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"Great Grandad" Lyrics, Text Format

Introducing sixteenth notes. Adding Fa to the pentatonic scale.



  • Grade: Second
  • Origin: USA – Cowboy Song
  • Key: D Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti ri | ti ti ta |
    | ti ti ti ti | ti ri ti ta |
  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La
  • Intervals: intermediate: So\Mi, Mi/La, Mi/So, So\Do, Mi/La, Re/So
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth, sixteenth
  • Key Words: cowboy, Western USA, Granddad, barred, wagon tongue, rough, dangers, wilderness, slept, hunted, coonskin, grub, frying pan, knife, suite, wore; possessive: man’s, hyphenated word: twenty-one

“Great Granddad” 
Great Granddad, when the land was young,
Barred the door with a wagon tongue,
For the times was rough and the dangers great,
And he said his prayers both early and late.
Twenty-one children came to bless
The old man’s home in the wilderness,
They slept on the floor with the dogs and the cats,
And they hunted in the woods in their coonskin caps.
3. Great Granddad was a busy man,
Cooked his grub in a frying pan,
He picked his teeth with his hunting knife,
And he wore the same suite all his life.
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