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By the Sea

"The Lighthouse" Lyrics, Text Format

Singing the tonic octave skip, ascending and descending, Do to Do.



  • Grade: First
  • Origin: Emilie Poulsson, Eleanor Smith
  • Key: D Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: AABAAB
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ta ta ta | ta ta ta/a |
  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi So La Ti Do Re
  • Intervals: advanced: So/Do, Do\La, La/Do, Re\So, So/La, Do\Do (descending octave skip), Do/Do (ascending octave skip), Do/Mi
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter; tempo: allegretto con moto/moderately quick, with motion; dynamics: mezzo forte/medium loud, forte/loud, crescendo, decrescendo, horizontal accent:
    accent mark, play the note louder
  • Key Words: lighthouse, beaming, shinning, bright, clear, danger, sailor, waves, darkest, night, guides, aright, sailing, boating, contraction: o’er (over)

“The Lighthouse”

Beaming, shining bright and clear,
The lighthouse tells of danger near.
“Sailor! Sailor! rocks are here!”
O’er the waves, thro’ darkest night!
The sailor guides his boat aright.
“Lighthouse! Lighthouse! thanks for light!”

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