"Your House of Education " (K--12th grade--where will you live?--8 minutes)

 play"I Don't Think So"

(K-12th grade-- dealing with bullies--6 minutes)

play"Big Ol' School Blues"

   (K--2nd Grade-- when you're having a bad day--4 min.)

 

 

Perry Math
(#1--8 minutes) (4th--12th Grade)
 
 
(add your own lyrics)
The songs below are helping students of all ages become better readers.   
                                Read Along 1 - 8
 
1.  Daddy Sang Bass    by Johnny Cash
I remember when I was a lad
Times were hard and things were bad
But there's a silver linin' behind every cloud
Just poor people that's all we were
Tryin' to make a livin' out of black land earth
We'd get together in a family circle singin' loud
 
Daddy sang bass, Mama sang tenor
Me and little brother would join right in there
Singin' seems to help a troubled soul
One of these days and it won't be long
I'll rejoin them in a song
I'm gonna join the family circle at the throne
 
No, the circle won't be broken
By and by, Lord, by and by
Daddy'll sing bass, Mama'll sing tenor
Me and little brother will join right in there
In the sky, Lord, in the sky
 
Now I remember after work
Mama would call in all of us
You could hear us singin' for a country mile
Now little brother has done gone on
But I'll rejoin him in a song
We'll be together again up yonder in a little while
 
Daddy sang bass, Mama sang tenor
Me and little brother would join right in there
Singin' seems to help a troubled soul
One of these days and it won't be long
I'll rejoin them in a song
I'm gonna join the family circle at the throne
 
No, the circle won't be broken
By and by, Lord, by and by
Daddy'll sing bass, Mama'll sing tenor
Me and little brother will join right in there
In the sky, Lord, in the sky
In the sky, Lord, in the sky
 
2. Hit the Road Jack   by Ray Charles
Hit the road Jack and don't you come back
No more, no more, no more, no more
Hit the road Jack and don't you come back no more
What you say?
 
Hit the road Jack and don't you come back
No more, no more, no more, no more
Hit the road Jack and don't you come back no more
 
Woah, woman, oh woman, don't treat me so mean
You're the meanest old woman that I've ever seen
I guess if you said so
I'd have to pack my things and go(That's right)
 
Hit the road Jack and don't you come back
No more, no more, no more, no more
Hit the road Jack and don't you come back no more
What you say?
 
Hit the road Jack and don't you come back
No more, no more, no more, no more
Hit the road Jack and don't you come back no more
 
Now baby, listen baby, don't ya treat me this a way
'Cause I'll be back on my feet some day
Don't care if you do 'cause it's understood
You ain't got no money you just ain't no good
Well, I guess if you say so
I'd have to pack my things and go(That's right)
 
Hit the road Jack and don't you come back
No more, no more, no more, no more
Hit the road Jack and don't you come back no more
What you say?
 
Hit the road Jack and don't you come back
No more, no more, no more, no more
Hit the road Jack and don't you come back no more
Well(Don't you come back no more)
 
Uh, what you say?(Don't you come back no more)
I didn't understand you(Don't you come back no more)
You can't mean that(Don't you come back no more)
Oh, now baby, please(Don't you come back no more)
 
 
3. Sixteen Tons   by Tennessee Ernie Ford
Some people say a man is made outta mud
A poor man's made outta muscle and blood
Muscle and blood and skin and bones
A mind that's a-weak and a back that's strong
 
You load sixteen tons, what do you get
Another day older and deeper in debt
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store
 
I was born one mornin' when the sun didn't shine
I picked up my shovel and I walked to the mine
I loaded sixteen tons of number nine coal
And the straw boss said "Well, a-bless my soul"
 
You load sixteen tons, what do you get
Another day older and deeper in debt
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store
 
I was born one mornin', it was drizzlin' rain
Fightin' and trouble are my middle name
I was raised in the canebrake by an ol' mama lion
Cain't no-a high-toned woman make me walk the line
 
You load sixteen tons, what do you get
Another day older and deeper in debt
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store
 
If you see me comin', better step aside
A lotta men didn't, a lotta men died
One fist of iron, the other of steel
If the right one don't a-get you
Then the left one will
 
You load sixteen tons, what do you get
Another day older and deeper in debt
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store
 
 
4. If I Could Turn Back Time   by Cher
     Biography    Buy on Amazon
If I could turn back time
If I could find a way
I'd take back those words that have hurt you
And you'd stay
 
I don't know why I did the things I did
I don't know why I said the things I said
Pride's like a knife, it can cut deep inside
Words are like weapons, they wound sometimes
 
I didn't really mean to hurt you
I didn't wanna see you go
I know I made you cry
But baby
 
If I could turn back time, if I could find a way
I'd take back those words that have hurt you
You'd stay if I could reach the stars
I'd give them all to you, then you'd love me, love me
Like you used to do, if I could turn back time
 
My world was shattered, I was torn apart
Like somebody took a knife
And drove it deep in my heart
When you walked out that door
I swore that I didn't care
But I lost everything darling then and there
Too strong to tell you I was sorry
Too proud to tell you I was wrong
I know that I was blind and darling
 
If I could turn back time, if I could find a way
I'd take back those words that have hurt you
And you'd stay if I could reach the stars
I'd give them all to you then you'd love me, love me
Like you used to do, if I could turn back time
 
If I could turn back time, if I could turn back time
If I could turn back time, oh baby
I didn't really mean to hurt you
I didn't wanna see you go, I know I made you cry
 
I f I could turn back time, if I could find a way
I'd take back those words that have hurt you
And if I could reach the stars
I'd give them all to you then you'd love me, love me
Like you used to do, if I could turn back time(turn back time)
If I could find a way
Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby
You'd stay(Reach the stars)
 
5. Take It Easy by The Eagles
       Biography     Buy on Eagles website
Well, I'm running down the road
tryin' to loosen my load
I've got seven women on my mind
Four that wanna own me
Two that wanna stone me
One says she's a friend of mine
 
Take it easy, take it easy
Don't let the sound of your own wheels
Drive you crazy
Lighten up while you still can
Don't even try to understand
Just find a place to make your stand
And take it easy
 
Well, I'm a standin' on a corner
In Winslow, Arizona
Such a fine sight to see
It's a girl my Lord in a flat-bed Ford
Slowin' down to take a look at me
 
Come on, baby, don't say maybe
I gotta know if your sweet love
Is gonna save me
We may lose and we may win
Though we will never be here again
So open up I'm climbin' in
So take it easy
 
Well, I'm a runnin' down the road
Tryin' to loosen my load
Got a world of trouble on my mind
Lookin' for a lover
Who won't blow my cover
She's so hard to find
 
Take it easy, take it easy
Don't let the sound of your own wheels
Make you crazy
 
Come on baby, don't say maybe
I gotta know if your sweet love
Is gonna save me
Oh we got it easy
We oughta take it easy
 
6.  Take Me Home Country Roads by John Denver 
Almost heaven, West Virginia
Blue ridge mountains, Shenandoah river
Life is old there, older than the trees
Younger than the mountains,
growin' like a breeze

Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia, mountain momma
Take me home, country roads

All my memories, they gather 'round her
Miner's lady, stranger to blue water
Dark and dusty, painted on the sky
Misty taste of moonshine, teardrops in my eyes

Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia, mountain momma
Take me home, country roads

I hear her voice in the mornin' hour she calls me
The radio reminds me of my home far away
And drivin' down the road I get a feelin'
That I should have been home yesterday, yesterday

Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia, mountain momma
Take me home, country roads
Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong West Virginia
West Virginia, mountain momma

oh momma take me home, country roads
Take me home, down country roads
Take me home, down country roads
 
 
7. City of New Orleans  by Willie Nelson
Riding on the City of New Orleans
Illinois Central Monday morning rail
Fifteen cars and fifteen restless riders
Three conductors and twenty-five sacks of mail
 
All along the southbound odyssey the train pulls out at Kankakee
And rolls along past houses, farms and fields
Passin' trains that have no names and freight yards full of old black men
 
And the graveyards of the rusted automobiles
Good morning America how are you?
See, don't you know me I'm your native son
I'm the train they call The City of New Orleans
And I'll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done
 
Dealin' card games with the old men in the club car
Penny a point ain't no one keepin' score
Pass the paper bag that holds the bottle
Feel the wheels rumblin' 'neath the floor
 
And the sons of pullman porters and the sons of engineers
Ride their father's magic carpets made of steel
Mothers with their babes asleep are rockin' to the gentle beat
And the rhythm of the rails is all they feel
 
Good morning America how are you?
See, don't you know me I'm your native son
I'm the train they call The City of New Orleans
I'll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done
 
Nighttime on The City of New Orleans
Changing cars in Memphis, Tennessee
Half way home, we'll be there by morning
Through the Mississippi darkness rolling down to the sea
 
But all the towns and people seem to fade into a bad dream
And the steel rails still ain't heard the news
The conductor sings his song again, the passengers will please refrain
This train's got the disappearing railroad blues
 
Good morning America how are you?
See, don't you know me I'm your native son
I'm the train they call The City of New Orleans
I'll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done
 
 
8. Silver Wings   by Merle Haggard
      Biography      Buy at Merle's website
Silver wings shining in the sunlight
Roaring engines headed somewhere in flight
They're taking you away, leaving me lonely
Silver wings slowly fading out of sight
 
 
Don't leave me I cry
Don't take no airplane ride
But you locked me out of your mind
And left me standing here behind
 
 
Silver wings shining in the sunlight
Roaring engines headed somewhere in flight
They're taking you away, leaving me lonely
Silver wings slowly fading out of sight
 
 
Silver wings shining in the sunlight
Roaring engines headed somewhere in flight
They're taking you away, leaving me lonely
Silver wings slowly fading out of sight
Silver wings slowly fading out of sight