Possum

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

Duration       2’22”

Actions          Yes, optional

Performances 

  • Young Adelaide Voices 2014
  • Essington International School Darwin, Essington’s Songsters Choir at the 2018 Celebration Concert 

Score sample  Possum – SA page 1

Video sample

Sung by Young Adelaide Voices

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