Four Perfect Pebbles Song

Download here:  Four Perfect Pebbles Song on Powerpoint

The above PowerPoint Presentation of the Four Perfect Pebbles song was created by Erin Menconi,  Media Specialist, Timber Ridge Middle School, Plainfield, Illinois.
Many thanks, Erin!

The Four Perfect Pebbles song was written by John Holt several years ago, and sung by (then) eleven-year-old Lyric Ackelson. The song Four Perfect Pebbles is one of several in a two act musical written by John Holt.

SHEET MUSIC: for String Orchestra and Choir

Arranged by Don Fantozzi, Music Director of Avon Middle School, Connecticut,
and by Tom Kawiecki, who coordinated the students’ performance.




The Lyrics


Four Perfect Pebbles in my hand

Some made of granite, some of sand.

Found in this dark and desolate land

Four Perfect Pebbles in my hand.

Mother comforts Albert and me

Father shields us from misery.

No parent’s love can ever erase

This sad and forgotten, lonely place.

Four Perfect Pebbles do I see

One for each member of my family.

I’ll hold them tight, I will not cry

All will live, no one will die.

If I should lose my precious stones

My secret hiding place will reveal

More perfect pebbles far beneath

These barracks made of wood and steel.

Four Perfect Pebbles do I see

Mother, Father, Albert and me

I count them over one by one

I fall fast asleep, my work…is…done.

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John Holt June 2005
Sung by Lyric Ackelson

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