Music at the Museum - Come Sing with the Saguaros!

Celebrate the Sonoran Desert with monsoon music and more! Sing along and serenade the saguaros as you learn more about this beautiful region’s biodiversity. Select the plus sign (+) for song lyrics, chords, and links to related activities and information.

Robin, Michelle, and Catherine playing instruments at a Desert Museum singalong.
Robin, Michelle, and Catherine playing instruments at a Desert Museum singalong.

Monsoon Season

Lyrics PDF for Monsoon Season (opens in new window)

Verse 1

A Winter seems so far away
Been so long since E it has rained
So A hot and dry I just wanted to cry
E Hooray! Look, there’s some A water

Chorus

A Cause it’s monsoon season in the desert
It’s D monsoon season in the desert
Feels A like it hasn’t rained in forever
But now it’s E monsoon season in the A desert

Verse 2

A Animals hiding underground
Come to the surface to E look around
It A finally rained, time to celebrate
The E desert comes to A life again!

Chorus

Verse 3

A Toads and frogs dig out of the ground
To lay some eggs and E find some food
A Centipedes, millipedes, & beetles, too
E All come up — it’s a A critter zoo

Chorus

Verse 4

A Thirsty cactus is in luck
When there’s water E to drink up
To A save for later when they need it most
So the E sun doesn’t burn them — like A saguaro toast

Chorus

Bridge

D Termites and ants come out for mating A flights — oh, yeah!
E Hoping they don’t get eaten by velvet A mites — yum, yum!
D Gila monsters emerge, what a special A sight — wow!
B7 Vinegaroons love a good shower too
These E storms are a delight! Oh…

Chorus

OUTRO repeat 2x:

E Monsoon season in the A desert

Guitar Chords

A major - play strings 2-6, finger 1 on string 3 at fret 2, finger 2 on string 4 at fret 2, finger 3 on string 5 at fret 2

E major - play all strings, finger 1 on string 4 at fret 1, finger 2 on string 2 at fret 2, finger 3 on string 3 at fret 2

D major - play strings 3-6, finger 1 on string 4 at fret 2, finger 2 on string 6 at fret 2, finger 3 on string 5 at fret 3

B7 major - play strings 2-6, finger 1 on string 3 at fret 1, finger 2 on string 2 at fret 2, finger 3 on string 4 at fret 2, finger 4 on string 6 at fret 2

Tarantula

Tarantula

Tarantula

Tarantula

Syndenn dressed as a saguaro with a double bass.
Syndenn dressed as a saguaro
with a double bass.

Artists on this song

Michelle Miner — vocals & acoustic guitar
Syndenn Sweet — vocals, banjo guitar, & electric bass
Brian Hanner — drums & percussion

Explore water related information and activities!

I Think I Pan Experiment (PDF)
Gila Monster Coloring Page (PDF)
Make Your Own Rain Gauge (PDF)
Wildlife and Water Information (PDF)
Monsoon storm photos

Stay tuned for more musical creations recorded at
Hanner House Records!
Hanner House Records

Retrieved from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum web site on 10-04-2022
https://www.desertmuseum.org/kids/music/index.php