Dance Away With Me

by Mrs H and The Sing-Along Band

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1.
Ragdoll 04:04
Rag Doll I’ve a flippy floppy feeling and my head’s in a spin I’m just a rag doll, a raggedy doll And I like to dance to ragtime cos it fits right in I’m just a rag doll, raggedy doll Chorus I ain’t yesterday’s news Hear me singing the blues Hold me steady some more Or I’ll fall to the floor Left my mummy and my daddy little good-bye note I’m just a rag doll a raggedy doll And I hitch-hiked to New Orleans In my sister’s coat I’m just a rag doll a raggedy doll I ain’t yesterday’s news Hear me singing the blues Hold me steady some more Or I’ll fall to the floor. I’m just a rag doll, rag, rag doll Rag doll, raggedy doll I’m just a rag doll, rag, rag doll Rag doll, raggedy doll Raggedy raggedy raggedy Raggedy raggedy raggedy I’m just a raggedy doll Raggedy, raggedy rag doll I’m just a raggedy doll Now I found a little something that I understand I’m just a rag doll, raggedy doll I’m a singer and a dancer in a ragtime band I’m just a rag doll, raggedy doll I’m not yesterday’s news Hear me singing the blues Hold me steady some more Or I’ll fall to the floor I’m just a rag doll, rag, rag doll Rag doll, raggedy doll I’m just a rag doll, rag, rag doll Rag doll, raggedy doll Raggedy raggedy raggedy Raggedy raggedy raggedy I’m just a raggedy doll Raggedy, raggedy rag doll I’m just a raggedy doll Raggedy doll Raggedy doll Raggedy doll
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Mary Mac 03:27
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Lavender's blue, Lavender's green, When I am king, You shall be queen Who told you so? Who told you so? 'T’was my own heart That told me so. Call up your men… Set them to work Some to the plough, Some to the cart , Some to make hay, Some to cut corn, Whilst you and I, keep ourselves warm. Lavender's green, Lavender's blue, If you love me, I will love you. Oh let the birds sing, And the lambs play, We shall be safe, out of harm's way. Oh I love to dance and I love to sing; When I am queen, you'll be my king. Who told me so? Who told me so? I told myself, I told me so. Ride an old horse to Banbury Cross, To see a fine lady upon a white horse, With rings on her fingers and bells on her toes, She shall have music wherever she goes.[2] Lavender's blue, Lavender's green, When I am king, You shall be queen Who told you so? Who told you so? 'T’was my own heart That told me so.
4.
Dance away with me Yellow's the colour of the golden sunlight morning, on the sea, The sea is rolling, the waves are dancing, Dance away with me. Dance away with me, Roll just like the sea, The sea is rolling, the waves are dancing, Dance away with me. 2 Blue is the colour of the dolphins leaping, Diving in the sea, The sea is rolling, the waves are dancing, Dance away with me. Dance away with me, Roll just like the sea, The sea is rolling, the waves are dancing, Dance away with me. 3 Silver is the colour of the shimmering moonlight, Night-time on the sea, The sea is rolling, the waves are dancing, Dance away with me. 4 (Middle 8) Sea shells on the sea shore, Soft sand, sea is rolling, Blue sky, clouds they float on by. Sea breeze, gently blowing, Soft sand, sea is rolling, Seagulls cry as they fly by. Dance away with me, Roll just like the sea, The sea is rolling, the waves are dancing, Dance away with me. The sea is rolling, the waves are dancing, Dance away with me.
5.
Throw A Ball 03:58
6.
Turning 02:28
TURNING Can you see me? I am turning Spinning circles I am turning Turn and spin me round Spin and turn me .....turn and spin me  (repeat twice) Stop keep your feet firmly on the ground (on the ground) if you think the world is spinning round (spinning round)  (repeat) 


Can you see me?
I am turning
 Spinning circles
 I am turning
 Turn and spin me round 
Spin and turn me .....turn and spin me instrumental 

Can you see me? 
I am turning
 Spinning circles I am turning 
Turn and spin me round 
Spin and turn me .....turn and spin me
7.
Coming Down 03:25
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Everybody Up 05:38
9.
HERE IN MY HEART You are here in my heart and I don’t know what to say, You were here from the start and now you found a way, To lodge a little in my heart. To lodge a little in my heart. You are here in my heart and there’s nothing else to say. You were here from the start, you always found a way, To lodge a little in my heart. To lodge a little in my heart. Is this what you mean? Can’t see in the dark! Must have left the back door open in my heart. Is this what you mean, crying in the rain. Wishing on a star and wondering where you are. In my heart in my heart In my heart in my heart Instrumental Is this what you mean? Can’t see in the dark Must have left the no turning back door open in my heart! Is this what you mean? crying in the rain Wishing on a star and wondering where you are. In my heart, in my heart In my heart, in my heart Is this what you mean? Me crying in the rain Wishing on a star and wondering where you are Is this what you mean? Can’t see in the dark Must have left the no turning back door open in my heart Is this what you mean can’t see in the dark Must have left the back door open in my heart Is this what you mean? crying in the rain Wishing on a star and wondering where you are Is this what you mean? can’t see in the dark Must have left the no turning back door open in my heart.
10.
Honey Hop 03:23
What have I forgot to say? What is left for me to do? This little piece of time is wrapped up in a rhyme Isn’t good enough but it will do. Shall we put our book away? Shall we read it all again? This little piece of time is wrapped up in a rhyme And now we’ll sing this funny song again. Honey hop and knees knock Humble hive and high five Keep holding hands with me And when we do the hibby shake feels like an earthquake Keep holding hands with me. Are we very nearly there? Do you think we’ve lost our way? This little piece of time is wrapped up in a rhyme And now we’ll sing this funny song again. Hands up if you think you know, Hold your tiny hand in mine This little piece of time is wrapped up in a rhyme And now we’ll sing this funny song again. Honey hop and knees knock Humble hive and high five Keep holding hands with me And when we do the hibby shake feels like an earthquake Keep holding hands with me. Oh my gosh, I forgot Oh Oh, Oh, Oh, I forgot What have I forgot to say? What is left for me to do? This little piece of time is wrapped up in a rhyme Isn’t good enough but it will do. Honey hop and knees knock Humble hive and high five Keep holding hands with me And when we do the hibby shake feels like an earthquake Keep holding hands with me.
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See my friends at sing-along Intro: Hey Mama, Stay Mama Holding me tight, Dance by the light of the moon Hey Mama, Stay mama Stars are so bright, Dance by the light of the moon. Verse I’ll see my friends at sing-along Dance by the light of the moon I’ll see my friends at sing-along Dance by the light of the moon There’s lots to sing, and I’ll join in Dance by the light of the moon There’s lots to sing, and I’ll join in Dance by the light of the moon Chorus By the light, Of the moon Way up high, Free from clouds, In the heart Of the sky By the light Verse I’ll clap clap clap And pat pat pat Dance by the light of the moon I’ll clap clap clap And pat pat pat Dance by the light of the moon I’ll rip bing bong And Dance by the light of the moon I’ll rip bing bong And Dance by the light of the moon chorus By the light Of the moon Way up High Free from clouds In the heart Of the sky By the light Dance by the light, by the light of the moon,
13.
Ladybird 03:30
LADYBIRD Ladybird our Ladybird This song is Just for you Red and black on your back sometimes Orange too Hey,fly away home today Everybody’s gone to play Ladybird I’m singing just for you For you, Ladybird, for you Ladybird Everybody flies away For you Ladybird Ladybird I’m singing just for you Ladybird Ladybird This song is Just for you East and west. A gentle test I wonder what you‘ll do Hey, fly away home today Everybody’s gone to play Ladybird I’m singing just for you For you, Ladybird, for you Ladybird Everybody flies away For you Ladybird Ladybird I’m singing just for you For you, Ladybird, for you Ladybird Everybody flies away For you Ladybird All that happened such a long time ago
14.
Crocodile 03:20
Crocodile Pascale is a crocodile Lie in water all the while Keeping very still and hard to see Mostly she is trying to doze Till a fly lands on her nose Then she has to swish it right away. Chorus But it is just a dream And things are not what they seem So Pascale wake and see This crocodile is make believe Romilly is a polar bear Under snow and in her lair Keeping very still and hard to see Mostly she is trying to doze Till a fly lands on her nose Then she has to swish it right away Chorus But it is just a dream And things are not what they seem So Romilly wake and see This polar bear is make believe Jess and Stuart are little mice Always hiding in the house Keeping very still and hard to see Mostly they are trying to doze Till a fly lands their nose Then I have to swish it right away Chorus But it is just a dream And things are not what they seem It isn’t hard to guess These little mice are Stuart and Jess
15.
Gospel Song 03:54
Gospel song I woke up one frosty morning I woke up one frosty morning I woke up one frosty morning Where does the summer lie? Dreams are falling through my pockets Dreams are falling through my pockets Dreams are falling through my pockets Where does the summer lie? Instrumental I will wear my big sombrero I will wear my big sombrero I will wear my big sombrero Where does the summer lie? I ride out upon my pony I ride out upon my pony I ride out upon my pony Where does the summer lie? Instrumental Say good-bye to fields of cotton Say good-bye to fields of cotton Say good-bye to fields of cotton Where does the summer lie? Far away a band are playing Far away a band are playing Far away a band are playing Where does the summer lie? Instrumental We will sing until the morning We will sing until the morning We will sing until the morning Where does the summer lie? La-la-la la-la-la-la-la La-la-la la-la-la-la-la Where does the summer lie?
16.
Hey Yana 03:46

about

Bringing together elements of Folk, Soul, Afro, Latin and Dub, ‘Dance Away With Me’ reflects the band members various influences, as well as the multiculturalism of their home city, London. It also offers something the capital can sometimes fall short on, a multi-generational artistic endeavour, presenting music, which is, at once, remarkably accessible for children and able to carry the depth and energy to engross adults. Creating work that reintroduces us to the joy of the ‘sing-along’, Mrs H and the Sing-along Band have mastered the rare art of producing work that is truly for the whole family.

‘Dance Away With Me’ comprises recently written, original songs and interpretations of traditional compositions, performed on a plethora of instruments, in the band’s distinctive style. From the all-action 'Coming Down' which invites the listener to participate, to the beautifully delicate and melancholic 'Ladybird', all the songs are filled with heart.

The album is also technically accomplished, as is to be expected from musicians of such calibre. Headed up by ‘Mrs H’ Harriette Ashcroft on lead vocals and guitar, the band’s permanent members are Ted Barnes on banjo and guitar (Beth Orton, Clayhill), Ali Friend on double bass (Beth Orton, Red Snapper), Gill Sandell on accordion and flute (Emily Barker), Sebastian Hankins on drums (The Leisure Society) and Byron Wallen (Mercury Nominee) on trumpet. This core are joined, variously, by a stellar group of friends and collaborators that include, Sam Amidon on fiddle, Emily Loizeau and Anita Lipniska on vocals, and, perhaps the most important contributor, the children whose charming voices play such a role throughout ‘Dance Away With Me’.

credits

released March 23, 2015

The Sing-along Band are:
Harriette Ashcroft - Guitar and vocals
Ted Barnes - Banjo, guitar, vocals, harmonica, percussion
Ali Friend - Double Bass, vocals, electric guitar, saw, percussion
Gill Sandell - Accordion, piano, flute, vocals
Sebastian Hankins - Drums
Byron Wallen - Trumpet, brass

With guest appearances by:
Sam Amidon - Fiddle
Shaun Thompson - Clarinet
Jo Silverston - Cello, saw
Sophie Soloman - Violin
Huw Davies - Harmonica

'Throw A Ball' features Emily Loizeau, Anita Lipnicka and Krixpanx.
Additional singers: Kate Hargreaves, Rhiannon Meades and the Sing-along friends.

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