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The Rollercoaster Ride

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

While at the museum
We sit in a car
A rollercoaster car.
Although the car
Stays where we are
In our minds we travel far.

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Climbing slowly
Oh, so slowly
Up to the very top.
Then, over the rise
Just close your eyes
As down, down we drop.

Rattling tracks
And straining backs
Around the bends we fly.
High in the sky
Hear us scream and cry
Thank goodness I left that pie!

Where is my heart?
Has it come apart?
Is it high in the air?
No, I’m wrong
It’s still going strong
Was that my lunch back there?

When will it stop?
Not another drop!
We’re travelling way too fast!
“To the museum, please
Take me and Eloise
This ride will be our last!”

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While at the museum
We sit in a car,
A rollercoaster car.
Although the car
Stays where we are
In our minds we travel far.

8 October 2008
© Jim Low

Kelly Has Gone To Canada

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

A couple of weeks ago our younger daughter Kellyanne flew off to Canada for a year or two. Although she will be greatly missed, I am just so happy for her and look forward to hearing about her adventures as she explores Canada and other places. Within a week of arriving in Vancouver where she is making her base, she attended the Calgary Stampede in Alberta. She even met a cowboy named Chuck!

Listen to my song Kelly has Gone to Canada.

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Kelly about to fly out

Kelly Has Gone to Canada

Kelly has gone to Canada
Oh, Canada.
We wish her well
She’s in our hearts
In Canada.

Our little girl
A woman grown and flown
To Canada.

And though she’s far away from home
We’re happy for her as she roams
In Canada.

Waltz your matilda
Across the seas
To Canada.
Visit the places
You’ve dreamed about
Near Canada.

Kelly has gone to Canada
Oh, Canada.
She’s in our hearts
She goes with our love
To Canada.

More Bubbles Please!

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

I’m so thrilled that my little granddaughter, Eloise, loves music as I do. She loves The Wiggles and Dan Zanes. As a result the two of us are collaborating on some children’s songs of our own.


Here’s an example. On a couple of visits to the Blue Mountains Eloise has had some fun times blowing soap bubbles.

MORE BUBBLES PLEASE

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More bubbles, please
Blow them, blow
Did you see that one?
Look at it go.

I’ll try to catch it
Blow, blow again
Small ones and big ones
Falling like rain.

Some float away
Others disappear
Some land on my head
Or pop in my ear.

More bubbles please
Just one more time
I’ll catch a tiny one
And make it mine.

© E. Durrant and J. Low – March 2007