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

"The Waves" Lyrics, Text Format

Introducing the coda.



  • Grade: First
  • Origin: Emilie Poulsson, Eleanor Smith
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABAB, coda
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ti ti | ta/ ti | ta/a |
  • Pitches: intermediate: So Ti Do Re Mi So
  • Intervals: intermediate: Mi/So, So\Mi, So\Do, Do/Mi, Mi\Ti, Mi\So, So/Re
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; pickup beat, tempo: sostenuto/sustained; dynamics: mezzo forte/medium loud, piano/soft, crescendo, decrescendo, coda
  • Key Words: sea, seashore, earth science, waves, ocean, roll, roar, rumble, tumble, slow, gentle, rush, roaring, forgot, murmur, hush


The waves of the ocean
Roll in with a roar.
They rumble and tumble
Up on the wide shore.
But often they come
With a slow, gentle rush,
Their roaring forgot
As they murmur “Hush! hush!
Hush! hush! hush! hush!”

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