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Songs | Fall 2017

The Wheels on the Chair

The theme “All the Way Around the World” does not have to be merely physical in scope but can include the wide world of ideas. CMN member Patricia Shih responded to the need for inclusion of people with disabilities with her song “The Wheels on the Chair,” sung to the tune of “The Wheels on the Bus.” Patricia explains, “I was asked by a school to do my ‘Big Ideas About Disabilities!’ show, which is one I don’t do very often. I wasn't totally happy with the set, as I wanted a song that directly taught young students (K–2) about some of the kinds of disabilities there are, and how one can ‘get around’ them. I couldn’t find one that exactly met my needs, so why not write one?

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