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"Old Round" Lyrics, Text Format

EXCELLENT first round selection, using only the intervals of the tonic triad, where the lyrics explain the process.



  • Grade: Second
  • Origin: Unknown
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ta ta ta | ta ta ta/a |
  • Pitches: beginners: Do Mi So Do
  • Intervals: intermediate: Do/Mi, Mi/So, So/Do\So, So\Mi, Mi\Do – skipping up, then down, the tonic triad
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter; three (3) part round
  • Key Words: text explains what is happening when singing a round, catch, start, hear, say, saying, on (go on), together
  • Recorder: intermediate: excellent for practicing the intervals to the tonic, following the Beginning Recorder Songs



“Old Round”

Now come on, you cannot catch us,
For we have the start you know.
Hear them say what we are saying,
As we on together go.

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"Old Round" Music Format
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