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"Good Morning, Merry Sunshine" Lyrics, Text Format

Introducing the raised 4th (Fi), challenging intervals, and longer phrases for greater breath support.



  • Grade: Second
  • Origin: USA – Traditional
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABCc
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti | ti ta ti | syncopation, |ta/ ti | ti ri ti ri ti ti |
  • Pitches: advanced: Ti Do Re Mi Fa Fi So La – introducing the raised 4th (Fi)
  • Intervals: advanced: Do/Mi, Mi\Do, Ti/Re, Re/Fa, Fa\Ti, Fa\Re, Do/So, So\Mi\Do descending tonic arpeggio, Re/So, So\Mi, Mi/So
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth, sixteenth; pickup beat
  • Key Words: earth science, movement of the sun, movements of the moon, stars, sunshine, shined, ceased, playing, staying, East, waken, birds and bees

“Good Morning, Merry Sunshine” 

Good morning, merry sunshine,
How did you wake so soon?
You’ve scared the little stars away,
And shined away the moon;
I saw you go to sleep last night,
Before I ceased my playing,
How did you get way over here,
And where have you been staying.
I never go to sleep dear,
I just go ’round to see
My little children of the East,
Who rise to watch for me.
I waken all the birds and bees,
And flowers on my way.
Then last of all the little child
Who stayed out late to play.
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