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"Snail's Pace gets a huge recommendation from my family. A lovely new collection of mellow pop music that is just perfect for getting your kids to wind down at the end of the day.  Eric's new rendition of his classic "The Elephant Song" out-cutes the original. The new song that really stands out is "Scat Cat," a jazzy, finger-snapping tune about a prowling feline. My kids like just about any song about cats, but this one definitely delivers something out of the ordinary."
-Phil Corless, A Family Runs Through It


"These 12 richly crafted, fellow-mellow tunes are just about perfect for wind down and sleepytime or anytime you have a hankering for good music."
-John Wood, Kidzmusic.com


"Families looking for some relatively low-key music will find this a treat. Herman's vocals are earnest and his lyrics thoughtful."
-Jeremiah McNichols, Z Recommends

"Eric Herman has vaulted to the front ranks of children's performers with his fresh and forthright sound. This time out he slows things down, balancing his heretofore raucous catalog with soothing sounds. "The Elephant Song" is an instant preschool classic."
-Tom Peterson, Victory Music

Snail's Pace is a cool collection of Eric's more laid back tracks from his previous three albums.  But it's not just a compilation CD...  There are four completely new tracks, including "Scat Cat," "Nightlight" and Eric's powerful original rendition of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star."  He has also recorded a new version of his hit, "The Elephant Song", featuring his girls, Becca and Evee.  Snail's Pace also includes a bonus track; the funny original version of "Rest Easy Now" called "The Cruelest Lullaby."
LYRICS/CHORDS

The Elephant Song
Scat Cat
I Dreamed that I Could Fly
Nightlight
This Little Light of Mine
Hide and Go Seek with the Moon
Don't Bother Any Butterflies
The Hero of Your Dreams
The Tale of the Sun and the Moon
For the Beauty of the Earth
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Rest Easy Now

Chord: (fret on string) EADGBE (x=don't play 0=open string)
Some chords are played at different positions on the recordings.


THE ELEPHANT SONG
© 2002 Words and Music by Eric and Roseann Endres

G: 320003
D: xx0232
Am: x02210
C: x32010
Bm7: x24232
Em: 022000
Cmaj7: x32000
Csus2: x32030
B: x24442

G             D       G
Elephants, I like elephants

Am                  D
I like how they swing through trees
Elephants...

Monkeys, I like monkeys
I like how they swim in the ocean

C    Bm7  Em          C   Bm7  Em
Fish,              I like fish

C                     Cmaj7                     Csus2
I like how they scratch at fleas and sniff at trees

                         G
and bark at the mailman

                 C       G                                          D
Gotta like dogs, curled up on the windowsill purring
and chasing mice

G    Cmaj7       B      G     Cmaj7              B
Cats,      I like cats, I like how they say, "Cock-a-doodle-doo!"

Roosters, I like roosters
I like how they reach into beehives for the honey

Bears, I like bears
I like how they jump up high to catch a fly
and sit on a lilypad

Gotta like frogs
Running through a maze for some cheese

Mice, I like mice
I like how they say, "Hee haw! Hee haw!"

Donkeys, I like donkeys
I like how they stomp through the jungle
with their big, gray trunks

Elephants, I like elephants



SCAT CAT
© 2006 Words and Music by Eric and Roseann Endres

Dm7: x57565
Bb7: 686766
A7: 575655
Bb9: x 13 12 13 13 13
G7: 353433
F#7: 242322
F7: 131211
Eb: x6888x
Cdim: x3454x
Bb: 688766
Gdim: xx5656
Gm7: 353333
C7: x35353

Intro: Dm7  Dm7  Bb7  A7

Dm7                                   A7
Down in the alley when the moon's up high
   Dm7                         A7
A crazy cool cat comes struttin' by
Dm7                                    A7
People come out to hear him sing a song
      Bb7                     A7                                    Dm7  A7
But not everybody is cool when the cat comes along

              Dm7             Bb9
Like Mr. Dan, he's the bakery man
     Dm7                              Bb9
He wakes up at four to open up his store
      Dm7
So when the cat's near
       Bb9                            A7
Mr. Dan will yell loud and clear -
"Scat cat!"

But then the cat goes...

Dm7  Dm7  Bb7  A7  Dm7  Dm7  G7  F#7  F7  Dm7  A7
(scatting)

By all accounts, he's a popular fella
He's good friends with big cats like Louis and Ella
People line up to hear him do his thing
But not everybody is cool when the cat starts to sing

Like Mrs. Brady, she's the newspaper lady
She wakes up at five for her paper route drive
So when the cat's there
Mrs. Brady will madly declare -
"Scat cat!"

But then the cat goes...
(scatting)

       Eb                          Dm7
Mrs. Brady and Mr. Dan called up the man
         Cdim                            Dm7
Who's name was Sargeant O' Malley
                Bb                             Gdim
They said, "We need to sleep so you need to keep
      Eb                                  A7
The peace down here in this alley."
     
                  Gm7                       A7
Sargeant O' Malley was waiting late that night,
Gm7                         A7
Ready to arrest that cat on sight
Dm7                 C7        Bb7        A7
Along came the cat and that was that...
Dm7
(scatting)

When they looked down and saw the Sargeant was groovin'
Mrs. Brady and Dan knew they'd have to be movin'
There's no morning paper or donuts to eat
But everybody's dancin' in the street

"Scat cat!"
(scatting)


I DREAMED THAT I COULD FLY
© 2003 Words by Kenn Nesbitt
Music by Eric and Roseann Endres

G: 320003
C: x32010
D: xx0232
Em: 022000
Am: x02210
F: 133211

   G                           C                           D                     G
I dreamed that I was in my room, when much to my surprise
  Em                  Am                         F                         D
I found that if I flapped my arms it made me start to rise.
  G                         C                        D                      G     
I waved my arms a little more, then floated off the ground.
  Em                  Am               D                 G
I rose up to the ceiling and I had a look around.
  G            D              C                       Am       C          D
I flapped around my bedroom, then decided what I'd do.
   Em       D        C                            D                     G
I opened up my window, waved my arms and out I flew.

G   F  C   G                             D
Fly…        Flying through the night.
G   F  C          G      D           G
Fly…      And everything's alright.

I flew around the city with surprising grace and ease.
I sailed among the rooftops and I soared above the trees.
I chased a pair of pigeons 'round the playground in the park
I raced beside a robin and I frolicked with a lark.

Fly… Flying through the night.
Fly… And everything's alright.

And when I tired of flying and decided I should rest,
I joined a sleeping eagle for a nap inside his nest.
I thought that it was just a dream. I knew it had to be.
Until I woke to find that I was sleeping in a tree!

Fly… Flying through the night.
Fly… And everything's alright.



NIGHTLIGHT
© 1991 Words and Music by Eric Endres

C: x32010
F: 133211
G: 320003
Am: x02210
E7: 022130

Intro: C  F  C  F  C  G  F  Am  G  F  G  C
E7  Am etc.

C
Every day you leave me here
I wonder where you've gone
                                               Am
I wait for you to turn my light on
C
I shine a beam upon your bed
And watch you when you sleep
                                                   Am
I will light the way through your dreams

C                          F
When the night is darkest
C                        F
You will see the light
C      G         F        Am  G F      G       C
I will be the power every hour of the night

E7           Am
Say your prayers with me
E7          Am
Say you want me to be
E7          Am    E7           Am
Your nightlight, your nightlight

Lighting up the books you read
Look between the lines
Everywhere, you'll see my love shines
I live for your security
To scare the ghosts away
I will keep you safe to the day

When the night is darkest
You will see the light
I will be the power every hour of the night

Say your prayers with me
Say you want me to be
Your nightlight, your nightlight

E7                     Am  etc.
Something to believe in
A warm, white light in the cold, dark night
A spirit to receive within
   F                       E7
A savior for your eyes

When your life is darkest
You will see the light
I will be the power every hour of the night

When the night is darkest
You will see the light
I will be the power every hour of the night




THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE
Traditional, public domain. New words and arrangement
by Eric and Roseann Endres. © 2005

G: 320003
C: x32010
B7: x2120x
Em: 022000
D: xx0232

G
This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine
C                                                             G
This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine
G                                    B7                    Em
This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine
        G                 D                G
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

Everywhere I go, I know, I'm gonna let it shine

Every day, all my life, I'm gonna let it shine



HIDE AND GO SEEK WITH THE MOON
© 2005 Words and Music by Eric and Roseann Endres

(recording is tuned down a half step)

G: 3x000x
Cmaj7: x3200x
Csus2: x3203x
D7: xx0212
Em: 022000
Am7: x02010
Fmaj7: xx3210
Cmaj7*: x32000

G                                            Cmaj7
Every night, riding in the car I look for the moon
Mom and Dad, they've turned it into a game
So I count, 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10, ready or not, here I come

Csus2
Where could he be? Maybe there, behind that tree

D7              G            D7                G
I know he's out there, I'll find him soon
D7              G        Em          Am7             D7                G
My favorite game is playing hide and go seek with the moon

In the morning, every now and then, I look and see the moon
He always wants to play that game
Sometimes he's a sliver, sometimes he's round
Sometimes he's hiding behind a cloud
Up and down and all around the sky

Fmaj7                                              G
Last night he hid so well, I couldn't find him at all
Same thing tonight, and I want to know
Where did he go, my friend the moon?

G                                      Cmaj7*
Over there, behind that tree... I see you



DON'T BOTHER ANY BUTTERFLIES
© 2004 Words by Kenn Nesbitt
Music by Eric and Roseann Endres

A: x0222x
B7: xx120x
D6: xx020x
Dm: xx323x
B7*: x2120x
E7: 020130
D7: xx0212
Dm*: xx0231
Faug: 1x320x
G: 320003
F: 133211
E: 022100
Ddim: xx0101

Intro: A  B7  D6  A

          A               B7                      D6                 A
Don't bother any butterflies.  Give ladybugs no grief.
          Dm            A                      B7*                    E7
Don't irritate the inchworm as it strolls along the leaf.
      A                      B7                D6                   A
Do not besiege the bumblebee or set upon the fly.
      Dm                    A                      D7       E7    A
If a spider walks before you, let the spider sidle by.

      A                          F                      Dm*          A
Try not to plague the locust.  Let the caterpillar pass.
   Faug             A                        G       F        E
Investigate no anthill with your magnifying glass.

Don't terminate the termite or antagonize the flea.
If a beetle is beside you, let it be, yeah, let it be.
If you should come across a bug,
you now know what to do.
For if you do not bug the bug,
the bug will not bug you.
Dm               A
If you do not bug the bug,
     D7         Ddim     A
the bug will not bug you.



THE HERO OF YOUR DREAMS
© 2000 Words and Music by Eric and Roseann Endres

(chords reflect position only - recording was played
with capo on the 7th fret)

Intro:  C   G   C  G

C: x32010
G: 320003
G6: 3x20xx
D/F#: 2x023x
Em7: 02003x
Am7: x02010
D: xx0232
Em: 022000
Am: x02210
E: 022100
E7: 020130

      G6                     G                     G6               G
The moon's shining bright. You're snuggled in tight.
       G6              G           G6            G          
Now close your eyes for sweet lullabies.

C                      G              C               G
Lay down your head. I've made you a bed
    D/F#            Em7            Am7  D
of feathers and forests and fairy tales.
    G6               Em             Am   E      Am
Of horses with wings and wondrous things.
        C                  Am           D/F#     Em
Take courage, my child; the forest is wild
      C                D/F#            G
but you are the hero of your dreams

You fall into sleep with a promise to keep
the dragons at length with your valor and strength.

Be brave with your sword. Have faith in your lord
and you'll have the power to win the day
Though danger is near you'll fight through your fear
The dragons you see are no match for thee
for you are the hero of your dreams

These deeds you must take with you when you wake
You'll bravely defeat each dragon you meet
C                D/F#            G        E7
You are the hero of your dreams
You are the hero of your dreams



THE TALE OF THE SUN AND THE MOON
© 2003 Words by Kenn Nesbitt, Music by Eric Herman Endres

(chords reflect position only - recording was played
with capo on the 2nd fret)

      D           D/C#  D/B     D/A          G                    A
The Sun was in his bathing suit. The Moon in her pajamas.
        D             D/C#   D/B    D/A         G            A          D
They played all day until the two were called in by their mamas.
The Sun went home and climbed in bed. His mama sang a tune.
And soon the Sun was fast asleep and dreaming of the Moon.

The Moon decided not to go. Instead she stayed outside.
She danced and played and laughed and sang,
'til she was sleepy-eyed.

When morning came, the Sun arose and went outside to play.
But could not find his friend, the Moon, who slept inside all day.
So now these two are best of friends apart in dark and light.
The Sun turns in at evenfall. The Moon comes out at night.

The shining Moon sees no sunlight. The Sun sees no moonbeams.
But when they both are fast asleep, they're in each other's dreams.



FOR THE BEAUTY OF THE EARTH
Words by Folliott S. Pierpoint, Music by Conrad Kocher
Some minor changes by Eric and Roseann Endres

(chords reflect position only - recording was played
with capo on the 1st fret)

G: 320003
C: x32010
D: xx0232

G                     C        G        C                     D       G
For the beauty of the Earth, for the beauty of the skies
G                            C            G      C              D            G
For the love which from our birth over and around us lies

G                    D          G       C                        D          G
Lord of all, to thee we raise this our song of grateful praise

For the beauty of each hour of the day and of the night
Hill and valley, tree and flower, sun and moon and stars of light

Lord of all, to thee we raise this our song of grateful praise

For the joy of human love; brother, sister, parent, child
Friends on Earth and friends above, for all gentle thoughts and mild

Lord of all, to thee we raise this our song of grateful praise
Lord of all, to thee we raise this our song of grateful praise



TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR
Traditional, new Words and Music by Eric and Roseann Endres
© 2006

D: xx00232
G: 320003
Em: 022000
A: x0222x
G/F#: 3x400x
G6: 3x200x
G/B: x2003x
A7+4: x0203x
A7: x02020

D                        G      D
Twinkle twinkle, little star
Em      D         A             D
How I wonder what you are
D     G            D            A
Up above the world so high
D        G            D        A
Like a diamond in the sky
D                        G      D
Twinkle twinkle, little star
Em     D          A             D
How I wonder what you are

         G   G/F#  G6                   D   
Little star,              shine your light
         G  G/F#  G6                A
As we sing           for you tonight

There you are up in the sky
Watching all the years go by
May you shine for all to see
Shine throughout eternity

G/B        A7+4                     D
And as I wonder where you are
G/B               A7+4                   A7
The space between us doesn't seem so far

Is there music on your worlds
Sung by little boys and girls?
When you look from where you are
Is our Sun your little star?

Little star, shine your light
As we sing for you tonight

Twinkle twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are



REST EASY NOW
(c) 2005 Words and Music by Eric and Roseann Endres

G: 320003
C: x32010
D: xx0232
D7: xx0212
A7: x02020
Cmaj7: x32000
Em: 022000
Em7: 022030
Edim: xx2323

       G                                  C              D
The sun, the moon and the stars are asleep.
       G                                      C             D7
The planes, the boats and the cars are asleep.

            G      C      A7                     D
So rest easy now. Dream of happy things.
C           D            Cmaj7   D         G
Wake to find just what tomorrow brings.

The birds in the trees and the fishes in the seas are asleep.
The clouds in the sky, going very slowly by, are asleep.

So rest easy now. Dream of happy things.
Wake to find just what tomorrow brings.

B7                                               Em               Em7
Every day begins again with the rising of the sun.
A7
Then at night, the moon comes out,
       D        Edim   D7
and so the day is done.

The waters, the plants and the rocks are asleep.
The crayons, the puppets and the blocks are asleep.

So rest easy now. Dream of happy things.
Wake to find just what tomorrow brings.


"The Elephant Song"
guitar tab

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