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“Songs of a Little Child’s Day”

"Echo Play" Lyrics, Text Format

Developing the independent voice while practicing dynamic levels.


  • Grade: First
  • Origin: Emilie Poulsson, Eleanor Smith
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 3/4
  • Form: AABC
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ti ti ti ti | ti (ti) ta/a |
  • Pitches: beginners: Do Re Mi Fa So
  • Intervals: intermediate: So\Mi, Mi/So, Fa\Re, Re/La
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, eighth; rests: eighth; tempo: allegretto/moderately quick (98–109 BPM); dynamics: mezzo forte/medium loud, piano/soft, crescendo, independent singing
  • Key Words: echo, near, hear, children, merry, join, children’s singing song, echo song, voice identification
  • Keyboard: intermediate: extending a five finger exercise by changing hand positions for the third line, changing back for the fourth line

“Echo Play”
Question or Statement Echo
Echo, echo, are you near? N e a r.
Tell us now if you can hear. H e a r.
Will you with us children stay? S t a y.
Join with us in merry play! P l a y.
Additional Formats (click to enlarge)
"Echo Play" Music Format
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pitch numbers
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letter names
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