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"The Canary"
       



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"The Canary"
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"Songs of a Little Child's Day"
With the Birds


"The Canary" Lyrics, Text Format



Sixteenth rhythms and tempo changes for bird sounds.

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Description
 
  • Grade: First

  • Origin: Emilie Poulsson, Eleanor Smith

  • Key: C Major

  • Time: 3/8

  • Form: AaBCBC

  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti | ta/ | ti ri ti ri ti ri |

  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La

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

  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, eighth, sixteenth; tempo: allegro, poco rit. (ritardando); dynamics: piano/soft, mezzo forte/medium loud, crescendo, decrescendo

  • Key Words: animal science, bird sounds, canary

 

"The Canary"



Yellow canary is trying his wings;
Here he flies, there he flies, then sits and sings:
"Twitter, twitter, twitter, twee-wee-wee!
Tira, tira, tira, lee!
"Twitter, twitter, twitter, twee-wee-wee!
Tira, tira, tira, lee!"



 

Additional Formats


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"The Canary" Music Format
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beats

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rhythm

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pitch numbers

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solfeggio

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letter names
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