Hercules the Alley Cat

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    Woody's World's debut CD featuring 17 tracks for little people and their parents.

    "Good Morning Kids" album review by Electric Kids Music
    Well if music is supposed to make you feel good, this album pushes all the right buttons. In Woody’s World the listener is taken on a musical adventure, delivered through some delightful songs of genuine authenticity and real emotion. The artist is very much a storyteller at heart, and despite sharing a Christian name with one of the most famous folk singers of all time; there is an earnest originality about the music. His ability to tell a story and describe the setting with such veracity enables the listener to feel a real sense of connection. This musical adventure unfolds like a fairy tale, where everybody is invited, and can equally contribute towards this utopian world, that if it did exist I for one would love to live there.

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    The Good Morning Kids Show
    From it inaugural season in the Wonderland Spiegeltent, Melbourne,Woody's World has presented The Good Morning Kids to thousands of kids and parents at major events around the Australia.
    "Dad, we should take our album and turn in into a proper show for kids" said Woody's youngest JJ. Sometimes you have to take an idea and run with it...
    A year later, we had Hercules the Puppet and a puppeteer to play him, the script based around the songs on our album, we had built the set and rehearsed for a week with our director.
    The result is a an authentic performance experience for young audiences, complete with puppetry, theatre, comedy and of course original songs from the accompanying album "Good Morning Kids".

    Credits:
    The Good Morning Kids Show "Live at the Spiegeltent" filmed in the Wonderland Spiegeltent Docklands by Stepping Stone Films. The Show features Woody and his kids, (Tali, Safin and JJ), Hue Blanes, and Amy Moule.
    Directed by Simon Oats
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lyrics

Well I’ve got a cat at home, I call him Hercules,
He was a stray from the country; he was saucy and full of fleas.
Now he wanders round the city streets in a waistcoat and a hat,
And that’s why I christened him Hercules the Alley Cat.

Hello, Hercules Alley Cat living in our street.

Hercules lives with me in my little house,
You hear him walking across the roof he’s quiet as a mouse.
He’s looking down on the town and the people passing by,
And if you look straight up at him he’ll wink a sleepy eye.

That’s Hercules Alley Cat living in our street.

After breakfast Hercules, down the lane he goes,
He joins the strays from the factory yard, there must be a dozen or so.
And the lady next door keeps calling him, “Lunchtime’s drawing near”,
And then out from under the fence, old Hercules appears.

Hello, Hercules Alley Cat living in our street.

Well it’s fun to be a city cat, but danger’s never far,
There’s the cat catcher from the councils around and watch out for trucks and cars!
And beware of the big black dog who’s chasing you, so watch out Hercules,
It’s safer up on the iron roof or in the old peach tree.

That’s Hercules Alley Cat living in our street.

credits

from Good Morning Kids, released November 26, 2016
Written by my Dad in 1976, this is a story about our cat. It was my favourite song as a child. I learnt to play it in 1999 and must have played it to thousands of kids over the years.

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Woody's World Music Melbourne, Australia

Woody is an Australian born children’s performer/song writer. Woody’s experiences touring with his family as a child, teaching in the classroom and raising his own musical kids, give his music authenticity and validity. Welcome to Woody's World. "Delivered with the natural gift of a born storyteller, who is assisted throughout by some unique contributions from family" Electric Kids Review ... more

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