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"Old MacDonald"
       



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"Old MacDonald"
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"Old MacDonald" Lyrics, Text Format



Mastering the descending and ascending intervals
Do\So and So/Do, perfect fourth (P4).

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Description
 
  • Grade: First

  • Origin: Traditional English Folk Song

  • Key: G Major

  • Time: 4/4

  • Form: AABA

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

  • Pitches: beginners: So La Do Re Mi - pentatonic scale

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

  • Musical Elements: notes: whole, half, quarter, eighth; rest: quarter

  • Key Words: farming, farmer, farm animals and sounds: chickens, chick, dog, bow wow, cat, meow, sheep, baa baa, cow, moo moo, donkey, hee haw, duck, quack quack, memory song

 
 

"Old MacDonald"


       
   
1.

Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O!
And on his farm he had some chicks, E-I-E-I-O!
With a chick chick here, and a chick chick there,
Here a chick, there a chick, ev'rywhere a chick chick,
Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O!

       
   
2.

Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O!
And on his farm he had a dog, E-I-E-I-O!
With a bow wow here, and a bow wow there,
Here a bow, there a wow, ev'rywhere a bow wow,
With a chick chick here, and a chick chick there,
Here a chick, there a chick, ev'rywhere a chick chick,
Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O!

       
    3.

Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O!
And on his farm he had a cat, E-I-E-I-O!
With a meow here, and a meow there,
Here a meow, there a meow, ev'rywhere a meow meow,
With a bow wow here, and a bow wow there,
Here a bow, there a wow, ev'rywhere a bow wow,
With a chick chick here, and a chick chick there,
Here a chick, there a chick, ev'rywhere a chick chick,
Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O!

       
    4. Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O!
And on his farm he had some sheep, E-I-E-I-O!
With a baa baa here, and a baa baa there,
Here a baa, there a baa, ev'rywhere a baa baa,
With a meow here, and a meow there,
Here a meow, there a meow, ev'rywhere a meow meow,
With a bow wow here, and a bow wow there,
Here a bow, there a wow, ev'rywhere a bow wow,
With a chick chick here, and a chick chick there,
Here a chick, there a chick, ev'rywhere a chick chick,
Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O!
       
    5. Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O!
And on his farm he had a cow, E-I-E-I-O!
With a moo moo here, and a moo moo there,
Here a moo, there a moo, ev'rywhere a moo moo,
With a baa baa here, and a baa baa there,
Here a baa, there a baa, ev'rywhere a baa baa,
With a meow here, and a meow there,
Here a meow, there a meow, ev'rywhere a meow meow,
With a bow wow here, and a bow wow there,
Here a bow, there a wow, ev'rywhere a bow wow,
With a chick chick here, and a chick chick there,
Here a chick, there a chick, ev'rywhere a chick chick,
Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O!
       
    6. Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O!
And on his farm he had a donkey, E-I-E-I-O!
With a hee haw here, and a hee haw there,
Here a hee, there a haw, ev'rywhere a hee haw,
With a moo moo here, and a moo moo there,
Here a moo, there a moo, ev'rywhere a moo moo,
With a baa baa here, and a baa baa there,
Here a baa, there a baa, ev'rywhere a baa baa,
With a meow here, and a meow there,
Here a meow, there a meow, ev'rywhere a meow meow,
With a bow wow here, and a bow wow there,
Here a bow, there a wow, ev'rywhere a bow wow,
With a chick chick here, and a chick chick there,
Here a chick, there a chick, ev'rywhere a chick chick,
Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O!
       
    7. Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O!
And on his farm he had a duck, E-I-E-I-O!
With a quack quack here, and a quack quack there,
Here a quack, there a quack, ev'rywhere a quack quack,
With a hee haw here, and a hee haw there,
Here a hee, there a haw, ev'rywhere a hee haw,
With a moo moo here, and a moo moo there,
Here a moo, there a moo, ev'rywhere a moo moo,
With a baa baa here, and a baa baa there,
Here a baa, there a baa, ev'rywhere a baa baa,
With a meow here, and a meow there,
Here a meow, there a meow, ev'rywhere a meow meow,
With a bow wow here, and a bow wow there,
Here a bow, there a wow, ev'rywhere a bow wow,
With a chick chick here, and a chick chick there,
Here a chick, there a chick, ev'rywhere a chick chick,
Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O!
       



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