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“Songs of a Little Child’s Day”
In the Garden

"The Little Gardener" Lyrics, Text Format

Introducing poco ritardando and a tempo.



  • Grade: First
  • Origin: Emilie Poulsson, Eleanor Smith
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: Aa
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ti ti ta ti ti | ta/a (ta) ta |
    | ta/a/a ta |
  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Ti Do Re Mi Fa So
  • Intervals: intermediate: So/Mi, Mi/So, So\Do, Do/Mi, Mi\La, Do\So, Do/Fa
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, quarter, eighth; rest: quarter; tempo: andantino/slightly faster (78-83 BPM), poco ritardando, a tempo, first and second endings, repeat signs, dynamics: crescendo, decrescendo
  • Key Words: growing plants, gardening, gardener, roots, weeds, might, cool, cloud, sky, quickly, pulled, sprinkled, plants, contractions: flow’r (flower), show’r (shower), brimmin’ (brimming)

“The Little Gardener”

“I wish I had room for my roots!” said the flow’r;
“All about them so many weeds crowd!
I wish oh I wish there might be a cool show’r,
But the sky has not even a cloud.”
To work in his garden the child quickly ran,
And he pulled ev’ry weed from the bed,
He sprinkled the plants from his brimmin’ full can;
Little flow’r did de know what you said?
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