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“Songs of a Little Child’s Day”
Fair Days and Stormy

"Sunshine Far and Near" Lyrics, Text Format

Excellent for mastering quarters followed by eighths in 6/8.



  • Grade: First
  • Origin: Emilie Poulsson, Eleanor Smith
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: ABCD – longer phrasing, AB
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ti ta ti | ta/_a ti | (_=tie)
  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti – adding Fa and Ti to the pentatonic scale
  • Intervals: beginners: Mi/So
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; repeat signs, tied notes, repeated pitches, pickup beat begins ti ta rhythm pattern, horizontal accent (sing/play note a little louder/stronger), tempo: andante/walking pace (73-77 BPM); dynamics: piano/soft, crescendo, decrescendo
  • Key Words: weather, earth science, sun shine, roam, play, yet, time, too, curly, crown, mother, father, afar, bug (i.e., bug-eyed, large); contraction: ’tis (it is)

“Sunshine Far and Near” 

The bug, bright sun shines down on me
When out at play I roam
Yet all the time ’tis shining too,
On Mother dear, at home.
And while at home ’tis shining bright
On Baby’s curly crown,
It shines on father at his work
Afar off in the town.
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