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"Give It a Try" is a song from the Johnny and the Sprites episode "This is Your Life, Johnny!" It is performed by John Tartaglia as Johnny and Leslie Carrara as Ginger, along with the "birdies," which are actually fuzzies dressed as birds. It is about trying something new, even when it may seem scary or different. It is featured as track 9 on the Johnny and the Sprites music album.

Lyrics

Johnny

Once upon a time there was a Sprite named Blue
And before him stood a mountain high

Birdies

Mountain high

Johnny

He heard the mountaintop had quite an excellent view
Of the different kinds of birdies that fly

Birdies

Me, oh my

Johnny

Though to watch birdies fly was a thing he adored
He'd never climbed up anything so high before
He wanted to climb, but he ran off instead
Till a little voice inside him said

Ginger

What?

Johnny and Birdies

Give it a try
Give it a try
Trying is important
And he's telling you why

Johnny

You'd be amazed how far you go

Johnny and Birdies

But if you don't take a chance, my friend, you'll never know

Johnny

Once upon a time there was a Sprite named Sue
And her neighbor had her over for tea

Birdies

Have some tea

Johnny

And for a little snack
She made spaghetti stew
From her grandma's family recipe

Birdies

Recipe

Johnny

Though she loved having tea
And was having a ball
She'd never tasted something like spaghetti stew at all
She picked up her fork, then screamed and ran away
Till a little voice began to say

Ginger

What?

Johnny and Birdies

Give it a try
Give it a try
Take the fear inside you and just kiss it goodbye
Tasting new things is what life's all about
But if you don't take a bite, my friend, you'll never find out

Johnny

You can climb a mountain

Birdies

Mountain, mountain

Johnny

You can eat spaghetti

Birdies

Mmm, s'g'hetti

Ginger

Act like Johnny's mommy?

Birdies

Mommy, mommy

Johnny

Ginger, are you ready?

Ginger

Yeah, yeah, yeah!
I'm gonna give it a try
Give it a try
Trying is important

Johnny and Birdies

And she's telling you why

Johnny

If you don't take a chance
Soon that chance might be gone

Ginger

So I'll take a chance and tell you
The show must go on!

Johnny

Did you hear that, guys?

Johnny and Birdies

She's gonna give it a try

Ginger

Ready or not, world, here I come!


v - e - d
Jats title
Media

Johnny and the Sprites | Music album

Characters

Johnny | Tina | Gwen | Ginger | Basil | Lily | Root | Sage | Seymour | Fuzzies

Episodes

Shorts: "Who's on First?" | "Laugh, Basil, Laugh" | "Leave a Little Lettuce" | "Yes You Can!" | "Waiting for the Stars"
Season One: "Turbo-Car Johnny" | "Ginger's Antenna Dilemma" | "Root's Dadoots" | "The Rare Nospotalotacus" | "Johnny's Sister Tina" | "Spritesgiving!" | "The Sprites and the What?!" | "Doctor Basil" | "Ginger Listens" | "Aloha Johnny" | "Seymour's Guest" | "Root of Passage" | "The Sprites Sleepover" | "Seymour the Sleuth" | "Spring Tuning" | "Where's the Water, Lily?" | "Ginger and the Shell" | "Fuzzies' Day Off" | "Basil's Band" | "The Sprites Rule" | "Ginger's Grounded" | "Baby Johnny" | "Laugh Sprites, Laugh" | "Hola Lily" | "Very Spritely Holiday" | "Sprites Snow Day"
Season Two: "Gwen Meets the Sprites" | "A Biddow for Root" | "The Bridge Troll" | "This is Your Life, Johnny!" | "Johnny the Mud Troll" | "Helpful Basil" | "Johnny and the Love Bug" | "The Twenty-Foot Root" | "The Sprites Plan a Party" | "Basil and the Magic Watermelon" | "Root and the Tickle Troll" | "Ginger Goes for the Glory" | "Lily's Hair" | "Ginger and the Cloud" | "A Johnny for Everyone" | "Lily and the Frog Princess" | "Johnny's Not Invited" | "Basil and the Beanstalk" | "The Sprites Save Grotto's Grove" | "Seymour's New Home" | "Johnny and the Sprites Shrink" | "Johnny's Gotta Dance" | "Johnny's Troll Trouble" | "Basil the Dogsitter" | "Johnny Helps Mother Nature" | "The Sprites Grow a Rainbow"

Songs

Series: Johnny and the Sprites Theme Song | Heads Up
Shorts: One Good Turn | Make Someone Laugh | Leave a Little Lettuce | The Things You Can Do | Waiting for the Stars
Season One: I Just Can't Get Enough | Muddle in the Puddle | There's Nobody Quite Like You | What a Surprise! | Nospotalotacus | It All Adds Up to My Sister | A Fungus Among Us | How it Works | All You Have to Do is Ask | Stop and Listen | Aloha | Git Along Little Sprites | Through the Portal | Feelin' "Grove"-y | Seymour the Sleuth | Time to Wake Up | Reason and Rhyme | The Hardest Thing to Do | Fuzzies' Frug | That's What Friends Do | Rules are Made for a Reason | No Spoffle | Sleepytime Lullaby | It's a Funny Thing | So Many Ways to Say "Hello" | Brightly Shining | Til You Try Out Something New
Season Two: A New Friend | Not My Biddow | A Good Song | Give It a Try | Bad Day to Be a Mud Troll | I Believe in You, Basil | You Make My Heart Go 'Hop' | The Right Size | It's Party Time | Never Give Up! | The Tickle Troll | I Can Do It! | A Brand New 'Do | Playing in the Air! | Play With Me | I Wanna Be Me | Welcome to Grotto's Grove | My Lucky Day | Everything Must Go | Home Sweet Home Sweet Home | A Giant World | Dancin' Feet | Follow Me | I Will Find You | Clean and Green! | All Because of You and Me

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