Character Building (for Kids & Grownups)

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Fluffy Cat VS The Villagers (A Minecraft Ballad) - Camp Craw Dad Workshop Song


Fluffy Cat vs The Villagers (A Minecraft Ballad)
By Todd, Will and Sophia Burge with the Kids of Camp Craw Dad
Aug 9 2014


My nickname is Fluffy
I’m a make believe cat
A talkin’ walkin’
Orange ya glad to see me
Not a matter of fact
With a Minecraft mind
And a battle to win
When the villagers gather
And try to do me in

I’ll stick em
Go get em!
Drop sand on em two blocks tall
I’ll give em all I’ve got
I’ll give em all my all!

I’m two blocks high,but wish I could be three
As I could beat those big noses
So easily

Some people say
if you can’t join em beat em
But I’m here to sing
That the opposite is true too
And I tried to be nice
To those with the  big noses
But they just thumbed em
In my fluffy cat face
So ya know
I’m gonna…..

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Help Sophia Burge Fight Severe Food Allergies!



 As many of you know, our 8 year old Sophia has severe food allergies. 


She is severely allergic to almost all nuts and has an egg allergy as well.The Food Allergy Network has helped our family negotiate the daily challenges that go along with her condition and we are honored to be able to "give back" and support them with their noble mission. We will be at the FARE Walk for Food Allergy in Wheeling, WV on June 8th and hope that you will join us in raising funds for FARE. Click here http://www.foodallergywalk.org/wheeling/burge and make a donation. Thank your for your support! Sincerely, Sophia, Will, Lisa and Todd We will have a table set up and will sing some songs along with with any human or animal wanting to join us at this event. Please join us? Oglebay Park (Levenson Shelter) 465 Lodge Drive Wheeling, WV 26003 10AM June 8th Sunday Food allergy is a life-altering and potentially life-threatening disease that sends someone to the emergency room every 3 minutes. With 15 million Americans affected, there are 15 million reasons to support this important cause. We will be participating in the 2014 FARE Walk for Food Allergy to help raise critical funds and awareness. The money we raise will support Food Allergy Research & Education's (FARE) mission to ensure the safety and inclusion of individuals with food allergies while relentlessly seeking a cure. We need your support. You can join our team or make a donation to support our efforts. • To make a donation to our team, click the DONATE NOW button on the link above.   • To join our team to fundraiser and/or walk, click on the JOIN TEAM link in the top right corner. By making a donation on our team's behalf, you will be helping FARE to fund food allergy education programs, advocacy and awareness initiatives, and world-class research. Help us Say FAREwell to Food Allergies! - See more at: http://www.foodallergywalk.org

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A Song for Sophia on her 8th Birthday!

Happy 8th Birthday to Sophia!


My Girl is the Best
For Sophia on her 8th Birthday 2014

It’s so clear, Spring is here
The sun is shining most the time
April showers brought on flowers
Hey, it’s May again

Birthdays come and birthdays go
But this month is special don’t you know
As a certain someone turns a certain number
For the one and only time

Girls will be girls will be girls
But boy oh boy here’s the rest
My girl is the best
Eight’s a great number, my number one girl
Not too early, not too late
To find out more about your world

So twirl around and sing the sounds
Of every dog and cat and bird around
Some are living, some are stuffed
But they get your love
Girls will be girls will be girls
But man oh man here’s the rest
My girl is the best

Girls will be girls will be girls
But boy oh boy here’s the rest
My girl is the best


by Todd Burge
(C)2014 Bunj Jam BMI 

Friday, May 16, 2014

ANIMAL NOISES - Song written by Todd Burge and the kids of East Morgan Elementary McConnellsville Ohio



ANIMAL NOISES
by Todd Burge
and the kids of East Morgan Elementary McConnellsville Ohio
May 15 2014
Thanks to Artsbridge!
Guitar provided by http://www.buskirklutherie.com

Animal Noises, animal noises
Girls and boys it’s animal noise
Seems okay until your cat says neigh
I hear weird noises every day
I hear weird noises every day

On my funny farm you’ll see
A goat wearing golf pants
And he barks just like a dog
As he swings like tiger woods
And that chicken doesn’t act
Exactly as she should
She meows loud like a cat
As she swings her baseball bat
and I hear

Chorus


Pigs make bacon and a horse makes dog treats
Geese are driving cars round our city streets
Sows are wrestling in the mud and buddy
Man that’s a muddy, a muddy mess
They’re fighting over their food I guess

Chorus

My Minecraft’s on the blink
As my Xbox is out of sync
So I’ll get my feet to moving off of my front porch
And enjoy some of, enjoy some of
Enjoy some of this sunny Spring

Chorus

Friday, April 4, 2014

Sitting on Top of the World - Lyrics by Belpre 5th Graders, Music Traditional - Todd Burge


This song is the result of a workshop I conducted with the kids on April 4 2014. 

On Top of the World 4/4/2014
Lyrics by Todd Burge and Belpre 5th Graders
Music traditional – Arranged by T. Burge
Video of song found here:
http://www.toddburgeforkids.blogspot.com/

It was in the morning
One early spring
The school year was ending
Now here’s the thing
We’re sitting on top
On Top
On Top of the world

Spring wind is breezin’
Wintertime is done
Summer is comin’
Let’s have some fun

We’re sitting on top
On Top
On Top of the world

It was a struggle
A big big climb
We stuck it out
And took our time

Chorus

There is a sign
In Hollywood
Way way below
Couldn’t see it if I could

Chorus

If you be you
I will be me
We both will be
Unique you see

Chorus

Buh buh buh Bacon
Is always the answer
So don’t be callin’
As I’m out to dinner
Chorus

We’re sitting proud
And singing loud
When you’re way up
You can’t get down
Chorus (3times)


Thanks to the wonderful teachers, staff and especially the students of Belpre Elementary!

Special thanks to Artsbridge!

SWAGTOWN by Belpre Elementary 5th Graders and Todd Burge


This song is the result of a workshop I conducted with the kids on April 4 2014. 

SWAGTOWN  4/4/2014
By Todd Burge and Belpre Elementary Fifth Graders
Video of song found here: 
http://www.toddburgeforkids.blogspot.com/

No matter what I keep on hanging on
To a dream I am always depending on
It’s the best of me
That’s going to make it through
Make it through
Going to lose this frown I found
In Swag town

There’s a lot of pressure
To fit in there
They tell you how to walk and talk
And how to cut your hair
It’s the best of me
That’s going to make it through
Make it through
Going to lose this frown I found
In Swag town

If you’re cool they will pay you
Just to hang around
And talk like them
And make their sound
But I’m going to lose this frown I found
In Swag town

So let me tell you ‘bout the day
I lost my swag
It’s the same day I felt
I finally had life in the bag


It’s the best of me
That’s going to make it through
Make it through
Going to lose this frown I found

In Swag town

Thanks to the wonderful teachers, staff and especially the students of Belpre Elementary!
Special thanks to Artsbridge!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

PBJATV My Teacher and Me Written with the 5th graders at Fairplans Elementary – Parkersburg WV March 6 2014


PBJATV My Teacher and Me
Written with the 5th graders at Fairplans Elementary – Parkersburg WV March 6 2014

I dreamed that we were riding on my A.T.V.
Just a jar of peanut butter, my teacher and me
I learned how to learn
And my mind was set free
And I’d sing
Na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na na

My good days are filled with P.B. and J.
But good days can turn into a bad belly ache
Tummy says yummy
As my head goes dummy
And my doctor says
Na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na na

Peanut butter sticking on the roof of my mouth
ATV free on some road down South
My troubled thoughts have all been
All thought out
While we all sing
Na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na na
Repeat

Now the kids insist this song include Mrs. McClung
If we put her in a verse
Then our singing is done
Well look right there, it’s all been sung
Na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na na
Repeat(2)

PBJATV My Teacher and Me

©2014 Bunj Jam Music BMI

If you would like a song written for yourself or a loved one visit
www.yourgiftsong.com 

FAIRPLAINS ELEMENTARY MARCH 12 2014 with TODD BURGE
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