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"'Simmons"
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"'Simmons" Lyrics, Text Format



Introducing the half note and the
ascending perfect fourth interval So/Do (P4).


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Description
 
  • Grade: Kindergarten

  • Origin: USA, Alabama - US Singing Game

  • Key: G Major

  • Time: 2/4

  • Form: ABAC

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

  • Pitches: beginners: So Do Re Mi

  • Intervals: intermediate: So/Do (P4), Do/Mi, Mi\Do, Do\La

  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth, half

  • Key Words: USA geography: Alabama; persimmons, farming, dancing, square dancing, left, right, circle, do-se-do

Persimmon: an edible fruit that resembles a large tomato and has very sweet flesh


 
 


"'Simmons"

Circle left, do*-oh, do-oh
Circle left, do-oh, do-oh
Circle left, do-oh, do-oh
Shake them 'simmons down.

Circle right, do-oh, do-oh
Circle right, do-oh, do-oh
Circle right, do-oh, do-oh
Shake them 'simmons down.

Round your partner, do-oh, do-oh
Round your partner, do-oh, do-oh
Round your partner, do-oh, do-oh
Shake them 'simmons down.

Do-se-do, do-oh, do-oh
Do-se-do, do-oh, do-oh
Do-se-do, do-oh, do-oh
Shake them 'simmons down.

Swing your partner, do-oh, do-oh
Swing your partner, do-oh, do-oh
Swing your partner, do-oh, do-oh
Shake them 'simmons down.

* pronounced with long o as in Do Re Mi.

 

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