Lightly Row

Lightly row, lightly row, up the river we will go!
Always rowing, never slowing in my bright new red canoe.
See the fishes swimming by, see the birds up in the sky!
Always rowing, never slowing in my bright new red canoe.

Go Tell Aunt Rhody

Go tell Aunt Rhody, John is sick in bed! Go call the doctor: John is sick in bed!
He had some popcorn and some chocolate bars and peanut butter on his bread.
Go tell Aunt Rhody, John is sick in bed! Go call the doctor: John is sick in bed!

May Song

Birds are singing, winter is gone! Fish are in the river.
Up above the clouds sail right bow – like big banks of snow in the sky.
Birds are singing, winter is gone! Fish are in the river.

Allegro

Head, head, ears, ears, shoulders, shoulders, nose, nose, waist, waist, knees, knees, ankles ankles toes! (x2)
Hands and fingers, two elbows a mouth that smiles and hair that grows!
Head, head, ears, ears, shoulders, shoulders, nose, nose, waist, waist, knees, knees, ankles ankles toes!

Allegretto

In the woods, far away, on a hot summer’s day
The three bears’ cabin stood, at the edge of the wood.
In the woods, far away, on a hot summer’s day
The three bears went away for a walk
First the big Papa bear, then the kind Mama bear
Then behind, with his chair, came the small Baby bear
In the woods, far away, on a hot summer’s day
The three bears went away for a walk.

Etude

Henrietta Poppeletta had a special friend to play named
Willamina Window-Cleaner, and she brought along her football
Henrietta Poppeletta picked it up and threw it back to
Willamina Window-Cleaner, and it smashed right through a window
Father came right down the stairs and called to mother
Mother came right down the stairs and looked at Henrietta Poppeletta and then picked her up and bawled her out and sent her off to bed.

Happy Farmer

Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to work we go,
We feed the chickens, cows and pigs the whole day long.
Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to work we go,
we feed the chickens, cows and pigs the whole day long.
When we are finished, then we get to play.
Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to work we go,
We feed the chickens, cows and pigs, this ends our song.
When we are finished, then we get to play.
Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to work we go,
We feed the chickens, cows and pigs, this ends our song.

Song of the Wind

Once I saw a crocodile who snapped at all he saw, snapped at all he saw!
Then he snapped a rock and got a toothache in his jaw, jaw, jaw!
Then he snapped a rock and got a toothache in his jaw.
(repeat)

O Come, Little Children

Up down, with my bow ’til I come to a stop (x4)

Alternate:

O come, little children, O come one and all / to Bethlehem haste, to the manger so small, / God’s son for a gift has been sent you this night / To be your redeemer, your joy and delight.

Long, Long Ago

Long, Long Ago on a bright sunny day, I saw a frog, on top a log.
Long, Long Ago on a bright sunny day, I saw a frog on a log.
He jumped so high that I thought he could fly (x2)
Long, Long Ago on a bright sunny day, I saw a frog on a log.

Perpetual Motion

Have you seen an alligator riding on an escalator?
I have seen an alligator riding on an elevator.
Have you seen a ballerina playing on her concertina?
I have seen a ballerina on her way to Passadina.
Have you seen an armadillo sleeping on a big fat pillow?
Have you seen an armadillo sleeping on a big fat pillow?
Have you seen an alligator riding on an escalator?
I have seen an alligator riding on an elevator.

Andantino

Suzuki is the right method to take: on our small instruments, music we make.
Suzuki is the right method to take; after we finish this, take a small break.
Make sure that you listen each day. This will really help you to play…
Suzuki is the right method to take; after we finish this, take a small break!

Gavotte

I can play this long gavotte the whole way through.
I can play this long gavotte as well as you.
I can play this long gavotte just like you too.
Doctor Suzuki would like that too.

Can you play the second section just as well?
I can play the second section, can’t you tell?
I can play the second section quite as well.
Let’s all play the second section, ding dong bell.

Let us take it all in turns to play.
I’ll play first, then fingers very quickly down the scale come jumping.
I’ll play it next and now altogether,
teeter, totter, then running up and down.

I’m playing very fast and jump about.
I’m playing very fast and I’m not out.
I’m playing very fast, and I’m playing at the last,
so let’s play it altogether, roundabout.