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Sweetly Sings the Donkey



Three part round with an ascending and descending dominant octave skip.

  • Grade: Kindergarten
  • Origin: Traditional English Round
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: AAB
  • Rhythmintermediate: | ti ti ti ti ta ta | ti ti ti ti ta (ta) | ti ti ti ti ta (ti) ti | ta (ti) ti ta (ti) ti |
  • Pitchesintermediate: so do re mi fa so
  • Intervalsadvanced: mi\do, do/mi, so\mi, so\do, so/so\so, (dominant octave skip, ascending/descending)
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; rests: quarter, eighth; three part round, singing in parts, harmony
  • Key Words: donkey, donkey sounds, feed, day, break, morning animal calls

Video clips introducing each format can be found on our YouTube page.
A lesson template for “Sweetly Sing the Donkey” is available here.

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