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“Songs of a Little Child’s Day”

"Whirlabout" Lyrics, Text Format

Introducing sixteenths and advanced intervals, sung quickly!



  • Grade: First
  • Origin: Emilie Poulsson, Eleanor Smith
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: AABC
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti | ta ti ti ri |
    | ta ti (ti) |
  • Pitches: intermediate: Ti Do Re Mi Fa So La
  • Intervals: advanced: descending tonic arpeggio So\Mi\Do, Do/Mi, Do/La, descending V7 arpeggio, La\Fa\Re, Fa\Ti, Ti/Re
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth, sixteenth; rest: eighth, tempo: lightly, poco ritardando; dynamics: mezzo piano/medium loud, piano/soft, horizontal accent (sing/play the note a little louder/stronger), crescendo, decrescendo
  • Key Words: play songs, weather, earth science, windy, whirl, twirl, about, sink down, together


Like a leaf or feather
In the windy, windy weather,
We will whirl about and twirl about,
Then all sink down together.

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"Whirlabout" Music Format
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