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"Sing-a-ling-a-ling," Lyrics, Text Format
"Sing-a-ling-a-ling," Lyrics, Text Format

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;
We ring-a-ling-a-ling,
And sing-a-ling-a-ling,
And ching-a-ling-a-ling for you.
Sacred Lyrics:
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
O grave, thy victory?
No ting-a-ling-a-ling,
No sting-a-ling-a-ling,
But sing-a-ling-a-ling for me.


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