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"The May Basket"
       



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"The May Basket"
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"Down by the Bay" Lyrics, Text Format



Introducing the horizontal accent with a perfect fifth.

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Description
 
  • Grade: First

  • Origin: Emilie Poulsson, Eleanor Smith

  • Key: E Major

  • Time: 4/4

  • Form: ABAC

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

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

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

  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: eighth; horizontal accent (play/sing the note louder), pickup beat, repeat signs, multiple endings

  • Key Words: Easter, holiday songs, Spring songs, flowers, basket, posies, leaves, green, sugar-plum, May Day, secret, right well, seasons

 
 

"The May Basket"

       
   
1.

A-tisket, a-tasket, A pretty May basket,
All filled with gay posies and leaves of fresh green.
A-tisket, a-tasket, The pretty May basket,
As pretty a basket as ever was seen.

       
   
2.
A-tisket, a-tasket, What's hid in the basket?
A letter, a trinket, or big sugar-plum?
A-tisket, a-tasket, The pretty May basket,
It brings the glad message that May-day has come.
       
    3. A-tisket, a-tasket, Who sent the May basket?
Oh! that is a secret that no one must tell.
A-tisket, a-tasket, The pretty May basket
Was sent you by someone who loves you right well.
       

 

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