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Gnomenapped Lyrics

My garden gnome has run away
My garden gnome’s not home today
He’s packed his bag and gone to town
He’s left a note “I’ll see you ‘round”.
Oh, I wish he’d send a fax, or simply send a card,
I’m sure missing him so much
It’s lonely in our yard!

My garden gnome came back today
He said he’d had a holiday
He’d been up North to see his mate
He’s back home now, just by the gate
My gnome’s back home

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Teaching Ideas

• Discuss meaning of kidnap.
• Read story ‘Kidnapped’ by Robert Louis Stevenson.


Production Tips

• Act out/mime story while class sings song – have a couple of students creep in and kidnap gnome before song begins.