From the recording Corazón Alegre - Happy Heart
This song was influenced by a traditional Bolivian tune I learned in an Andean music class. I loved the melody and wrote lyrics to teach 1st and 2nd graders about the rainforest. I used it again in my choir class, and since the students loved to sing it, I decided to record it.
La, la, la…/ In the Amazon / there are creatures everywhere / in the Amazon / there is music in the air / CHORUS / Jaguars, sloths, / toucans, and moths / all in the Amazon / ants and iguanas, / frogs and piranhas / all in the Amazon. / Protect the trees / it’s up to you and me /
protect the trees / for all the world to see / CHORUS / la, la, la… / Protect the trees / it’s up to you and me / protect the trees / for all the world to see / CHORUS / La, la, la…