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Constellation Cowboy

Constellation Cowboy

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Constellation Cowboy
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I'm a constellation cowboy, I roam the galaxy (wander yonder past the atmosphere)
A cowboy astronaut I'm saddled on my horse, Astronomy (wander yonder past the atmosphere)
I search the universe, through outer space, I'm goin' far
To find my lucky star (wander yonder past the atmosphere)

I yoddle eedle adle eedle ladle a ay across the Milky Way (wander yonder past the atmosphere)
It takes one hundred thousand light years to cross that spiral out in space (wander yonder past the
At ninety three million miles, there's a star, the closest one
I'm headin' out to the sun (wander yonder past the atmosphere)

Then I went to the Big Dipper, Great Bear in the northern sky (wander yonder past the atmosphere)
They call it Ursa Major, it's not so hard for me to find (wander yonder past the atmosphere)
I ramble through Orion, Ursa Minor, not so far
Has Polaris, the North Star (wander yonder past the atmosphere)

I looked at Sirius the Dog Star, the brightest star I see
Galloped cross the galaxy to Alpha Centauri
Every star is a sun, burns hydrogen and helium
At millions of degrees, I wonder what they will become
Maybe a Red Giant, White Dwarf, Supergiants, may explode
Passin' over a Super Nova Yee ahhh
It makes a Pulsar, they are dense, spinning neutron stars
Giddyup, save my soul, jumping over a black hole
I can lasso that ol' Draco, a dragon close to Hercules (wander yonder past the atmosphere)
I'm chasin' Haleys Comet through cloudy Nebulae (wander yonder past the atmosphere)
I wrangle meteors, stop a shooting star stampede
Then head onto the Pleiades (wander yonder past the atmosphere)

I'm a constellation cowboy underneath that starry sky (wander yonder past the atmosphere)
A sextant in my holster and telescope up to my eye (wander yonder past the atmosphere)
It was then I realized every star that I could see
Was shining out for me (wander yonder past the atmosphere)
And I thank my lucky stars all across the galaxy, oh lucky me
Giddyup Astronomy

On to Taurus, Sagittarius
On to Libra and Aquarius
Pisces, Aries, Scorpio
Capricorn and Virgo, Leo
On to Cancer, Gemini
Got a twinkle in my eye

Constellation Cowboy

 Song Credits:

Music and Lyrics by Dennis Westphall

 Album Credits:

Founding directors and executive producers of Tickle Tune Typhoon:
Lorraine Bayes and Dennis Westphall
Produced by Dennis Westphall and Nick Moore
Arranged and orchestrated by Nick Moore
For the Microsoft® "Explorapedia" Children's lnteractive Encyclopedia
Songs produced and arranged by Danny Deardorff

Recording and Mixing Engineers: Jim Bachman at JB Productions and Larz Nefzger at Triad Studios
Cover Art and Design: Kathryn Rathke
Package Layout: Sally Porter & Doug Haverty

The Tickle Tune Typhoon Performers:
Dennis Westphall - Lead Vocals, Guitar
Lorraine Bayes - Lead Vocals, Autoharp
Angie Bolton - Lead Vocals, Percussion
Richard Warner - Saxophone, Flutes
Eric Chappelle - Violin, Mandolin

Contributing Musicians:
Nick Moore - Piano, Keyboards, Synthesizers
Danny Deardorff - Lead Vocals, Mandolin
Murl Allen Sanders - Accordion
Michael Eads - Electric Guitar
Chris Middaugh - Pedal Steel Guitar
Terry Lauber - Pedal Steel Guitar, Vocals
Paul Elliott - Horns
Dewey Marler - Horns
Ed Hartman- Maribas, Percussion
Chuck Deardorff - Upright Bass
Nancy Rumbel - Oboe, English Horn, Ocarinas
Brian Pertl - Didgeridoo
Mark Ivester - Drums and Hand Percussion

String Section:
Marlene Weaver, Dan Williams
Eileen Swanson, Christine Olason

Contributing Vocalists:
Jennifer Lind, Kelly Hardland
Libby Torrance

The Children's Chorus on "Weights and Measures":
Lauren Govier, Alison Kimble, Krisanna Reift, Dana Sedgwick, Alyssa Wiblitzhouser
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