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Lyrics to Suzuki Book 1 Songs

Pre-Suzuki Book 1 Songs

The following Pre-Suzuki Book 1 songs are designed to familiarize beginning violinists with the notes on the A and E strings, getting them ready for the first song in Suzuki Book 1- Twinkle Variations and Twinkle Theme. The Flower Song and The Monkey Song are both pieces of The Twinkle Variations and Theme.
Students should listen to their CDs everyday. Sing along to the CD with these lyrics to make it even more fun and to really get the songs in your head. This will make it easier to learn the songs on the violin!

The Flower Song
See the Pretty Flowers (E)
Blooming in the Garden (F#, 1 finger down on E string)
See the Pretty Flowers (E)
Red and Green and Purple (A)

Monkey Song (a scale on the A string)
Im a little monkey (A)
Climbing up a ladder (B, 1 fingers down)
Climbing up so high to (C#, 2 fingers down)
Pick a pink banana (D, 3 fingers down)
Im a little monkey (D, 3 fingers down)
Climbing down a ladder (C#, 2 fingers down)
Climbing way back down to (B, 1 finger down)
Eat my pink banana (A)

Book 1 Songs



Twinkle Variation A
Sing Mississippi Stop Stop for each note.
Twinkle Variation B
Sing Ice Cream Sh Cone for each note.
Twinke Variation C
Sing Down Pony Up Pony for each note.
Twinkle Variation D
Sing Strawberry Blueberry for each note.
Twinkle Variation E
Sing Mississippi is a river for each note.
Twinkle Twinkle Theme
Sing twinkle twinkle little star!



This is My Violin (to the tune of Lightly Row)


This is my violin
This is where I put my chin
E-A-D-G are the four strings
And the F holes let it ring
Heres the front and heres the back
If I drop it, it might crack
So I hold it close beside me
Rest position you now see



Hello Mouse (Alternative lyrics to Lightly Row, we sing both!)


Hello Mouse, In your house
I am walking up your stairs
Hello Mouse-ie, in your House-ie
Open up and let me in!
Wont you let me eat your cheese?
On your sofa pretty please?
Hello Mouse-ie in your house-ie
Open up and let me in!



Song of the Wind (Froggy Pond)
whenever the bow lifts off the string, the whole class jumps!

I am walking up the stairs, to visit froggy pond (jump!) visit froggy pond (jump!)
He is green and has big ears and eyes balls to the sea and back (jump!)
He is pink and has big feet and eye balls in his toes. (jump!)

(Repeat the song and change the colors, the body parts, or where his eyeballs are!)

Go Tell Aunt Rhody
Go Tell Aunt Rhody, John is very sick
Go Tell Aunt Rhody, John is sick in bed
He ate some popcorn, and some jelly beans,
He ate some candy, and some gum.

Go Tell Aunt Rhody, John is very sick
Go Tell Aunt Rhody, John is sick in bed

Oh Come Little Chidren
Up Down Little Children Up Down Then We STOP!
Up Down Little Children Up Down Then We STOP!
Up Down Little Children Up Down Then We STOP!
Up Down Little Children Up Down Then We Stop.

 May Song
Can you hear the May Birdies sing? Listen to their voices
Singing Chirping ever so loud (sing loud)
Singing Chirping ever so soft (Whisper)
Can you hear the May Birdies sing? Listen to their voices.

Long Long Ago
There was a girl/boy whose name was (insert name) long long ago, long long ago
There was a girl/boy whose name was (insert name) long long ago, long ago
She/He liked to play violin very much
(Echo): She/He liked to play violin very much
There was a girl/boy whose name was (insert name) long long ago, long ago

Allegro

Head, Head, ears, ears, shoulder shoulder, nose nose, waist waist, knees knees, ankles, ankles, CLAP!

Head, Head, ears, ears, shoulder shoulder, nose nose, waist waist, knees knees, ankles, ankles, CLAP!

Lightly Swaying, Lightly Swaying, as the music gently flows............

Head, Head, ears, ears, shoulder shoulder, nose nose, waist waist, knees knees, ankles, ankles, CLAP


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.

Allegretto



In the woods, far away, on a hot summers day
The three bears cabin stood, at the edge of the wood.
In the woods, far away, on a hot summers 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 summers day
The three bears went away for a walk
"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
Henrietta Popoletta (to tune of Etude)


Henrietta Popoletta
Had a special friend, her name was
Wilhemina Windowcleaner
She had brought along her football
Henrietta Popoletta
Picked it up and threw it back to
Wilhemina Windowcleaner
And 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 Popoletta
Picked her up and scolded her and

Sent her off to bed!

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