WOOF Hits Home!

  1. What's on the Radio/All You Kids
  2. Tell Me a Story
  3. Magalena Hagalena
  4. North Carolina Breakdown
  5. Ode to Toy
  6. The Haunted Chewing Gum
  7. The Salad Bowl
  8. Big Scioty
  9. My Name is Joe
  10. Slumber Party
  11. Whine-A-Day Vitamins
  12. Senor Coyote
  13. McMahon's Hornpipe
  14. Tape Recorder

Credits


Bill Wellington: Banjo, guitar, percussion, vocals, voices
Jamal Koram: Percussion, voices
Bill Dudley: Percussion, pennywhistle, voices
Bart Reardon: Electric guitar, synthesizer
Scottie Williams: Percussion
Pete Vigour: Fiddle
Dave Grant: Bass
John Herrmann: Guitar (1)
Dirk Powell: Fiddle (1)

Georgia Rose Armstrong-Park, Suzannah Armstrong-Park, Jacqueline Beaghan, Wendy Campbell, Pearl Mueller, Meg Rogers: Vocals

Producer: Bill Dudley
Engineer: Abe Rittenhouse
Original artwork: Brad Basil
Graphic design: Peter-the-Pixel Pusher
Recorded at Alive Studios, Harrisonburg, VA
July-August, 1991

Special thanks to Jamal Koram and Scott DeVeaux

Lyrics

All songs traditional unless otherwise noted

1. All You Kids

All you kids won't you come out tonight, come out tonight, come out tonight. All you kids won't you come out tonight and dance by the light of the moon.

All you kids won't you come out tonight, come out tonight, come out tonight. Everyone won't you come out tonight, and dance by the light of the moon. Yeah!


2. Tell Me A Story
(Lyrics and music by Bill Wellington, Copyright 1991 BMI)

Take out the garbage clean up your room,
Sweep off porch with the old push broom.
Set the table, do your homework, put the laundry in the sack,
Feed the kitty, walk the dog, and don't talk back!
Say "Please" and "Thank you," wash your hands before you eat,
Don't talk with your mouthful and always wipe your feet.
Brush your teeth and take a bath and get to sleep by eight.
Better run, better hurry, miss the bus and you'll be late!

Chorus:
But Dad!

Why don't you tell me a story about when you were kid.
Like did you ever get in trouble for anything that you did?
Did you have a lot of homework? Did you ever have any fun, dad?
Why don't you tell me a story, make it a really good one!

Not now couldn't do it, not any time today.
Don't you see I'm not a kid I don't have any time to play?
Got to run to the office, I've got to run to the store,
I've got to run, got to run then I got to run some more.
Don't you see it' s really normal to be flustered all the time
Because you've got to earn a million by the age of 39!

[Chorus]

Son you're going to drive me crazy with this talk of folklore.
If I hear that word again then I'm going to hit the floor!
I don't know any stories about my own family
That would be of any interest but to anyone but me.

[Chorus]


3. Magalena Hagalena

Chorus:
Oh Magalena Hagalena Okanocka-walkatalka-okanokapoka was her name.

She had two hairs on the middle of her head,
One was alive and the other was dead.

[Chorus]

She had two teeth in the middle of her mouth,
One pointed north and the other pointed south.

[Chorus]

She had two bumps in the middle of her knees,
One bump coughed while the other bump sneezed.

[Chorus]

She had two feet sized eleven and a half,
One took a shower while the other took a bath.

[Chorus]

She had two hips like battleships,
One stayed home while the other took trips.

[Chorus]

A ten-ton truck ran over Magalena,
The poor truck-driver had to buy a new machine!

[Chorus]


5. Ode to Toy
(Lyrics by Bill Wellington, Copyright 1991 BMI; music by Beethoven [Ode to Joy])

When you bought my Nintendo I thought you were really keen.
Now that you have hidden it, I think that you are really mean.
Just because I'm flunking math and science that is no excuse.
I have never heard of a more blatant case of child abuse!


10. Slumber Party
(Lyrics and Music by Bill Wellington, Copyright 1991 BMI)

Hey can you sleep over at my house Saturday night?
All of our friends will be there, ask your folks if it would b alright.
Bring pajamas and a pillow and a sleeping bag
But not your little brother because he's such a drag.
We're having a slumber party at my house Saturday night.

At quarter to twelve my Dad will say, "Boys it's time to turn out the lights"
And you know that will be the signal for the start of a really big pillow fight.
There's Jimmy on the bottom, Johnny on the top.
When the feathers fly you'll think they would never stop.
Because we're having a slumber party at my house Saturday night.

We'll turn out the lights, and tell ghost stories try to scare each other real bad.
And if anybody gets really spooked they can sleep with my Mom and my Dad.

At quarter to two my Dad will say, "Guys it's time to go to sleep!
Your mother and I are exhausted and we don't want to hear another peep!"
Peep, peep, peep, peep
I'm asleep, I'm asleep, I'm asleep, I'm asleep.
Having a slumber party at my house Saturday night.

At quarter to four my Dad will say, "Look you guys are driving us nuts!
Funs over, games up, cash it in and go to bed with no ifs ands or buts!"
O.k. you're the boss we'll do what you say,
But did you know Dad your hair is getting kind of gray?
Having a slumber party at my house Saturday night!

We'll turn out the lights, tell ghost stories, try to scare each other real bad.
And if anybody gets really spooked they can sleep with my Mom and my Dad.

At quarter to six my dad will say, "Boys this is the last straw.
I'm going to take all of you kids back to your own Ma and Pa."
I said, "Gee whiz Daddy don't you understand?
You never sleep at slumber parties, that's the whole plan!"
Having a slumber party at my house Saturday night.

At quarter to eight my Dad will say, "Boys it's time to get up!
I've made some buttermilk pancakes and we have some real maple syrup.
Say come on boys these cakes won't keep,
Oh my gosh I think they're finally asleep!
Having a slumber party at my house Saturday night.
I say we're having slumber party at my house Saturday night, yeah!


14. Tape Recorder
(Lyrics and music by Bill Wellington, Copyright 1991 BMI)

When I was just a little kid my mom gave to me a special gift.
It was black and shiny with a handle and a dial I stared at for a while,
I was fascinated. Then I heard my Mother say, "Why don't you push the button that says play."
I pushed and much to my surprise there was a voice inside

[Chorus]

Of my tape recorder. I listened at night,
To my tape recorder, and I'd feel alright.
Hearing the songs and music and stories.
I went to a place without any worries
On my tape recorder. It's a wonderful world
With a magical message for each boy and girl.
Anywhere that I got to be, I want to have my tape recorder with me.

I heard tales of castles and kings and princesses with golden rings.
I sang along with a baby whale and rode a dolphin on his tale.
Then once upon a time I sailed a ship to England and Spain, around the world and back again.
I learned that my imagination can be a lot of funů

[Chorus]

I got a package the other day from my grand mother so far away.
She recorded a tape just for me of our families' history.
She told me stories about my Dad when he was just a kid and all of the funny things he did.
So I'm going to make a tape and tell her how, he does the same things now.

[Chorus]

Every week my folks take me on a trip down to the library. \While there are lots of books that I like to get I'm also checking out the latest cassette.
I like to hear the ones that make me laugh and feel good inside. Make me want to sing and
dance in the pale moonlight.
And when side number one is through I see what's on side number two.

[Chorus]