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“Songs of a Little Child’s Day”
By the Sea

"Treasures" Lyrics, Text Format

Introducing dotted quarter notes and singing the scale while stepping up and down the staff.



  • Grade: First
  • Origin: Emilie Poulsson, Eleanor Smith
  • Key: D Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: AB
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ti ti ti ti | ta ti ti | ta/ ti |
  • Pitches: intermediate: Ti Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do
  • Intervals: intermediate: Fa/La, Fa\Re, Re\Ti
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, eighth; pickup beat, repeat signs, multiple endings, singing/playing the ascending scale, tempo: moderato con moto/moderately with motion (86-97 BPM), dynamics: crescendo, decrescendo
  • Key Words: earth science, ocean waves, sea, seashore, gather, treasures, beach, tide, floating, reach, dashed, threw, sands, pretty, eager, hands, abbreviations: cover’d (covered), tow’rd (toward)


A child who went to gather
Some treasures on the beach.
Found all were cover’d by the tide
Or floating out of reach.
But soon a wave dashed tow’rd him,
And threw up on the sands
More pretty things than he could hold
In both his eager hands.
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