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"I'm a Little Teapot" Lyrics, Text Format

Distinguishing between intervals Do\La (m3) and Do\So (P4).



  • Grade: Kindergarten
  • Origin: USA – Nursery Rhyme
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABAB
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti ta ta | ta ti ti ta ta |
    | ta ta ta/a | ta ti ti ta/a | ta/ ti ti ti ta | syncopation
  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La Do
  • Intervals: intermediate: So/Do, Do\La/Do, Do\So
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth, syncopation
  • Key Words: cooking, boiling water, steam, short, stout, pour, tea-cups, kettle, whistle

“I’m a Little Teapot” 

I’m a little teapot, short and stout;
Here is my handle, here is my spout.
When I get all steamed up, hear me shout,*
Tip me over and pour me out.

I’m a clever teapot, yes it’s true
Here’s an example of what I can do.
I can change my handle to my spout,
Just tip me over an pour me out.

*alternative lines, popular in Great Britain:
When I hear the tea-cups, hear me shout…
When I give a whistle, hear me shout…
When the Kettle’s boiling, hear me shout…

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