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"Lavender's Blue"


"Lavender's Blue"
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"Lavender's Blue" Lyrics, Text Format

Distinguishing between the ascending perfect fifth, Do/So,
and the ascending major sixth, Do/La.

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  • Grade: Kindergarten

  • Origin: England - Singing Game

  • Key: C Major

  • Time: 3/4

  • Form: ABAC

  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ti ti ti ti | ta/a/a | ta ta ta |

  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La

  • Intervals: intermediate: Do/So, Do/La, La\Do Do/Fa

  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, quarter, eighth; singing an ascending perfect fifth (P5), singing an ascending major sixth (M6)

  • Key Words: world geography: England; farming, harvesting, blue, green, king, queen, work, plough, cart, thresh, corn, whilst, lavender, ourselves

  • Keyboard: intermediate: five finger exercise for right, left, and two hands together


"Lavender's Blue"

Lavender's Blue, dilly, dilly,
Lavender's green;
When I am king/queen, dilly, dilly,
You shall be queen/king.
  2. Call up your men dilly, dilly,
Set them to work,
Some to the plough, dilly, dilly,
Some to the cart.
Some to make hay, dilly, dilly,
Some to thresh corn,
Whilst you and I, dilly, dilly,
Keep ourselves warm.


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