Spinning Through the Sky

Lyrics by Marian Partee

Music by Christina Whitten Thomas

Bivins Honor Choir in Amarillo, Texas, commissioned and premiered this work. With sheet music available on MusicSpoke.com, numerous children’s choirs around the country have performed the piece.

We boarded the ride.

We’re all strapped inside.

There’s no turning back.

Here we go, down the track,

And now we creep up, up, up, up, up, up, up…

(short rest)


Coaster clattering.

Heart pitter pattering!

Voices squealing.

We’re free wheeling!

Turning, churning,

Whirling, twirling.


Brave Kids                                                Scared Kids

I love this!

                                                             I hate this!

The best ride

                                                             The worst ride

I have ever tried!                                    I have ever tried!          

Speeding, screaming, spinning through the sky!

Coaster rumbling.

Will I go tumbling?

Climbing, falling.

Someone’s bawling.

Thrilling, chilling.

Quick as lightning!

Thrilling, chilling.

Very frightening!


Brave Kids                                                Scared Kids

Faster, faster, faster!

I’m a rocket blaster!

                                                            I can’t catch my breath!

                                                            I am scared to death!

Swooping, scooping, loop-de-looping!            

Will I ride again?                                    Will I ride again?




Here I am,


I feel like I am going to fly forever…