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"Over in the Meadow"
       



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"Over in the Meadow"
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Introducing the descending perfect fifth, So\Do,
and the ascending major sixth Do/La.
Vocabulary builder! Present and past tense participles.

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Description
 
  • Grade: Kindergarten

  • Origin: USA, South Appalachian - Folk Song

  • Key: E flat Major

  • Time: 4/4

  • Form: ABCB

  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ti ti ta ti ti |
    | ta ti ti ti ti ta | ta ti ti ti ti ti ti |

  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La

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

  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; rest: quarter, running eighth notes, tied notes, vocal slur

  • Key Words: USA geography: Appalachia; counting song, counting from one to ten, animal science, meadow, sand, sun, toad, wink, grass, grew, red fox, daddy, counting from one to ten, nest, tree, robin, mother, sycamore tree, chipmunk, hive, queen bee, honey bee, hum, glad, dam, sticks, beaver, built, green, wet, bog, froggy, pollywogs, hop, hopped, sing, snag, ran, run, wink, winked, spin, spun, hop, hopped, owl, owlets, web, pine, spider, rabbit, bunnies; rhyming words for numbers: one/sun, two/grew, tree/three, four/sycamore, five/hive, six/sticks, eight/late, nine/pine, ten/den

 
 

"Over in the Meadow"

       
  1. Over in the meadow in the sand in the sun,
Lived an old mother toadie and her little toadie one.
"Wink!" said the mother, "I wink," said the one.
And they winked and they blinked, in the sand in the sun.
 
       
 
2.
Over in the meadow where the tall grass grew,
Lived an old daddy red fox and his little foxes two.
Run said the daddy, we run said the.
So they ran and were glad where the tall grass grew.
 
       
 
3.
Over in the meadow in a nest in a tree,
Live an old mother robin and her little birdies three.
Sing said the mother, we sing said the three,
So they sang and were glad in the nest in the tree.
 
       
 
4.

Over in the meadow in a tall sycamore,
Lived an old daddy chipmunk and his little chipmunks four.
Play said the daddy, we play said the four,
So they played and were glad in the tall sycamore.

 
       
  5. Over in the meadow in a new little hive,
Lived an old mother queen bee and her honey bees five.
Hum said the mother, we hum said the five,
So they hummed and were glad in the new little hive.
 
       
  6.

Over in the meadow in a dam built of sticks,
Live an old daddy beaver and his little beavers six.
Build said the daddy, we build said the six,
So they built and were glad in the dam build of sticks.

 
       
  7. Over in the meadow in a green, wet bog,
Lived an old mother froggy and her seven pollywogs.
Hop said the mother, we hop said the wogs,
So they hopped and were glad in the green, wet bog.
 
       
  8. Over in the meadow as the day grew late,
Lived an old daddy owl and his little owlets eight.
Wink said the daddy, we wink said the eight,
So they winked and were glad as the day grew late.
 
       
  9. Over in the meadow in a web in a pine,
Lived an old mother spider and her little spiders nine.
Spin said the mother, we spin said the nine,
So they spun and were glad in the web in the pine.
 
       
  10. Over in the meadow in a warm little den,
Lived an old daddy rabbit and his little bunnies ten.
Hop said the daddy, we hop said the ten,
So they hopped and were glad in the warm little den.
 
       


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