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"The Mill Song" Lyrics, Text Format

Introducing the sixth (La) to the beginning Orff interval So\Mi.



  • Grade: Kindergarten
  • Origin: USA – Singing School Song – Round
  • Key: D Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABAB
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ta | ta (ta) |Pitches: beginners: Mi So La
  • Intervals: beginners: So\Mi, Mi/So
  • Musical Elements: quarter note, quarter rest, singing alone and with others, introducing the sixth (La), beginning Orff interval So\Mi, round
  • Key Words: how a mill works, corn, ground
  • Keyboard: beginners: three finger exercise for right, left, and two hands together; intermediate: ensemble round

“The Mill Song” 

‘Round and ’round, the mill goes round.
As it does the corn is ground.

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