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"My Dream" Lyrics, Text Format

Introducing the major sixth (So/Mi), the minor sixth (So\Ti),
and the ascending tonic arpeggio (Do/Mi/So).

 

Description

  • Grade: First
  • Origin: USA – Singing Game
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 3/4
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ta ta | ti ti ta ti ti | syncopation, | ti ti ta ta | syncopation, | ta/a ti ti |
    syncopation, | ta/a ta |
  • Pitches: beginners: So Ti Do Re Mi So
  • Intervals: intermediate: So/Mi (M6), Mi\Do/Mi, Do/So, So\Do, Do/Mi/So ascending tonic arpeggio (I, F), So\Ti (m6)
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth; pickup beat, tonic arpeggio, intervals of a major and minor sixth
  • Key Words: USA, singing game, things that move this way and that: traffic light, tumbleweed, trumpeter, hummingbird, sailing ship, waving flag, swinging gate, marching band, carpenter

 

 


“My Dream”
 

1.
When I was a traffic light,
And a traffic light was I,
Oh, a-this-a-way, and a-that-a-way,
And a-this-a-way, went I.
2.
When I was a tumbleweed,
And a tumbleweed was I,
Oh, a-this-a-way, and a-that-a-way,
And a-this-a-way, went I.
3. When I was a trumpeter,
And a trumpeter was I,
Oh, a-this-a-way, and a-that-a-way,
And a-this-a-way, went I.
4. When I was a hummingbird,
And a hummingbird was I,
Oh, a-this-a-way, and a-that-a-way,
And a-this-a-way, went I.
5. When I was a sailing ship,
And a sailing ship was I,
Oh, a-this-a-way, and a-that-a-way,
And a-this-a-way, went I.
6. When I was a waving flag,
And a waving flag was I,
Oh, a-this-a-way, and a-that-a-way,
And a-this-a-way, went I.
7. When I was a swinging gate,
And a swinging gate was I,
Oh, a-this-a-way, and a-that-a-way,
And a-this-a-way, went I.
8. When I was a marching band,
And a marching band was I,
Oh, a-this-a-way, and a-that-a-way,
And a-this-a-way, went I.
9. When I was a carpenter,
And a carpenter was I,
Oh, a-this-a-way, and a-that-a-way,
And a-this-a-way, went I.
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