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"Ride a Cock-Horse To Bandbury Cross"
       



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"Ride a Cock-Horse To Bandbury Cross"
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Introducing dotted quarter, subdominant,
and dominant arpeggios, with an extended range.


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Description
 
  • Grade: Kindergarten

  • Origin: England, 18th Century Nursery Rhyme

  • Key: C Major

  • Time: 6/8

  • Form: ABCD

  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ta ti | ti ti ti ta/ |
    | ti ti ti ti ti ti | ti ti ti ta (ti) |

  • Pitches: advanced: Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do Re Mi - extended range

  • Intervals: advanced: Do/Mi/So ascending tonic arpeggio, Fa/La/Do ascending subdominant arpeggio, So/Ti/Re ascending dominant arpeggio, Mi\Do

  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: eighth; counting eighth notes, divisions of a dotted quarter (3 eights)

  • Key Words: world geography: England, Bandbury Cross; fine, lady, upon, white, horse, rings, fingers, bells, toes, shall,music, wherever, goes

The nursery rhyme was first seen in print in 1784. A "Cock Horse" is an old carriage-driving term, referring to an extra harnessed horse employed to assist pulling a cart or carriage up a hill. The "Cock Horse" would be hitched up at the bottom of the hill and then unhitched at the top. It would then be ridden back down to the bottom of the hill to await its next customer. Banbury, England is situated at the bottom of a moderately steep hill and the town's council made a "cock horse" available to assist access to the town.


 
 


"Ride a Cock-Horse To Bandbury Cross"

Ride a cock-horse to Bandbury Cross,
To see a fine lady upon a white horse;
Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes,
And she shall have music wherever she goes.

 

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