Homework, Sweet Homework by Jack Prelutsky
from My Dog May Be a Genius (Greenwillow Press) page 70
I found Homework oh Homework I hate you, you stink in a Jack Prelutsky poem years ago and wrote music to go with it. I just discovered Homework, Sweet Homework and decided to write a song to go with this one, too. I have included only the first few words and some others in the song so you know where the words should go. There are three stanzas to this poem.
I think I might pair them together and make them a sort of ABA form (with B being the sweet homework song).
Mallets 1 - Glockenspiel
Mallets 2 - Alto xylophone
Mallets 3 - Bass xylophone
I will ask the students to add sound effects for certain words. I think the chime tree on "heavenly" would be perfect. The tambourine might be good for "dance and sing."