Introducing the sharp fifth, Si, and an ascending
diminished fourth (d4), Si/Do.
- Grade: Kindergarten
- Origin: England – Nursery Rhyme, circa. 1765
- Key: C Major
- Time: 4/4
- Form: ABCD
- Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ti ti ta ta | ti ti ti ti ta ta |
| ta ti ti ta ti ti | ta ta ta (ta) |
- Pitches: advanced: Do Re Mi Fa So Si La Ti Do Re Mi, raised/sharped fifth, Si, extended range
- Intervals: advanced: So/Do, Do\Mi, Do/Mi8, Do\La, So\Re/So, So\Mi\Do descending tonic arpeggio, Do/La, Si/Do (d4), La\Fa, Mi/Do, So\Do
- Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; rest: quarter; uncommon intervals, 2 measure rhythm patterns, vocal slur, sharped dominant (Si), diminished fourth Si/Do (d4)
- Key Words: world geography: England; bread, butter, cut, knife, married, wife, orphans, begging, poor
The phrase “Little Tommy Tucker” was a colloquial term used to describe orphans. Singing for his supper refers to begging.
Little Tom Tucker