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"The Sheep"
       



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"The Sheep"
Additional Information
"Songs of a Little Child's Day"
At the Farm


"The Sheep" Lyrics, Text Format



An excellent transitional tune: beginning rhythms, intermediate pitches, and advanced intervals.

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Description
 
  • Grade: First

  • Origin: Emilie Poulsson, Eleanor Smith

  • Key: F Major

  • Time: 4/4

  • Form: ABCD

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

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

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

  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth; rests: quarter; tempo: moderato/moderately (86-97 BPM), horizontal accent (sing/play the note louder)

  • Key Words: farm life, animal science, animal sounds, farm animals, sheep (baa), flock, lambs, leap, white, black sheep, stood, might; abbreviation: wond'ring (wondering)

 


"The Sheep"

       
   
1.
"Baa!" said the black sheep,
"Baa!" said the white;
"Baa!" said the white flock
And baaed with all their might.
One and another
Joined in the call,
White sheep and black sheep,
The little lambs and all.
       
   
2.
"Leap!" said the black sheep,
"Leap!" said the white;
"Leap!" said the whole flock,
And leaped with all their might.
One and another
Leaped the low wall,
White sheep and black sheep.
The little lambs and all.
       
    3. Wond'ring they stood there.
"Baa!" said the sheep;
"What did we "baa" for?
And why did we leap?"
"Baa!" said the white sheep,
"Baa!" said the black,
"Baa!" said the whole flock;
"We might as well leap back!"
       

 

Additional Formats


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"The Sheep" Music Format
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rhythm

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pitch numbers

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solfeggio

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letter names

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