’The Frog’

A setting of this amusing verse by Hilaire Beloc, for Mezzo-Soprano and Piano, with an alternative arrangement for Voice and String Quartet, see score here

Sung here by Maria Heseltine and Ralph Heseltine, with Douglas Cook at the piano

Maria's younger son, 9 year old Ralph, so liked the song as he heard his Mum rehearse it that he has now recorded his own solo version, which can be heard here:
Ralph's Frog

Older brother Gabriel, filmed the recording session on his hand held iPad, which may be seen here:
Frog Video

n.b For the PC squeemish be reassured that Pollywog is an old word for Tadpole or Porwigle, still used in the USA.
A4 5 pages 89 bars
Performance time approx. 2 mins
Piano score plus vocal part: £8.75
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