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"Bluebird, Bluebird"
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"Down by the Bay" Lyrics, Text Format



Diminution of a melody is the opposite of augmentation.

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Description
 
  • Grade: First

  • Origin: Texas Folk Song, US

  • Key: C Major

  • Time: 2/2 (counted in 4/4)

  • Form: ABab - (diminution of AB)

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

  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La Do

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

  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth; rests: quarter; vocal slur, diminution (melody is presented in shorter note values than were previously used)

  • Key Words: blue, bird, window, through, shoulder, tired

 
     


Bluebird, bluebird, through my window.
Bluebird, bluebird, through my window.
Bluebird, bluebird, through my window.
Oh, Johnny aren't you tired?

Choose a little girl/boy and tap her/him on the shoulder
Choose a little girl/boy and tap her/him on the shoulder
Choose a little girl/boy and tap her/him on the shoulder
Oh, Johnny aren't you tired?


Directions:

  • All but one student form a circle holding hands with arms held high to make windows.
  • All sing "Bluebird.." as the one student flies in and out of the windows.
  • All sing ""Choose..." as the one student goes around the circle before choosing a partner.
  • They run around the circle, returning to the own window.
  • The selected student becomes the new "bluebird."

 

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