Long long Ago

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said: Aug 15, 2011
 145 posts

Has any one got some good preferably jolly words for ‘Long long ago’ I have a 4 yr old pupil and words just help her so much to learn the songs and also practise them!
Thank you

Elizabeth Friedman said: Aug 15, 2011
Elizabeth Friedman
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
49 posts

Hi Nelly,
I found this post from LaurelM on a different thread, and I’m definitely going to use these words—they’re better for kids than the original, I think:

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
He jumped so high that I thought he could fly
Long long ago on a bright sunny day
I saw a frog on a log.

said: Aug 15, 2011
 145 posts

These are just the sort of words I wanted. Quick to learn and a lovely image! Thank you Nelly

Rebecca said: Aug 15, 2011
Rebecca SchiblerViolin, Viola
24 posts

My teacher trainer Marilyn OBoyle gave me these and the kids just love them.

Long long Ago there were dinosaurs here, everyone knows everyone knows
Long long Ago there were dinosaurs here, everyone knows this was so.
Big dinosaurs, stomp stomp, small dinosaurs
Big dinosaurs, stomp stomp, small dinosaurs
Long long Ago there were dinosaurs here, everyone knows this was so.

“Music exists for the purpose of growing an admirable heart.” -Dr. Suzuki

Teresa said: Aug 15, 2011
Teresa Skinner
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
69 posts

I’m loving the dinosaur lyrics! I know some young boys in my studio that will really go for this! THANKS!

…if you listen to the music, it tells you what to do…

said: Aug 16, 2011
 145 posts

Oh thank you I love these words,its so good to have a choice for the different children. Yes, my little 5 year old will love the dinosaur words and my 3 and 4 year old girl pupils will love the froggy lyrics.
Thank you Nellie

Henry Flurry said: Aug 18, 2011
Henry FlurryInstitute Director
Suzuki Association Member
Piano
Prescott, AZ
22 posts

Words that a 8 year old student of mine wrote:

Long, long ago, and so far, far away.
I went to school. I broke a rule.
Long, long ago, and so far, far away.
I went to my principal.

He called my mom, and then she called my dad.
They took my toys, and then I was so sad.
Long, long ago, and so far, far away.
I broke a rule at my school.

  • Shanti Ryan

Perhaps not quite as positive a message, but I thought them clever enough for an 8 yr old to post! (I never did find out if it was based upon a true story …)

Leslie said: Aug 21, 2011
Leslie ThackerayInstitute Director
Suzuki Association Member
Violin
Taylorsville, UT
26 posts

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
He jumped so high that I thought he could fly
Long long ago on a bright sunny day
I saw a frog on a log.

I have a chart that would go really well with this version. http://www.thepracticeshoppe.com/charts-for-suzuki-pieces-1

Leslie Thackeray
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Ruth Engle Larner said: Aug 21, 2011
Ruth Engle Larner
Suzuki Association Member
Violin
131 posts

I got these words from a student who returned from institute one summer about 15 years ago with them:
“Long long ago dinosaurs roamed the earth
Tyranosaur, ichtheosaur.
They never spoke, never sang, only roared
Oh what a bore, dinosaur.
Birds in the air pecked the dinosaur’s nose
Mice under foot nibbled scales from their toes.
Pestered they left planet earth to their foes,
Where they have gone no one knows.”

said: Aug 21, 2011
 145 posts

Thank you these are fantastic…. My little boy students will live them!
Nellie

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