"Autobiographies of great nations are written in three manuscripts – a book of deeds, a book of words, and a book of art.
Of the three, I would choose the latter as truest testimony." - Sir Kenneth Smith, Great Civilisations

"I must write each day without fail, not so much for the success of the work, as in order not to get out of my routine." - Leo Tolstoy

I have never believed that one should wait until one is inspired because I think the pleasures of not writing are so
great that if you ever start indulging them you will never write again. - John Updike

"The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour
is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it." - J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Monday, October 31, 2011

Crocodile Poems, Songs & Other Children's Rhymes


Crocodile Poems



From Alice in Wonderland”
How doth the little crocodile
Improve his shining tail,
And pour the waters of the Nile
On every golden scale!

How cheerfully he seems to grin
How neatly spreads his claws,
And welcomes little fishes in,
With gently smiling jaws!


- Lewis Carroll





If You Should Meet A Crocodile
If you should meet a crocodile
Don't take a stick and poke him
Ignore the welcome in his smile,
Be careful not to stroke him.
For as he sleeps upon the Nile,
He thinner gets and thinner,
And whene'er you meet a crocodile
He's ready for his dinner.



















A Crocodile Sat Crying
A crocodile sat crying
By the river one fine day.
His tears fell in the water
And were swiftly swept away;
But as he sat there crying,
From the corner of his eye,
He looked around most carefully
To see what would pass by.
Swimming in the river
Was a juicy little frog,
Who thought the weeping crocodile
Was just a fallen log.
He hopped out of the water
For a rest there by its side,
But as he settled down he saw
The crocodile who cried.
”Come closer,” said the crocodile,
And wipe away my tear.”
The frog jumped backwards quickly
And he answered, “No-NO! my dear.
I’m sure you’d like to eat me
For I know your little game.”
And he jumped back in the water
And was never seen again.
Now listen, little animals,
Here’s something you should know,
Beware the weeping crocodile,
His tears are all for show!





Crocodile Songs




Never Smile at a Crocodile
Never smile at a crocodile,
never tip your hat or stop to talk awhile
Never walk - run away!
Say goodnight - not G'day!
Never tip your hat and smile at a crocodile !

- an Aussie Song





The Crocodile Song
Oh she sailed away on a
pleasant summer’s day
on the back of a crocodile.

“You see,” said she, “he’s as
tame as he can be, I’ll
float him down the Nile.”

But the croc’ winked his eye as she
waved to all good-bye,
wearing a sunny smile.

At the end of the ride the
lady was inside, and the
smile on the croc-o-dile!





Never Smile at a Crocodile Lyrics
Never smile at a crocodile
No, you can't get friendly with a crocodile
Don't be taken in by his welcome grin
He's imagining how well you'd fit within his skin.

Never smile at a crocodile
Never tip your hat and stop to talk awhile
Never run, walk away, say good-night, not good-day
Clear the aisle but never smile at Mister Crocodile.

You may very well be well bred
Lots of etiquette in your head
But there's always some special case, time or place
To forget etiquette...


For instance:

Never smile at a crocodile
No, you can't get friendly with a crocodile
Don't be taken in by his welcome grin
He's imagining how well you'd fit within his skin.

Never smile at a crocodile
Never tip your hat and stop to talk awhile
Never run, walk away, say good-night, not good-day
Clear the aisle but never smile at Mister Crocodile.





Five Little Monkeys Sitting In a Tree
5 little monkeys swinging in a tree,
Teasing Mr. Crocodile:
"You can't catch me!"
 
Along comes Mr. Crocodile,
Silent as can be
And snapped 1 little monkey out of the tree!
 
4 little monkeys ...
 
3 little monkeys ...
 
2 little monkeys ...
 
1 little monkey ...
 
No more monkeys sitting in a tree,
Away swims Mr. Crocodile
As full as he can be!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Children's Songs & Rhymes


 
Monkeys On the Bed
Five little monkeys,
jumping on the bed –

One fell off,
and bumped his head –

Mama called the doctor,
and the doctor said -

" No more monkeys,
jumping on the bed !"

~ ~

Four little monkeys,
jumping on the bed…

Three little monkeys,
jumping on the bed…

(and so on)





Five Little Bees
One little bee blew and flew -
He met a friend, and that made two.


Two little bees, busy as could be -
Along came another and that made three.


Three little bees, wanted one more -
Found one soon and that made four.

Four little bees, going to the hive -
Spied their little brother, and that made five.

Five little bees working every hour -
Buzz away, bees, and find another flower.






Five Little Birdies
[hold both hands in the air, one hand has all 5 fingers held up and the other hand has all 5 fingers bent down. As the verse is recited then bend down, or place up, each finger on either hand]

Five little birdies, flying around our door,
The blue one flew away and then there were four.

Four little birdies sitting in a tree,
The yellow one flew away and then there were three.

The little birdies didn't know what to do,
So the red one flew away, and then there were two.


Two little birdies sitting in the sun,
The Brown one flew away, and there was one.

The little green birdie felt so all alone,
He/she flew away and then there was none.

Later on that very day,
five little birdies came back to play.





Baby Turtles
One baby turtle alone and new.
Finds a friend, and then there are two.


Two baby turtles crawl down to the sea.
They find another, and then there are three.


Three baby turtles crawl along the shore.
They find another, and then there are four.


Four baby turtles go for a dive.
Up swims another, and then there are five.





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