The sun shone brightly in the sky.

A blackbird quickly hurried by

    And joined his friends high in the tree:

    Shallobaloo Shallobalee

 

Many more birds joined this throng

And altogether made a song.

    They sang from high up in the tree:

    Shallobaloo Shallobalee

 

A robin, thrush and jenny wren

Joined the other birds and then

    They sang from high up in the tree:

    Shallobaloo Shallobalee

 

A blue-tit, greenfinch, big black crow -

The party seemed to grow and grow

    And they sang from high up in the tree:

    Shallobaloo Shallobalee

 

A flash of lightning, thunder roared

And the birds sang not one single chord -

    For storms alarm birds in the tree:

    Shallobaloo Shallobalee.

 

The rain beat down upon the ground

And from the tree there came no sound

     But when it stopped, shhh - from the tree:

     Shallobaloo Shallobalee

 

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Follow up:  Do you know what metre this poem is written in?  Di dum di dum di dum di dum - four times on each line?  Iambic tetrameter.  I AM i AM i AM i AM  When you have 4 on each line the rhyming is usually aabb, ie the first and second line rhyme, and then you indent 3 for the 3rd and 4th line which both rhyme with each other.  

 

A poem such as this, which has a lovely walking beat, and is gentle in nature, makes for a wonderful performance poem.  Good luck.  Josie

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