Theme Songs

Deep in the Heart

Words and Music by Sue Young, ©2008

Listen to the recording of this song. (MP3 | WAV)

Deep in the heart of Texas,


At the public library,


With every book I take a look,


To see what I can see.

From the skyscrapers of Houston,


To the Fort Worth rodeo,


I can take a trip on a sailing ship,


In the Gulf of Mexico.

I can ride across the desert,


Or explore the Alamo,


I can navigate the Lone Star state,


It’s easy to participate.

Deep in the heart of Texas,


At the public library,


With every book I take a look,


To see what I can be.

I can be a cowboy (or girl),


And sleep under the stars,


Or I can race into space,


To Jupiter and Mars.


I can be a great detective,


Or strum on my guitar,


Create, invent, experiment,


I can even be the president.

En el corazón de Tejas, Translation: In the heart of Texas
A la biblioteca voy,   I’m going to the library
Leer es un placer,   Reading is a pleasure
Mañana y hoy.   Tomorrow and today

Outside the sun is blazing,


It’s 98 degrees,


The library is nice and cool,


And there’s always something fun to read.

Deep in the heart of Texas,


At the public library,


With every book I take a look,


And best of all it’s free.

Appropriate Use of the Theme Song


"Deep in the Heart" by Sue Young

The theme song, "Deep in the Heart," by Sue Young, may be used by Texas librarians to promote the 2009 Texas Reading Club, Texas libraries, 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 Texas Reading Club, and at any free outreach program. Texas librarians who play the audiorecording or perform the song must provide credit to Sue Young 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. Please contact Sue Young at sue@sueyoungmusic.com or 512-323-2414 to request permission.

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

"Words and Music by Sue Young, © 2008. For more information on Sue Young and her library/school programs, please contact Sue Young at 512-323-2414, or visit her web site at www.sueyoungmusic.com.”

For more information about the Appropriate Use of the Theme Song, please contact Christine McNew, Youth Services Consultant, at christine.mcnew@tsl.texas.gov.

Instructions for downloading the song

  1. Left click on the link to "Listen to the Song".
  2. Highlight "Save Target As" (in Internet Explorer) or "Save Link As" (in Firefox).
  3. Select a folder to save the song in. It will save as an MP3 file.
  4. Click on the file and it will open and play.

AT THE LIBRARY!

There is a place,


Where imaginations grow,


It is a place


I love to go!


We learn and read,


Friends call to me:


Have you ever seen an elf - reading on a shelf?


AT THE LIBRARY!

Add one of the following before the last line, “AT THE LIBRARY!” each time you repeat the stanza.

Have you ever seen a dragon - with books in a wagon?


Have you read on a chair - next to a bear?


Have you tickled a whale with a book on its tail?


Have you giggled with a Cat? - A Cat in a Hat?


Have you read about a Toy - wearing Corduroy!


Have you read about a Dog, a Hog, or a Frog?


Have you read about a Moose, kissing a goose?


Have you read about a ship, taking a trip?


Have you read about a train going down the drain?


Have you read about a pony eating baloney?


Have you read about a fish, a fish in a dish?


Have you read about a bee learning to ski?


Have you read about a bear in long underwear?


Have you read about a rattlesnake with a bellyache?


Have you ever seen a Jackalope, chewing on some cantaloupe?


Have you read about a longhorn, juggling ears of corn?


Have you seen an armadillo, reading on a pillow?


Have you read about a roadrunner - ????? (pause)


Have you ever been at story time - looking for a rhyme?


AT THE LIBRARY!!!!!!!



Texas Reading Club 2009 Programming Manual / Libraries: Deep in the Heart of Texas!


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

Page last modified: June 14, 2011