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"The Hunting Horn" Lyrics, Text Format

Excellent tune for advanced primary readers learning to sing in parts. The use of fermatas in each phrase challenges the students ability to stay together during the round.



  • Grade: Second
  • Origin: USA – Traditional Round
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: rhythm: AABC – pitches: ABCD
  • Rhythm: advanced: | ti ti ti ti ti ti | ta ti ta/ |
    | ta ti ri ti ta | syncopation, | ta ti ta ti |
  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do
  • Intervals: intermediate: Do/Mi, Mi/So, Mi/Do, Do8\So, So/Do8, Do8\Mi, Do8\La only interval not associated with the tonic arpeggio
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; 4 part round, multiple fermatas, melody ends on the fifth of the scale (So)
  • Key Words: 4 part round, canon, fox hunting, echo, morn, horn, cheerily, merrily, hark, hill and dale

“The Hunting Horn”

Merrily merrily greet the morn,
Cheerily cheerily sound the horn;
Hark to the echo hear it play
O’er hill and dale and far away.

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