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Excellent assessment of beginning level skills in second grade.

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  • Grade: Second

  • Origin: England - Christmas Carol

  • Key: F Major

  • Time: 3/4

  • Form: ABCD

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

  • Pitches: beginners: Ti Do Re Mi FA So La

  • Intervals: beginners: Mi\Do/Mi, Mi\Ti, Do/Mi/So ascending tonic arpeggio, So\Mi, Re/Fa, Re\Ti

  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, quarter, eighth; common ending, 2\7/1, Re\Ti/Do; note: each phrase begins and ends on a pitch of the tonic triad

  • Key Words: world geography: England, Bethlehem; Bible story, birth of Jesus, sacred, Brother, humbly, born, stable, rude, friendly, beasts, around, stood, donkey, shaggy, carried, safely, cow, manger, pillow, sheep, curly horn sheep, wool, Christmas morn, dove, rafters, cooed, mate, animal science

 
 

"The Friendly Beasts"


       
 
1.
Jesus our Brother kind and good,
Was humbly born in a stable rude,
And the friendly beasts around Him stood.
Jesus your Brother, kind and good.
 
       
 
2.

"I," said the donkey, shaggy and brown,
"I carried his mother up-hill and down,
I carried her safely to Bethlehem town."
"I," said the donkey, shaggy and brown.

 
       
  3.

"I," said the cow, all white and red,
"I gave him my manger for a bed,
I gave him my hay to pillow his head."
"I," said the cow, all white and red.

 
       
  4.

"I," said the sheep with the curly horn,
"I gave him my wool for a blanket warm,
He wore my coat on Christmas morn."
"I," said the sheep with the curly horn.

 
       
  5.

"I," said the dove from the rafters high,
"I cooed him to sleep so he would not cry,
We cooed him to sleep, my mate and I."
"I," said the dove from the rafters high.

 
       


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