Just for Fun

by Forest Sun

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"Fortunately, Forest Sun put out an album entitled Just For Fun, Songs for Little Ones that is enjoyable for parents as well as kids.
My favorite track is the catchy Trampoline." - Low Tech Times

"Forest Sun brings new life to tried and true classics, like the Jerry Lee Lewis –style piano based “Polly Wally Doodle”, and an island “Hush Little Baby” that would make a Jimmy Buffet fan proud!" - Kids Music Award

"In nine songs Forest Sun offers a crash sourse in roots music on his seventh cd, especially aimed at children: his own Trampoline merges seamlessly with the eight classic children’s songs that he changes into reggae, funk, calypso, country and folk. Because they are practically unknown in Europe, it doesn’t strike you when listening that this cd was made for a youthful target group. Furthermore Sun and occasional friends don’t make any stylistic concessions, this CD is a exemplary sample card of roots styles." - Ruud Heijier, Kippenvel

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released November 10, 2016

Recorded at Sage Arts in June 2009
Produced by Forest Sun and Matthew Gephart
Recorded and Mixed by Matthew Gephart (www.myspace.com/gepaudio)
Mastered by

Musicians:
Forest Sun - Vocals, Drums, Electric Bass, Acoustic Guitar, High Strung Guitar, Harmonica, Mandolin, National Steel Guitar, Piano, Hammond B-3 Organ, Congas, Bongos, Tambourine, Egg Shakers
Ingrid Serban - Vocals, Accordion
Matthew Gephart- Vocals, High Strung Guitar, Snaps
Dan Wheetman – Vocals, Four String Banjo
Trevor Wheetman- Vocals, upright and electric bass, drums, dobro, electric guitar, piano
Ed Littlefield Jr.– 10 string lap steel

All songs traditional/public domain arranged by Forest Sun except Trampoline written by Forest Sun copyright forestsunmusic BMI, Winter Squash Soup written by Elam Blackman, and Blue Jay written by David Schumacher.
www.forestsun.com
Painted Sun Records www.paintedsun.com

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Forest Sun San Francisco, California

San Francisco Bay Area troubadour and award winning songwriter, Forest Sun has regaled audiences around the globe with his wealth of songs and stories, all sung and told with back porch ease and bonhomie. Sun's music has been compared to everyone from Jack Johnson, The Avett Brothers and John Mayer to Van Morrison and Bob Dylan, but his unique style is entirely his own.
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Track Name: Trampoline
Trampoline (Forest Sun)

It’s impossible not to smile

When you’re bouncing on a trampoline

It’s impossible not to smile

When you’re bouncing on a trampoline

Have you ever seen the stars at night?

Bouncing on a trampoline.

Have you ever felt two souls collide?

Bouncing on a trampoline?

Have you ever heard your heart beat wild?

Bouncing on a trampoline?

Have you ever left your worries behind?

Bouncing on a trampoline?

I’m so grateful for this night

I’m so grateful for this life

I’m so grateful for this time

I’m so grateful for this love

I’m so grateful for this breath

That little star and all the rest

I’m so grateful for these dreams

Thank god for trampolines.
Track Name: You are my Sunshine
You are my Sunshine (Charles Mitchell & Jimmie Davis)

You Are My Sunshine

My only sunshine.

You make me happy

When skies are grey.

You'll never know, dear,

How much I love you.

Please don't take my sunshine away.

The other night, dear

As I lay sleeping I dreamed I held you in my arms.

When I awoke, dear I was mistaken

And I hung my head and cried. Y

ou are my sunshine,

My only sunshine.

You make me happy

When skies are grey.

You'll never know, dear,

How much I love you.

Please don't take my sunshine away.

I'll always love you

And make you happy

If you will only say the same

But if you leave me to love another

You'll regret it all some day.

You are my sunshine,

My only sunshine.

You make me happy

When skies are grey.

You'll never know, dear

How much I love you.

Please don't take my sunshine away.
Track Name: Polly Wolly Doodle
Polly Wolly Doodle (Dan Emmett)

I went down town for to see my gal

Singing Polly Wolly Doodle All the day

My gal Sal she’s a spunky gal

Singing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day

My gal Sal is a maiden fair

Singing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day

With curly eyes and laughing hair

Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

Fair thee well, fair thee well my fairy faye,

For I’m goin’ to Lousisiana for to see my Suzeeana

Singing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

Grasshopper sitting on a railroad track

Singing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day

Picking his teeth with a carpet tack

Singing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day

I went to bed but it ain’t no use

Singing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day

My feet stuck out like a chicken roost

Singing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day

Behind the bar down on my knees

Singing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day

I thought I heard a chicken sneeze

Singing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day

He sneezed so hard with the whooping cough

Singing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day

He nearly sneezed his own head and tail right off

Singing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.
Track Name: Hush Little Baby
Hush Little Baby (traditional)

Hush, little baby, don't say a word,

Papa's going to buy you a mockingbird.

If that mockingbird won't sing,

Papa's going to buy you a diamond ring.

If that diamond ring turns brass,

Papa's going to buy you a looking glass.

If that looking glass gets broke,

Papa's going to buy you a billy goat.

If that billy goat won't pull,

Papa’s going to buy you a cart and bull.

If that cart and bull turn over,

Papa’s going to buy you a dog named Rover.

If that dog named Rover won’t bark,

Papa’s going to buy you a horse and cart.

If that horse and cart fall down,

You’ll still be the sweetest little boy in town.
Track Name: Winter Squash Soup
Winter Squash Soup (Elam Blackman)

Winter squash soup

I love the fall and my winter squash soup

Call a friend out of the blue

Invite them over for some winter squash soup

Talk about your dreams, oh how you flew

Now your belly’s full of winter squash soup

Winter squash soup

Pumpkin patch by the side of the road

Wagon wheel all covered in weeds

Strange people what do I care

My belly’s full, they ain’t bothering me

Winter squash soup.
Track Name: Blue Jay
Blue Jay (David Schumacher) Blue Jay sittin’ on an apple tree Singing a song for you and me He don’t scream, he don’t shout He’s just singing what it’s all about Blue Jay, Blue Jay Blue Jay sitting on a hollow log He looked down a saw a frog He said hey froggie, what do you know The frog said depends on which way you go Blue Jay, Blue Jay.
Track Name: Froggie Went A Courtin’
Froggie Went A Courtin’ (traditional)

Froggie went a courtin’ and he did ride

Sword and pistol by his side

He rode up to miss Mousey’s door

Where he’d often been before

He said “Miss Mouse are you with-in”

“Just lift the latch and please come in.”

He took miss mousey on his knee Said,

Miss mouse, will you marry me.

Without my uncle rat’s consent

I would not marry the president

Now, uncle rat when he came home

Said, who’s been here since I’d been gone?

A very fine gentleman’s been here

Who wishes me to be his dear.

And uncle rat laughed and shook his side

To think his niece would be a bride

So uncle Rat he went to town

To buy his niece a wedding gown

Where shall the wedding breakfast be?

Way down yonder in the hollow tree

And what will the wedding breakfast be

Two green beans and a black-eye pea

The first to come was a bumblebee

He danced a jig with mill Mousey

The next to come was mister Drake

He ate up all the wedding cake

They all went sailing on the lake

And they all got swallowed by a big black snake

That’s the end of one, two, three

The rat, the frog and miss mousey

There’s bread and cheese upon the shelf

If you want any more just sing it yourself
Track Name: All the Pretty Little Horses
All the Pretty Little Horses (traditional)

Hush a Bye don’t you cry

Go to sleep you little baby

When you wake you’ll have cake

and all the pretty little horses

Dapples and grays, pintos and bays

And all the pretty little horses.