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"A Llama in Pajamas" and Other Silly Songs
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 3
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   2.6

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    cafes, catchy, entertainer, jing, rated, teen, walla-bee, wary, Willa-bee, wott, well-known, series, schools, belly, pajamas, works
     content words:    White House, Raffi Cavoukian, When Raffi, British Columbia, Singable Songs, Very Young, Raffi Songs, Baby Beluga, Really Need
"A Llama in Pajamas" and Other Silly Songs

By Toni Lee Robinson
1     Willa-bee walla-bee woo; an elephant sat on you.
Willa-bee walla-bee wee; an elephant sat on me!

 
2     That silly saying is part of a song. A man named Raffi sang it. The fun part is that you get to change the song as you go. You just use the end of a kid's name in the "woo" or "wee" part. At the end of the line, the elephant sits on that person! It works like this:
 
3     Willa-bee, walla-bee, wary; an elephant sat on Mary.
Willa-bee, walla-bee wott; an elephant sat on Scott!

 
4     Kids love silly songs. (Most adults do, too!) That's why kids love Raffi. Raffi is the silly song champion of the world. He even sings a song about a banana phone!
 
5     Ring, ring, ring, ring, ring, ring - banana phone...

I'll call for pizza; I'll call my cat
I'll call the White House, have a chat.
I'll place a call around the world.
Operator, get me Beijing jing jing jing...

Banana phone - ring... ring... ring...
It's a phone with appeal.

Banana phone - ring... ring... ring...
Now you can have your phone and eat it too!

Banana phone - ring... ring... ring...
This song drives me...bananas!

 
6     Not all of Raffi's songs are silly. Some are just nice to hear and sing. His most well-known song is about a baby whale. It's called "Baby Beluga." In this warm, happy song, a little whale calf swims with its mother. The chorus goes like this:
 
7     Baby Beluga in the deep blue sea,
You swim so wild and you swim so free.
Heaven above and the sea below,
And a little white whale on the go.
You're just a little white whale on the go.

 
8     Raffi was born in Cairo, Egypt. His full name is Raffi Cavoukian. When Raffi was ten, the family moved to Canada. Music was a part of life in his family. Raffi learned to play guitar as a teen.

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