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"Punchinella" Lyrics, Text Format

Introducing syncopation with sixteenth notes.



  • Grade: First
  • Origin: French Folk Song
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: AAAAaaaa
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ti ti ri_|_ta (1 2 & uh_|_1)
    | ti ti ti ti ri_|_ta (1 & 2 & uh_|_1) | ti ti ti ti | ta ta |
  • Pitches: beginners: So Do Re Mi
  • Intervals: beginners: Do/Mi, Mi\Do, Do\So, So/Do, reinforcing intervals and pitches of the tonic triad
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth, sixteenth; rest: quarter; multiple repeat signs (4), syncopation
  • Key Words: play song, moving to music, moving to a steady beat, feeling syncopation, shoe, choose, which, too



Look who is here Punchinella, Punchinella
Look who is here Punchinella in the shoe.
Oh, What can you do, Punchinella, Punchinella
What can you do, Punchinella in the shoe.

Oh, We can do it too Punchinella, Punchinella,
We can do it too Punchinella in the shoe.
Which one will you choose, Punchinella, Punchinella,
Which one will you choose, Punchinella in the shoe?

Game instructions:

“Look who is here.” Students circle around one child, who is Punchinella.
“What can you do?” Punchinella dances.
“We can do it too.” Students imitate Punchinella’s dance.
“Which one will you choose?” Punchinella closes eyes, spins, and chooses the next player.

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"Punchinella" Music Format
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