Music You Can Read®

"Billy Boy"
       



Contents

     
"Billy Boy"
Additional Information


"Billy Boy" Lyrics, Text Format



Rhythm changes to match verse syllables.

Click to hear melody.
 


Description
 
  • Grade: First

  • Origin: United States of America - Traditional

  • Key: D Major

  • Time: 2/4

  • Form: ABCD

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

  • Pitches: intermediate: Ti Do Re Mi Fa So La Do - structured around the fifth (So) of the major scale

  • Intervals: intermediate: So/Do, Do\Mi, Do\So, Do\La, So\Mi, Mi/So, Fa\Re, Re\Ti, Ti/Re

  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth, dotted eighth, sixteenth; rest: quarter; pickup beat, fermata, tied notes, vocal slur

  • Key Words: bid, bade, charming, cherry pie, courting, dimple, chin, quick's (quick as), three, six, seven, twenty-eight, eleven, learning numbers, young, mother, wink, eye, cat


 
 
 


"Billy Boy"

           
    1.

Oh, where have you been, Billy Boy, Billy Boy,
Oh, where have you been, charming Billy?
I have been to seek a wife,
She's the joy of my life,
She's a young thing and cannot leave her mother.

   
           
   
2.
Did she bid you to come in, Billy Boy, Billy Boy,
Did she bid you to come in, charming Billy?
Yes, she bade me to come in,
There's a dimple in her chin,
She's a young thing and cannot leave her mother.
   
           
   
3.
Can she make a cherry pie, Billy Boy, Billy Boy,
Can she make a cherry pie, charming Billy?
She can make a cherry pie,
Quick's a cat can wink her eye,
She's a young thing and cannot leave her mother.
   
           
    4. How old is she, Billy Boy, Billy Boy,
How old is she, charming Billy?
Three times six, four times seven,
Twenty-eight and eleven,
She's a young thing and cannot leave her mother.
   
           


 

Additional Formats


music

Click to enlarge: "Billy Boy" Music Format
click image to enlarge



beats

Click to enlarge: "Billy Boy" Beats Format
click image to enlarge



rhythm

Click to Enlarge: "Billy Boy" Rhythm Format
click image to enlarge



pitch numbers

Click to Enlarge: "Billy Boy" Pitch Number Format
click image to enlarge



solfeggio

Click to Enlarge: "Billy Boy" Solfeggio Format
click image to enlarge


letter names
Click to Enlarge: "Billy Boy" Letter Names Format
click image to enlarg




 
LEGAL NOTICE
© 2012 Music Notes, Inc
All Rights Reserved
       
     
Music You Can Read is a registered trademark of Music Notes, Inc.