Orderly and Organized

Story Behind The Song

I wrote this song for my grandchildren so they could learn to put things away and not drive their mothers crazy.

Song Description

This song is a great motivational teaching tool for children for teaching orderliness. It not only teaches the HOW but the WHY of organization. Puts to music the old adage "A place for everything, and everything in its place."

Song Length 3:53 Genre Unique - Children, Folk - General
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Glad, Pleased Subject Home, General
Similar Artists Peter, Paul & Mary, Joan Baez Language English
Era 2000 and later


When I go to the library, I know what I'll see:
Every book is in its place, nice and orderly.
So if I want to find a book on cats or clowns or bears,
I look up the number and I know I'll find it there.

Orderly! Everything in place!
Orderly! See my happy face?
Orderly means organized.
What a treat for Mama's eyes!
I am going to really try
to be orderly and organized.

When I started school last year, I got a brand new desk.
I made myself a promise: I will not make a mess!
So every afternoon before the school bell rings at three,
I work a bit to tidy up and make it orderly. CHORUS

When I go to Henry's house, and I walk past the door,
I never have to watch my step on Henry's vacuumed floor.
He sorts his stuff in shoeboxes and stacks them when he's done.
We took out his Lego? Blocks, and had an hour of fun. CHORUS

When I go to Hilda's house, what I'll often see:
Stuff is strewn across the floor, not so orderly!
Hilda has a habit; she won't put things away.
Frustrating cuz we can't find the parts to Hilda's games. CHORUS

BRIDGE: If you take it out, then you put it away!
A place for everything, and everything in its place. (instrumental)
Wonderful the home and school, following this simple rule:
Keep it tidy, neat and clean!
Oh we love to be orderly!

Some folks find it easy, and some may find it tough.
Tots and teens and grownups, we all have our stuff.
Nobody is perfect, but thoughtful we can be.
That's why we'll work hard each day to be more orderly. CHORUS

this lady always delivers a clean, clear, message with a sunshine topping!

Not usually my kinda thing but this is so well written, executed and produced.

Lyrics Kate Carpenter Music Kate Carpenter
Producer Jamie DeFrates Publisher Kate Carpenter
Performance Kate Carpenter Label Kate Carpenter

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