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"See-Saw Margery Daw" Lyrics, Text Format

Introducing dotted quarter note with syncopation in 6/8 time.



  • Grade: Third
  • Origin: England – Nursery Rhyme, Folk Song
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: ABCb
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta/ ta/ | ti ti ti ta/ |
    | ta ti ti ti ti | syncopation, | ti ti ti ta ti |
    | ti ti ti ti ti ti |
  • Pitches: beginners: Mi So La
  • Intervals: beginners: So/Mi\So, Mi/La
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; syncopation
  • Key Words: playground song, work song, world geography, England, work ethics, master, penny, faster; contraction: can’t (cannot)
  • Keyboard: beginners: one hand exercise for right, left, and two hands together

“See Saw Margery Daw”

See Saw Margery Daw,
Jack shall have a new master;
He shall have but a penny a day,
Because he can’t work any faster.

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