Possum (2013) from the Animal Songs for Children series is a humorous song about the Possums that live in our roof in Queensland and how they make a lot of noise at night. Possum encourages children to think about the impact of the urban environment on native animals. It has a cheerful, catchy tune and fun words that Primary school children will easily memorise. The optional actions require the children to stomp on the words “doof-doof-doof.”
Possum is available for Unison or SA & piano. It is featured on the Queensland Catholic School and Colleges Music Festival 2019 Adjudicator’s Representative Repertoire Compiled List.
Dad’s calling the possum van, To relocate you to a greener land,
’cause your partying style is a little out of hand, And I need to get some sleep!
Oh possum living in my roof, Oh possum going ‘doof-doof-doof’
you are keeping me awake in the middle of the night, And I need to get some sleep!
You could have a lovely home in a tree, Lots of nectar, flowers and fruit to eat,
you could glide into the trees with your tail so long, in a greener place to be
Baby possum fell out of its tree, baby possum run to safety,
Baby possum fell out of its tree, baby possum run to safety!
I like the way you party! Oh sleep!” …. Sherelle Eyles
Key G major
Range Bb below middle C to D above high C
Tempo Moderately fast, playfully
Actions Yes, optional
- Young Adelaide Voices 2014
- Essington International School Darwin, Essington’s Songsters Choir at the 2018 Celebration Concert
Score sample Possum – SA page 1
Sung by Young Adelaide Voices
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