One of our most popular pieces, Gecko, from Animal Songs for Children series is a humorous song about the Gecko’s creeping up our walls at night in Brisbane. It has a cheerful tune and description of the Gecko’s habits. The children are required to tut-tut rhythmically like a Gecko. It is available for Unison or SA and Piano and is a favourite at eisteddfods and choral festivals. Gecko is on the repertoire list for the Australian Boys Choir.
“Little lizard sitting on my window-pane
Waiting for some bugs to come along his way
He’s a Gecko sitting very patiently,
A Gecko staring at me.
Climbing up along my walls inside at night
Making funny noises gives me quite a fright…
He’s a Gecko sitting very patiently, a Gecko staring at me.
Oh, you change your colour every day
In the most amazing special way
Yellow, white, brown and green,
So you cannot be seen…” Sherelle Eyles
Key Bb major
Range Bb below middle C to D above High C
- Gecko was sung at the Out of the Box Festival 2012 at Queensland Performing Arts Centre by Voices of Birralee – Piccolos. Beautifully-made origami cut-outs of Geckos were pinned to the children’s shirts
- Set piece of the Townsville Choral Eisteddfod, 2015
- Thames Valley District School Board, Canada 2016
- Set piece of the Gympie Choral Eisteddfod, 2018
- San Francisco Youth Chorus, 2018
Score sample Gecko – SA page 1
Sung by St Michael’s Caboolture, Brisbane
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