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All proceeds from this record after expenses will go to earthquake relief in Japan.

This is a collection of songs from a Hamlet musical I wrote with my wife's second-grade class. She cut the original script down to about 30 pages and the kids and I wrote a bunch of great songs. We wanted you to hear them so we made this quickie album with the help of Dean Jones, Dave Schramm, and a couple of the Deedle Deedle Dees.

Every download of this album includes the script we used for the show. If you're a teacher, you're welcome to use this script and any of this music in your classroom to help you teach Hamlet.

If you'd like to perform any of these songs for profit, send me an e-mail (thedeedledeedledees AT yahoo DOT com). I'll probably say no but it will depend on the situation.

Dean Jones recorded all the instrumental tracks and backing vocals and produced the record. www.dogonfleas.com

Dave Schramm recorded the kid vocals. Check out his podcast radiofreesongclub.com if you'd like to be humbled as a songwriter.

Band:
Sarah and Jon's class - lead vocals
Chris Johnson - electric bass, banjo, keyboard, piano, melodica, chimes, backing vocals
Dean Jones - electric and acoustic guitars
Ely Levin - drums, percussion, backing vocals
Lloyd Miller - acoustic guitar, lead and backing vocals

Btw -- I'm also going to post some of the artwork the kids created for the show and the program in place of the generic folio image soon.

For more on me (Lloyd Miller) and my band, the Deedle Deedle Dees, search for us (and like us) on Facebook, follow me on Twitter (@ulyssessdee), or visit our YouTube channel www.youtube.com/user/singalongwithlloyd.

In case you're interested: The Dees are working on a new album with Dean Jones that we're planning to release in the fall. You can buy our last two records here:
www.cdbaby.com/Artist/TheDeedleDeedleDees

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released June 1, 2011

music by Lloyd Miller and Sarah & Jon's class
lyrics by Sarah & Jon's class, Lloyd Miller, and William Shakespeare
arrangements by Lloyd Miller, Chris Johnson, Ely Levin, and Dean Jones
(c) (p) 2011

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Track Name: Something's Rotten!
Something's Rotten!

Rotten!
Something's rotten!
Rotten!
Something's rotten...
in Denmark!

Something's rotten here
I heard it with my ear
I wish it would go away
But I have to guard all day

I really must confess
Denmark is a mess
Something's rotten...
Something's rotten!
Track Name: Tush, Tush
Tush, Tush

Nay: Tush, tush, 'twill not appear
You think you saw a little ghost around here?

Yay: We saw him with our eyes
in armor walking here tonight
I saw him in the light of my flashlight

Yay: He wore metal stone
and he held a bone
While he danced around my bedroom in a twirly storm

Nay: King Hamlet's gone away
He's far far away
He didn't know he was going away

Nay: Tush, tush, have no fear
You've got foggy heads, but just listen and they'll clear

Yay: No no, you are wrong
I just heard him bang the gong
Wait here with us... trust me! You'll see him come!

Yay: He wore metal stone
and he held a bone
While he danced around my bedroom in a twirly storm

Nay: King Hamlet's gone away
He's far far away
He didn't know he was going away

Nay: Tush, tush, it was only a dog bark
are you afraid of the dark in Denmark?
Track Name: More Than Kin
More than kin and less than kind
I wish another prince you'd find
you're the meanest man I met in my whole lifetime
More than kin and less than kind

More than kin and less than kind
A more evil man you cannot find
You took the crown, made yourself king
You married my mom, you ruined everything
Track Name: North by Northwest
I am but mad
north by northwest
when the wind blows southerly
I can tell a shirt from a vest
a hawk from a handsaw
sun from the moon
I can tell a chimp from a bonobo
I can tell me from you

but it all fades away
when the sun sets
I got to get mad
I got to get as mad as I can get
something's gotta change
I need a plan
something's gotta change
I need a plan
Track Name: To Be Or Not To Be
Bb / Eb/Bb /
Bb / Eb/Bb /
Bb / Eb/Bb /
Bb / Eb/Bb /

Bb Eb/Bb
To be, or not to be... that is where I stumble...

Bb / Eb/Bb /
Bb / Eb/Bb /
Bb / Eb/Bb /
Bb / Eb/Bb /

Bb Eb/Bb
To be, or not to be: that is the question

Bb Eb/Bb
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer

Bb Eb/Bb
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune

Bb Eb/Bb
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles

Gm
And by

Bb
opposing

F Eb
end them?

Gm
To die

Bb
to sleep

F
No more

Eb
and by a sleep

Bb / Eb/Bb
to say we end

Bb
The heart-ache and the

Eb/Bb Bb
thousand natural shocks

Eb/Bb
That flesh is heir to

Bb Eb/Bb
'tis a consummation

Bb Eb/Bb
Devoutly to be wish'd.

Gm
To die

Bb
to sleep

F
To sleep

Eb
perchance to dream

Gm / F / Eb / Eb (1 beat)

ay, there's the rub...

SOLO:
Bb / Eb/Bb /
Bb / Eb/Bb /
Bb / Eb/Bb /
Bb / Eb/Bb /

Gm / Bb / F / Eb /
Gm / F / Eb / Eb /

Bb Eb/Bb / Bb /
For in that sleep of death

Eb/Bb Bb
what dreams may come

Bb / Eb/Bb /
Bb / Eb/Bb /

Bb Eb/Bb
To be, or not to be... that is where I stumble...
Track Name: Get Thee to a Nunnery
Get thee get thee get thee
to a nunnery
I said: Get thee get thee get thee
to a nunnery

You say you really need me
but you're bringing me down
You say you wanna love me
but you're spying around

So get thee get thee get thee
to a nunnery
I said: Get thee get thee get thee
to a nunnery

Why you wanna go on my stepdad's team?
Why you wanna do that? You're just being mean

So get thee get thee get thee
to a nunnery
I said: Get thee get thee get thee
to a nunnery

HAMLET RAP
Get thee to a nunnery
it's not like you are marrying me
this is just gettin' outta hand
go and leave me in this horrible land
maybe i should kill myself, i don't know
all i care about right now is that you go!
i never want to hear your name again, yo
i guess i'll just call you Missus Po

So get thee get thee get thee
to a nunnery
I said: Get thee get thee get thee
to a nunnery

OPHELIA RAP
What do mean,
I've not done such a thing
I just wanted to talk
what do you mean about teams?
Have you gone crazy, Ham?
Cos I don't understand
Have you gone crazy, Ham?
Cos I don't understand
Have you gone crazy, Ham?
Cos I don't understand
Have you gone crazy, Ham?
Cos I don't understand

So get thee get thee get thee
to a nunnery
I said: Get thee get thee get thee
to a nunnery

You said that you needed me
but you don't need me now
You said that you loved me
But I don't see how.
Track Name: Leap Into Her Grave
Woot weep?
Woot fight?
Woot fast?
Woot eat a crocodile?

Dost thou come here to whine?
To outface me by leaping in her grave?

Leap into her grave...
Are you gonna leap into her grave?
Track Name: Now Cracks a Noble Heart
Now cracks a noble heart
Sleep well, Hamlet, you've had a good life
I will tell your story
it turns blue
everyone will know it
I will tell it true
Now cracks a noble heart
of mine
for you
Track Name: Something's Rotten! (alternate version featuring fake Brian Johnson)
Rotten!
Something's rotten!
Rotten!
Something's rotten...
in Denmark!

Something's rotten here
I heard it with my ear
I wish it would go away
But I have to guard all day

I really must confess
Denmark is a mess
Something's rotten...
Something's rotten!