What are the Vowels

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lyrics

Chorus
What are the vowels? a, e, i, o, u
What sounds do they make? Each has at least two
Short sound or long sound some rules will apply
a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes y
a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes y
a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes y
short sound or long sound some rules will apply
a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes y

Verse One (A)
A has a short sound: add
After my nap I packed my bag and ran with dad
A has a long sound when alone: paper
A lady saw an alien atop a skyscraper,
A long sound with a silent e: ache
I ate my name on a birthday cake
A long sound with an a-i: aid
The maid used her brain removed the stain and got paid
a long sound with an a-y: pay
I pray today that you stay okay
A long sound with ey: grey
They survey for prey, their instincts they obey
A long sound with an ei: eight
The neighbor helped carry the weight of all the freight


Chorus

Verse Two (E)
e has a short sound: egg
the elk stepped through the web with its long leg,
a long sound when alone: even
no one competing this evening is equal to Stephen
e long sound with a silent e: concrete
“Here”, said Pete “these are complete”
a long sound with an e-a: eat
I dream that I can heal through playing the beat
a long sound with a double e: eel
a queen bee stung me in my sleep, the pain I feel

Chorus

Verse Three (I)
I has a short sound: it
She showed grit, didn’t quit, and caught the ball in her mitt
a long sound when alone: idea
an iron is an item that I bought from Ikea
a long sound with a silent e: ice
we went on a hike and flew a kit so the day was nice!
a long sound with igh: right
there is lightening high in the sky tonight
a long sound with an ie: tie
don’t lie, you tried to eat my sweet potato pie
long song as a y: by
I try to yell a reply but my mouth was to dry
Chorus

Verse Four (O)
o has a short sound: otter
when its hotter you can spot her reading Harry Potter
a long sound when alone: go
there’s no banjo so I play the piano
a long sound with a silent e: cope
the stove wouldn’t close unless I tied it with a rope
a long sound with oa: oat
on the road I got soaked and I had a sore throat
a long sound with ow: bow
The more you grow, the more you know, your talents will show
long sound with oe: foe
Joe swung a garden hoe and hit his toe,

Chorus

Verse Five (U)
u has a short sound: up
Yup, the pup drank from a cup,
A long sound when alone: unicorn
Humans look unique even in a uniform
Long sound with a silent e: use
As a rule, don’t be rude there’s no excuse
Long sound with a ue: true
Sue put each clue together like glue
Long sound with an oo: tool
We studied proof that man landed on the moon in school
Long sound with a ew: few
The wind blew as new grass grew with morning dew

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from Baba Got BARS, released August 3, 2019
Written, performed, produced, recorded and mixed by Bomani Armah

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Baba Bomani, aka the Watermelon man has been using hip-hop, poetry and multi-media disciplines to teach fun and informative workshops with all ages from kindergarteners to graduate students for well over 15 years Bomani . Here you can find his hip-hop music for kids as well as teaching materials showing students the writing process through hip-hop! ... more

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