Easy piano songs for beginners with creepy lyrics... How Doth the Little Crocodile, by Lewis Carroll! The melody is creepy too! You can almost hear the crocodile slowly sneaking up.
I have always relished this short poem from "Alice in Wonderland," and enjoyed Alice's bemusement at not being able to remember the CORRECT poem about a busy little bee. One of my young students feels just the same way as I, and decided to recite it for me. As he spoke the words, the tune built itself in my head! I had to write it down, and the following 3 arrangements are the result. First, the full arrangement:
Can you hear the crocodile creeping closer? On page 2, both hands drop down an octave, and I thinned out the left hand accompaniment a bit so as not to be too heavy. By the way, there is nothing particularly EASY about this little arrangement.
Here is the same basic arrangement, with a much easier left hand, just a single page:
Now here is a transposed shared-hands version of the song:
I plan to write a duet accompaniment for this arrangement... check back.
Lastly, here is the same version, but with just a handful of lettered notes to help out:
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