Singing the major sixth So/Mi and the perfect fifth So/Re
to the melodic rhythm changes of each verse.
- Grade: Kindergarten
- Origin: USA – Southern Folk Song
- Key: G Major
- Time: 4/4
- Form: AB
- Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ti ti ta ta |
| ti ti ti ti ta ti ti | – changes with verses
- Pitches: beginners: So Do Re Mi Fa
- Intervals: intermediate: So/Mi (M6), Re\So (P4), So/Re (P4)
- Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth; interval of a fourth, ending a phrase on the 2nd/Re, alternating quarter notes and eighth notes to accomodate changing verse syllables
- Key Words: Southern United Stataes, mocking bird, diamonds, rocking chair, billy goat, looking glass, cart, bull, dog, horse contractions: don’t (do not), papa’s (papa is), mama’s (mama is), won’t (will not), you’ll (you will)
|1.||Hush little baby, don’t say a word,
Papa’s gonna buy you a mocking bird.
|2.||And if that mockingbird won’t sing,
Mama’s gonna buy you a diamond ring.
|3.||And if that diamond ring turns brass,
Mama’s gonna buy you a looking glass.
|4.||And if that looking glass gets broke,
Mama’s gonna buy you a billy goat.
|5.||And if that billy goat won’t pull,
Mama’s gonna buy you a cart and bull.
|6.||And if that cart and bull turn over,
Mama’s going to buy you a dog named Rover.
|7.||And if that dog named Rover won’t bark,
Mama’s going to buy you a horse and cart.
|8.||And if that horse and cart fall down,
You’ll still be the sweetest little baby in town.
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