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Oh yeah, Pancakes. No better way to start the day than with a syrup-and-berry-laden stack. And it's so fun and easy to make 'em with your kids. They can do almost the whole mixing part themselves (assuming you don't have expectations of everything landing and staying in the bowl). This song is also an attempt to point out that pancakes COME FROM somewhere...like the cow, the chicken, the fields and the trees. Thank you, Eric Carle, for your fabulous book by the same name. And if you live in the Bay Area, take your kids to Slide Ranch up in Marin, where they can milk a goat, make their own cheese, and learn how to spin yarn.

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the eggs come from the chickens in the yard
you feed ‘em and they lay ‘em (2x)
now that’s not hard
the milk comes from the udder of a cow
you squeeze it and you squirt it (2x)
come on, I’ll show you how

we’re makin’ pancakes, pancakes, pancakes
flip it over now!
we’re makin' flapjacks, griddle cakes, hot cakes
pancakes

the butter comes from the milk in the churn
you mash it and you pound it (2x)
come on it’s your turn
the flour comes from the wheat in the fields
you grow it and you cut it (2x)
you thresh it and you grind it (2x)
now that’s a big deal!

we’re makin’ pancakes, pancakes, pancakes
flip it over now!
we’re makin' flapjacks, griddle cakes, hot cakes
pancakes

I want a pancake big as the pan
I want one teeny-weeny-tiny as you can
I'm gonna flip mine high in the sky
it's an amazing rocket ship! watch it fly
I want one shaped like the stars above
I want a pancake shaped like LOVE!

the berries come from the bushes on the hill
you pick em’ and you sneak em’ (2x)
but don’t let ‘em spill
the syrup comes from inside a maple tree
you tap it and collect it (2x)
sweet as can be

we’re makin’ pancakes, pancakes, pancakes
flip it over now!
we’re makin' flapjacks, griddle cakes, hot cakes
you can have your cake and eat it
how I love 'em pancakes
pancakes

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from Party Like a Twinkle Star, released January 1, 2010
Vocals: Charity Kahn
Guitars: Daryn Roven
Bass: Paul Lamb
Drums: Jake Wood
Engineering, mixing and production: Daryn and Charity

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Charity and the JAMband San Francisco

Fermenting fun amidst the organic and inspirational environment of San Francisco, Charity and the JAMband have spent the past decade-and-a-half serving up delightfully groovy tunes for young ones and their big people. Come join the JAM! www.jamjamjam.com ... more

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