Henry:  These are mixes, from August 28, 1984, based on my niece Pleasance Lowengard's singing, at age 5 or 6. My brother Ben turned on a drum machine and a tape recorder at the same time and let her improvise. He later sent the tape to me, and I added DX7, Echoverb II and Prophet 600.
I still have a copy of the original tape. I've been trying for years to figure out a way to drop the drum track out, clean up the vocal a bit, and drop in a new track and music. As well as putting in a few bars before she starts singing. I kind of know how to do it. I need to experiment some more. Watch this space!

Ben:  At the time, I was obsessed with spontaneous recordings, setting up a mike with a blank mind and a drum beat and trying to derive something out of nothing (much like The Fugs). I remember talking Pleasance into doing this stuff. I did coach a little, but only to the effect of "do something like I'm looking for my money, looking for my honey to the beat". The rest all came from her wonderful 6 year imagination. Those "heartbeat drums" are a Yamaha MR-10 (I still have it!-it still works!) and I think, besides a microphone, she was echo'd through a Korg DD-3 (I still have it!-it still works!) and a gated reverb (I know where it is!).

I Get Scared
In the morning,
I get scared
That I'm lonely.
There is nobody else
To tell me who is there.
There is nobody
That tells me
Who is there.

So in the morning,
I wake up
To see the sunshine return.
I can't seem
To belong in
The right place for me.
Gonna Get Scared RRRRRAAAHHH!

In the morning,
When I'm bare,
Keep on telling me,
"Angels fly by your hair!"

I have
Nowhere to stop.
They keep on moving my clock
So I'm movin'
And I'm movin'
Until you tell me how to scare [?]

I'll move
Back and forth,
While telling me who I am.
So I move
By the sunshine
Of the morning that can be scared.
So I'm lonely
And I'm hurried
And I can't know what to flare[?]
So I know
Who this is
That the zookeeper is my name!
Thank you.
Jack And Jill
Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down and broke his crown and Jill....
Money Honey
I'm lookin' for money, I'm looking for my honey...
Hey You! Hey You!
Left right up and down!
Left right up and down!
North pole
My heart seems like bad dreams
Beat Beat Beat Beat!
Seems like nobody likes me, especially Daddy,
I have a red spot in my heart
I have 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 10,11
No one [?] Hey.
Humpty Dumpty fell off the wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down and broke his crown and Jill....
Jill, um, went out the window.
Thank You
Thank you.
I Get Scared (Alt)
Special Bonus track! different backing to I Get Scared.

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