Theme Songs

Color Your World

(Lyrics by Sally Meyers. Sing to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It”.)

Chorus:


(The librarian or younger children may point at the pictures on the rebus while they sing the chorus. Older children might use the rebus and see how fast they can sing the chorus without stumbling.)

Yellow lemons, daisies, bananas, corn and ducks,


Red apples, cherries, roses, hearts and trucks!


Green grapes, frogs, and leaves, broccoli, lettuce and peas,


Orange carrots, pumpkins, apricots and cheese!

Verse 1.


When my world needs some color - I read a book!


Words and pictures tell the story, take a look!


I color my world and read,


A book is all I need!


Open your world to many colors, READ A BOOK!

Chorus.

Verse 2:


Jellybeans, confetti, buttons in a row.


Beads on a string, lights all a-glow.


With colors all around so much fun is to be found,


Use imagination, see the colors grow!

Chorus.

Color Your World Rebus

Younger children may use the rebus to sing the chorus and point at each picture. Older children might use the rebus and see how fast they can sing it without stumbling.

©2003, Sally Meyers.


Permission is granted for non-commercial use by Texas libraries.

I Can Read

Words and Music by Purly Gates


Purly Gates -- vocals, guitar, accordion, electric bass.


© 2003, Purly Gates, BMI.

mp3 file - Listen to the song

1. When I read a book, you know,


It’s printed in black and white....


The most amazing thing takes place


As I read what the author writes.

2. The words make pictures in my mind


With colors bright and new


And then my eyes begin to see


An awesome, different view.

(Chorus)


‘Cause I can read, read, read,


I can read, read, read,


Words and pictures dancin’ in


Color the world I see





I can read, read, read


I can read, read, read.


Every page I turn will


Color the world for me.

3. So anytime it’s raining,


Or I’m stuck in my room,


I can travel anywhere


And paint away the gloom.

(Repeat Chorus)


‘Cause I can read, read, read,


I can read, read, read,


Words and pictures dancin’ in


Color the world I see





I can read, read, read


I can read, read, read.


Every page I turn will


Color the world for me.

4. Rainbows are full of colors


Colors are full of light


When I fill up on stories,


It makes my world so bright.

(Chorus)


‘Cause I can read, read, read,


I can read, read, read,


Words and pictures dancin’ in


Color the world I see





I can read, read, read


I can read, read, read.


Every page I turn will


Color the world for me.

Every page I turn will


Color the world for me.

For more information on Purly Gates and her library/school programs, etc., contact info@purlygates.com; www.purlygates.com and 1-877-431-7921.

Yo puedo leer

Words and Music by Purly Gates.


Purly Gates -- vocals, guitar, accordion, electric bass.


Translation by Maurine McLean (BiLingo@aol.com)


© 2003, Purly Gates, BMI.

mp3 file - Listen to the song

1. Cuando leo un libro,


Cuidadosamente


Pasa algo raro


Sucede en mi mente

2. Nacen imágenes


Y bellos colores


Que crean un mundo


Que es de mil amores

CORO:


Puedo leer, leer, leer,


Yo puedo leer, leer, leer


Palabras e imágenes


Pintan mi mundo


Puedo leer, leer, leer,


Yo puedo leer, leer, leer


Cada cuento abre nuevas puertas para mí

3. Si está lloviendo


Y tengo unos momentos


Puedo irme lejos


Leyendo lindos cuentos

CORO

4. Verde, amarillo


Blanco y rojo


Las historias pintan


Colores para todos

CORO

For more information on Purly Gates and her library/school programs, etc., contact info@purlygates.com; www.purlygates.com and 1-877-431-7921.

Appropriate Use of the Theme Song, “I Can Read”, by Purly Gates

The theme song, "I Can Read" by Purly Gates, may be used by Texas librarians to promote the 2004 Texas Reading Club, "Color Your World...Read!”, the library, and reading. Librarians may play or perform the song on public Library premises in the State of Texas, and in Texas schools and child care centers for the purpose of promoting the Summer Reading Club, and at any free outreach programs. Texas librarians who play the audiorecording or perform the song must provide credit to Purly Gates to all audiences.

The song may be used only for non-profit purposes. Libraries may not reproduce the sound file for distribution or sale. To use the song for broadcast purposes with PSA's, commercials, etc., permission must be obtained from the Performing Vendor. To request permission, please contact Purly Gates at info@purlygates.com, www.purlygates.com, or 1-877-431-7921.

The song may be uploaded onto individual library websites, provided that the following statement is included.

"Words and Music by Purly Gates, ©2003, Purly Gates, BMI. For more information on Purly Gates and her library/school programs, etc., contact info@purlygates.com, www.purlygates.com, or 1-877-431-7921."

For more information, please contact Christine McNew, Youth Services Consultant, at christine.mcnew@tsl.texas.gov.



Texas Reading Club 2004 Programming Manual / Color Your World...Read!


Published by the Library Development Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Page last modified: June 14, 2011