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"Pizza, Pizza, Daddy-O" Lyrics, Text Format

Mastering the beginning Orff interval So\Mi.
Centered around the 3rd (Mi) before arriving
at the tonic (Do) on the last pitch.



  • Grade: Second
  • Origin: USA – African American Singing Game
  • Key: D Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABbbbb
  • Rhythm: advanced: | ti ti ti ti ta ta |
    | ta ti ta ti ti ti | syncopation, | ti-ti-ti ta ta | triplet,
    | ta ti ti ta ta | ta ta ta ta | ti (ti) ta ta ta |
  • Pitches: beginners: Mi So La Do
  • Intervals: intermediate: So\Mi, Mi/La, Mi/So, So/Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth, eighth triplet; rest: quarter, eighth; triplet, tied notes, syncopation
  • Key Words: African American History Month, playground songs, jump-rope song, boyfriend, pizza, rope, twist; abbreviation: ’cause (because); hyphenated: daddy-o


“Pizza, Pizza, Daddy-O”

Annie has a boyfriend,
Pizza, pizza, daddy-o,

How do you know it?
Pizza, pizza, daddy-o,
‘Cause she told me,
Pizza, pizza, daddy-o,
Let’s rope it!
Rope it, rope it, daddy-o,
Let’s twist it!
Twist it, twist it, daddy-o
Let’s end it!
End it, end it, daddy-o.

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