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"Mary Ann" Lyrics, Text Format

Excellent for reviewing notes and their values, alone or tied.
Introducing a Calypso syncopated rhythm.



  • Grade: First
  • Origin: West Indian Calypso
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABab
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta/a ta/a | ta/a ta ta |
    | ta ti ti-a/a | ta/a/a/a | – syncopation
  • Pitches: beginners: Ti Do Re Mi Fa So
  • Intervals: intermediate: Mi/So, So\Do, Re/Fa, Fa\Ti, Ti/Re, Do/Mi
  • Musical Elements: notes: whole, half, quarter, eighth; tied notes, calypso rhythms, syncopation
  • Key Words: geography, tongue twister, calypso, Caribbean, seashore, shifting, children, band, sand


“Mary Ann”

All day, all night, Miss Mary Ann,
Down by the seashore shifting sand.
Even little children join in the band.
Down by the seashore shifting sand.

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