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"Mother, Mother" Lyrics, Text Format

Adding the tonal center to the beginning Orff interval.



  • Grade: Kindergarten
  • Origin: USA – Jump Rope Song
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: AB
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ta ta ta | ta ti ti ta ta |
  • Pitches: beginners: Do Mi So
  • Intervals: beginners: So\Mi, Mi/So, So\Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; rest: quarter, adding the tonic (Do) to the beginning Orff interval So\Mi
  • Key Words: playground song, jump-rope song, double dutch, doctor, die, sick, jumping rope, counting one (1) thru…
  • Keyboard: beginners: three finger exercise for right (1-3-5), left (5-3-1), and two hands together

“Mother, Mother”
1. Mother, Mother I am sick,
Call for the doctor quick, quick, quick!
Doctor doctor will I die?
Yes, my dear so will I.
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