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"Ida Red" Lyrics, Text Format

Introducing sixteenth notes.



  • Grade: First
  • Origin: Kentucky, US Folk Song
  • Key: D Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABCD refrain/verse
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti ri | ti ti ta |
    | ti ti ri ti ri ti |
  • Pitches: beginners: Do Re Mi So La
  • Intervals: beginners: Do/Mi, Mi/So, So\Mi
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth, sixteenth; ending a phrase on the 2nd (Re), reinforcing the tonic triad (Do/Mi/So)
  • Key Words: learning your colors, country song, Kentucky folk song, creek, can’t (cannot), red, blue, green, gold, prettiest, you’ve (you have), somethin’ (something),behold, gingerbread, sweeter

“Ida Red”
Down the road and across the creek,
Can’t get a letter but once a week.
1. Ida Red, Ida Blue,
I got stuck on Ida too.
2. Ida Red, Ida Green,
Prettiest girl you’ve ever seen.
3. Ida Red, Ida Gold,
She is somethin’ to behold.
4. Ida Red, Ida Red,
That girl’s sweeter than gingerbread.
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