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"All Day Long" Lyrics, Text Format

Advanced syncopation and a rare double dotted quarter note while practicing ascending and descending tonic arpeggios.


  • Grade: Second
  • Origin: USA – Traditional
  • Key: D Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: staves: AaBA – song: AB verse/refrain
  • Rhythm: advanced: | ta ti/ ri ti/ ri ta/ | syncopation, | ta ta ta/a | ti/ ri ti/ ri ti/ ta | syncopation, | ta ta ta// ri | syncopation (double dotted quarter note)
  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi So La Do
  • Intervals: intermediate: Do/Mi/So ascending tonic arpeggio, So\Mi\Do descending tonic arpeggio, Do/La, La/Do8, Do8\So\Mi, descending tonic arpeggio, So\Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, double dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, sixteenth; verse/refrain, tonic arpeggios, syncopation
  • Key Words: perpetual, always happening, repetitive activities, all day long, heart, beating, singing, breathing, spider, weaving, clock, ticking, rain, falling, Sunday, Monday; hyphenated: a-beating, a-breathing, a-ticking, a-clicking, a-weaving, a-singing


“All Day Long” 
1. Heart keeps a-beating all day long,
Beating and repeating all day long.
All day long, all day long, and
I keep a-singing all day long.
I keep a-breathing all day long,
Spider keeps a-weaving all day long.
3. Clock keeps a-ticking all day long,
Ticking and a-clicking all day long.
4. Rain falls on Sunday all day long,
Sun again on Monday all day long.
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