ENCHANTED EVERGLADES


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“Thank You” song

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In this scene in the script (may not be in the novel), Gumbo prances around thanking various animals and insects as they trek through the Everglades. Can you imagine this in your mind as an animation movie and musical?

Ezemdi Chikwendu sang it and Andy Ellis Valdini arranged and performed the instrumentals. Andy also arranged the “Today is a very Special Day” song. Ziv mixed and mastered this demo. I thank all of them for doing such a wonderful job.

I hope you enjoy it and sing along.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX-mBxUqmps

Thank You by Gail Kowatch

Verse 1

I am grateful

for my friends and family

I am grateful

For our beautiful world

I am grateful

For everything in my life

Chorus

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank all of you

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank everything

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank all of you

Verse2

I am grateful

For all the lessons of love

I am grateful

For the challenges I face

I am grateful

For another day to live

Chorus

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank all of you

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank everything

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank all of you

Bridge

I thank everyone

Who protect us

Who care for us

I thank everyone

Who do what’s right

Who fight for rights

And care for our land

Chorus (2x)

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank all of you

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank everything

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank all of you

Thank you. With love,

Gail

p.s. The sketch at the top of Gumbo was illustrated by Terry Pavlet.

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“Today is a Very Special Day” Song

Bix, a young soft-shelled turtle, sings this song. I composed the melody, lyrics, and produced the song with a talented instrumental arranger named Andy Ellis Valdini. He also played the live violin and piano. The singer – Gideon Nasby – isn’t his voice so cute?! Drummer – Tarik Ghiradella. The guitarist – Andrew Timothy. The mixing engineer – Peter Duff and Ziv. Mastering by Ziv. Everyone was hired through Airgigs.com.

This is for an animation book, maybe someday a film. The animated music video won’t get done until 2016. If you know anyone who can do it well, please contact me!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtccElU06-M

TODAY IS A VERY SPECIAL DAY by Gail Kowatch

 I love today! It’s gonna be a great day!

 Verse 1

The sun warms my face

The rain tickles my nose

It doesn’t matter what the weather holds

‘Cuz I’m gonna have a great day.

Verse 2

I swim to first place

I can bumble the race

It doesn’t matter if I win or lose

‘Cuz I’m gonna have a great day.

Prechorus

I feel terrific! I feel amazing!

I’m going to give, my smile, to everyone,

I meet and greet today!

Chorus

Today, today is a very special day

Today, today is going my way

It’s one of a kind

It’s here then it’s gone

And so, I’m going to make today, the best day ever!

Verse 3

Some kids make me smile

Some kids squabble with me

It doesn’t matter how they are to me

‘Cuz I’m gonna have a great day.

Verse 4

I can run and play

I have sniffles today

It doesn’t matter what my body feels

‘Cuz I’m gonna have a great day.

Prechorus

I feel terrific! I feel amazing!

I’m going to give, my smile, to everyone,

I meet and greet today!

Chorus

Today, today is a very special day

Today, today is, going my way

It’s one of a kind

It’s here then it’s gone

And so, I’m going to make today, the best day ever!

I’m going to give, my smile, to everyone,

I meet and greet today!

Have a great day everyone! Love you!

Thank you. With love,

Gail

Copyright © 2014 Great Rays Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved.


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“Everything Will Be All Right”- Song

A wood stork sings this song to Ellen during a difficult moment in the story. I wrote the melody, lyrics, and produced the song with a very talented musical arranger Ron Ochs. Nate Mason was the mixing engineer as well the drummer. Mixing and mastering by Ziv. Everyone was hired through Airgigs.com.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRUDqWU0y8M

EVERYTHING WILL BE ALL RIGHT by Gail Kowatch

 Verse 1

Do not worry, do not cry

Never let your spirits die

Keep your chin up to the skies

Trusting everything will be, all right

Chorus

You will always be

Where you are meant to be

Learn from every situation

Stay on path to its fruition

Keep the faith, don’t fall apart

Let your love comfort your heart

Everything will be all right

Everything will be all right, in the end.

Verse 2

Little angel, hear me now

You will get through this somehow

Let your face glow with a smile

Knowing everything will be, all right

Chorus (2x)

You will always be

Where you are meant to be

Learn from every situation

Stay on path to its fruition

Keep the faith, don’t fall apart

Let your love comfort your heart

Everything will be all right,

Everything will be all right in the end.

Everything will be all right, in the end.

Thank you. With love,

Gail

Copyright © 2014 Great Rays Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved.