‘The Frog’

Arranged for Voice and String Quartet

The Frog


Be kind and tender to the Frog,
And do not call him names,
As "Slimy skin," or "Polly-wog,"
Or likewise "Ugly James,"
Or "Gap-a-grin,"
Or "Toad-gone-wrong,"
Or "Bill Bandy-knees":
The Frog is justly sensitive
To epithets like these.

No animal will more repay
A treatment kind and fair;
At least so lonely people say
Who keep a frog and, by the way,
They are extremely rare.

Hilaire Belloc

The mp3 file for this quartet version has been derived from Sibelius samples and should be replaced by a live recording soon
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