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"Jack and Jill" Lyrics, Text Format

Syncopation in 6/8 meter, extended range,
and challenging intervals for the very young.



  • Grade: Kindergarten
  • Origin: England, 18th-century Nursery Rhyme
  • Key: F Major 
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: ABAb
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ti ta ti | syncopation,
    | ta/ ta (ti) | syncopation, | ta/ ti (ti) (ti) | syncopation
  • Pitches: advanced: Ti Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do Re Mi – extended range
  • Intervals: advanced: Do\So, So/Do, So/Mi, Fa/Re, Re\Fa, Mi/Do\Mi, Re/La, So\Ti, Ti/Re
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: eighth; syncopation, uncommon intervals, 6/8 time: 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; vocabulary builder: hill, fetch, pail, water, fell, up, down, broke, crown, tumbling, home, trot, fast, caper, bed, head, covered, vinegar, brown, paper

May we suggest “Three Jacks,” as part of your next program?
(Jack and Jill, Jack Be Nimble, Jack Sprat)

“Jack and Jill” 

Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
And Jill came tumbling after.

Up Jack got and home did trot,
As fast as he could caper;
And went to bed and covered his head
In vinegar and brown paper.

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