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"Goodnight" Lyrics, Text Format

Learning to sing in three parts with an Old English round.


  • Grade: Third
  • Origin: England – Old Round
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 3/4
  • Form: staves: ABC – song: through composed
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ta ta | ta/a ta |
    | ta (ta) ta |
  • Pitches: intermediate: So Do Re Mi Fa So La
  • Intervals: intermediate: Do/Mi, Mi/La, Mi\Do, Do\So, So/Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter; rest: quarter; pickup beat, three part round, singing in parts
  • Key Words: world geography, England, round/canon, singing in parts, evening prayer, sacred, angels, watch, keep, sweet, sleep, goodnight


Goodnight to you all, and sweet be your sleep;
May angels around you their silent watch keep;
Goodnight, goodnight, goodnight, goodnight.

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