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"Mary Wore a Red Dress" Lyrics, Text Format



Descending submediant arpeggio, Mi\Do\La (Em),
vocal slur, and beamed eighth notes.

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Description
 
  • Grade: Kindergarten

  • Origin: USA - Virginia Folk Song

  • Key: C Major

  • Time: 2/4

  • Form: ABAC

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

  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Do Re Mi So

  • Intervals: intermediate: La/Do, Mi/So8\Mi, So8\Re, Mi\Do\La descending submediant arpeggio (Em)

  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; rest: quarter; vocal slurs, beamed eights, clapping a steady beat, submediant arpeggio

  • Key Words: USA geography: Virginia; colors, clothing, red dress, hat, shoes, red bird

Easily adapts to a children's game using each student's name, clothing, hats, and shoes of different colors; where all students clap during the chorus.


 
 

"Mary Wore a Red Dress"

     
  Verse  
1. Mary wore a red dress, red dress, red dress,
Mary wore a red dress, all day long.
 
  Chorus  
Let's all clap for Mary, Mary, Mary,
Let's all clap for Mary, all day long.
 
3.

Mary wore a red hat, red hat, red hat,
Mary wore a red hat, all day long.

 
  Chorus  
4.

Mary wore her red shoes, red shoes, red shoes,
Mary wore her red shoes, all day long.

 
  Chorus  
5.

Mary was a red bird, red bird, red bird,
Mary was a red bird, all day long.

 
  Chorus  
     


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