• MUSIC NOTES, INC. | 404-790-1110

“Songs of a Little Child’s Day”
Fair Days and Stormy

"The Merry Wind" Lyrics, Text Format

Horizontal accents and syncopation for a stormy song.



  • Grade: First
  • Origin: Emilie Poulsson, Eleanor Smith
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti | ta ti ti | ta/ ti |
    | ti/ ri ti ti | ta/ ti |
  • Pitches: beginners: Do Re Mi Fa So La
  • Intervals: intermediate: Do/Mi, Mi/La, Fa\Re, Re/So, So\Re, Mi\Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; horizontal accent (sing/play note louder), syncopation, repeat signs, dynamics: forte/loud, crescendo, decrescendo, stormily
  • Key Words: weather, earth science, wind, gusty, morning, weathervane, whirled, tugged, shook, tossed, windmills, kites, world, contractions: thro’ (through), ev’ry (every)

“The Merry Wind”

The wind, one gusty morning,
Went blowing thro’ the world.
The leaves, the dust, the weathervanes
Right merrily he whirled.


He rushed to meet the children
And tugged at ev’ry hat.
He shook their clothes, he tossed their hair,
(He likes such tricks as that!)


He turned their paper windmills,
Their kites on high he sent;
But no one saw the merry wind,
As thro’ the world he went.

Additional Formats (click to enlarge)
"The Merry Wind" Music Format
Click to enlarge: "The Merry Wind" Beats Format
Click to Enlarge: "The Merry Wind" Rhythm Format
pitch numbers
Click to Enlarge: "The Merry Wind" Pitch Number Format
Click to Enlarge: "The Merry Wind" Solfeggio Format
letter names
Click to Enlarge: "The Merry Wind" Letter Names Format