Brandywine Music/Piano Studio

Piano Lessons, Music for Special Occasions

Lyrics to Suzuki Songs - Volume 1

TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR

Variation A

Pepperoni pizza (repeat); Peanut butter sandwich; Mississippi hot dog

Variation B

Pop corn pop; Ice cream cone; I love you; Banana, Cheese pizza

Variation C

Blueberry popsicle; Strawberry blueberry; Run, pony, run, pony; Run, mommy, run, daddy

Make up your own lyrics that fit the rhythms!

Theme (Variation D)

Twinkle, Twinkle, little star;

How I wonder what you are.

Up above the world so high,

like a diamond in the sky.

Twinkle, Twinkle, little star;

How I wonder what you are.

LIGHTLY ROW

Lightly row, lightly row,

marching up the keys we go.

Lightly row, row, lightly row, row,

skipping up and down we go.

1,2,3,4,5 we go;

1,2,3,4,5 we go;

Lightly row, row, lightly row, row

skipping up and down we go.

 HONEYBEE

 Honeybee, busy little bee.

All day long you look for honey,

In your stripey coat so funny.

Honeybee, busy little bee.

CUCKOO

 Cuckoo, cuckoo sings from the forest

Cuckoo, cuckoo sings from the tree.

Let us be singing, let us be dancing.

Cuckoo, cuckoo singing for me.

 FRENCH CHILDREN’S SONG

 French children’s song,

a song they sing in Paris;

French children’s song,

a song they sing in France.

If I were French,

I would sing in the daytime,

If I were French,

I would sing in the night.

Repeat the first two verses.

 MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB

 Mary had a little lamb,

little lamb, little lamb.

Mary had a little lamb,

fleece was as white as snow.

 Everywhere that Mary went,

Mary went, Mary went,

Everywhere that Mary went,

(the) lamb was so sure to go.

 LONDON BRIDGE

 London Bridge is falling down,

falling down, falling down.

London Bridge is falling down,

my fair lady.

 Take the key and lock her up,

lock her up, lock her up,

Take the key and lock her up,

My fair lady.

 GO TELL AUNT RHODY

 Go Tell Aunt Rhody,

go and tell her now,

Go tell Aunt Rhody,

old grey goose is dead.

One she’s been saving,

she’s been saving,

For to make her feather bed.

Go tell Aunt Rhody,

go and tell her now.

Go tell Aunt Rhody,

old grey goose is dead.

CLAIR DE LUNE (French)

 Au clair de la lune

Mon ami Pierrot

Prete-moi ta plume

Pour ecrire un mot.

Ma chandelle est morte

Je n’ai plus de fen.

Ouvre moi ta porte

Pour l’amour de Dieu.

 CLAIR DE LUNE (or DOLPHIN DAYS)

 Dolphin days are coming,

Dolphin time is near.

Watch the water closely,

Dolphins may appear.

Swimming ever onward

Through the deep blue sea;

Pausing for a moment

Just for you and me.

 LONG, LONG, AGO

 Long, Long ago

Dinosaurs ruled the world.

Tyrannosaur! Icthyosaur!

They could not think,

could not speak, only roar.

Oh, what a bore, dinosaur!

Birds of the air

pecked the dinosaur’s nose;

Mice underfoot nibbled scales

off their toes.

Pestered, they left planet earth

to their foes.

Oh, what a bore, dinosaur!

 LITTLE PLAYMATES

Running up the stairway,

running down the stairway.

Through the kitchen and

then out the back door.

Running up the stairway,

running down the stairway,

Running faster than we did before.

Up to the treehouse

where you’ll never find us.

Down to the cellar

where you’ll never mind us.

Running up the stairway,

running down the stairway,

Skipping, slipping out

the big front door.

 CHANT ARABE

 In far-off desert lands,

where the oasis stands,

Camels in caravans,

trail across burning sands.

Riders in flowing turbans

sit high atop the swaying dromedaries;

Bells tinkling, jingling,

sweetly ring out across the desert air, and gently tell us

In far-off desert lands,

where the oasis stands,

Camels in caravans,

trail across burnings sands.

 ALLEGRETTO 1

 In and out and round about

I sing this little ditty.

Up and down and all around

I whistle happily as I play.

Riding on a merry-go-round,

hanging on a swing upside down;

In and out and round about

I sing this ditty all over the town.     

ADIEU / GOODBYE TO WINTER

 Winter goodbye, winter goodbye,

Snow now is melting away;

Soon there will be a warm day.

Winter goodbye, winter goodbye,

goodbye, goodbye, bye, bye, bye.

 ALLEGRETTO 2

Listen  to the raindrops pitter, patter

On the window pane today.

Listen to the raindrops pitter, patter,

As the rain comes falling down this way.

How I like to hear the rain come down;

Now it’s raining hard all over town.

Listen to the raindrops pitter, patter

As the wind and rain go blowing all around.

ALLEGRO

Head, head, ears, ears, shoulders, shoulders, nose, nose,

waist, waist, knees, knees, ankles, ankles, toes (repeat)

Fingers, wrists and two elbows,

Mouth and eyes and hair that grows

(Repeat first part)

MUSETTE

This is the hour when twilight falls, turning the skies to gray

 This is the hour when twilight falls, this is the close of day

Silently creeping, the shadows

cover the sunlight patches

This is the hour when twilight falls, this is the close of day