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Song Descriptions and Lyrics
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Maryland children’s artist Margot Bevington will be releasing her second album for children, “I am 4, 5, 6,” on Feb. 28. As the title suggests, it’s geared towards families with children ages 4-6. Two years in the making, the album is twelve original songs about imagination, creative problem solving, and finding your heart. Bevington, who performs in the DMV area as Ms. Margot, draws attention to the tremendous curiosity and inventiveness in 4-6 year olds, as well as budding empathy, with a beautifully detailed mix of fun folk, rock, and classically inspired tunes.

A music educator for Pre-K through elementary aged students for 12 years, her first album, “One and Two is Three,” released in 2014, won a Creative Child Magazine Seal of Excellence Award. With “I am 4, 5, 6,” she extends and amplifies her original message with the help of several instrumentalists, fellow “Kindie” artists, and an Indiegogo campaign. She partners again with Grammy award winning engineer Luke Rohwer to create all acoustic, vivid musical illustrations of the stories each song presents.

Ms. Margot is celebrating the release of this album at Dancing Bear Toys and Gifts in Frederick, MD, on March 3 at 11am. For more details about Ms. Margot and her music, check out her websites at www. Inandoutoftheclouds.com/msmargot and Facebook.com/msmargotbevington.

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Album Description
“I am 4, 5, 6” is an album of original songs by Margot Bevington about imagination, creative problem solving, and finding your heart. As the title suggests, the album is intended for families with children ages 4-6. Ms. Margot focuses on the milestones, pastimes, and concerns of this age group, such as learning to read, creative play, and a child’s first look at thinking about others and the world. Each song expresses ways that children, with their inborn sense of wonder, budding ability to think “outside the box,” and developing empathy, can both enjoy life’s wonders and tackle challenges.

The album features Ms. Margot’s clear vocals, oftentimes blended with intricate vocal harmonies. The all-acoustic production favors a natural, warm sound. Bevington also plays piano, guitar, and auxiliary percussion- which ranges from tambourine and claves to water xylophone and giant water jug for “Recycle it With Heart.” Guests play flute, harp, and acoustic double bass, and she welcomes fellow children’s artists “Uncle” Devin Walker and John Cullimore of Chibi Kodama on drum set and vocals respectively. Children participate with vocals as well- joining in with Ms. Margot in a choral setting and in creating vocal sound effects. Grammy winning engineer Luke Rohwer edits, mixes, and masters this rich tapestry of audio with occasional “found” sounds- train whistles, machine sounds, playground, and swingset sounds- to achieve a truly vivid aural illustration for the stories presented in each song.

Caregivers can use the album as a way to enrich the momentous development going on in their 4-6 year olds. The imagination, creativity, and empathy of young listeners is nurtured when songs encourage questions, creative play, reading, finding friends, or helping others. Ms. Margot draws attention to this pivotal period of development with these beautifully detailed songs, tunefully engaging children to use creativity and empathy to make a positive difference in our world.

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Track List
1. From There to Here (3:31)
2. I Saw a Fairy (3:30)
3. Sense to Me (2:56)
4. Storytime (3:11)
5. Make-Believe Zoo (3:48)
6. Invent (3:18)
7. Recycle it With Heart (2:44)
8. S-Superhero (3:35)
9. Can I Play Too? (3:24)
10. Swinging (2:59)
11. I am 4, 5, 6 (3:19)
12. Heart, Pencils, and Crayons (3:49)

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Credits
Margot Bevington- songwriting, composing, vocals, piano, guitar, auxiliary percussion, (1-12), and sound design (10)
Luke Rohwer- editing, mixing, and mastering (1-12), sound design (4, 6, and 9)
John Cullimore- vocals (9)
"Uncle" Devin Walker- drum set (3 and 5)
Lou Hinds- acoustic bass (2, 3, 5, 7, 10, and 12)
Claire Heath- harp (2)
Ruth Tousignaut- flute (2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11 and 12)
Charles Bevington- vocals (8)
Sebastian Casey and Zoe Wilkins- children's vocals (5)
Elisa Jones, Calista Osong, Mia Matthews, and Wayne Matthews- children's vocals (7)

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Song Descriptions and Lyrics

“From There to Here” is a celebration of the rhyme commonly found in children’s literature for this age group, and the creative questions those treasured rhymes can inspire. 

1. “From There to Here”
Words and Music by Margot Bevington
©
 ℗ 2018 In and Out of the Clouds (ASCAP)

verse 1:
I see directions
Are they up or are they down?
I see my shadow
Does it smile or does it frown?
I see the clouds fly
Did they fly far to get here?
I see a question
In what seems so very clear
Do you ever do this too?
Want to know what's really true?
Wonder if there's more to see?
Close your eyes and come with me

chorus:
Imagine a bug inside a jug
A star inside a jar from here to there
Imagine a sky that's going high
A car that's going far
From here to there
From there to here

verse 2:
I feel my feet move
Will they walk or will they run?
I feel the wind blow
Will it tell me when it's done?
I touch the window
Will it stay when I let go?
I count my fingers
To the end of what I know
Do you ever do this too?
Want to know what's really true
Wonder if there's more to be
Take my hand and follow me

(repeat chorus)

bridge:
A chair up in the air
A rake that I can shake
A fly up in the sky
A cake that I can bake
A goat inside a boat
A dove that flies above
A mouse inside a house
What am I thinking of?

verse 3:
I hear my echo
Was that me or someone new?
I hear the music
Does the music hear me too?
I hear the raindrops
Can I hum that melody?
I hear the answers
But I'm not sure what they'll be
Do you ever do this too?
Want to know what's really true?
Wonder if there's more to hear?
Come with me to far and near

(repeat chorus)

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“I Saw a Fairy” explores the boundaries of how real our imagination can seem. 

2. “I Saw a Fairy"
Words and Music by Margot Bevington
© 
℗ 2018 In and Out of the Clouds (ASCAP)

verse 1:
Tiny toes, skipping feet, butterfly wings
When I play, I am a fairy that sings
Gossamer, glittery, very-fine hair
Twigs and leaves, petals and raindrops to wear
Evergreen, wintermint, lavender smell
I am a fairy, I do it so well
Honeydew, hyacinth, daffodil dear
What is that--something just flew by my ear
Was it real or just imaginary?
Woo-hoo-hoo I think I saw a fairy!

chorus:
I saw a fairy, I saw a fairy
Lights were dancing in and out
Pixie dust was all about
I saw a fairy, I saw a fairy
And I saw it go dancing away

verse 2:
Maybe next time I will ask it to stay
I'll make a fairy house where we can play
Gather some flowers and make it a bed
It can fly for a while then rest its head
I’ll use some pebbles to make it a door
Here are some feathers to sweep up the floor
Walnut shell bathtub and acorn cap sink
What is that--something just made the light blink
Was it real or just imaginary?
Woo-hoo-hoo I think I saw a fairy!

(repeat chorus)

bridge:
It was right there I could see it
I was as close as you can get
Next time fairy let me meet you
Can you make my wishes come true?

(repeat chorus)

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Creative play as “junior detectives” is described in the song, “Sense to Me." 

3. “Sense to Me”
Words and Music by Margot Bevington
© 
℗ 2018 In and Out of the Clouds (ASCAP)

verse 1:
When I see trouble and
I'm not sure how it started
I'm a junior ace detective
I can take the case
I step in with my badge
I'm ready for some action
How could trouble come to town
And leave without a trace?
Looking for clues
I'm gonna use my
Skills of observation
Time to get a move on now
It's time to start the chase

bridge:
Get my notebook
Get my coat and brief case
Get my ears to hear and
Eyes to see
Follow leads
I'll use my magnifier
To learn how that trouble
Came to be

chorus:
I'm gonna look
I'm gonna listen
Pick up the scent to solve this
Mystery
I'll feel the pulse
Pick out the flavor
Do what it takes until it
Makes
Sense to me

verse 2:
When I see puzzles there is
Something that intrigues me
I can not stop wondering
Until I put it right
I'm alert when there's something
Missing to the story
How could that have come to pass?
The secret's locked up tight
I'm on the move
I'm gonna prove that
Didn’t really happen
I can fix the problem see it
In a whole new light

bridge:
Spy around to
Find the missing pieces
I've a hunch at where they
Ought to be
Crack the code and
Figure out the answers
Gather up the suspects
Find the key

(repeat chorus)

coda:
Sense to me

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Learning to read is the subject of “Storytime.” The child in the song loves how stories can “come to life,” both with increasing awareness of how letters form words, and by imagining what the characters in the story experience- in this case, what the “little engine that could” experiences.

4. “Storytime”
Words and Music by Margot Bevington
© 
℗ 2018 In and Out of the Clouds (ASCAP)

verse 1:
When Mommy reads to me
The sentences run free
The letters seem to sing
A gentle melody
With fingertips she shows
The words lined up in rows
She starts up at the top
Then down the page she goes
The story jumps about
The pictures help me out
The drawings seem to dance
The colors seem to shout
The words and pictures meet
And give me such a treat
I'm dancing as they dance
I can't stay in my seat

bridge:
Look at the movement
Look at the shapes change as she reads
I can't believe it!
How will it end?
I'll follow where she leads

chorus:
Storytime, storytime
When stories come to life inside of me
Storytime, storytime
When I can play in pages and be
What I want to be

verse 2:
When I go to my bed
I take a book we've read
I try to read the words
They're bouncing in my head
My finger leads the way
Points out the sounds to say
I know the letters there
Look at them as they play
This book’s my favorite one
The toy train makes a run
It tries to go uphill
But something gets undone
The train gets broken down
Here comes the circus clown
He tries to get some help
To get the train to town

bridge:
Look at that engine
Coming to help them
Thinks she can
I am that engine
I can help pull
I am her biggest fan

(repeat chorus)

coda:
What I want to be
What I want to be

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“Make Believe Zoo” is a pure celebration of the creative play and care taking children can experience with their stuffed animals, in this case by dancing together.

5. “Make-Believe Zoo”
Words and Music by Margot Bevington
© 
℗ 2018 In and Out of the Clouds (ASCAP)

verse 1:
There are some animals that live with me
They're furry, silky, soft, and velvety
They love to scamper round and hug me tight
And gather round me when I sleep at night
I've got a dolphin that can dive and dip
I've got a monkey that can do a flip
I've got a turtle that can hide its head
I've got a tiger that sleeps on my bed
We all like to play
The animal way

chorus:
Teddy bear and puppy dog
Dinosaur and purple frog
Unicorn and kangaroo
Come and dance
This is my make-believe zoo

verse 2:
I am a zookeeper I have a key
To open up my wild menagerie
I like to give my furry friends a treat
Whenever I come in we move our feet
This one is Tigey he is in the groove
This one is Cheri she knows how to move
This one is Hooty he can work it out
This one is Casey she can twist and shout
We all like to play
The animal way

(repeat chorus)

verse 3:
Dive like a dolphin
Flip like a monkey
Hide like a turtle
Sleep like a tiger
Groove it like Tigey
Move it like Cheri
Work it like Hooty
Twist it like Casey
We all like to play
The animal way

(repeat chorus)

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“Invent” mirrors how perseverance, trial and error, and invention can “change the world.”

6. “Invent”
Words and Music by Margot Bevington
© 
℗ 2018 In and Out of the Clouds (ASCAP)

verse 1:
Think - about it what it does it do what it does right will it do
Say - I think it does it does it right if I can make it do it
Work - it can work right if I can fix it it will work and it will
Do - what I think up it will work do what I think up

(repeat verse 1)

chorus:
In the world in-
Vent I'm changing
In the world in-
Vent

In the world in-
Vent I'm changing
In the world in-
Vent

verse 2:
Say- what it will do I will say what what it will do I will say
Test- testing one two I'm testing test testing one two I'm testing
Fix- it won't work now but I will fix it and it will it will work
Make - and test it out and make and make and test it out

(repeat verse 2)

(repeat chorus)

bridge:
Invent, Invent, (etc.)

(repeat chorus)

(repeat verse 1)

(repeat verse 2)

(repeat chorus)

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With “Recycle it With Heart,” empathy for the environment is shown by the simple act of making art with recycled materials.

7. “Recycle it with Heart”
Words and Music by Margot Bevington
© 
℗ 2018 In and Out of the Clouds (ASCAP)

verse 1:
A bottle cap, an old shoe lace
I have some glue, now I can place
the lace and cap together there
Now it's a necklace I can wear
An old milk jug, and a pencil too
I'll take some scissors poke them through
I'll make a hole, and a pencil perch
Please stay here birds, no need to search
I know how to make an old thing new
Save it from the trash with tape and glue

chorus:
Recycle it with heart and
Make some art
Recycle it with heart and
Make some art

verse 2:
A CD case, clear back and front
Step two- go on a button hunt
I'll glue them all inside and then
A frame to put my photo in!
The jars in the recycle bin
Will start to make some music when
I fill them each with water and
I tune them up to make a band
I know how to make an old thing new
Save it from the trash with tape and glue

(repeat chorus)

bridge:
I'd like to save the trees and
Keep the ocean blue
If I could start my making
Art that's what I'll do

(repeat chorus)

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“S-Superhero” is both an alphabet song and a celebration of all the positive qualities of true superheroes.

8. “S- Superhero”
Words and Music by Margot Bevington
© 
℗ 2016 In and Out of the Clouds (ASCAP)

verse 1:
A- amazing
B- blazing
C- caring
D- daring
E- electric
F- fantastic

chorus:
S- super friendly
S- super crafty
S- superhero

verse 2:
G- giving
H- helping
I- igniting
J- jumping
K- kindly
L- lively

chorus:
S- super nifty
S- super speedy
S- superhero

verse 3:
M- metamorphic
N- nostalgic
O- optimistic
P- pacifistic
Q- quintessential
R- radical

chorus:
S- super savvy
S- super handy
S- superhero

verse 4:
T- tenacious
U- ubiquitous
V- vivacious
W- wondrous
X- x-out awful
Y- youthful

chorus:
S- super funny
S- super bendy
S- superhero

bridge:
Z- zip, zam!
Z- zip, zam!

chorus:
S- super mover
S- super shaker
S- superhero

coda:
S- aves the day
S- aves the day
S- aves the day
S- aves the day

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The challenges a young child can face with socialization are poignant in “Can I Play Too?” The girl and boy in the song call upon their imagination to help process the fear that can sometimes accompany meeting new people in an unfamiliar setting. 

9. “Can I Play Too?”
Words and Music by Margot Bevington
© 
℗ 2018 In and Out of the Clouds (ASCAP)

verse 1:
Sometimes I go to places I've not been before
Not even ones that I could make-believe
I feel a little shy and I'm not comfortable
The people seem so different than me
I'd like to see what's new and go to check it out
I’d like to see if I can make a friend
I'm in a story that I've never heard before
I wonder what will happen in the end- in the end

chorus:
I wish that I could be
A legendary me
Break the spells and find what's true
Know what to say, know what to do
Because I just want to know
Can I play too?

verse 2:
Sometimes it seems like people come from fairytales
The characters that I see in my dreams
They seem so big and scary they might laugh at me
I wonder is that really as it seems
I'd like to be the brave one that I've seen before
The one that solves the problem saves the day
I'd show my heart and courage when all hope is lost
I'd say “Come follow me I know the way- I know the way"

(repeat chorus)

coda:
Oooo-
Because I just want to know
Can I play too?
Because I just want to know
Can I play too?

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The child in "Swinging," ponders the motion and experience of swinging and associates it with a mother’s rocking of her baby. She becomes aware that even though she has grown, she was once that small too. 

10. “Swinging”
Words and Music by Margot Bevington
© 
℗ 2018 In and Out of the Clouds (ASCAP)

verse 1:
The breezes toss me back and forth
I'm on a swing
I get held up by air like a
Kite on a string
I'm in my seat
I kick my feet and
Lean in
The ground below
Doesn't get to go

chorus:
When I go up
I will come back down
Swinging, swinging
When I go down
I will come back up
Swinging, swinging

verse 2:
I watch the trees ahead of me
I see them bend
I see with dizzy eyes and the
Colors all blend
I'm in the air
I'm everywhere and
Deep in
I'm in between
In a sea of green

(repeat chorus)

verse 3:
I wonder why I like to go
Swing with the trees
I see the babies and it jogs
Sweet memories
My mother's lap
Her arms to nap and
Sway in
I'm bigger now
But she taught me how

(repeat chorus)

coda:
Swinging

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In “I am 4, 5, 6,” the child associates numbers with age and what it means to truly “count” as we experience each moment in our lives.

11. “I am 4, 5, 6”
Words and Music by Margot Bevington
© 
℗ 2018 In and Out of the Clouds (ASCAP)

verse 1:
Sometimes I think how I've gotten older
How much years I’ve grown since I was small
Then I wonder when I will be grown up
How long will it take me to grow tall?

bridge 1:
If everything has parts that I can count
And years are broken into months and days
If everyone is counting on a clock
And ages could be counted different ways

chorus:
I am 1, 2, 3
Going on a million
I’m a million moments going by
I am 4, 5, 6
7, and a billion
I’m just working out the reason why

verse 2:
There’s a million seconds in just 12 days
I can feel each second in my heart
I grow older in this sea of seconds
Always moving start to end to start

bridge 2:
If everything that's living has to grow
And even grown-ups do- that's what I know
If everyone has hearts that need to beat
And something always makes my heartbeat go

(repeat chorus)

bridge 3:
Maybe one day I will find an answer
Maybe one day I will find a clue
Why do people count with only numbers?
We all count when we are counted too

(repeat chorus)

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“Heart, Pencils, and Crayons” is about how children can express their deepest form of empathy by their newfound ability to write and draw pictures for loved ones.

12. “With My Heart, Pencils, and Crayons”
Words and Music by Margot Bevington
© 
℗ 2018 In and Out of the Clouds (ASCAP)

verse 1:
As it's written in my mind
As it's written in my dreams
As it's written in my whims
As it's written in my winks
As it's written in my eyes
As it's written in my look
I will write it here for you
I'll write and draw a picture too

bridge:
I'll write letters, I'll write words
I'll write stories, I'll write songs
I'll draw pictures, I'll draw shapes
Pretty swirls to go along
So you can keep it when I go

chorus:
I'll write it with my heart with my pencils and my crayons

verse 2:
As it's written in my joy
As it's written in my woe
As it's written in my mood
As it's written in my blinks
As it's written in my face
As it's written in my smile
I will write it here for you
I'll write and draw a picture too

bridge:
I'll write ribbons, I'll write bows
I'll write polkas, I'll write dots
I'll draw me and, I'll draw you
Me in stripes and you in spots
So you can keep it when I go

chorus:
I'll write it with my heart with my pencils and my crayons

coda:
La---
I'll write it with my heart with my pencils and my crayons
I'll write it with my heart with my pencils and my crayons
I'll write it with my heart with my pencils and my crayons


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Advance Praise

"It might aptly be said that artists are people who have had the good fortune to never grow up. In 'I am 4, 5, 6,' Margot Bevington does a delightful job of capturing and conveying the wonderment of childhood, a key factor in why young listeners are so quickly and deeply drawn into the music." -Tillywig Parent's Favorite Product Award Review, Link to full review

"The music has an artsy folk vibe that is very mellow, with a hint of nostalgia in its own light-hearted and melodic way...The whole album is a fun way to connect with your kiddo and remind yourself that these times are short lived and worth embracing." -Nichole Dowlearn, Frederick Macaroni Kid, Link to full article