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

"Minding the Mother" Lyrics, Text Format

Extending the vocal range with advanced intervals.



  • Grade: First
  • Origin: Emilie Poulsson, Eleanor Smith
  • Key: D Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: AB
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti | ta/ ti | ti/ ri ti ti |
    | ti (ti ti) ti |
  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do Re
  • Intervals: advanced: Fa\Re, So\Mi, Ti\So, So/Do, Do\La, La/Re, Re\So, Do\Mi, Mi/So, So\Re, Re/So, So\Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; rest: eighth; tempo: allegro moderato/moderately fast (97-110 BPM); fermata, pickup beat, repeat signs, 1st and 2nd endings, dynamics: mezzo forte/medium loud; syncopation
  • Key Words: farm animals, cat, kitten, chicken, quickly, obedient, cluck, mewed, character education


“Minding Their Mother”

When Mother Kitty mewed “Come here!”
Her kitten quickly went.
How very small that kitten was,
But how obedient!


“Come here,” cluck-clucked the Mother Hen;
At once her chickens went.
What tiny little things they were!
But how obedient!

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