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"Lost My Gold Ring" Lyrics, Text Format

A syncopated singing game fostering the independent voice.



  • Grade: Kindergarten
  • Origin: Jamaica – Children’s Game Song
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: AB
  • Rhythm: intermediate: ti ti ti ti ta ta | ta ti ti ta ta|
    | ti ta ti ta/a | syncopation
  • Pitches: beginners: Do Re Mi Fa So
  • Intervals: beginners: So\Mi, So\Do, Do/Mi, Fa\Re
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth; eighth notes flaged and beemed, syncopation, independent singing, developing the independent voice, singing alone and with others
  • Key Words: world geography: Kingston, Jamaican; singing song, game song, gold, ring, hold, again, back, come
  • Keyboard: beginners: five finger keyboard exercise for the right, left, and two hands together

“Lost My Gold Ring” 

Biddy, Biddy, hold on,
Lost my gold ring.
I go to Kingston,
Come back again.


Children sit in circle, with hands and eyes closed: one takes the ring/stick, walking around tapping the closed hands of the players while singing the first line of the song.

While singing: “I go to Kingston,” player places ring/stick in another student’s hand, that student sings, “come back again.” Students guess who has the ring. The correct student becomes the next player.

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