bow song

said: Mar 23, 2006
 13 posts

does anyone know the complete words to this bow song?

“up like a rocket
down like a rain
stir the soup like loopy loop….

Thanks!! :D

Corinne said: Mar 23, 2006
 Violin, Piano
44 posts

This is the one I was taught, I’m sure there are many variations!

Up like a rocket
Down like the rain
Back and forth like a choo-choo train
Around my face like the great big sun
Up on my head
Curved pinki, bent thumb
Touch the ground and then you’re done!

said: Mar 23, 2006
 32 posts

I do:

Up Like a Rocket
Down Like the Rain
Back and Forth like a Choo-Choo Train
Round and Round like the Great Big Sun
Out in Front Like a Kettle Drum
Land on Your Head
Bend Pinky and Thumb

Mariam said: Mar 23, 2006
Mariam GregorianViolin
Ashburn, VA
34 posts

Up like a rocket
Down like the rain
Back and forth like a choo choo train
Round and round we stir the soup
That’s how we play loop dee loop!

Laurel said: Mar 23, 2006
Laurel MacCullochViolin
Langley, BC
120 posts

Up like a rocket, down like the rain
Back and forth like a choo-choo train
Round and round like a great big sun
Land on your head, check your pinky and thumb!


Jennifer said: Mar 25, 2006
Jennifer Moberg
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
Dehbori Kabul, Afghanistan
71 posts

up like a rocket
down like the rain
back and forth like a choo choo train
round and round like the great big sun
stop at your nose
curve pinky, bend thumb

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

said: Apr 11, 2006
 18 posts

What bowing motions are used to accompany this song? A few I can make out, but others I’m not so sure.

Elizabeth Jones said: Apr 24, 2006
Elizabeth Jones
Suzuki Association Member
Viola, Violin
Owensboro, KY
21 posts

Five, four, three, two, one . . .

Up like a rocket
Down like the rain
Back and forth like a choo choo train
Round and round like the great big sun
Up on your ______ (head, nose, chin, ear, eyebrow . . . )
Curved pinky, bent thumb.

Our count down takes us down, ready for blast-off. My motions follow the words, and I ask that tips point up towards the ceiling. The motions are just for arms and bows (after the initial blast-off, which starts crouched down at the floor).

Cynthia Faisst said: Apr 28, 2006
Cynthia Faisst
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Suzuki Early Childhood Education
Irvine, CA
126 posts


Here’s the one that is growing at got2twinkle:

UP like a Rocket (jumping off launch pad hand)
Down like the Rain (land on violin hand extended from left side of body with elbo hanging from left side)

In and Out like a Choo Choo Train
(from violin elbo to hand extended straight out in front of the violin shoulder)

Around and around like the Golden Sun

(pulling bow hold up to the violin shoulder on the left side of the body and circle back to the hand, this keeps the ferris wheel from wandering away from the front of the invisible violin)

Dance on my head just for fun
Hop down to my nose with a bent thumb between my eyes
Slide down the ski slope for a big surprize.

(draw the horse hair of the bow down between the eyes till you reach the tip)
(we put gummy savers on ours)

Ms. Cynthia
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