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"Cock-A-Doodle-Doo" Lyrics, Text Format

Introducing 6/8 time, counting syncopated eighth notes, descending tonic arpeggio, and feeling duple meter in 6/8.


  • Grade: First
  • Origin: Traditional English Nursery Rhyme
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: AABC
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ti ta ti | syncopation,
    | ta/a ti | syncopation | ti ti ti ta ti | syncopation
    | ta/_a/ | (_=tie)
  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi So La Ti Do
  • Intervals: intermediate: Do/Mi, Mi\Do, Mi/So, So/Do8, So\Mi\Do descending tonic arpeggio (triad)
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; tied notes, 6/8 time: eighth note receives one beat, divisions of a dotted quarter note: three eights (3 ti’s), feeling duple meter (2) in 6/8: where three eights would be a triplet if the beat is represented by a dotted quarter
  • Key Words: English rhyme, animal science, rooster call, barnyard animals, master, fiddling stick (bow), dame (wife), shoe, dance, without; contraction: doesn’t (does not); possessive: master’s


My dame has lost her shoe,
My master’s lost his fiddling stick,
And doesn’t know what to do.

What is my dame to do?
Till master find his fiddling stick,
She’ll dance without her shoes.


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