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Song and Story World

Song and Story World

By Dave Corbett
Music and stories for children
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Incey Wincey
The latest story is called INCEY WINCEY and yes, it is about that very determined spider. Never give up!  Terrific song, as always ... with sound effects !!! Wow, bargain.
August 09, 2022
Nothing scares Miss Millie Muffet ... certainly not a crummy little spider.
July 08, 2022
Nobody wants a monster in their bedroom. Well Jane didn't. Mum showed her that there weren't any and Jane went to sleep dreaming lovely dreams.
June 25, 2022
Just a song about relationships. This one seems to have gone slightly awry.
May 13, 2022
No, it's not Star Wars! This is a brief descriptive episode setting the scene for the story of Kingdom Cold, the Ice King, and, later, Hotshot. There will be eight episodes in all. SONG : THIS IS THE STORY, sung by children of primary school age.
May 13, 2022
Bertram has a collection of balls, which is bizarre ... beach balls, tennis balls, golf balls, footballs. He doesn't play with them, he displays them. Bizarre.  One night he sees a lovely white ball floating in the sky that he wants for his collection. Hmmm. What a silly Bertram.
May 13, 2022
HOTSHOT Episode 8 : The Fire
Finally people are freed from the grip of Kingdom Cold and the Ice King. Tingly toes and warm noses at last!
May 13, 2022
Humpty Dumpty
Eggsactly what you might expect!!  What a silly sausage for climbing that wall. Now he's had his chips. He's a has bean ... oh stop it.
April 22, 2022
Little Red Hen
The little red hen wants to make bread ... right from planting seeds to eating it.  What a long task.  None of her friends want to help her, but are only to keen to ask for a yummy slice at the end.
March 20, 2022
Could it be the start of something new?   A baby born who is WARM!   Features a sweet lullaby sung beautifully by children.
March 20, 2022
Do you have problems with porridge?  No?  ...  lucky you. Listen to the problems Melody had with her magic porridge pot. There's a great song here for younger listeners. Contact Dave : Website : Schools :
February 20, 2022
Teatime for the troops. Mavis and Edie discuss Mavis’s visit to the doctor about her … ooer … blocked pipes.  Then, suddenly, even WORSE news. Contact Dave : Website : Schools :
February 20, 2022
We finally meet him ... The Ice KIng.  There is unrest among the populace however, and one subject confronts the King with ... A HAIR DRIER.   Oooer A great song ... THE ICE KING CONTACT Dave : Website              : Schools              :
January 31, 2022
The Billy Goats Gruff
Far from being silly Billies, little Louis, middle Mickey and bigger Benny Billy Goat Gruff are more than a match for a revolting troll. SONG: BILLY GOATS GRUFF CONTACT : Dave ... email  :                                 web  :                           schools   :                              
January 13, 2022
The Gingerbread Man
HEADLINE : FOX EATS BISCUIT !!  Doesn't sound too exciting, but it is. This is my version of the famous story about The Gingerbread Man.  Two great songs.              Suitable for 4 - 6 year olds. This episode, along with other episodes and many other items, can be found on my website ... Contact Dave on the website above, or at
December 22, 2021
The Icicle guards assemble for their briefing from Sergeant Snowdrop. What a shower ... or should that be snow flurry? This episode, along with other episodes and many other items, can be found on my website ... Contacr Dave on the website, or at
December 22, 2021
The populace of Kingdom Cold is revolting ... well complaining anyway. Some of them are actually quite nice. A street trader is trying to sell mittens. It's exciting stuff!! At least there's a great song ... THE WARM SONG.
December 08, 2021
Little Red Riding Hood
Sweet little girl with a red riding hood, poorly granny, hungry wolf, beefy chap with an axe ... that's it. Two great songs ... RUBY RED RIDING HOOD AXEMAN  CONTACT Dave : website : Schools :
November 04, 2021
Goldilocks and the Whatjamacallems
Did you know that the technical word for a bear is ursus? No, me neither.  Anyway three of them return to their little cottage in the woods to find some strange things. No, not a hen that lays golden eggs, that's another story. Actually you can listen to it here Jack and the Beanstalk Their porridge has been got at, baby Mitch's chair is in bits, and to cap it all, there is a pretty little girl with long golden hair having a kip in Mitch's little bed. I don't know, young people these days ... no respect. Two great songs, GOLDILOCKS and THREE BROWN BEARS ... surprising titles eh? PLUS a witty take on the original story. CONTACT DAVE :  with suggestions and requests YOUTUBE          : mewman37 SCHOOLS         : WATCH OUT FOR A WEBSITE COMING SOON.
August 10, 2021
Beans and Bacon
An Aesop's Fables story. Witty, humorous story and a terrific song. Maurice the mouse's mum only ever cooked him beans and bacon, but he loved it.  He was just about to sample some of his Uncle Marjoram's city cuisine when a dreaded canine intervened, and Maurice decided he was better off where he was! BEANS AND BACON Contact Dave  : YouTube          : mewman37 Schools          :
July 20, 2021
Bits and Bobs 11
Three songs for older primary children. One just fun and two to think about. GREY DAY LOOMING  ....  everyone has grey, down days, but hopefully the sunshine will eventually appear. A blues pastiche. MONKEY BUSINESS   ....  fun, as you might guess. The firm is doing pretty well selling bananas, whilst being pretty scathing about humanoids! PLEASE PEOPLE        ....  used by BBC Schools Radio many years ago, it is still there on the conservation topic. When will humans ever learn? CONTACT DAVE                   : YOUTUBE                            :  mewman37 MUSICALS FOR SCHOOLS  :
July 01, 2021
Station Omega
An episode that is literally out of this world! What is the alien craft hurtling towards them, and can Captain K save them?  What on earth (or in space), is this multi-headed weird creature? Nail biting stuff ... no don't ... it's a bad habit. CAPTAIN K ZOOMING ALONG WEIRD AND WONDERFUL ME CONTACT : Dave ... YouTube    :  mewman37
June 17, 2021
Sidney Snap's Super Circus
The circus is a great success, but sadly it has to move on to another town. CIRCUS THE LAST PERFORMANCE JOIN THE PARADE CONTACT : Dave ... YouTube    : mewman37 .... DON'T MISS LITTLE WOOLLY WANDA video
June 08, 2021
Bits and Bobs 10
This collection features three songs for the slightly older child ... although ANY ages might enjoy them of course, even you Grannies and Granddads! OUR WORLD            ...  be sure to look after the bit of world near you. MONKEY BUSINESS ... a song full of puns as the mighty monkey clan market their bananas. CIRCUS CLOWN        ... What do YOU want to be when you grow up?  (still applies to Grannies and Granddads) CONTACT : DAVE      ... YOUTUBE :                ... mewman37 PODCASTS :              ... Song and Story World
May 23, 2021
Bits and Bobs 9
Three songs, without a narrative link, for slightly older children. GIMME JCB             ... all he ever wanted since childhood was to drive a JCB and dig holes. Bliss. THE KINGFISHER     ... His brother Bob is a great fisherman, but he can't compete with the kingfisher. WOBBLY WHEELS    ... Mum has a talent for choosing supermarket trolleys with wobbly wheels.                                     Biscuits? Forget it ... it takes you to the plums! CONTACT DAVE   : YouTube               :  mewman37 School musicals   :
May 16, 2021
Bits and Bobs 8 (for younger children)
Another small collection of songs for younger children   ...  (also check out Bits and Bobs 1,2,4 and 6) Unlike other Bits and Bobs podcasts this podcast has no narrative links, just the three songs. I REALLY NEED A HEAD          ...   but other parts of the body are useful. TUESDAY NIGHT                     ...   every Tuesday night Granddad comes around to play with toys, and reminisce about toys he had. ALL THE WORLD IS PEOPLE   ...   people are all the same, but really different. It doesn't even matter if you're green! CONTACT : DAVE  He would love to hear from you. YouTube  (audio only)  mewman37
May 08, 2021
Realway Railway
Take a trip on the Realway Railway. The Gospel Train makes several stops on its journey and reminds us of some characters from the Bible. You could explore their stories for yourselves later on. These tracks were recorded many years ago. The songs come from a time when Dave was a committed Christian. He has now lost his faith completely, but hopes that some might find these songs enjoyable and, perhaps, useful. GOSPEL TRAIN  /  ABRAHAM  /  DANIEL  /  DAVID  / GIDEON  /  JONAH  /   NOAH (once used by The BBC) /  SAMSON  /  THE BAPTIST  /  REALWAY RAILWAY CONTACT DAVE:                              He would love to hear from you. PODCASTS :        Spotify, Overcast, Google Podcasts, iTunes YOUTUBE :          (audio only) mewman37
April 24, 2021
The Old Cataract Hotel
A holiday on the Nile ... the only problem? Crocodiles! Maggie and her family move to a hotel in Aswan which actually has a pool ... and not crocodiles! (It does serve brilliant baklava though) ON THE NILE THE OLD CATARACT HOTEL CONTACT DAVE:                            I would love to hear your comments and requests for future podcasts. PODCASTS:         Spotify, Overcast, iTunes etc YOUTUBE:           Audio only -  mewman37
April 23, 2021
PLEASANT WEATHER ... An Aesop fable ... sort of.
Joe, (or is his name Arthur Sixpence?), would rather take a walk than cut the grass, pull the weeds, mend the shed or  trim the hedge. Who wouldn't? And here's another question ... who can get the man's posh coat off ... the wind or the sun? Nail biting stuff. CONTACT Dave :     He would love to hear from you. YouTube audio only : mewman37                             or  davecorbett (sift through the plethora of Dave Corbetts! Look out for BETHLEHEM BANDITS and CHRISTMAS IS FOREVER ) MUSICALS :    
April 12, 2021
Party, Party, Partay!
There's an invitation to a party, but Billy and Jennie's farmer Dad is far too busy to take them. The answer is brilliant .. everybody who has been invited, and the Mums and Dads, help out with the farm jobs and then have the party there. Of course. BIG RED PIG PARTY, PARTY, PARTAY! CONTACT DAVE :                            YouTube : mewman37                            Podcasts : Song and Story World
March 30, 2021
A Heap of Sheep
Mary had a little lamb ... well, Mary was a sheep, so you wouldn't expect anything else would you. Woolly Wanda, Mary's little lamb, would wonder about wandering, and ponder the unknown yonder, (wondering if the grass was better there). After Wanda had wandered, it turns out that Wanda was fonder of where she had been in the first place! SONGS : WOOLLY WANDA and LOST PROPERTY CONTACT : Dave at                    I would love to hear your comments and requests for future podcasts.
March 12, 2021
Making Time
Ben wants to buy a cuckoo clock for his Dad.  He searches through pre-Google Yellow Pages, (remember that?), and finds a clock maker on a nearby industrial estate. WORKING AWAY CUCKOO CLOCK DREAM MACHINE CONTACT : Dave Corbett ...                  YouTube : mewman37 Schools material :
March 03, 2021
The Three Little Pigs
The story told inside two terrific songs. THE THREE PIGS   ...   building their houses, and HUNGRY NOW  ...  the wolf trying to blow them down. AND EAT THEM !!!  Mmmm, pigs. CONTACT : Dave Corbett ...                   Comments and suggestions for future podcasts welcome. 
February 20, 2021
Jolly Holiday
Everybody likes a holiday. Jenny and Andrew go to the seaside with their Granddad, (who's a little bit hard of hearing). Great fun is had by all. ON A TRAIN : SO LONG AGO : UNDERWATER : FUN FARE : Train reprise. CONTACT : DAVE            Comments welcome
February 12, 2021
Grasshopper Blues
An Aesop's Fable story and song. Gray the grasshopper and Ant the ant have different ideas about how to spend summer.  Gray wants to laze around all day getting a tan, and Ant is working hard to store food for winter.  When it starts to snow, who do you think had done the more sensible thing? CONTACT : Dave Corbett at                   Comments welcome.
February 07, 2021
Porridge and Stuff
A lost Prince, a sad Queen Quinquidine, Captain Byamile, Peg Leg Pete the most feared pirate on the seven seas, a cuddly bear .... oh and some porridge. Mix them all up with five great songs and what do you get? THIS.  QUEEN QUINQUIDINE : I AM THE CAPTAIN : LISTEN : THE JOLLY ROGER : FRIENDS. CONTACT : Dave at with any comments or requests.
January 27, 2021
A dragon called Spencer, a knight called Cuthbert Custard, a king called .... the king (?), a beautiful princess called Dot and a squirt called Bob.  What more could anyone want?  Oh yes ... some great songs. TELL ME A STORY : CUTHBERT CUSTARD : WATCH THAT DRAGON : ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL If you like this story, as I'm sure you will, please tell ALL your friends so they can enjoy it too. CONTACT : Dave at Also on YouTube, audio only, at mewman37
January 21, 2021
Traditional story told in funny, non-traditional way, with children singing 4 great songs ... (but I would say that). LITTLE BROWN COW: OFF TO THE FAIR : UP THE BEANSTALK : FEE-FI-FO-FUM
January 19, 2021
Yes, it’s Christmas, and here is that collection of eagerly awaited (hmmm) Christmas songs from the creative brain and nimble fingers (bigger hmmmm) of Dave Corbett. Suitable for primary aged children, but, hopefully, some adults might like it too. A 30 minute album of varied songs for Christmas. Who could ask for more? (MASSIVE hmmmmmm). 1.   VISITING SANTA 2.   FROSTY SNOWMEN 3.   COLD, COLD WINTER 4.   CHRISTMAS IS HERE AGAIN 5.   WE’RE BAD 6.   I SEE ICICLES 7.   SNOWMEN QUITE LIKE IT 8.   FAMILY CHRISTMAS 9.   WHERE’S THE BOY? 10. HOORAY FOR CHRISTMAS DAY Mostly sung by children, but you will also hear Dave’s dulcet tones. ( … one last hmmm !!!) Podcasts on iTunes, Overcast, Spotify under SONG AND STORY WORLD On YouTube, audio only, at mewman37 Please pass on these addresses to anyone you think might enjoy the songs. Thanks. CONTACT Dave :
December 08, 2020
Two time travelers, Dr. When and Dr. What come to earth to find the true meaning of Christmas.  They visit a store, a cracker factory, a turkey farm and a pantomime before traveling back in time to find a baby child. This is a full length feature with great songs and comic characterization.  It has been broadcast in the past, in a slightly different form, on Radio Hereford and Worcester. A more fully scripted version for primary schools to perform is available at where it is a bestseller. A terrific way for children of primary school age to while away half an hour when Christmas starts to pall!! ACE FUN and terrific songs. CONTACT Dave :
December 05, 2020
Bits and Bobs 7
Three songs for children aged 7 - 9 (ish) SWITCH ON THE POWER ... different power sources, and the power of lightning. MERELY MEANDERING ... Jim sends his model boat on a journey from the river's source, to the mouth. HI-RISE ... some of the places where people live, but this person loves their hi-rise. CONTACT DAVE : Primary school musicals at
November 25, 2020
Bits and Bobs 6
Three songs for children aged 5 - 6 (ish)  OPPOSITES ... quite a list.  DOWN UPON THE FARM ... farm sounds for the children to join in with. Make up actions. SHAKE IT ... simple fun exercises with arms and legs.  CONTACT DAVE : Primary school musicals at
November 25, 2020
Going to the Fair
Another episode in the Aesop's Fables series. Try it with any primary age children. CONTACT DAVE : Primary school musicals at
November 25, 2020
Cry Wolf
Part of an ongoing series of Aesop's Fables, here is the well known story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf, but with a new feel ... and a great song. Try it with any primary age children. CONTACT DAVE : Primary school musicals at
November 19, 2020
That's My Cat
A story with songs for ages 4 to 6 (ish). Songs sung by children. Marmalade the cat is new to the farm and wants to play. CONTACT Dave : School musicals at
November 17, 2020
Bits and Bobs 5
Three songs for children aged 6 to 9 (ish) CONTACT Dave : School musicals at
November 17, 2020
Hare Today
The well known Aesop fable of the tortoise and the hare, but with a new, humorous slant ... and a song! CONTACT Dave : Primary school musicals :
November 17, 2020
Bits and Bobs 4
Three songs for younger children. MEAN AND GREEN   Yes you guessed it, a dragon.  Don't worry, the goody wins in the end. LUCKY TO HAVE MUSIC   ... or else there would be nothing on this podcast! BUSY AS CAN BE   Heart, lungs, brain, stomach ... all working  away ... busy as can be.
November 13, 2020
Bits and Bobs 3
Three songs for 6-9 year olds (ish!) THE BHG, (Big Hole Gang), WHAT AM I? ... a spot of philosophy (ooooh!,  actually not that serious),  and lastly PIED PIPER, he of Hamelin fame. Rats etc. Contact Dave : 
November 13, 2020
A Boneless Dog
The second of several Aesop's Fables podcasts. Dave Corbett is a retired teacher/musician/composer. All material that you hear is original and has been written, composed, played and recorded by Dave. Christmas musicals for primary schools available at Contact Dave :
November 13, 2020
Bits and Bobs 2
Three songs about food for younger listeners. MRS RAINBOW'S RESTAURANT ... tempting menu. ONE EYED JACK ... a one time pirate who became a fisherman. TASTY TEATIME  ... just how much can anyone eat? Contact: Dave Corbett -
November 12, 2020
Bits and Bobs 1
Three songs for younger listeners, with a brief chat in between. LISTEN HERE, about sounds children can make. SOMETHING I CAN DO, about runnning, jumping etc. Mention is made briefly in the intro chat about children who are disabled and may not be able to do these things. Good for discussion with your children afterwards. BITS OF ME AND YOU, functions of teeth, tongue, toes, and a mention of skeletons! Contact Dave Corbett:
November 11, 2020
Wizard of a Party
This is the first of several episodes about Aesop's Fables.  After a short musical introduction you will hear our version of the story followed by a song of the story. It is aimed at 6 to 8 year olds, but we are quite sure that children either side of those ages will also enjoy it. Dave Corbett is a retired teacher and musician/composer with many publications under his belt; BBC radio, TV, music schemes for primary schools, and sales of Christmas musicals, (nativity and Santa) to primary schools. You can hear his musicals at More Aesop to come, plus other songs and stories for all children of primary age, oh ...and a half hour Christmas special. Watch out for it. WHO? We hope you enjoy this material and that you will tell your friends about the podcasts.
November 10, 2020