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"Pat-A-Cake" Lyrics, Text Format
Introduces dotted quarter, beamed sixteenths,
a full tonic arpeggio, and uncommon intervals.




  • Grade: Kindergarten
  • Origin: England – Nursery Rhyme
  • Key: E flat Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythm: advanced: | ti ti ti ti ti ti | ti ti ti ta/ |
    | ti ri ti ti ti ti ti | syncopation, | ti ti ti ta ti | syncopation
  • Pitches: advanced: Ti Do Re Mi Fa So Do – extended range
  • Intervals: advanced: Do/Mi/So, ascending tonic arpeggio, Fa\Ti, Ti/Re, Mi/So/Do8 ascending tonic arpeggio, Re/Fa, Do8\So\Mi\Do full descending tonic arpeggio, Do/Fa, Fa\Re\Ti descending leading tone arpeggio
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, eighth, sixteenth; vocal slur, 6/8 time: eighth note receives one beat, divisions of a dotted quarter note: three eights (3 ti’s), feeling duple meter (2) in 6/8: where three eights would be a triplet if the beat is represented by a dotted quarter
  • Key Words: world geography: England, children’s clapping rhyme, bake, baker, cake, prick, mark, oven, baby




Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man.
Bake me a cake as fast as you can;
Pat it and prick it and mark it with B,
Put it in the oven for baby and me.

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