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Jazz music got started in and around New Orleans, Louisiana around 100 years ago. The music was invented by African-Americans and contains a wide variety of influences. Work songs and spirituals led to blues which mixed with European influences such as marching band music. The end result was jazz! To learn more about jazz greats and a timeline of jazz history visit http://pbskids.org/jazz/



Stellar Jazz Safari lyrics

Click on the title for the lyrics! That’s Called Jazz

Hey there kids, we’re gonna give you a treat
A kind of music with a real strong beat
So stand up, get in line and join the parade

See Jazz is the music I’m talking about
We’re gonna have some fun, we’re gonna dance and shout
And latch on to that band they call Made in the Shade.

Hello friends,
Shador Gator is my name
Meet the band
We’re all so glad you came

Let’s all take a ride
And we will be your guide
In some far off lands
Where we can stomp our feet and
Clap our hands

C'mon fall in line
To that Bourbon Street Parade
You all gotta give it up now
For Made in the Shade.

We’re going to take a trip
All aboard our Rhythm Ship
Rockin’ to that good old music That’s Called Jazz

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Tubanator Blues

Now poor old Tubanator he
don’t know what to do
His Kitty Cat has done run away and
left him feeling blue.

He’s got the blues

He’s got the blues
Now poor old Tubanator he
just don’t know what to do.

Well he walked all over town and
all throughout the city.
Asking everyone he sees
“Have you seen my kitty?”

He’s got the blues.
He’s got the blues.
Well poor old Tubanator he
just don’t know what to do.

Well, Tubanator’s buggin' and
won’t get off our case.
I think he wants to extend the search to outer space.

He’s got the blues.
He’s got the blues.
Now poor old Tubanator he
don’t know what to do.

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Time to Swing

Everybody jump real high
See if you can touch the sky
Some hoppin' scotchin' but don’t be botchin'
Keep in mind, I’m always watchin’

Everybody run in place
A little faster like you’re in a race
Now clap your hands and stomp your feet
You gotta use your body to keep that beat

Everybody raise your hands
and move like you’re a rubber band
To the left now to the right
Alright cats that’s out of sight

Everybody on the ground
Show me how you can roll around
Now hear that drummer go ding ding ding
On your feet it’s time to swing

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Polly The Parrot

Here’s The Story of Polly the Parrot
Didn’t Like Crackers, She Liked Carrots
Always thought that the crackers were stale
And the Carrots helped her to grow a long long tale

Ba Boo Dey Ba Boo Dey (Ba Boo Dey Ba Boo Dey)
Ba Boo Diddle Diddle Dey (Ba Boo Diddle Diddle Dey)
Ba Boo Doo Ba Boo Doo (Ba Boo Doo Ba Boo Doo)
Ba Boo Diddle Diddle Doo (Ba Boo Diddle Diddle Doo)

Polly had a friend whose name was Hershal
He was a Mouse and he was purple.
Hershal would only like to do one thing.
Sit on his couch and play video games.

Ba Boo Dey Ba Boo Dey (Ba Boo Dey Ba Boo Dey)
Ba Boo Diddle Diddle Dey (Ba Boo Diddle Diddle Dey)
Ba Boo Doo Ba Boo Doo (Ba Boo Doo Ba Boo Doo)
Ba Boo Diddle Diddle Doo (Ba Boo Diddle Diddle Doo)

They went outside and ran around.
Hershal got winded and fell to the ground.
Polly looked at Hershal said you better get wise.
You need to eat healthier and exercise.

Ba Boo Dey Ba Boo Dey (Ba Boo Dey Ba Boo Dey)
Ba Boo Diddle Diddle Dey (Ba Boo Diddle Diddle Dey)
Ba Boo Doo Ba Boo Doo (Ba Boo Doo Ba Boo Doo)
Ba Boo Diddle Diddle Doo (Ba Boo Diddle Diddle Doo)

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Jazz Fusion

Jazz Fusion
Mix together styles to make one
Jazz Fusion
Now we’re having some fun

Take a bit of Jazz
Take a bit of Rock
Take a bit of Funk
Add some Latin spice

Jazz Fusion
Mix together styles to make one
Jazz Fusion
Now we’re having some fun

Jazz Fusion
It’s the coming together of two or more styles to make one.

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Perro Negro

Perro Negro
Es mi amigo
Perro Negro
He’s my friend

Perro Negro
Siempre esta conmigo todas partes
Perro Negro
He’s always with me wherever I go

Perro Negro
El juega conmigo
Perro Negro
He plays with me

Perro Negro
Siempre quiero estar con él
Perro Negro
I always want to be with him


Este es mi Perro Negro (4x)
Mi perro Negro (4x)
Perro Negro

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That’s Called Jazz (reprise)

Thank you friends,
for joining us today.

We had a ball.
It’s too bad we can’t stay

We’re gonna take it home.
So away now we will roam.

Rockin' to that good old music That’s Called Jazz.

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