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"Sally Go Round the Sun" Lyrics, Text Format

Introducing 6/8 time with dotted quarters.



  • Grade: First
  • Origin: Nursery Rhyme
  • Key: D Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: AABC
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ta ti | ta/_a/ |
    (_=tie) | ta ti ta/ | ta ti ta ti | ta/ ta/ |
  • Pitches: beginners: Do Re Mi So La – pentatonic scale
  • Intervals: beginners: So\Mi, Mi\Do, Mi/Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; descending tonic triad intervals, moving to a steady beat
  • Key Words: nursery rhyme, steady beat movement, changing directions, left, right, clockwise, counter clockwise, sun, moon, chimney tops, afternoon; abbreviations: ev’ry (every)


“Sally Go Round the Sun”

Sally go round the sun.
Sally go round the moon.
Sally go round the chimney tops
Ev’ry afternoon. Boom!

Song movements:

Students move clockwise in a circle jumping
when they shout “boom!” and changing
directions when they start again.

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