Beginning syncopation in a minor tonality with
melodic rhythm patterns.
- Grade: Second
- Origin: USA – words: Emilie Poulsson,
music adapted: Eleanor Smith
- Key: F minor (pitched in A Flat Major)
- Time: 4/4
- Form: AABA
- Rhythm: beginners: | ta ti ti ta ti ti | syncopation,
| ta ti ti ta/a | syncopation
- Pitches: beginners: La Ti Do Re Mi
- Intervals: beginners: Mi\Do, Ti/Re
- Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth; melodic rhythm patterns, minor tonality: tonal center is the sixth of the major scale (6, La)
- Key Words: animal science, mother, woolly lambs, lying, still, sheep, stopped, sleep, shed, calves, quiet, kept, kick, leap, frisking, nest, fluffy, chicks, peep, yellow balls
- Keyboard: intermediate: excellent five finger exercise for right, left, and two hands together
|What do you think mother saw on the hill?
White woolly lambs that were all lying still.
White woolly lambs by the white woolly sheep,
All had stopped play and were going to sleep.
|What do you think mother saw in the shed?
Little red calves that were going to bed.
Quiet they kept, not a kick nor a leap.
Frisking no more, they were going to sleep.
|3.||What do you think mother saw in the nest?
Soft fluffy chicks cuddling up for their rest.
Soft fluffy chicks, not a sound, not a peep,
Soft, yellow balls, they were going to sleep.
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