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Practicing the major sixth Do/La and the minor third Do\La.

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  • Grade: Kindergarten

  • Origin: USA - African American Plantation Song

  • Key: C Major

  • Time: 4/4

  • Form: ABCD

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

  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi So La Do - pentatonic scale

  • Intervals: intermediate: Do/La, Do\La, La\Mi, La\Do

  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth; sixteenth divisions, repeat sign, melodic rhythm patterns, verse/refrain

  • Key Words: USA geography: Southern United States, African American history, baking bread, babies, doctor, bed, coffee, sick, children, dance, sing, kitchen, skillet, lid, dollars, jail, pigeon wing (dance), plantations; contractions: ain't (is not), mama's (mama is), gonna (going to); abbreviations: short'nin' (shortening), lyin' (lying), eatin' (eating), 'most (almost), makin' (making)

 
 


"All the Little Babies"

       
   
1.
Three little babies lyin' in bed,
Two were sick and the other 'most dead.
Called for the doctor, the doctor said,
"Feed those babies some short'nin' bread.
       
   
Refrain
      All the little babies love short'nin', short'nin',
All the little babies love short'nin' bread.
All the little babies love short'nin', short'nin',
All the little babies love short'nin' bread.
       
   
2.
Put on the skillet, slip on the lid,
Mama's gonna make a little short'nin' bread.
That ain't all she's gonna do,
Mama's gonna make a little coffee/coco too.
   
(refrain)
       
   
3.
When those children, sick in bed,
Heard that talk about short'nin' bread.
Popped up well to dance and sing,
Skipped around and cut the pigeon wing.
   
(refrain)
       
   
4.
Slip to the kitchen, slip up the lid,
Filled my pockets full of short'nin' bread;
Stole the skillet, stole the lid,
Stole the gal makin' short'nin' bread.
   
(refrain)
       
    5. Caught me with the skillet, caught me with the lid,
Caught me with the gal makin' short'nin' bread;
Paid six dollars for the skillet, six dollars for the lid,
Spent six months in jail eatin' short'nin' bread.
   
(refrain)
       


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