Beautiful Day

by Mr. Ben

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Special thanks to:
Stephanie Ablett for your love, inspiration, support, light, and encouragement;
Abby Bowen for your talent and musical prowess;
Mum and Dad Bowen for your love support and longsuffering;
and to all the family and families that have been clamouring for and in support of this second kids' album of 2017 ~ here's to the next TWO!

album art (found in my basement!): Jim Shields (1947-2008)


released May 30, 2017

Except where noted, "Mr." Ben Bowen sings and plays all the instruments on these tracks.

tracks 2,4, &10 written by Ben Bowen
tracks 1,3,5, & 9 are traditional folk songs
track 7 written by Abby Bowen
tracks 6,8, &11 use melodies in the public domain with lyrics by Ben Bowen



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Ben Bowen Hamilton, Ontario

Mr. Ben is a Hamilton-based kids musician and educator. His first album, the Bumblebee EP, was released in 2011 shortly after opening for Fred Penner.

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Track Name: Monter Sur An Éléphant
Monter sur un éléphant
C'est haut, c'est haut
Monter sur un éléphant
C'est haut, c'est effrayant!

Monter sur un crocodile
C'est bas, c'est bas
monter sur un crocodile
c'est bas, c'est difficile!

Monter sur un kangourou
C'est fou, c'est fou!
Monter sur un kangourou
C'est fou pour vous et nous

Monter dur un ours blanc
C'est froid, c'est froid!
Monter sur un ours blanc
Il n'y rien plus froid, je crois!

Monter sur un hippopotame
C'est bouant, c'est bouant
monter sur un hippopotame
J'ai boue entre les dents!
Track Name: Pretty Butterfly
Pretty butterfly high up in the sky
Pretty butterfly flying super-high

Tiny little egg without any legs
Tiny little egg waiting to get big

Little caterpillar likes to crawl & slither
little caterpillar walks hither & thither

Shiny green cocoon underneath the moon
Shiny green cocoon: I'll be a butterfly soon