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Advanced syncopation in 6/8, raised/natural 4th (Fi),
and a sharp 5th (Si) in a minor tonality.

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Description
 
  • Grade: Second

  • Origin: Traditional Folk Song (variation on "When Johnny Comes Marching Home")

  • Key: G minor

  • Time: 6/8

  • Form: ABCD

  • Rhythm: advanced: | ta ti ta ti | syncopation,
    | ta/_a ti | syncopation, | ta/ (ti) (ti) ti | syncopation, | ti ti ti ta ti | syncopation,
    | ta ti ti ti ti | ta/ ta/ | ta/ (ti) ti ti |

  • Pitches: advanced: Mi Fi So Si La Ti Do Re Mi

  • Intervals: advanced: La\Mi/La, So\Mi/So,
    Mi8\Do/Mi8, Re\Ti, Do\La, Mi/Fi, Si/La

  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: eighth; pickup beat, syncopation, minor tonality (tonal center is the 6th/La of the major scale), multiple endings, repeat signs, natural 4th (Fi), sharp 5th (Si)

  • Key Words: animal science, ants, marching, hurrah, thumb, shoe, climb, dive, gather, count, roller skate

 
 

"The Ants Go Marching"


       
 
1.
The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah,
The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah,
The ants go marching one by one
The little one stops to suck his thumb.
And they all go marching down to the ground to get out of the rain,
Boom! Boom! Boom!
 
       
 
2.
The ants go marching two by two, hurrah, hurrah,
The ants go marching two by two, hurrah, hurrah,
The ants go marching two by two
The little one stops to tie his shoe.
And they all go marching down to the ground to get out of the rain,
Boom! Boom! Boom!
 
       
  3. The ants go marching three by three, hurrah, hurrah,
The ants go marching three by three, hurrah, hurrah,
The ants go marching three by three
The little one stops to climb a tree.
And they all go marching down to the ground to get out of the rain,
Boom! Boom! Boom!
 
       
  4. The ants go marching four by four, hurrah, hurrah,
The ants go marching four by four, hurrah, hurrah,
The ants go marching four by four
The little one stops to close the door.
And they all go marching down to the ground to get out of the rain,
Boom! Boom! Boom!
 
       
  5. The ants go marching five by five, hurrah, hurrah,
The ants go marching five by five, hurrah, hurrah,
The ants go marching five by five
The little one stops to take a dive.
And they all go marching down to the ground to get out of the rain,
Boom! Boom! Boom!
 
       
  6. The ants go marching six by six, hurrah, hurrah,
The ants go marching six by six, hurrah, hurrah,
The ants go marching six by six
The little one stops to gather sticks.
And they all go marching down to the ground to get out of the rain,
Boom! Boom! Boom!
 
       
  7. The ants go marching seven by seven, hurrah, hurrah,
The ants go marching seven by seven, hurrah, hurrah,
The ants go marching seven by seven
The little one stops to count to eleven.
And they all go marching down to the ground to get out of the rain,
Boom! Boom! Boom!
 
       
  8. The ants go marching eight by eight, hurrah, hurrah,
The ants go marching eight by eight, hurrah, hurrah,
The ants go marching eight by eight
The little one stops to roller skate.
And they all go marching down to the ground to get out of the rain,
Boom! Boom! Boom!
 
       
  9. The ants go marching nine by nine, hurrah, hurrah,
The ants go marching nine by nine, hurrah, hurrah,
The ants go marching nine by nine
The little one stops to check the time.
And they all go marching down to the ground to get out of the rain,
Boom! Boom! Boom!
 
       
  10. The ants go marching ten by ten, hurrah, hurrah,
The ants go marching ten by ten, hurrah, hurrah,
The ants go marching ten by ten
The little one stops to say "the end."
And they all go marching down to the ground to get out of the rain,
Boom! Boom! Boom!
 
       


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