Poems for Children: Frogs in Chorus From The Animals Noah Forgot by Paterson

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Frogs in Chorus by Banjo Paterson is a beautiful poem for your kids.

It is one of many poems compiled in the illustrated book entitled The Animals Noah Forgot and now recognised as a classic.

Frogs in Chorus From The Animals Noah Forgot by Paterson, The Animals Noah Forgot by Paterson, poetry book compilation: The Animals Noah Forgot by Paterson, Frogs in Chorus by Banjo Paterson, Frogs in Chorus by Banjo Paterson is a beautiful poem for your kids. It is part of a poetry compilation in the classic The Animals Noah book, Poetry book cover of  The Animals Noah Forgot by A.B. Paterson
Poetry book cover of The Animals Noah Forgot by A.B. Paterson

FROGS IN CHORUS by A.B. “Banjo” Paterson

The chorus frogs in the big lagoon
Would sing their songs to the silvery moon.
Tenor singers were out of place,
For every frog was a double bass.
But never a human chorus yet
Could beat the accurate time they set.
The solo singer began the joke;
He sang, “As long as I live I’ll croak,
Croak, I’ll croak,”
And the chorus followed him: “Croak, croak, croak!”

The poet frog, in his plaintive tone,
Sang of a sorrow was all his own;
“How shall I win to my heart’s desire?
How shall I feel my spirit’s fire?”
And the solo frog in his deepest croak,
“To fire your spirit,” he sang, “eat coke,
Coke, eat coke,”
And the chorus followed him: “Coke, coke, coke!”

The green frog sat in a swampy spot
And he sang the song of he knew not what.
“The world is rotten, oh cursed plight,
That I am the frog that must set it right.
How shall I scatter the shades that lurk?”
And the old man bullfrog sang, “Get work,
Work, get work,”
And the chorus followed him: “Work, work, work!”

The soaring spirits that fain would fly
On wings of hope to the starry sky
Must face the snarls of the jealous dogs,
For the world is ruled by its chorus frogs.

The Frogs in Chorus and the book The Animals Noah Forgot was first written for children, but like all classics, people of all ages will love it!