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"Sarasponda" Lyrics, Text Format

Syncopated rhythms, a tonic arpeggio, and an octave skip.



  • Grade: Second
  • Origin: Most often attributed as Dutch – Folk Song
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: by staff: AABCBC – song: ABB
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti ti ti ti ti |
    | ti ti ti ti ta ti ti | ta/ ti ta (ti) ti | syncopation,
    | ti ti ti ti ta (ti) ti | ti ti ti ti ti ti ta |
  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La Do
  • Intervals: advanced: Do/Mi/So ascending arpeggio, Do/Do ascending tonic octave skip, Do\La, So\Do, Fa\Re, So\Re, Re/Fa
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: eighth; pickup beat, repeat signs, tonic arpeggio, tonic octave skip, syncopation
  • Key Words: nonsense song, imitating the sound of a spinning wheel, spinning yarn



Sarasponda, sarasponda, sarasponda ret set set.
Sarasponda, sarasponda sarasponda ret set set.
A doray-oh, A doray boomday-oh.
A doray boomday ret set set, ah say pa say oh.

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