I am! September is nice, but it is that limbo period between summer and fall, where the weather just can’t seem to make up its mind. October is full-on FALL, and there’s no question about that today. I am counting down the minutes before my first class this morning, when I’ll be sharing a few new tunes for the new month with my students.

I’ve also pulled out a few old standbys, which I updated for 2009. One of those is the “October” song; it needed a bit of a facelift since I wrote the original version in 2007. New key, retooled lyrics, and voila!

Today it is October,
The 10th month of the year.
Summertime is over
And autumn weather’s here.

Today it is October
We’ll decorate for fall.
Look at all the pumpkins,
And scarecrows standing tall.


Today it is October
It’s time to celebrate.
We’ll stay home on Columbus Day,
Oh, I can hardly wait!


Today it is October
It’s time for Halloween.
Candy, spooks and costumes
And all those scary things.


Oh, and speaking of Halloween: don’t forget to enter the Halloween song topic contest, going on now through Monday! It’s so easy; all you have to do is come up with a creative idea for a Halloween song, and submit it either via email or the comments section of any post. I’ll choose three winners, who will each receive a custom Listen & Learn CD. You can read more about it here.

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