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"Mother, Mother"


"Mother, Mother"
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"Mother, Mother" Lyrics, Text Format

Adding the tonal center to the beginning Orff interval.

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  • Grade: Kindergarten

  • Origin: USA - Jump Rope Song

  • Key: G Major

  • Time: 4/4

  • Form: AB

  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ta ta ta | ta ti ti ta ta |

  • Pitches: beginners: Do Mi So

  • Intervals: beginners: So\Mi, Mi/So, So\Do

  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; rest: quarter, adding the tonic (Do) to the beginning Orff interval So\Mi

  • Key Words: playground song, jump-rope song, double dutch, doctor, die, sick, jumping rope, counting one (1) thru...

  • Keyboard: beginners: three finger exercise for right (1-3-5), left (5-3-1), and two hands together


"Mother, Mother"

1. Mother, Mother I am sick,
Call for the doctor quick, quick, quick!
Doctor doctor will I die?
Yes, my dear so will I.


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