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"Bed Time" Lyrics, Text Format

Introducing the marcato (accent mark).


  • Grade: First
  • Origin: United States of America – Emilie Poulsson, Eleanor Smith
  • Key: D Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Tempo: Moderato
  • Form: ABC
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ta ta ta | ti ti ti ti ti ti ta | | ti/ ri ti ti ti ti ta |
  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do, all the pitch of the major scale
  • Intervals: intermediate: So\Do, Do/So, Do/Do ascending octave skip
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; rest: whole; dynamics: forte, mezzo forte, decrescendo, crescendo, accent marks (marcato)
  • Key Words: sounds of a clock, time for bed, gaily, flock, doll, block, bids, jacket, frock, eyelids, tick-tock, names: Amy, Jamie, Jo, Jock


Tick-tock! Tick-tock!
Amy, Jamie, Jo, and Jock,
Off to bed they gaily flock,
Leaving book and doll and block,
Ev’ry night when bids the clock,
Tick-tock! Tick-tock!

Tick-tock! Tick-tock!
Off with jacket, off with frock!
Amy, Jamie, Jo and Jock,
Not a frown among the flock,
Soon will sleep their eyelids lock,
Tick-tock! Tick-tock!

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"Bed Time" Music Format
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pitch numbers
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letter names
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