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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
Johnny and the Sprites logo
Media
Johnny and the SpritesMusic 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 SongHeads Up

Shorts: One Good TurnMake Someone LaughLeave a Little LettuceThe Things You Can DoWaiting for the Stars
Season One: I Just Can't Get EnoughMuddle in the PuddleThere's Nobody Quite Like YouWhat a Surprise! • Nospotalotacus • It All Adds Up to My Sister • A Fungus Among Us • How it WorksAll You Have to Do is Ask • Stop and Listen • Aloha • Git Along Little SpritesThrough the PortalFeelin' "Grove"-y • Seymour the Sleuth • Time to Wake Up • Reason and Rhyme • The Hardest Thing to Do • Fuzzies' Frug • That's What Friends DoRules are Made for a Reason • No Spoffle • Sleepytime Lullaby • It's a Funny Thing • So Many Ways to Say "Hello"Brightly ShiningTil You Try Out Something New
Season Two: A New FriendNot My BiddowA Good SongGive It a TryBad Day to Be a Mud TrollI Believe in You, Basil • You Make My Heart Go 'Hop' • The Right SizeIt's Party Time • Never Give Up! • The Tickle Troll • I Can Do It! • A Brand New 'Do • Playing in the Air! • Play With MeI Wanna Be MeWelcome 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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