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"Nursery Rhymes"


"Nursery Rhymes"
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"Nursery Rhymes" Lyrics, Text Format

Introducing the sharped 4th (Fi), the sharped 5th (Si), the flat 7th (Te), with running eight notes, and arpeggios.

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  • Grade: Third

  • Origin: words: William Jerome - music: Jean Schwartz

  • Key: C Major

  • Time: 6/8

  • Form: AB

  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti ti ti | running eighth notes, |ta/a ti | ta/a (ti) |

  • Pitches: advanced: Do Re Mi Fa Fi So Si La Te Ti Do Re - raised 4th (Fi), 5th (Si); lowered 7th (Te)

  • Intervals: advanced: La\Mi, La\Re, So\Do, Re/Fi/La/Do (DM7) ascending arpeggio, La/Do, La/Re, Te\La, La\Si/La, Do\La, So\Mi, Re\Ti\So descending dominate arpeggio, So/Do

  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: eighth, running eighth notes, sharp 4th, sharp 5th, flat 7th (Fi, Si, Te), tied notes

  • Key Words: nursery rhymes, diddle, cat, fiddle, cow, moon, old mother Hubbard, cupboard, cheese, spoon, Little Jack Horner, corner, wheat, fist, wrist, feet
  • William Jerome (William Jerome Flannery, (September 30, 1865 – June 25, 1932)[1] was an American songwriter, born in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York of Irish immigrant parents.
    Jean Schwartz (November 4, 1878 – November 30, 1956) was a Hungarian-born American songwriter.


"Nursery Rhymes"

Hey diddle diddle, The cat and the fiddle,
The cow ran away with the moon,
While Old mother Hubbard fell into the cupboard,
The cheese ran away with the spoon.
Jack Horner, He sat in the corner,
Till he got a corner in wheat,
He stuck in his fist and he pulled out his wrist,
While the cat ran away with his feet.


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