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"French Cradle Song"
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"French Cradle Song" Lyrics, Text Format



Introducing a dotted quarter in 6/8; ritardando and fermata,
with a new interval So\Re.

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Description
 
  • Grade: First

  • Origin: French Folk Song (French Cradle Song)

  • Key: G Major

  • Time: 6/8

  • Form: AaBbAa

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

  • Pitches: beginners: Do Re Mi Fa So

  • Intervals: beginners: Mi\Do, So\Re

  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; ritardando, fermata

  • Key Words: lullaby, France, sleep, brother, mother, tenderly, evening, Pierrot (a stock comic character of old French pantomime usually having a whitened face and wearing loose white clothes)

  • Keyboard: intermediate: excellent five finger exercise for left/right and two hands at the same time.

  • Recorder: intermediate: wonderful exercise for mastering left hand pitches, following the color coded Beginning Recorder Songs.

 
 


"French Cradle Song"

Go to sleep, my dear little brother,
Go to sleep, my little Pierrot*;
Mother will watch, tenderly near,
Father will come when the evening is here,
Go to sleep, my dear little brother,
Go to sleep, my little Pierrot.


*Pierrot: a stock comic character of old French pantomime usually having a whitened face and wearing loose white clothes.

 

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