Sunday, February 17, 2013

Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog

I was thinking of an old teaching friend of mine today, Sandra Freese.  She taught me her version of Joy to the World (Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog) when she taught Kindergarten at Charlotte Montessori School and I was the music teacher.  I have sung this with thousands of students in the eighteen years that have passed and wanted to share it here as a tribute to Sandra.  You can hear other children's songs that I have recorded on my post Music of the Universe Songbook.

Joy to the World  MP3
words adapted by Sandra Freese

Jeremiah was a Bullfrog
He was a good friend of mine
I never understood a single word he said
But he sure was a friend.
Yes, he sure was a friend of mine

Singin' joy to the world
All the boys and girls now
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea
And joy to you and me

If I were the ruler of the world
I tell you what I'd do
I'd throw away the guns and the bombs and the wars
And be a good friend to you
Yes I'll always be a friend to you

You know I love my school
I understand the rules
Be a kind person and a thoughtful friend
And enjoy everything you do
I say enjoy everything you do.