Raise a Ruckus

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An old traditional American folk song that I re-wrote with kid-friendly lyrics. Special guests: Grammy-winner Buck Howdy on vocals and Grammy-winner Marcy Marxer on washboard


There’s a party tonight and I can’t wait
Raise a ruckus tonight
Better warn the neighbors ‘cause it’s gonna get late
Raise a ruckus tonight

Even better yet invite them to come
Raise a ruckus tonight
I’m baking a cake and they can all have some
Raise a ruckus tonight

Get on board little children, get on board
While the moon is shining bright
Get on the boat, down that river float
We’re gonna raise a ruckus tonight

I’m gonna stomp my feet and clap my hands
Gonna dance all night to a kid-folk band

When they fire up the fiddle and kick up the bass
People gonna dance all over this place

We’re gonna swim in the river when the sun goes down
Then we’ll get on the boat and we’ll float into town

We’ll hoot and we’ll holler up and down Main Street
In our wet bathing suits and our cold bare feet


from Raise a Ruckus, released September 4, 2012



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