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“Song of a Little Child’s Day”
In the Garden

"The First Bouquet" Lyrics, Text Format

Syncopation in 3/4 time, introducing the minor 6th (m6) Do8\Mi,
and two perfect fourths (P4): So\Re, So/Do8.


  • Grade: First
  • Origin: USA – Emilie Poulsson, Eleanor Smith
  • Key: E Flat Major
  • Time: 3/4
  • Form: through composed
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ti ti ti ti | ta/ ti ti ti | syncopation
  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La Do
  • Intervals: advanced: So\Re (P4), Fa/La, So/Do8(P4), Do\Mi (m6), Re/Fa\Re, Mi\Do/Mi, So\Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; pickup beats, repeat signs, first and second endings, Expressivo/Expressive
  • Key Words: earth science, growing plants, seeding the garden, tending the garden, growing flowers, gathering flowers, sowed, seeds, watered, pulled weeds, blossom, gay, mother, bouquet


“The First Bouquet”

He dug his garden,
He sowed the seeds;
He kept it watered
And pulled the weeds.
And when blossomed
With flowers gay,
He gave his mother
The first bouquet.
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