(Juliette Gordon Low)

(By Jonathan Sprout)


Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low (1860-1927) created an organization in 1912 that became the largest voluntary association of young women in the world: Girl Scouts of the USA. She was an artistic, courageous, and energetic world traveler who thrived on instilling in “her girls” a sense of responsible citizenship. She provided healthy, fun activities for girls while teaching them how to be loyal, courteous, friendly, and trustworthy. Her charming eccentricities made her the center of attention at every party. Unstoppable in her enthusiasm for scouting and generous to a fault, she was loved and admired by countless people the world over for helping people help themselves. She is fondly remembered as the first Girl Scout and the best Girl Scout of them all.


The work of today is the history of tomorrow, and we are its makers.—Juliette Gordon Low

She lived her life always on the run, a bit disorganized,       

Her work was never done.

Her optimistically persuasive ways

Could have charmed the fruit off a tree.

When she had an idea

Then everyone knew she’d be…


Refrain:          Unstoppable, persistent, and so magnetic.

                        Unflappable, proactive, and energetic.


She spent her money to support the girls.

When there was nothing left, sold her precious pearls.

Nothing mattered more to Juliette

Because her heart was set on a dream.

She did all she could

Just to be helpful and good. She’d seem…



Bridge:           The one to boost morale.

                        A visionary gal.


Juliette…she was unstoppable.

She was unstoppable.

Juliette, unstoppable.




©2014 Kanukatunes (ASCAP)

Lead vocal: Jonathan Sprout

Drum programming, piano (including flapper intro): Joe Mennonna

Percussion: Jimmy Hammer

Bass: Al Renino

Guitars: Jimmy Hammer, Leslie Chew, and Jonathan Sprout

Synths: Jimmy Hammer and Joe Mennonna

Background vocals: Susie Stevens and Jimmy Hammer



Come with Me!

(William Penn)

(By Jonathan Sprout, Jimmy Hammer, and Dave Kinnoin)


William Penn (1644-1718) was the first great hero of American liberty. A true visionary, he spent many years in English prisons as a result of his belief that everyone deserves respect. After the King of England gave him a huge section of land in America, he traveled throughout Europe encouraging people to come with him and take part in his “Holy Experiment” known as Pennsylvania. It became a place of safety for people the world over who sought freedom and peace, including Native Americans. They lived, in Penn's own words, “with liberty and justice for all” and inspired a community named City of Brotherly Love: Philadelphia. His lifelong devotion to truth and equality inspired America’s other Founding Fathers and the unfolding of American democracy.


Seek not to be rich, but happy. Riches lie in bags. Happiness in contentment – something wealth can never give.—WilliamPenn


We are the pacifists. We are the ones oppressed

By those with narrow-minded views.

You need not stay and suffer through this unrest.

Hear ye! Hear ye! I have good news!


Refrain:          Come with me!

                        Beyond the western sea

                        There lies a colony—

                        A promised land where all are free.

                        Come with me!

                        Where everyone can be

                        The voice of liberty.

                        Pennsylvania waits for thee.

                        Come with me!


We practice faith with action. It gives us strength to dare.

The Inner Light is our guide.

The path to your salvation is over there.

Hear ye! Hear ye! Put fear aside and…




Bridge:           Friends, the New World will be our shrine    

                        Where Brotherly Love will shine, peacefully.



Come with me! Pennsylvania waits for thee!

Come with me! Pennsylvania waits for thee!


©2014 Kanukatunes (ASCAP), Sync Track (ASCAP), and Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

Lead vocal: Jonathan Sprout

Drum programming: Jimmy Hammer and Joe Mennonna

Synth bass: Jimmy Hammer and Joe Mennonna

Percussion: Jimmy Hammer and Joe Mennonna

Guitars: Jonathan Sprout, Leslie Chew, and Joe Mennonna

Keyboards: Jimmy Hammer and Joe Mennonna

Background vocals: Susie Stevens and Jimmy Hammer





(Albert Einstein)

(By Jonathan Sprout and Dave Kinnoin)


Albert Einstein (1879-1955) is considered the most creative scientific genius of modern times. He questioned the obvious and marveled at nature's mysteries while changing our understanding of the world. “Imagination is more important than knowledge,” he said. He was a master of both. He forever changed the laws of physics with his formula E=mc2, proving that energy and mass are different forms of the same thing. A kind, gentle, and absent-minded professor who rarely wore socks and seldom combed his hair, he became one of the world’s most visible supporters of peace and human rights. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921 and named Person of the Century by Time Magazine in 1999. His name is now another word for “genius.”


Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.—Albert Einstein


He was a simple man of curiosity

Who took a second look at what no one else could see.

He followed logic along imagination’s path.

With ever-twinkling eyes beneath that crazy hair,

He saw a universe of questions waiting there

And found the answers to nature’s mysteries using math.

A simple desk and chair, an out-the-window stare,

Crumpled papers in the trash,

A brain that could not quit, and scientific grit,

Then in a flash…


Refrain:          E=mc².

                        Even Einstein was not prepared

                        For the formula that loudly declared he was a genius!

                        It was this dreamer who found the key

                        To a secret so we all could see

                        The true definition of energy.



His violin was handy. Sometimes you can’t resist

A bit of fun distraction when you’re a physicist.

The man knew everything, but kept his brilliance in disguise.

He said he had no talents, yet he was born to think.

Knew how to fix equations, but not the kitchen sink.

Became a pacifist and won a Nobel Prize.

A formal dinner tux, applause, and lots of bucks—

Everybody screamed his name.

It was his work with light that made his day that night.

Hear the acclaim!




Bridge:           Six hundred seventy-one million miles per hour squared,

                        Multiplied by mass. What would that be?



©2014 Kanukatunes (ASCAP) and Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

Lead vocal: Jonathan Sprout

Drum programming, string programming, schmaltz violin: Joe Mennonna

Bass: Al Renino

Guitar: Jimmy Hammer, Leslie Chew, and Jonathan Sprout

Keyboards: Joe Mennonna and Jimmy Hammer

Background vocals: Jimmy Hammer and Susie Stevens



Hall of Fame

(Roberto Clemente)

(By Jonathan Sprout and Dave Kinnoin)


Roberto Clemente (1934-1972), “The Great One,” was Puerto Rico’s most popular sports figure and the first Latino elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame. He won 12 straight Gold Glove Awards and 4 National League batting champion titles. Twelve times he was named to the All-Star team. He was Most Valuable Player in the National League in 1966 and Most Valuable Player in the 1971 World Series. His .317 career batting average was the highest among all active baseball players. A committed humanitarian with a passion for family and the welfare of children, he challenged racial discrimination while helping the less fortunate. He lost his life while attempting to fly relief supplies to earthquake victims in Central America. Recognized as baseball’s first Latin American superstar, he believed it is not enough to play the game well. One must always give back.


If you have a chance to help others and fail to do so, you’re wasting your time on this earth.—Roberto Clemente


Such an eager little boy,

Broomstick for a bat,

Tin can for a ball—

Not much more than that.

One day he gave that ball a mighty whack,

Sailing over a mitt—a coffee bean sack,

Far from the sugar fields of San Juan

To the Pittsburgh stands… “Going, going, gone!”


Refrain:          So much more than just the way

                        He played the game,

                        It was his kind and giving heart

                        That keeps him in our Hall of Fame.


Managua earthquake victims.

An overloaded plane

Filled with relief supplies

Takes off in the rain.

He knew there was a risk, but he had to go

On a mission of mercy—he couldn’t say no.

Now, far from the sugar fields of San Juan

The legend lives on.




Bridge:           He dazzled everyone with plays he made

                        And passion in the ways he played.

                        “He was a Superstar!” they all declared.

                        Remembered as theman who cared.



©2014 Kanukatunes (ASCAP) and Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

Lead vocal: Jonathan Sprout

Drum programming, bass programming, keyboards, trumpet, trombone, alto horn, tenor, and baritone saxophones: Joe Mennonna

Guitars: Joe Mennonna and Leslie Chew

Background vocals: Susie Stevens and Jimmy Hammer



Man in the Arena

(Theodore Roosevelt)

(By Jonathan Sprout and Dave Kinnoin)


Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) is the only person ever to receive any country’s highest military honor and the Nobel Peace Prize. The 26th president of the United States, this brilliant historian and energetic nature lover enacted legislation to protect and preserve 230 million acres of land—one-fifth of America. He was the first president to fly in an airplane, go down in a submarine, own a car, and have a telephone in his home. He changed the way people in America thought of their leaders by demonstrating that one’s character is as important as one’s accomplishments. He was a devoted son, husband, and father who wrote 45 books, spoke 6 languages, and read, on average, 2 books a night. Fearless and full of adventure, he boasted, “No one has ever enjoyed life more than I have.”


It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.—Theodore Roosevelt


I don’t care what the others say,

I will always do what’s right.

I don’t care how tough the challenge,

I will hold my honor tight.

No matter what the situation,

I know what I must do. I will be brave and true

As I live my life like the…


Refrain:          Man in the arena,

                        The one who gives it his all.

                        Man in the arena,

                        Who boldly answers the call.

                        The one who does his best because

                        He’s not afraid to fall.

                        Man in the arena.


Nobody cares how much you know

Until they know how much you care.

Do what you can with what you have,

And be sure your heart is there.

Something might be hard to do, but if it serves a worthy cause,

Proceed without applause

So you can live like the…




Bridge:           He knows the taste of sweat.

                        His goals are firmly set.

                        His passion leaves him no regret.




©2014 Kanukatunes (ASCAP) and Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

Lead vocal: Jonathan Sprout

Drum programming, percussion, keyboards, tuba, euphonium, trombone, alto horn, and trumpet: Joe Mennonna

Bass: Al Renino

Guitars: Joe Mennonna, Leslie Chew, and Jonathan Sprout

Background vocals: Susie Stevens and Jimmy Hammer



Through the Eyes of a Child

(Walt Disney)

(By Jonathan Sprout and Dave Kinnoin)


Walt Disney (1901-1966) transformed the entertainment industry as he created some of the world’s most well-known and best-loved characters. Believing that adults deserve to have as much fun as children, he sketched cartoons, produced more than 100 movies, and built a theme park that remains the benchmark for all the planet’s playgrounds—Disneyland. He received more awards and nominations than any other individual in history. He and his staff of cartoonists, movie-makers, and Imagineers were recognized with more than 950 honors and citations from around the world, including 48 Academy Awards® and 7 Emmys®. Known as “the Man Behind the Magic,” he saw a world of possibilities through the eyes of an innocent child. If something can be imagined, he believed, it can be made real.


When I see things I don’t like, I start thinking, “why do they have to be like this, and how can I improve them?”—Walt Disney


Snow White, seven dwarfs, a jealous evil queen,

A castle, and a handsome prince upon a silver screen.

Pictures came alive because a master of the arts,

An animated man created a whole new world that won our hearts.


Refrain:          Through the eyes of a child,

                        He could see what was fun,

                        And he brought that vision to everyone.

                        His work was his play. The joy ran wild.

                        Oh, the magic he saw through the eyes of a child!


Main Street, a jungle cruise, a roving Dixie band,

A kingdom for happy families—a true adventure land.

In spite of what the critics said, he made it all appear.

A dream come true, his kid’s-eye view made him the first Imagineer.




Bridge:           Somewhere in his imagination,

                        Somehow, he captured the feel,

                       Because his mind of make-believe

                        Made anything possible and everything real.  




©2014 Kanukatunes (ASCAP) and Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

Lead vocal: Jonathan Sprout

Drum programming, percussion, bass, keyboards, tuba, tenor banjo, trumpet, trombone, and clarinet: Joe Mennonna

Guitars: Leslie Chew and Jonathan Sprout

Background vocals: Susie Stevens and Jimmy Hammer




(Samantha Smith)

(By Jonathan Sprout and Dave Kinnoin)


Samantha Smith (1972-1985) was a bright and expressive schoolgirl whose optimism warmed the hearts of millions around the world. At the age of 10, when the United States and the Soviet Union appeared to be on the brink of nuclear war, she wrote a letter of peace to Soviet leader Yuri Andropov. His warm response and her two-week journey to his country inspired countless Americans and Soviets to rethink their hostile views of each other. As a powerful symbol of hope and “America's youngest ambassador for peace,” she helped create an atmosphere of love, respect, and joy. Tragically, her life was cut short at the age of 13 when she and her father died in a plane crash. She taught the world an important lesson: If people try hard enough, they can get along.


The people of the world seem more like people in my own neighborhood. I think they are more like me than I ever realized.—Samantha Smith


A ten-year-old girl from the state of Maine

Reads the scary news, wants her mom to explain

About nuclear war.

“They say the USSR

Keeps building bombs that can travel this far.

How come? And what on earth for?

Why can’t we get along, get along together?

Please write. Write someone a letter.”


Refrain:          Powerful! Powerful!

                        Now it may be hard to see

                        Sometimes little things can be powerful.


Her mom tells Samantha what she already knew:

“A letter would be better if it came from you.”

So she gathers her thoughts to say what she meant.

She writes, “I’ve been worrying. It isn’t right.

Why do you want war? We should never fight.”

Off to Russia the letter is sent.

Four or more months go by.

Patience. There is no reply.




Bridge:           Peace can be grown from the tiniest seed.

                        Andropov writes back and the world gets to read:


“Dear Samantha, we are just like you.

We do not want war. We are peaceful, too.

Please be our guest and visit us here.”

There in the Soviet Union, Samantha’s name

Becomes a symbol of hope. She finds worldwide fame—

A girl on a quest, a peace pioneer.

And as she makes her friends behind the Iron Curtain,

She learns one thing is for certain:


Refrain           She is powerful! Powerful!

                        Now it may be hard to see

                        Sometimes little girls can be powerful.


©2014 Kanukatunes (ASCAP) and Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

Lead vocal: Jonathan Sprout

Drum programming, keyboards, and balalaika programming: Joe Mennonna

Intro music box, harmonica and percussion: Jimmy Hammer

Bass: Al Renino

Guitars: Leslie Chew, Jonathan Sprout, and Jimmy Hammer

Background vocals: Susie Stevens, Jimmy Hammer, and Lucyane Bouchardet



Dr. Seuss

(Theodore Seuss Geisel)

(By Jonathan Sprout and Jimmy Hammer)


Theodore Seuss Geisel (1904-1991), known as Dr. Seuss, is the most popular and influential name in children’s literature. He endured no less than 27 rejections before his first book was published. His 60 books have been translated into more than 15 languages and have sold more than 222 million copies. Sixteen of them are among the top 100 best-selling children’s hardcover books of all time. His lifelong war on illiteracy earned him two Emmys®, a Peabody Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. Eleven children’s television specials, a Broadway musical, and several feature-length movies have sprung from his books. He was a painfully shy, lighthearted defender of children’s rights who revolutionized the way children can learn to read. He demonstrated that words are fun and reading is joyful.


Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.—Theodore Seuss Geisel


There once was a man ofremarkable wit

Who could find words that rhymed and then make them all fit

Into stories that tantalized, tickled, and teased

With fantabulous pictures that playfully pleased.


He wrote about ooblecks and wockets and zoos

And Hunches in Bunches and Horton and Whos.

His style was whimsical, wacky, and wild,

And now he’s a hero to every child.

He made a lot of books we will never outgrow.

Now we know oh, the places we’ll go!


Refrain:          A! B! C!

                        Dr. Seuss! Wrote the story of Mulberry Street.

                        Dr. Seuss! Green eggs and ham that no one would eat.

                        Dr. Seuss! Gave an account of Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose.

                        We love Dr. Seuss. Introduced the Cat in the Hat.

                        Dr. Seuss! A tree-top nest where an elephant sat.

                        Dr. Seuss! Created dozens of creatures and set them loose.


Tell me, whatwas the tree that the Lorax could save?

And why did the Onceler refuse to behave?

Do you know what is there in McElligot’s pool?

Have you read of the Yookwith the Kick-a-Poo tool?


Would you dance to the beat of the Butter-Up Band?

Do you feel for the Grinch in that faraway land?

Can you see what was wrong with the Star-Bellied Sneech?

Do you get that each book has a lesson to teach?

With Hop on Pop and Fox in Socks, we stand and shout!

He made us laugh, so we have to sing about…




Bridge:           One, two, three, four,

                        Who’s the writer we adore?

                        Theodore Geisel, he’s the one!

                        He made reading so much fun!

                        A, B, C, D,

                        Who’s the man who set us free?

                        Theodore Geisel, he’s the one!

                        He made reading so much fun!


He made a lot of books we will never outgrow.

Now we know oh, the places we’ll go!




©2014 Kanukatunes (ASCAP) and Sync Track (ASCAP)

Lead vocal, cockney vocals, and character vocals: Jonathan Sprout

Drum programming, percussion, and bass harmonica: Jimmy Hammer

Tuba, toy saxophone, slide whistle, krummhorn, kazoo, blockflöte, ocarina, Eb euphonium, banjo, trumpet, trombone, and clarinet: Joe Mennonna

Steam calliope sample and patch programming: Jimmy Hammer and Joe Mennonna

Background vocals: Jimmy Hammer, Susie Stevens, Randy Crenshaw, and Ellie Baer




(Rachel Carson)

(By Jonathan Sprout and Dave Kinnoin)


Rachel Carson (1907-1964), “Voice for the Earth,” was an author and scientist whose courage, selfless spirit, and sense of wonder inspired the modern environmental movement. Her books about nature helped people realize our interconnectedness with the world of plants and animals. In 1951, her book The Sea Around Us was published. It remained on The New York Times best-seller list for 81 weeks and was translated into 32 languages. In 1962, Carson wrote Silent Spring, a book that spoke courageously about the irresponsible use of poisonous chemicals. Though powerful chemical companies labeled her an alarmist, her book awakened millions of people to the importance of caring for the planet. In 1980, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States, was awarded in her memory.


The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.—RachelCarson


We are born with a sense of wonder—

Folded buds ready for the spring,

Strands in the web of life.

A fresh, new, beautiful view

Is ours to see. We’ll always be…


Refrain:          Interconnected, one and all.

                        Interconnected, big and small.

                        Actions we take affect every living thing.

                        Listen. Sing!

                        Interconnected in this biosphere.

                        Interconnected. The truth is clear:

                        The balance of nature must be protected.  

                        We are interconnected.


As we stand with the sea around us,

We can feel the rhythm of the waves

That flowed into Rachel’s heart.

Hopes stir, thinking of her

And what she would give that we may live…




Bridge:           Earth, sea, sky,

                        Plants, animals, you and I.




©2014 Kanukatunes (ASCAP) and Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

Lead vocal: Jonathan Sprout

Drum programming, pianos, and percussion: Joe Mennonna

Bass: Ernest Poccia

Guitars: Leslie Chew and Jonathan Sprout

Background vocals: Susie Stevens and Jimmy Hammer



Heads, Hearts, and Hands

(Mary McLeod Bethune)

(By Jonathan Sprout and Jimmy Hammer)


Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) was once the most influential black woman in America. At 29, she started her own school for African Americans with $1.50, all the money she owned. She became a voice of hope and optimism, inspiring pride and self-confidence in others. Firmly committed to social justice, she taught her students how to succeed, insisting they pay it forward by helping others who were less fortunate. Her non-confrontational style of preferring conference tables to picket lines enabled her to build bridges between black and white communities that advanced the cause for equal rights. She was the first black woman to serve as a presidential advisor and the first black person to have a national monument dedicated to her in Washington, DC.


Enter to learn; depart to serve.—MaryMcLeod Bethune


You have come here to learn,

And you will leave this place to serve,

For here at our school, we have a plan:

Every door you will open

Opens doors for others, too.

Take pride in everything you do!

Our future depends on you.


Refrain:          With your heads, hearts, and hands,

                        With hope and love,

                        Heads, hearts, and hands,

                        We will rise above.

                        Keep the faith. No matter what the world demands,

                        Use your heads, hearts, and hands.


Meet adversity with action.

See the challenge as a gift.

Answer those who hate with love.

Teach your young ones to believe

That we can live in harmony.

Rise up! Stand with dignity!

Be the one you were meant to be.




This institution is where we start with our solution.

You’ll learn to read, and you will someday learn to lead.

Your education will save this nation,

Will give us hope for black and white.

Use your heads, hearts, and hands,

And take these wrongs and make them right!


©2014 Kanukatunes (ASCAP) and Sync Track (ASCAP)

Lead vocal: Jonathan Sprout

Drum programming, bass programming, piano, and organ: Joe Mennonna

Guitars: Joe Mennonna and Leslie Chew

Percussion: Jimmy Hammer

Background vocals: Randy Crenshaw (tenor), Charity McCrary (soprano), Linda McCrary (alto), and Ricky Nelson (bass)



I See a Hero

(By Jonathan Sprout and Dave Kinnoin)


I want to be what you are to me—

I want to be a hero.

If you could see what you are to me,

You would agree you’re my hero.

I’ve been watching how you live,

All the gifts you freely give,

And I know, I know…


Refrain:          I see a hero when I look at you.

                        Your brave and honest ways keep shining through.

                        You are my inspiration in all I do.

                        I see a hero when I look at you.


Roads can get rough. Times can turn tough.

Days can be long and lonely.

Deep in my heart there is a part

Where I can find you only.

And if I’m ever feeling scared,

Lost and worried, I’m prepared

’Cause I know, I know…




Bridge: As I fall asleep each night,

           I will hold onto my dream so tight.




©2014 Kanukatunes (ASCAP) and Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

Lead vocal: Jonathan Sprout

Drum programming, keyboards, and percussion: Joe Mennonna

Bass: John Mennonna

Guitars: Leslie Chew and Jonathan Sprout

Background vocals: Susie Stevens and Jimmy Hammer