We're Rich

In this delightful swing tune from his Parents' Choice "Gold" Award-winning CD, "Hello World", Red celebrates inventions and achievements, arts and games from around the world and shows that they belong to us all.  This breathtaking collective inheritance binds us all together as one.

Themes: Appreciation of the contributions of other cultures, oneness

We're Rich

Folks have been on this planet for generations
In every land and every nation
Giving their best from dawn to dusk
Leaving all they've learned to us
Add it together, what have you got
1, 2, 3, we've got a whole lot... we're rich!
While these citizens have come and gone
The gifts they've left live on and on
From Asia Minor to Mexico
Papau New Guinea to Ohio
Add it together, what have you got
1, 2, 3, we've got a whole lot... we're rich!

Think about games...
We've got hop scotch!
We've got chess and parchisi!
We've got double dutch jump rope...
Now that doesn't look easy!
We've got baseballs, bocce balls, rugby, lacrosse
The game of polo there's a ball and a horse...
We're rich!
Think about dance...
We're got Hip Hop
We've got the Highland Fling
We've got the Hula and Calypso
We've got Western Swing
We've got the line dance, hoop dance, fancy dance, and jig
They tell me in Madrid the Flamenco is big...
We're rich!

We've got songs that move us, machines that think
Drums that talk and lights that blink
We've got cosmonauts, outrigger canoes
Arabic numerals, and Southern Blues
Add it together, what have you got
1, 2, 3, we've got a whole lot... we're rich!
It's been done before and we'll do it again
That's where we come in my friend
It's in our hearts and in our minds
To add a gift to what we find
Add it together, what have you got
1, 2, 3, we've got a whole lot... we're rich!
We're rich, we're rich, we're rich, we're rich!

© 1995 Smilin' Atcha Music, Inc.

Written by Red and Kathy Grammer

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