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"Rover" Lyrics, Text Format

Adding the submediant (sixth, La)
to the beginning Orff interval (So\Mi).



  • Grade: Kindergarten
  • Origin: England – Old Rhyme
  • Key: D Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: AaAa
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ti ti ta ta | ta ta ta ta |
    | ti ti ti ti ti ti ti ti |
  • Pitches: beginners: Mi So La
  • Intervals: beginners: So\Mi, Mi/So – beginning Orff interval
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; beginning Orff interval, variations of the first line
  • Key Words: world geography: England; dog, ran, name, all over, right over, rolled, abbreviation: ev’ry (every)Keyboard: beginners: three finger exercise for the right, left and two hands together


I had a dog, his name was Rover.
When he ran he ran all over.
I had a dog, his name was Rover.
Ev’ry time I looked at him he rolled right over.

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