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

"To a Snowflake" Lyrics, Text Format

Introducing poco ritardando and a tempo.



  • Grade: First
  • Origin: Emilie Poulsson, Eleanor Smith
  • Key: D Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: AB
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ta ta ta | ta/a ta ta |
    | ta/a/a ta | ta ta ta/ ti |
  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do
  • Intervals: advanced: Mi/La, So/Do, Do\La, La\Fa, Do/Do (ascending tonic octave skip)
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; pickup beat, tempo: lightly, poco ritardando, dynamics: crescendo, decrescendo
  • Key Words: weather, earth science, seasons, winter, frosty, snowflake, lightly, floating, travel, sky, window, far, children, love, filmy, star
  • Recorder: intermediate: upper grades: excellent tune following the five Beginning Recorder Songs

“To A Snowflake” 

Oh little frosty snowflake,
So lightly floating by,
A long, long way you travel
In coming from the sky.
Come rest upon our window;
How could you float so far?
We children love to see you,
You pretty filmy star!
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