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"Two, Four, Six, Eight" Lyrics, Text Format

Excellent beginning chant before reading rhythms on the staff!



  • Grade: Kindergarten
  • Origin: England – Nursery Rhyme
  • Key: D Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABCA
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ta | ti ti ti ti | ti ti ta | – percussion notes
  • Pitches: none
  • Intervals: none
  • Musical Elements: rhythmic beats in quarters and eights, chanting rhythms, percussion quarter notes
  • Key Words: world geography: England; counting by two’s, garden, gate, two, four, six, eight, wait, contraction: don’t (do not)

“Two, Four, Six, Eight”


Two, four, six eight,
Meet me at the garden gate.
If I’m late, don’t wait.
Two, four, six, eight.


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