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"Little Jack Horner" Lyrics, Text Format

Tied notes, a major seventh (Ti/La),
minor sixth (Fa\La), and syncopated rhythms in 6/8 time.



  • Grade: Kindergarten
  • Origin: England – Nursery Rhyme, 1725
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: ABAC
  • Rhythm: advanced: | ti ti ti ta ti | syncopation,
    | ta/_a (ti) ti | syncopation, | ti ti ti ti ti ti |
  • Pitches: advanced: So La Ti Do Re Mi Fa So La – extended range
  • Intervals: advanced: 3 perfect fourths (P4): So/Do, La/Re, Ti/Mi; Ti/La (M7), Fa\La (m6)
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: eighth; tied notes, 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: where three eights would be a triplet if the beat is represented by a dotted quarter
  • Key Words: world geography: England; Christmas, sacred, corner, eating, pie, thumb, plum, self-esteem, Christmas Pie, character education

“Little Jack Horner”

Little Jack Horner
Sat in the corner,
Eating a Christmas pie;
He put in his thumb,
And pulled out a plum,
And said, “What a good boy am I!”

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