Words for Suzuki Pieces

French Folk Song 

Using my bow so I make a nice sound,

Watching my fingers and feet to the ground.

This is French Folk Song, we count it in three,

I like to play it , just listen to me!

Singing and playing and ending on D.


Mouse in the House song for tunnel fingers

Once there was a little mouse

D       D       A     A 1 1  A

And he lived in a little house

A     3   3       A A 4 4  A

And all day long he ran around

A      3  3     A     A   1   1 A

And shouted squeak squeak D

A      D     D

 (Keep fingers on D string!)

 

Lightly Row

Coco Pops Coco Pops I would like some coco pops

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday please give me some coco pops

Coco Coco coco pops coco coco coco pops

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday please give me some coco pops

 

Song of the Wind

Once I saw a crocodile who snapped at all he saw

Snapped at all he saw

Till he snapped a rock and got a toothache in his jaw jaw jaw

Till he snapped a rock and got a toothache in his jaw

 

Go Tell Aunt Rhody

Strawberry bowing, smoothly on the string,
Strawberry bowing makes my cello sing,
Up to the A string then we turn around,
Softly again with silky sound.
Strawberry bowing, smoothly on the string,
Strawberry bowing makes my cello sing.

 

O Come

Up down goes the bow and remember to save

Repeat this phrase three times more

 

Allegro

Wake up wake up everybody wake wake up wake up time to go to school

Wake up wake up everybody wake up wake up wake up time to go to school

Put my clothes on eat my breakfast play my cello its so cool

Wake up wake up everybody wake up wake up wake up time to go to school

 

Allegro 

Popcorn, popcorn listen to the popcorn.

Popcorn, popcorn listen to it pop.

 

Popcorn, popcorn listen to the popcorn.

Popcorn, popcorn listen to it pop.

 

Melted butter, poured all over

Sprinkled with a bit of salt

 

Popcorn, popcorn listen to the popcorn.

Popcorn, popcorn listen to it pop.

 

Allegro

Robot, Robot, I’m a little robot

R2 D2 He’s a robot too

Robot, Robot, I’m a little robot

R2 D2 He’s a robot too

I’m not human

Wish I were human

There’s a human girl I love

Robot, Robot, I’m a little robot

R2 D2 He’s a robot too

 

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.

 

Allegretto 

See the bear, with no hair, wearing pink underwear,

And the Goose with the Moose in a big red caboose

See the mice, eating rice, on the ice, oh how nice!

And the dog on the log, what a hog! (After reading Aesop’s fable of the dog & his reflection)

See the fish, ON THE DISH, we all wish HE’D GO SQUISH

And the Bird, that we heard, he’s a nerd, how absurd!

Back to the mice line…

 

Andantino

(tends to be an easier song that doesn't need lyrics, but I like to keep the theme of the Allegretto "In the Woods" and instead of it being about the three bears- this time it's about Goldilocks!)

 

Goldilocks went inside the three bears house 

Goldilocks liked to eat all the porridge.

Goldilocks went inside the three bears house 

Goldilocks liked to eat then try all beds.

Someone's knocking at the front door! Time to climb way down the stairs and...

Goldilocks went inside the three bears house 

Goldilocks liked to eat then try all beds.

 

Perpetual Motion

Make a sandwich make a sandwich make a sandwich I like white bread

Make a sandwich make a sandwich make a sandwich I like brown bread

Make a big one make a big one make a big one I like white bread

Make a big one make a big one make a big one I like brown bread

Peanut butter peanut butter I like lots of peanut butter

Peanut butter peanut butter I like lots of peanut butter

Make a sandwich make a sandwich make a sandwich I like white bread

Make a sandwich make a sandwich make a sandwich I like brown bread

 

Long long ago

Long long ago on a hot summers day I saw a frog high on a log

Long long ago on a hot summers day I saw a frog on a log

He jumped so high that I thought he could fly

He jumped so high that I thought he could fly

Long long ago on a hot summers day I saw a frog on a log

 

Etude

Henrietta Poppoleter had a special friend to play called

Wilhomena Windowcleaner and she brought along her football

Henrietta Poppoleter picked it up and threw it back to

Wilhomena Windowcleaner but it crashed right through the window

Mother came right down the stairs and called to father

Father came right down the stairs and quickly picked up

Henrietta Poppoleter picked her up and spanked her hard and sent her off to bed

 

Etude

Harry Potter Harry Potter had a special friend to play named

Ronald Weasly Ronald Weasly, and he brought along his quaffle

Harry Potter Harry Potter picked it up and threw it back to

Ronald Weasly Ronald Weasly, but it crashed right through the window

 

Dumbledore came down the stairs and called to Hagrid

Hagrid came right down the stairs and quickly picked up

Harry Potter Harry Potter, picked him up and said, “Bad boy!” and

Sent him back to class.

 

Minuet 1

J. S. Bach had twenty kids

Boy, that’s a lot!

He lived in a country

called Germany and

wrote lots of songs there

(repeat)

 

Jo-hann Sebastian Bach

played the organ and harpsichord

he played the violin and he played the

viola too.

Bach wrote a lot

of music that

we love to play.

Minuet One is so very fun so,

thank you, J.S. Bach

(repeat)

 

Minuet 2

I like peanut butter sandwiches, I like peanut butter sandwiches

My mom makes them, my dad makes them, and I can make them too.

I like peanut butter sandwiches, I like peanut butter sandwiches.

My sister makes them, my brother makes them, and I can make them too.

(repeat)

 

Peanut butter goes with jelly and peanut butter goes with honey too.

Peanut butter goes with everything, chocolate-chip ice-cream bars, How I love

those peanut butter sandwiches that my mom and my dad and I can make too.

I like them, I like them, they taste so good inside!

 

I like peanut butter sandwiches, I like peanut butter sandwhiches.

My mom can make them, my dad can make them, and I can make them too.

 

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.

 

Gossec 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.

 

 

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