Author: Dennis Lee
From: Alligator Pie. Toronto: Macmillan, 1974.
Alligator pie, alligator pie,
If I don’t get some I think I’m gonna die.
Give away the green grass, give away the sky,
But don’t give away my alligator pie.
Alligator stew, alligator stew,
If I don’t get some I don’t know what I’ll do.
Give away my furry hat, give away my shoe,
But don’t give away my alligator stew.
Alligator soup, alligator soup,
If I don’t get some I think I’m gonna droop.
Give away my hockey stick, give away my hoop,
But don’t give away my alligator soup.
Although Wikipedia says that most Canadians know that poem, I had never heard of it until I received this video of Emily reciting it during her English Language Art.
As you watch Emily’s video, please remember, this is the same girl that the doctors said would never walk, talk or learn to eat enough to grow properly.
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Bravo! Love the ” actions” too!
I know! Another student did it too and his take on it was a really sad almost depressed way. Emily’s EA really liked that her version was so upbeat and different.
Thank you! She is so confident standing there in front of her class. I wasn’t half that confident at her age.