Syncopation for beginners, a sharped fourth (Fi), tonic arpeggios, dominate octave skips, and quick sixteenth divisions for FUN!
- Grade: Fourth
- Origin: USA – Folk Song
- Key: G Major
- Time: 2/4
- Form: AaAB
- Rhythm: beginners: | ti ti ti ti | ti ri ti ri ti ti |
| ta/ ti | syncopation
- Pitches: intermediate: So La Do Re Mi Fi So – raised/sharped subdominant (Fi, C#)
- Intervals: intermediate: So/Do (P4), Do/Mi/So ascending tonic (I) arpeggio, So\Mi (m3), Do\La (m3), Mi/Fi (M2), Re/So (P4), So\So descending dominate octave skip, So/So ascending dominate octave skip, So\Mi\Do descending tonic (I) arpeggio
- Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, eighth, sixteenth; pickup beat, tonic arpeggios, dominate octave skips, raised/sharped fourth (Fi), first and second endings, repeat sign
- Key Words: USA holidays: Mother’s Day, Father’s Day; doing good things for others, character education, doing good things all year, hearts, autumn, spring, winter, whole year, through; sacred: blessed, angels, eternity, death, grave, victory, contraction: there’ll (there will)
|1.||On Father’s Day we sing-a-ling-a-ling,
With all our hearts for you;
We hope there’ll be some thing-a-ling-a-ling
That we can do for you.
|In autumn, winter, spring-a-ling-a-ling,
All the whole year through;
And ching-a-ling-a-ling for you.
|The bells below go ting-a-ling-a-ling
For you, but not for me.
The blessed angels sing-a-ling-a-ling Through all eternity.
O death, there is no sting-a-ling-a-ling