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"Polite" Lyrics, Text Format

Feeling duple meter in 6/8 time.



  • Grade: First
  • Origin: Emilie Poulsson, Eleanor Smith
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: AABCD
  • Rhythm: intermediate: ti | ta ti ta ti
    (6 | 1/2 3 4/5 6) | ta ti ta/ | ta/a/a |
  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La Do
  • Intervals: intermediate: So\Mi, Mi\Do, Fa\Re, Re/Do, Do\Mi
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rests: quarter, eighth; tempo: allegretto/moderately fast (98–109 BPM; dynamics: mezzo forte/ medium loud, forte/loud, crescendo, decrescendo; horizontal accent: sing/play the note louder
  • Key Words: character education, manners, polite, friendly, chap, lift, cap, morning, night, jumps, quickly, lady, seat, courteous, gallant, knight, cheers



Oh who’s the friendly little chap,
That always thinks to lift his cap,
And says “Good morning,” says “Good night?”
‘Tis Paul Polite! ‘Tis Paul Polite.
Three cheers for Paul Polite!


Who jumps so quickly to his feet,
If any lady needs a seat,
As courteous as a gallant knight?
‘Tis Paul Polite! ‘Tis Paul Polite.
Three cheers for Paul Polite!

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