are you ready?

Let’s go!

Bring it to a boil put the corn in the pot
Turn it off
Turn it off!
Leave it in the pot for a minute or two
Woo hoo hoo hoo
Corn is good for you
Track Name: We Are Birds
We are we are we are birds
We are we are we are birds

We like we like we like you
We like we like we like you

Wheeeeeee

We are we are we are birds
Track Name: Mama Loves You
Mama loves you
Papa loves you
Brown Bear loves you
And the llama loves you too

Grandma loves you
Grandpa loves you
Dolphin loves you
And the meerkat loves you too

'Cause you are easy to love
You are easy to love
You are easy to love
So easy

Auntie loves you
Uncle loves you
Eggman loves you
And the walrus loves you too

Chorus

Wallaby loves you
Rhino loves you
Toucan loves you
And the buffalo love you too

Mama loves you
Papa loves you
Brown bear loves you
And the llama loves you too
Track Name: Walking Boy
He's a walking boy holding mama’s hand
On a trip to the beach for some summer sand
Digging up shells and searching for treasure
Found a shiny round pebble and a great big feather

He’s a walking boy
A walking boy
He’s a walking boy

He’s a walking boy leading papa down the road
Heading for the trees and listening for the toads
They get on the trail and the shade feels good
It’s summertime in the deep green woods

He’s a walking boy

He's a walking boy and loves to go places
New sights and brand new faces
He’ll walk for all of his days
See the world and all its ways
Blue skies and a desert rain
Deep water and the endless plains
He’s a walking boy
Track Name: Little Willie Buffalo
Little Willie Buffalo
Little Willie Buffalo
In the green green grass of Idaho
I’m Little Willie Buffalo

I’m a baby buffalo up on the plains
I sleep under moon, I play in the rain
Daddy was Bill so they call me Will
I hope you’ll sing this song with me

Boom shaka laka laka

I walk in the hills with my buffalo mom
We’re a buffalo herd two thousand strong
The buffalo bulls keep the family safe
From the wolf and the thunder and the windy days

CHORUS

I eat in the morning and I eat at night
Chomping on grass is mighty nice
Middle of the day I take a little nap
And I dream of the faraway Cumberland Gap

You see my great great great great great great great
great grandfolks laid the trail
That led the way for the Indians, the cowboy and the Interstate

December brings the big white snow
But it’s not too cold for a buffalo
We’re gonna walk south for many a mile
Gonna keep on moving in the winter time

I’m getting bigger every day
I’ll be two thousand pounds but I love to play
Under big blue sky in the meadow by the stream
At night I dream the buffalo dream

I’ll dream of you
If you’ll dream of me
In the green green grass of Idaho
We’ll roll around like the buffalo do
Cause I’m a buffalo
Don’tcha know
Track Name: Good Night Little Space Ship
Good night, little space ship, good night
It’s time for the sun to go round to the other side

Close your eyes, little space ship, close your eyes
Tomorrow you’ll tell us what’s up in the sky

Mars Stars Mars Stars

Sleep tight through the night, little light
We’re here oh so near as you fly through the sky

Good night, little space ship, good night
Good night little space ship, good night

Mars Stars Mars Stars

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