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"I've a Pair of Fishes"
       



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"I've a Pair of Fishes"
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"Down by the Bay" Lyrics, Text Format



Adding the 4th (Fa) to the pentatonic scale.

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Description
 
  • Grade: First

  • Origin: Yiddish Folk Song

  • Key: D Major

  • Time: 2/4

  • Form: ABCD

  • Rhythm: beginners: | ti ti ti ti | ta ta |

  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La

  • Intervals: intermediate: Do/Mi, Mi/So, So\Mi, Mi/La, Fa\Re, Do/So (perfect fifth)

  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; repeat sign, mastering the tonic intervals, introducing the perfect fifth

  • Key Words: Yiddish, Hebrew, Jewish folk song, fishes, pair, dishes, wonder, quite, puppies, guppies, foxes, parrots, carrots, snakes, cakes, bunnies, funnies, squirrels, goats, boats

 
 


"I've a Pair of Fishes"


       
   
1.
I've a pair of fishes, fishes,
They are washing dishes, dishes.
This is indeed a wonder,
See the fishes washing dishes.
This is quite a wonder.
This is quite a wonder.
       
   
2.
I've a pair of puppies, puppies,
They are raising guppies, guppies.
This is indeed a wonder.
See the puppies raising guppies.
See the fishes washing dishes.
This is quite a wonder.
This is quite a wonder.
       
    3. I've a pair of foxes, foxes,
They are building boxes, boxes,
This is indeed a wonder.
See the foxes building boxes.
See the puppies raising guppies.
See the fishes washing dishes.
This is quite a wonder.
This is quite a wonder.
       
    4. I've a pair of parrots, parrots,
They are eating carrots, carrots,
This is indeed a wonder.
See the parrots eating carrots.
See the foxes building boxes.
See the puppies raising guppies.
See the fishes washing dishes.
This is quite a wonder.
This is quite a wonder.
       
    5. I've a pair of snakes, snakes,
They are baking cakes, cakes,
This is indeed a wonder.
See the snakes baking cakes.
See the parrots eating carrots.
See the foxes building boxes.
See the puppies raising guppies.
See the fishes washing dishes.
This is quite a wonder.
This is quite a wonder.
       
    6. I've a pair of bunnies, bunnies,
They are reading funnies, funnies,
This is indeed a wonder.
See the bunnies reading funnies.
See the snakes baking cakes.
See the parrots eating carrots.
See the foxes building boxes.
See the puppies raising guppies.
See the fishes washing dishes.
This is quite a wonder.
This is quite a wonder.
       
    7. I've a pair of squirrels, squirrels,
They are kissing girls, girls
This is indeed a wonder.
See the squirrels kissing girls.
See the bunnies reading funnies.
See the snakes baking cakes.
See the parrots eating carrots.
See the foxes building boxes.
See the puppies raising guppies.
See the fishes washing dishes.
This is quite a wonder.
This is quite a wonder.
       
    8. I've a pair of goats, goats,
They are riding boats, boats,
This is indeed a wonder.
See the goats riding goats.
See the squirrels kissing girls.
See the bunnies reading funnies.
See the snakes baking cakes.
See the parrots eating carrots.
See the foxes building boxes.
See the puppies raising guppies.
See the fishes washing dishes.
This is quite a wonder.
This is quite a wonder.
     


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