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"Hippety Hop" Lyrics, Text Format

Practicing syncopation in 6/8 and feeling duple meter in 6/8.



  • Grade: Kindergarten
  • Origin: USA – Traditional
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: ABCB
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti ti ti | ta ti ta ti | syncopation, | ta/ ta/ |
  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La
  • Intervals: intermediate: So\Do, Mi\Do, La\Re, Re/Fa
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth, 6/8 time: eighth note receives one beat, divisions of a dotted quarter note (3 ti’s), feeling duple meter (2) in 6/8
  • Key Words: dance tune, barber shop, candy – in the early days of barber shops they also sold candy

“Hippety Hop” 

Hippety hop to the barber shop,
To buy a stick of candy,
One for you and one for me,
And one for sister Mandy.

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