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Times and Seasons

"Plums in Winter" Lyrics, Text Format

Extending the vocal range with challenging intervals.



  • Grade: First
  • Origin: Emilie Poulsson, Eleanor Smith
  • Key: A Flat Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABAb
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ti ti ta ta | ta ti ti ta/a |
    | ti ti ti ti ta ta |
  • Pitches: intermediate: So Do Re Mi Fa So
  • Intervals: intermediate: So/Do, Do/Mi, Do/So, So\Mi, Fa\Re, Mi\Do, Re\So, So/Re, Do\So, Re/Fa
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth; tempo: lively; dynamics: mezzo forte/medium loud, crescendo, decrescendo; poco ritardando
  • Key Words: sacred, Christmas, seasons, seasonal fruit, cherries, nuts, Fall, Winter, bear, sugar plums

“Plums in Winter”

Cherries in Summer,
Nuts in the Fall;
Winter, do you bring
No fruit at all?
“Plenty,” says Winter;
“When Christmas comes,
Christmas tress will surely
Bear sugar plums!”

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