Syncopation and a descending tonic octave skip.
- Grade: Third
- Origin: England – Folk Song
- Key: C Major
- Time: 6/8
- Form: AA
- Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti ti ti |
| ti ti ti ta (ti) | ta/ ta/ | ti ti ti ta ti | syncopation
- Pitches: intermediate: Do Mi Fa So La Do
- Intervals: intermediate: Do8\So, So\Mi, So\Do, Do/Do ascending tonic octave skip, Do/La
- Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: eighth, syncopation
- Key Words: world geography, England, buried, dead, grew, apple tree, ripe, fall, gather, rose, drop, hippety hop, saddle, bridle, lie, shelf, want, yourself, hee haw
|1.||Oliver Cromwell lay buried and dead,
Hee haw, buried and dead.
There grew an old apple tree over his head,
Hee haw, over his head.
|The apples were ripe and ready to fall,
Hee haw, ready to fall.
There came an old woman to gather them all,
Hee haw, gather them all.
|3.||Oliver rose and he gave her a drop,
Hee-haw, gave her a drop,
Which made the old woman go hippety hop,
Hee-haw, hippety hop.
|4.||The saddle and bridle, they lie on the shelf,
Hee haw, lie on the shelf.
If you want any more you can sing it yourself,
Hee haw, sing it yourself.
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