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"Hop Old Squirrel" Lyrics, Text Format

Teaching the dotted quarter note and syncopation in 6/8 time,
while singing two perfect fourths (P4) Do/Fa and Mi/La.



  • Grade: Kindergarten
  • Origin: England – Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: AABB
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ti ta ti | syncopation,
    | ti ti ti ta/ | syncopation, | ti ti ti ti ti ti |
  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La
  • Intervals: intermediate: Do/Mi, Mi/So, Mi/La, Do/Fa, Fa\Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighths; 6/8 time: counting eighth notes, eighth note receives one beat, divisions of a dotted quarter note: three eights (3 ti’s), feeling duple meter (2) in 6/8
  • Key Words: world geography: England; rhyming words: wall/fall, King’s men/again; horses, together; contraction: couldn’t (could not); possessive: King’s

“Humpty Dumpty” 

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;
All the King’s horses and all the King’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

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