Mastering the 6/8 rhythm ta ti ta ti, practicing the intervals La/Do and Do\La, with an ascending tonic arpeggio.
- Grade: Fourth
- Origin: England – Folk Song
- Key: F Major
- Time: 6/8
- Form: AA, verse/refrain
- Rhythm: beginners: | ta ti ta ti | ta/a ti | syncopation
- Pitches: intermediate: So La Do Re Mi So La – pentatonic scale
- Intervals: intermediate: La/Do, Do\La, So/Do/Mi/So ascending tonic arpeggio, So\Mi
- Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; tied notes, pickup beat, arpeggio, syncopation
- Key Words: world geography, Derby, England, sheep herding, sheep farming, wool, finest, fed, hay, drug (verb), believe, hauled, farmer’s market, weighed, ten thousand, pounds, parts of a ram (sheep): wool, horns; reached, moon, butcher, February, June; contraction: it’s (it is), don’t (do not), you’ll (you will); possessives: summer’s, ram’s
|1.||As I went down to Derby town,
All on a summer’s day,
It’s there I saw the finest ram,
That’s ever fed on hay.
|And if you don’t believe me,
And think I tell a lie,
Just you go down to Derby,
And you’ll see the same as I.
|The wool upon the ram’s back
It drug to the ground,
I hauled it to the market,
And it weighed ten thousand pounds.
|3.||The horns upon this ram’s head
They reached to the moon,
The butcher went up on February,
And never got back till June.
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