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If I Were ~ A relaxing bedtime Song by Bryant Oden

If I Were (an older version was called The Whistle Song) is a relaxing bedtime song or lullaby, or just a soothing “mellowing out” anytime song for kids.  I didn’t really plan it to be that way, but once we added the flute, it took on a pretty, soothing quality I really liked.  The song is on the CD Songdrops 3.   Here are the audio and Youtube video of the song:

 Song by Bryant Oden

Much thanks to Danae Shanti for the background vocals and  Rick D. Lewis, of CrankItUp studios,  for the lovely flute.

Here are the lyrics and chords to If I Were (formally The Whistle Song).

If I Were: Words and guitar tabs

C             G           F                     C
If I were a tree I’d be pleased with me

F               C             F                 G
Living and giving so others could be

C               G         F                  C
If I were a deer, I’d feel pride sincere

F                    C                  F          G   C
Knowing that no one’s as graceful as me

If I were a bear I’d love a good scare
You better not touch I don’t mind if you stare
If I were a fish I’d laugh at the wish
Of people to breathe without air

If I were a whale with a splash of me tale
I’d make a wave that would make pirates pale
If I were a frog I’d sit high on a log
And sing all the tadpoles some mighty tall tales



Page topic: Relaxing bedtime songs for kids | Soothing, happy lullabies for children.   If I Were (The Whistle Song) Songs for babies, toddlers, children, and teens, by Bryant Oden. Songdrops.com

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27 Responses to “If I Were ~ A relaxing bedtime Song by Bryant Oden””

  1. expat1 Says:
    October 25th, 2009 at 10:50 am

    I love the flute solos

  2. Anonymous Says:
    October 25th, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    my lil sis loves this song soo much everyday i goo on songdrops.com and i play if i were for her and she triying to learn the lyrics even but sometimes i get soo bored with the song i just exit it out

  3. Someone Says:
    November 11th, 2009 at 8:46 am

    got any grapes?

  4. Anonymous Says:
    November 25th, 2009 at 8:03 am

    what is the meaning of the song

  5. Tudi Says:
    December 15th, 2009 at 2:34 am

    Thanks for making the Chords asked for!.. i love the song =)

    Guess i’ll see ya again when i ask for more chords for new songs xD


  6. Kathy Says:
    December 24th, 2009 at 6:33 am

    In response to annonymous … does it have to have a meaning?.. it just ..is!

  7. Sabrina Says:
    January 24th, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    its cute wene i grow up ill sing this to my kids
    love it

  8. NASA( National Aeronautical Space Agency) Says:
    February 13th, 2010 at 9:24 am

    This is just a joyful radiant song I’ve ever heard on Earth.

    Such a cute nature song.

  9. mikayla Says:
    February 19th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    i did it whislings

  10. rohini Says:
    March 8th, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    it is wonderful , very helpful to children

  11. tiger Says:
    March 10th, 2010 at 12:50 pm


  12. shasha Says:
    April 26th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    i love song DROPS!!!!!!!!!

  13. KT Says:
    April 28th, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    the faster ones better

  14. hi Says:
    June 26th, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    this is so relaxing

  15. katie Says:
    July 3rd, 2011 at 4:32 am

    it is very peacful and soft.
    you feel relaxed when you listen to it.
    it is really good.
    when you want a baby to go to sleep you could put this song on and they would fall asleep.
    peace everyone

  16. Rebecca Says:
    January 9th, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    I like this song. It’s really soothing.

  17. LoneWolf Says:
    February 22nd, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    I love this song! I think this is the BEST song ever! Right next to the duck song! You should make another like it!

  18. ME MYSELF AND I Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Oh look lyrics. Did you actuly wistle on this one? If so Awesome! BTW im geting pale. 😀 Love this song!

  19. Bryant Says:
    November 12th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Yup, I whistled that one. Thanks 🙂

  20. Elizabeth Says:
    April 1st, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    I want to know the flute part cuz i play the flute and i cnat find it on the internet

  21. Bryant Says:
    April 1st, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    I actually don’t have the music notes for the flute part 🙁 I whistled it, and then we added the flute. Sorry I can’t help. It might be a fun challenge to try to figure out the flute part. Or it might be a headache 🙂

  22. Awesomer Says:
    November 5th, 2013 at 6:25 pm


  23. Logan Says:
    December 21st, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Bryant do you think you could use a saxophone for one of your songs later on?

  24. Logan Says:
    December 21st, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    I playy the saxophone.:)

  25. Bryant Says:
    December 21st, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Hey Logan. I have used a keyboardist with digital instruments. I think we’ve used a sax once or twice, as part of a horn section, but they are always digital, from keyboards.

  26. Riley Says:
    August 31st, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    How much time
    do you spend on an song like this

  27. Bryant Says:
    August 31st, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    Hey Riley. It didn’t take long to write this song. But adding in flute and whistling took a LOT of time. I spent too much time on this one, actually. 🙂 I had just started recording Songdrops songs and I hadn’t learned yet to keep things moving.


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