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Singing in sections; boys, girls.

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Description
 
  • Grade: Second

  • Origin: USA - Dialogue Song

  • Key: G Major

  • Time: 3/4

  • Form: Aa

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

  • Pitches: beginners: So La Do Re Mi

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

  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth; pickup beat, singing in sections

  • Key Words: dialogue song, camp song, bucket, mend, straw, cut, knife, sharpen, stone, wet stone; contraction: there's (there is)

 
 


"There's a Hole in the Bucket"

           
    boys: There's a hole in the bucket,
dear Liza, dear Liza,
There's a hole in the bucket,
dear Liza, a hole.
   
   
girls:
Mend the hole, then, Georgie,
dear Georgie, dear Georgie,
Mend the hole, then, dear Georgie,
dear Georgie, the hole.
   
    boys: With what shall I mend it,
dear Liza, dear Liza,
With what shall I mend it,
dear Liza, with what?,

   
    girls: With a straw, dear Georgie,
dear Georgie, dear Georgie,
With a straw, dear Georgie,
dear Georgie, a straw.
   
    boys: The straw is too long,
dear Liza, dear Liza,
The straw is too long,
dear Liza, too long.
   
    girls: Cut the straw, dear Georgie,
dear Georgie, dear Georgie,
Cut the straw, dear Georgie,
dear Georgie, the straw.
   
    boys: With what shall I cut it,
dear Liza, dear Liza,
With what shall I cut it,
dear Liza, with what?
   
    girls: With a knife, dear Georgie,
dear Georgie, dear Georgie,
With a knife, dear Georgie,
dear Georgie, a knife.
   
    boys: The knife is too dull,
dear Liza, dear Liza,
The knife is too dull,
dear Liza, too dull.
   
    girls: Then sharpen it, dear Georgie,
dear Georgie, dear Georgie,
Then sharpen it, dear Georgie,
dear Georgie, then sharpen it.
   
    boys: With what shall I sharpen it,
dear Liza, dear Liza,
With what shall I sharpen it,
dear Liza, with what?
   
    girls: With a stone, dear Georgie,
dear Georgie, dear Georgie,
With a stone, dear Georgie,
dear Georgie, a stone.
   
    boys: The stone is too dry,
dear Liza, dear Liza,
The stone is too dry,
dear Liza, too dry.
   
    girls: Then wet it, dear Georgie,
dear Georgie, dear Georgie,
Then wet it, dear Georgie,
dear Georgie, then wet it.
   
    boys: With what shall I wet it,
dear Liza, dear Liza,
With what shall I wet it,
dear Liza, with what?
   
    girls: With water, dear Georgie,
dear Georgie, dear Georgie,
With water, dear Georgie,
dear Georgie, with water.
   
    boys: In what shall I get it,
dear Liza, dear Liza,
In what shall I get it,
dear Liza, in what?
   
    girls: In a bucket, dear Georgie,
dear Georgie, dear Georgie,
In a bucket, dear Georgie,
dear Georgie, in a bucket.
   
    boys: There's a hole in the bucket,
dear Liza, dear Liza,
There's a hole in the bucket,
dear Liza, a hole!
   
           

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