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"Bye, Baby Bunting" Text Format

Counting eighth notes, syncopation, feeling 2/4. while reading 6/8,
introducing the raised fourth, Fi, and, practicing three perfect fourths.


  • Grade: Kindergarten
  • Origin: England – Nursery Rhyme
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: ABBA
  • Rhythm: advanced: | ta ti ta ti | syncopation,
    | ta ti ta/ | syncopation
  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa Fi So La – introducing the raised subdominant (Fi)
  • Intervals: advanced: Mi/So, So\Re (P4), Re/Fa, Do/Mi, Do/Mi/La ascending submediant arpeggio, Re/So (P4)
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; vocal slur, dotted quarter, raised fourth (Fi), accidental (sharp-#), counting eighth notes, syncopation, grouping three eighths into a dotted quarter, feeling duple meter in 6/8 time
  • Key Words: world geography: England; nursery rhyme, family members, father, mother, sister, brother, hunting, silking, milking rabbit, lamb, baby, bunting (lightweight worsted wool fabric generically known as tammy, made in the 1800’s)

Bye, Baby Bunting 

1. Bye, bye, Baby Bunting
Father’s gone a-hunting,
To buy a little rabbit skin,
To wrap the Baby Bunting in.
Bye, Baby Bunting.
Daddy’s gone a hunting,
To get a little lambie skin,
To wrap his Baby Bunting in.
3. Bye, Baby Bunting.
Daddy’s gone a hunting,
A rosy wisp of cloud to win,
To wrap his Baby Bunting in.
Longer Version
Bye, baby Bunting,
Father’s gone a-hunting,
Mother’s gone a-milking,
Sister’s gone a-silking,
Brother’s gone to buy a skin
To wrap the baby Bunting in.
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