Twenty Froggies


Twenty froggies went to school
Down beside a rushy pool;
Twenty little coats of green,
Twenty vests all white and clean.

"We must be on time,' said they,
"First we study, then we play;
That is how we keep the rule,
When we froggies go to school".

Master Bullfrog, 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, "Ker-chog!"
Also how to dodge a blow
From the sticks which bad boys throw.

Twenty froggies grew up fast;
Bullfrogs they became at last.
Not one dunce was in the lot,
Not one lesson they forgot.

Polished in a high degree,
As each froggie ought to be,
Now they sit on other logs,
Teaching other little frogs.

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Sandra, NC, USA

30 May 2016 at 2:24am

I am 67, and when I was in 3rd grade I memorized that poem for school. I had to get up in front of everyone and recite it. I have been looking for it for many years and am so glad to have finally found it.

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gary, colo usa

29 July 2015 at 7:29am

I'm 74 & can still hear my paternal gramma singing this to my kids! great song and thanks for posting it.

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Joyce, United States

6 June 2015 at 2:26pm

My "Mema" (grandmother) sang this song to me in the 1940's. She also sang it to my son in the '60s. Never heard it anywhere else. It brings back so many memories - all of them GOOD.

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enobong amiang, Nigeria

20 January 2015 at 12:04pm

Fantastic. I read it in Seconday school around 1975 i my english text book.

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Fay Gleave, Australia

27 August 2014 at 5:51am

My father taught me the song Twenty Froggies went to School when I was a little girl . I will be 80 next month and he learnt it when he went to a little bush school in Australia. I am now teaching my great grand daughters.

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Sandra, United States

8 April 2012 at 4:39am

My Mother sang me this song to inspire me to work :)

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Rudy, United States

25 January 2012 at 5:01am

Use the tune "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."

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Wei, China

25 January 2011 at 11:44am

i am englishi teacher in China !i love this song ! but one question is how do i listen this song? please tell me by email ! many many thanks ! wei

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