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Hooray! Your family is heading for delight. April Eight Songs & Stories is a charming original fairytale podcast series for the whole family. Listen together as a lovely green world of wonder full of humble gnomes, sparkling fairies and grouchy trolls, mischievous woodland creatures and magical butterflies who are more than they appear to be, take you on adventures where everyday kids, tricky witches, lost crowns and fearless queens encounter magical potions and wondrous journeys. Giggle, laugh out loud, think a little deeper, hold your breath, smile – and get ready for your kids to ask, “Play it again!” For on the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast, unexpected heroes take the day in pursuit of life’s simple truth: Love conquers all and will always find a way.

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Oct 19, 2017

Today we launch Season 4 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast with a few special guests! The Which Witch is here and Gilbert Goblin stopped by to sing with me The Merry Gnomes Song - "Gnomes are Short” a fun song in the round and a fun podcast episode for your kids at bath time, bedtime, car time and family time.

Hello my friends, and welcome to Season 4 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Oh, I know, I have been away too, too long, but instead of writing stories I’ve been doing all sorts of things to make listening to my April Eight Songs and Stories podcast easier for you and your family. For one thing, I built a whole new website all by myself, which was a little harder than I expected. But it is done now, so go look at it and tell me what you think. It is still at - and that eight is always spelled out, e-i-g-h-t.

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Alright, down to business. I have a silly song to share with you that I learned from my music teacher friend Ms.  Biederman. It goes like this…

The Merry Gnomes Round - "Gnomes Are Short"

Hi ho cried the merry gnomes

It is off to the woods we (x) are (x)

We’d like to stay but time is ( x  x)  short

Now this is a song that is good to sing with a few friends because, if you do, you can sing it in the ROUND. I invited two of my friends to come in and sing with me. 

Dear Listeners, do you remember the Which Witch from Episode 14 of The Fairy Queen and the Three Brothers series? Well, since it is almost Halloween, I thought it would be nice to invite my favorite Witch over to sing with me. How lucky am I that she said yes?

A8 “Yes, thank you Which Witch. I truly appreciate you coming to sing with me today.”

W “Oh well, was it a good choice or a bad choice? You can decide when it is over… hee hee hee. How do you know I can even carry a tune? Hmmmmm?’

I can't get my friend Gilbert Goblin to sing with us and so I call my daughter in to sing with us. And she said, 

“Oh…. wow. Mom? There is actually a witch in your office. You take this fairytale thing pretty seriously! Uh…. Nice to meet you, Which Witch.”

Mia and the Which Witch and I sang together and it was silly and then I said,

...Thank you so much for helping me launch Season 4, Which Witch and Mia. I really appreciate it.

Fiddle Faddle Fee that’s a little minute with me. I hope all of you friends and listeners out there teach "Gnomes are Short" to your friends and sing it all season.

Come back next week and find out what happens when the Which Witch meets Gilbert, our little goblin friend here. It is a Halloween Fairytale story episode…. 

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