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“Songs of a Little Child’s Day”
At the Farm

"The Lordly Cock" Lyrics, Text Format

Short, fun, and quite challenging!
Singing octaves leaps and octaves that step down.



  • Grade: First
  • Origin: Emilie Poulsson, Eleanor Smith
  • Key: D Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: AaBCD
  • Rhythm: advanced: | ta ti/ ri ta ta | ti/ ri ta ta ta |
    | ta ti/ ri ta (ta) | ta ti ti ta ta | ti ti ti ti ta (ta) |
    | ti/ ri ti/ ri ti ti ti (ti) |
  • Pitches: advanced: Do Re Mi Fa So La Te Ti Do Re
  • Intervals: advanced: Do\Do descending tonic octave leap, Mi\Do, Do/Do ascending tonic octave leap, La\Fa, Fa/La, Do\La, La/Re, Do/Do descending tonic octave by steps, lowered 7th
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; rests: quarter, eighth; lowered 7th (Te), tempo: pomposo/grand dignified, dynamics: forte/loud, mezzo forte/medium loud, fortissimo/very loud, decrescendo; poco ritardando, ad libitum (make-up cockle)
  • Key Words: barnyard, farming, strutting, struts, proud, to and fro, farmyard, farmer, chickens, chicken coop

“The Lordly Cock”

Out in he farmyard
Proud Cock-a-doo-dle
Lifts his feet high and struts to and fro.
Let the world listen!
Proud Cock-a-doo-dle
Flaps his big wings and gives a loud crow:

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