When We Walked With Butterflies

by Barry Peters

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Stunning! A collection of music that no young child could resist.

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released April 12, 2016

Produced by Don Stewart & Musicmaik
© Barry Peters 2015

All tracks produced & engineered by Don Stewart ~ Unmuzzled Music, Warrnambool,
except tracks 2,8,15 mixed and produced by Musicmaik at WALDGEISTWERK, Berlin
Recorded by Don Stewart, and by Parris Macleod at Diamond Valley Recording Studio
Mastering: Adam Demsey ~ Deluxe Mastering, Melbourne Cover Art ~ Madeleine Peters, Graphic Design ~ Barry Peters and Cassie Groves All songs written & composed by Barry Peters
except 2,8,15 ~ Barry Peters and Maik Antrack & Track 14 ~ Barry Peters & Don Stewart
All Licencing ~ Canya Dantz
© All Songs ~ Barry Peters 2015 Barry Peters – lead vocals all tracks, guitar, harmonica
Don Stewart - guitars, backing vocals (tracks 3,4,9,12,15), bazouki, keyboard, midi instrumentation - multiple tracks Didirri Peters – piano and keys (tracks 1,4,5,7,9-13), accordion, backing vocals (track 4, 9, 12)
Maik Antrack – lead vocal: “Rockpool”, all instruments (tracks 2, 8, 14b “Many Little Hands)
Children’s Voices: Bairnsdale PS 2015 (track 13)
Mark Halliwell – guitars – rhythm, lead and effects (tracks 1,5,6,7,11)
Andrew Hallett – bass guitar (tracks 1,5,6,7,10,11)
Harry Fahey - drums, percussion (tracks 1,5,7,10,11)
Gemma Belfrage - backing vocals (track 1,6) Lyn Eales, - backing vocals (track 5,7,10,11,13 )


Thanks – Don Stewart, Maik Antrack, Rachel Peters, Madeleine Peters, Didirri Peters, Gemma Belfrage, The Lovetts, Adam Dempsey, Andrew Hallett, Mark Halliwell, Harry Fahey, Lyn Eales, Andy Booth, Jude Stewart, Marlene & Andy, Al & Jo, Kathy, Andrew & Liam, Libby Kranz, Frank Davey, Gill Davey, Jen & Brad, Marg Driscoll, Emmanuel College, Malcom Tabbett, Sandy, Ari and Manu Scheletema, Rachel Cooper, Leah, Claudia & Archie Farrow, the Dodsons, the Morrisons, Michelle Boxall, Susie & Lilly Pullis and everyone else who helped me road test these songs.

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Barry Peters VIC, Australia

Dubbed the Paul Kelly of the underage music scene, Barry is based in Warrnambool on Australia's beautiful southern coast.

Amassing near gold record sales as a totally independent artist, his appeal is very simple: Barry writes great songs. Rich with environmental themes, his music is profound and energetic.

Warm, wise and funny, Barry Peters is an artist worth introducing to every child.
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Track Name: When We Walked With Butterflies
When We Walked With Butterflies

When we walked with butterflies
We followed, you and me
Wings they danced before us
To find that hollow tree

We mustn't talk, not a bit
We mustn't talk, not at all
The forest hears our every call
And they might fly away

When we walked with butterflies
I felt you take my hand
Wings they danced before us
To guide us through this land

Is she an elf, a princess?
For the forest, see she cries
Is she an elf, ah yeah, she's dressed
With wings like butterflies

When we walked with butterflies
I put you on my back
A lookout tall, a lookout brave
To holt their fierce attack

She says, don't cut the tree
The hollow tree
It keeps us all alive
Don't touch the tree
The hollow tree
Or we will not survive

When we walked with butterflies
We followed hand in hand
Wings they danced before us
To guide us through this land
Track Name: Rockpool
Rockpool
with Maik Antrack

Come and look into my pool
The water’s calm and really cool

Rock pool – lucky dip
Rock pool – lucky dip

Do you like where the waves
Wash onto cliffs, crash into caves

Even if he could squash or split
A great big whale is not going to fit

It’s time to take another plunge
What a lovely old sea sponge

The rocks are small or massive slabs
The perfect place for hiding crabs

Tiny shells can hold on fast
If I stay in here, I won’t last

We might wonder what you are
Are you a fish, are you a star
Track Name: Where Do All The Trucks Go
Where Do All The Trucks Go
with Don Stewart

Where do all the trucks come from?
I don't know

Where do all the trucks go?
I don't know

How do all the wheels spin?
I don't know

How do all the wheels stop?
I don't know

Who packs up the boxes?
I don't know

Who unloads the boxes?
I don't know
Track Name: Who's Been Dropping Their Tail
Who's Been Dropping Their Tail
from the musical “An Owl’s Tale”

Who's been dropping their tail on my back porch
Who . . .Who

A possums not a lizard, he wouldn't drop his tail
Who left it on the doorstep like a message in the mail

Who is it out there dropping tails on the lawn
Who is it, who is it, always gone by dawn

Who is it out there tossing tails in the night
Who is it always staying out of sight
Track Name: Itey Bitey Mozzie Monster
Itie Bitey Mozzie Monster
thanks to the Lovetts

I’m tadpole tired but I can’t sleep
It should be quiet, not a peep
I can’t dream and I can’t snore
My bedroom, ah yeah, it’s war

Hides on the cupboard this monster does
It’s whup and buzz, it’s what she does
Circling round me every night
Before she bites and bites and bites

Itie, bitey, too much fear
Don’t you land upon my ear
You want my blood so ripe and red
I plonk my pillow on my head
I hide myself beneath my sheets
Itie, bitey, say nightie, nightie

She’s sipping on me all night long
I’m punctured, I’ll be like a thong
All flat and soggy, doggy itch
If only I could make the switch
And slip away to sleepy rest
Oh buzz off mozzie, you’re a pest
Track Name: I Like To Sea The Sea
I Like To See The Sea
with Gemma Belfrage

Every day I see the sea
I chase the waves and the waves chase me
Every day I like to see the sea

Every day I jump in the sea
The water’s cold as it grabs my knees
Every day I like to see the sea

One day there'll be a bottle on the beach
With a note inside that my fingers can’t reach
Every day I like to see the sea

One day there'll be a dolphin in the swell
Who'll nod her head and say:
"It’s good to see you're doing well"
Every day I like to see the sea
Track Name: Back Road Joe
Back Road Joe
with Lyn Eales

Back road Joe
Where did I go?
I'm back road Joe

I love out here
Where the kids are all so nice
I don't take that same way twice

It can take a little longer
But the road that you ride
It tells you how you feel inside

Sometimes you miss the corner
‘Cause the signs are not so big
But if I get bogged – It teach me how to dig

And when you have a wee stop
You can get out on your own - look under a stone
Find something beautiful - like scorpion
You could . . . take it back home
Track Name: I Have A Name
I Have A Name

I have a name and my name is me
It is made of letters like "y" & "b"
It belongs to me but it's yours to use
It was given to me, I didn't choose
It was given to me, but it's yours to use
To wake me up from my grandpa snooze

I have a name and my name is me
It is made of letters like "y" & "b"
I know all the shapes and where they fit
Put the "a" in second and where the "r's" sit
Is before the "y" but the "b's" at the start
And they all spell, Barry, every part

I have a name and my name is me
It is made of letters like "y" & "b"
It belongs to me but it's yours to speak
It was given to me I'm not unique
It was given to me, but it's yours to call
If you'd like to dance, or to play . . . football
Track Name: Wanna See A Wombat
Wanna See A Wombat

I wanna see a wombat
I wanna see one now
I've never seen a wombat
All I see is cows
I wanna see a wombat
And give him such a hug
His wombat ears could tickle me
Oh snuggly snuggly snug

I wanna see a lyre bird
I wanna see a heap
I've never seen a lyre bird
All I see is sheep
I wanna see a lyre bird
Scratching on his mound
Fluff his little tummy
And count his speckled brown

I wanna see a funnel web
That isn't in a jar
I've never seen a funnel web
All I see is cars
I wanna see a funnel web
And give myself a scare
Watch her wave her fangs about
Oh ugly spidery hairs
Track Name: Can You Reach The Rainbow
Can You Reach The Rainbow
It simply can’t be done
Like sending spaceships to the sun
It simply can’t be done
It’s really hard to find that place
A rainbow never leaves a trace
But all those colours, hey it’s worth the chase
Can you reach the rainbow end
It simply can’t be done my friend
Can you change your underpants while you run
It simply can’t be done
It’s really hard to find that place
A rainbow never leaves a trace
Like trying to find the other end of outer space
Can you reach the rainbow end
It simply can’t be done my friend
It simply can’t be done
It’s really hard to find that place
A rainbow never leaves a trace
But all those colours, hey, it’s worth the chase
Can you reach the rainbow end
It simply can’t be done my friend
Like a race between two sleepy sloths
Like dodging lighting, flushing moths
It simply can’t be done
Can you reach the rainbow end
It simply can’t be done my friend
Can you reach the rainbow end
Track Name: The Private Life Of Crows
The Private Life Of Crows

There’s a bird that’s watching and he soon remark
That nothin’ that we do will ever stay in the dark
With a tone and moan no one calls a song
He tells ya did ya know ya put your boots on wrong
With an arrk and a crarrk from his coal black choir, he says
“You don’t like the warmth you shouldn’t light no fire.”
He loves to let you know that he knows about you
When it comes to the crow, we haven’t got a clue

The private life of crows, the private life of crows
Nobody gets it, nobody knows
It’s a murder mystery, loads of strife
The private life of crows
It’s a murder mystery, loads of strife
It’s ark, crarrk, ark, crarrk, ark, crarrk, arrrrrrr
The private life of crows.

Now it’s almost certain a crow will never mention
Every ten years they hold a convention
With all that beak and black feather waving
It seems our bird he loves a little ravin’
With look from an eye that you can’t but admire, he says
“You don’t like the warmth, you shouldn’t light no fire.”
He loves to let you know that he knows about you
When it comes to the crow, yeah we haven’t got a clue.
Track Name: Pin The Tail On The Possum
Pin The Tail On The Possum
from the musical “An Owl’s Tale”

Pin the tail on the possum
It's my bone and hair and skin
Pin the tail on the possum
Don't stick it on my chin
Pin the tail on the possum
Oh give the kid a spin
Pin the tail, pin the tail, pin the tail
Spin him round
Pin the tail, pin the tail, pin the tail

Pin the tail on the possum
It's my bone and skin and hair
Pin the tail on the possum
Oh show me that you care
Pin the tail on the possum
Oh look my butt it's bare
Pin the tail, pin the tail, pin the tail
Spin him round
Pin the tail, pin the tail, pin the tail
Track Name: Do Echindas Come Out In The Rain
Do Echidnas Come Out In The Rain
from “Lake Songs”
with children from Bairnsdale 754 PS


Do echidnas come out in the wet
Or like the ants that they eat
Are they scared of the rain
These are the thoughts that rattle my brain
Do echidnas come out in the rain

Do echidnas crawl on mother's back
Or are their little soft feet
Way too delicate, way too petite
These things I don't know are causing me pain
Do echidnas come out in the rain

Do echidnas have a place that they keep
Or where they stop, is that where they sleep
Tell me how do they drink
These are the questions that hurt when I think
Do echidnas come out in the rain

Do echidnas ever have friends
Or are they always alone
With that many prickles do you ever get known
If you've got answers, oh please explain
Do echidnas come out in the rain

Do echidnas come out in the rain
Or like the ants that they eat
Are they scared of the wet
With that many quills I'd write it down so I couldn't forget
Do echidnas come out in the wet
Track Name: Dress Up Time
Dress Up Time
from the musical
“Lots of Little Sea Creatures”

Here we go

1,2,3,4 this way, hello
1,2,3,4 that way, hello
Round we go, look at me

Dress up time, who you gunna be?
Track Name: Many Little Hands
Many Little Hands
written for the lantern parade
at the Port Fairy Folk Festival

Many little hands make light work

Make a lantern, lift it high
Let your work light up the sky
Lift your lantern, turn it round
Let your light shine on the ground

Make your lanterns, lift them high
Let our work light up the sky
Lift our lanterns, turn them round
Let our light shine on the ground

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