Frogs at School

Sound clips of this song are available in WAV and AU formats, courtesey of Rick Grosvenor ( Copyright 1993, words - George Cooper as modified by Terry T. Grosvenor, music - Terry T. Grosvenor, R&T Grosvenor Publishing, ASCAP

For information about how to buy a tape of this song, check out the R&T Grosvenor Publishing page.

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Twenty froggies went to school, down beside a rushy pool,
Twenty little coats of green, twenty vests all white and clean.
"We must be in time", said they; "First we study, then we play;
That is how we keep the rule, when we froggies go to school."

Master Froggy, grave and stern, called the classes in their turn,
Taught them how to nobly strive; likewise how to leap and dive;
From his seat upon a log, showed them how to say "Kerchog!"
Also how to dodge a blow from the sticks which bad boys throw.

Twenty froggies grew up fast, big frogs they became at last;
Not one dunce among the lot; not one lesson they forgot;
Polished to a high degree, as each froggy ought to be,
Now they sit on other logs, teaching other little frogs.

(from "The Song Knapsack - a collection of Songs for Common Schools"; compiled by H.R. Pattengill)

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