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"The Autumn Wind" Lyrics, Text Format

Add dynamics to this vocabulary builder from the early 1900’s.






  • Grade: First Grade
  • Origin: United States of America – Emilie Poulsson, Eleanor Smith
  • Key: D Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: ABCABc
  • Rhythm: advanced: | ti ti ti ta ti | ti ti ti ti ti ti |
    |ta/_a (ti) ti | ta/a_a ti | ta/a_a |
  • Pitches: intermediate: So Do Re Mi Fa So La
  • Intervals: intermediate: So/Do, Mi/So, So\Mi, Re\So
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: eighth; pickup beat, tied notes, repeat, multiple endings, dynamics: crescendo, decrescendo, mezzo-forte
  • Key Words: seasons, autumn, wind, whistle, shout, hurried, bough, whirl, sang, aloud, crowd, lingering, flight, winter, snowman, roar, shook, blankets, earth science



“The Autumn Wind”

1.With whistle and shout,
The wind hurried out
And called to the leaves on the trees:
“Come down from the bough,
I’ll dance with you now,
And whirl you as fast as you please!”


The wind sang aloud
Where birds in a crowd
Were ling’ring before their long flight;
“Away, little friends,
Till wintertime ends;
There may be a snowman tonight.”


The wind gave a roar,
And shook the house door.
“I hear you!” the good mother said:
“Bring cold or bring storm,
My children are warm,
Tucked under thick blankets in bed!”


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