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"Wondering" Lyrics, Text Format

Introducing a minor tonality where the tonic is the 6th (La) of the major scale.



  • Grade: First
  • Origin: Bohemian Folk Song
  • Key: D Minor, pitches reflect A Flat Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: AABA
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ti ti ta ti ti | ta ta ta/a |
  • Pitches: intermediate: La Ti Do Re Mi Fa So
  • Intervals: intermediate: La/Mi, La/Do, Mi/So
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth; minor tonality where La is the tonal center
  • Key Words: clouds, night, moon, far away, distant, sky, which, you or I, miles away, questions of wonder; abbreviation: silv’ry (silvery)

Video reviewing Solfeggio Format and singing ‘loo’ using the Music Format may be viewed here.


Where are the clouds that were here last night?
Why does the moon give a silv’ry light?
Who can tell?
Who can say?
When will tomorrow be yesterday?
How far away is the distant sky?
How do we know which is you or I?
Who can tell?
Who can say?
How many miles would be far away.
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"Wondering" Music Format
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