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"Five Currant Buns"
       



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"Five Currant Buns"
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  • Grade: Kindergarten

  • Origin: England - Nursery Rhyme

  • Key: F Major

  • Time: 4/4

  • Form: ABaC

  • Rhythm: advanced: | ta ti ti ta ti ti | ta ta ta ta |
    | ti ti ti ti ti (ti) ta | ti ti ta ta (ta) | ti ti ti ti ta ta |

  • Pitches: advanced: So La Ti Do Re Mi So

  • Intervals: advanced: So/Do, Ti/So, So\Mi, Mi\Do, So\So descending dominant octave skip, common ending So La Ti Do

  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; rest: quarter descending octave skip So\So

  • Key Words: world geography: England; counting backwards from five, rhyming words: shop, top, day, away, vocabulary: currant, baker, shop, fat sugar, boy, penny, bought

Currant - a small dried fruit made from a seedless grape originally grown in the eastern Mediterranean region, widely used on cooking.


 
 

"Five Currant Buns"

     
1. FIVE currant buns in the baker's shop,
Round and fat with sugar on the top.
A long came a boy with a penny one day,
Bought a currant bun and took it away.
 
2. FOUR current buns in a baker's shop
Round and fat with sugar on the top.
A long came a girl with a penny one day,
Bought a currant bun and took it away.
 
3. THREE current buns in a baker's shop
Round and fat with sugar on the top.
A long came a boy with a penny one day,
Bought a currant bun and took it away.
 
4. TWO current buns in a baker's shop
Round and fat with sugar on the top.
A long came a girl with a penny one day,
Bought a currant bun and took it away.
 
5. ONE current bun in a baker's shop
Round and fat with sugar on the top.
A long came a boy with a penny one day,
Bought a currant bun and took it away.
 
     

 

 

 

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