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Mastering two syncopated rhythm patterns, in two time signatures, then adding beats to one with each additional verse.
A test for ones memory and diction.

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  • Grade: Third

  • Origin: USA - Nonsense Memory Song

  • Key: C Major

  • Time: 3/4 and 4/4

  • Form: AABA

  • Rhythm: advanced: 4/4 | ti ta ti ta ti/ ri | syncopation, 3/4 | ti ri ti ri ti ri ti (ti) ti | syncopation - 3/4 measure accumulates beats as verses are added

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

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

  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; rest: eighth; pickup beat, multiple time signature changes, syncopation in 3/4 and 4/4, double bar, ending double bar

  • Key Words: playground song, camp song, play song, memory song, accumulative song, enunciation, diction, verses accumulate, nonsense song, court, palace, courtly, King's Court, ladies of the court, ladies of the palace, powdered noses, powder, powdered faces, Queen's Court, queen's ladies

Excellent tune to practice diction and enunciation.

 
 


"The Court of King Carraticus"

           
      (verses accumulate)    
    1. Oh, the court of King Carraticus is just passing by;
Oh, the court of King Carraticus is just passing by;
Oh, the court of King Carraticus is just passing by;
Oh, the court of King Carraticus is just passing by.
   
   
2.
Oh, the palace of
the court of King Carraticus is just passing by;
Oh, the palace of
the court of King Carraticus is just passing by;
Oh, the palace of
the court of King Carraticus is just passing by;
Oh, the palace of
the court of King Carraticus is just passing by.
   
    3. Oh, the ladies of the palace of
the court of King Carraticus are just passing by;

Oh, the ladies of the palace of
the court of King Carraticus are just passing by;
Oh, the ladies of the palace of
the court of King Carraticus are just passing by;
Oh, the ladies of the palace of
the court of King Carraticus are just passing by.

 
    4. Oh, the faces of the ladies of the palace of
the court of King Carraticus are just passing by;
Oh, the faces of the ladies of the palace of
the court of King Carraticus are just passing by;
Oh, the faces of the ladies of the palace of
the court of King Carraticus are just passing by;
Oh, the faces of the ladies of the palace of
the court of King Carraticus are just passing by.
   
    5. Oh, the noses
on the faces of the ladies of the palace of
the court of King Carraticus are just passing by;
Oh, the noses
on the faces of the ladies of the palace of
the court of King Carraticus are just passing by;
Oh, the noses
on the faces of the ladies of the palace of
the court of King Carraticus are just passing by;
Oh, the noses
on the faces of the ladies of the palace of
the court of King Carraticus are just passing by.
   
    6. Oh, the powder on the noses
on the faces of the ladies of the palace of
the court of King Carraticus are just passing by;
Oh, the powder on the noses
on the faces of the ladies of the palace of
the court of King Carraticus are just passing by;
Oh, the powder on the noses
on the faces of the ladies of the palace of
the court of King Carraticus are just passing by;
Oh, the powder on the noses
on the faces of the ladies of the palace of
the court of King Carraticus are just passing by.
   
    7. If you want to take a photo of
the powder on the noses
on the faces of the ladies of the palace of
the court of King Carraticus that are just passing by;
If you want to take a photo of
the powder on the noses
on the faces of the ladies of the palace of
the court of King Carraticus that are just passing by;
If you want to take a photo of
the powder on the noses
on the faces of the ladies of the palace of
the court of King Carraticus that are just passing by;
If you want to take a photo of
the powder on the noses
on the faces of the ladies of the palace of
the court of King Carraticus that are just passing by.
   
      (spoken at end)    
      It's too late! They just passed by!    
           

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