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"Autumn Comes" Lyrics, Text Format

Excellent for introducing minor tonality.
Includes questions concerning the minor home pitch.




  • Grade: First
  • Origin: English Folk Song
  • Key: D minor
  • Time: 3/4
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta/a ta | ta ta ta | ta/a/a |
  • Pitches: intermediate: La Ti Do Re Mi Fa So La – all pitches of the minor scale
  • Intervals: intermediate: Mi/La, Fa\Do, Fa\Re, Mi\Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, quarter; rest: quarter; tied notes, minor mode, home pitch is the 6th pitch of the major scale: La
  • Key Words: seasons of the year, winter, summer, earth science, stars, skies, harvest moon



“Autumn Comes”

Autumn comes, the summer is past,
Winter will come too soon.
Stars will shine clearer, skies seem nearer,
Under the harvest moon.

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