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"Hey, Ho! Nobody Home," Lyrics, Text Format

Counting beat divisions in 2/2 (cut) time, singing in
three parts, and introducing the coda.



  • Grade: Fourth
  • Origin: England – Old Round
  • Key: F minor – pitched in A major
  • Time: 2/2, also counted in 4/4
  • Form: ABCa
  • Rhythm : 2/2 – advanced*: although the rhythm is identical to 4/4, counting the beat divisions in 2/2 is more challenging to comprehend;
    4/4 – intermediate: | ta (ta) ta (ta) | ta ti ti ta (ta) |
    | ta ta ta ta | ti ti ti ti ta (ta) | ta/ ti ta/ ti | syncopation, | ta/ ti ti ti ti ti | syncopation
  • Pitches: intermediate: Mi So La Ti Do Re Mi
  • Intervals: intermediate: La\Mi, Mi\La, Ti/Mi
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth; rest: quarter; minor tonality where La is the tonal center, syncopation, repeat sign, three part round (coda is sung together), singing in parts, four part round, coda, fermata, cut time
  • Key Words: world geography, England, minor key, three part round with coda, three part round, nobody, meat, drink, nor, none, yet, merry
  • Recorder: intermediate: excellent ensemble selection

* Beat Format includes the beat divisions in 2/2 and 4/4.


“Hey, Ho! Nobody Home”

Hey, ho! Nobody home.
Meat nor drink nor money have I none.
Yet will I be merry,
Hey, ho! Nobody home.

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