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Repeated rest on the first beat, natural 7th (Te), and a sharped second (Ri) offer several new insights to music's language.

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  • Grade: Third

  • Origin: USA - Traditional Folk Song

  • Key: G Major

  • Time: 2/2 - (counted in 4/4)

  • Form: through composed

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

  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Te Ti Do Re Ri Mi - natural 7th (Te), sharped second (Ri)

  • Intervals: intermediate: So/Do, Do\So, So/Ti, Ti\So, Mi\Ri/Mi

  • Musical Elements: notes: whole, half, quarter, eighth; rests: half, quarter; pickup beat, repeat signs, multiple fermatas, first and second endings, natural, sharp, natural 7th (Te), sharped second (Ri)

  • Key Words: camp song, playground song, game song, improvisational song, bay, watermelons, grow, home, mother, goose, moose, whale, polka-dot tail, fly, wearing, tie, bear, combing, hair, llamas, eating, pajamas, rhyme, silly; contraction: couldn't (could not) song's (song has)

 
 


"Down By the Bay"

       
  1. Down by the bay, where the watermelons grow,
Back to my home, I dare not go,
For if I do, my mother will say.
Did you ever see a goose kissing a moose?
Down by the bay."

 
 
2.
Down by the bay, where the watermelons grow,
Back to my home, I dare not go,
For if I do, my mother will say.
"Did you ever see a whale with a polka-dot tail?
Down by the bay."

 
  3. Down by the bay, where the watermelons grow,
Back to my home, I dare not go,
For if I do, my mother will say.
"Did you ever see a fly wearing a tie?
Down by the bay."

 
  4. Down by the bay, where the watermelons grow,
Back to my home, I dare not go,
For if I do, my mother will say.
"Did you ever see a bear combing his hair?
Down by the bay."

 
  5. Down by the bay, where the watermelons grow,
Back to my home, I dare not go,
For if I do, my mother will say.
"Did you ever see llamas eating their pajamas?
Down by the bay."

 
  6. Down by the bay, where the watermelons grow,
Back to my home, I dare not go,
For if I do, my mother will say.
"Did you ever have a time when you couldn't make a rhyme?
Down by the bay."

 
  7. Down by the bay, where the watermelons grow,
Back to my home, I dare not go,
For if I do, my mother will say.
"This silly song's gone on too long?
Down by the bay."
 
       


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