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Syncopation and two tonic arpeggios.

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Description
 
  • Grade: Third

  • Origin: USA - Folk Song

  • Key: C Major

  • Time: 4/4

  • Form: ABA

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

  • Pitches: beginners: Do Re Mi So La Do - pentatonic scale

  • Intervals: intermediate: Do/Mi, So\Mi\Do descending tonic arpeggio, Do/So/Do8 ascending tonic arpeggio, Do8\So, Mi/So

  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; pickup beat, arpeggio, syncopation, vocal slur

  • Key Words: farming, farm animals, pig, pig sounds: oink, heap, harm, rooting, barn, died, want, breath, awful, death, grief; contractions: didn't (did not), wasn't (was not); abbreviation: 'cause (because)

 
 


"Old Woman and the Pig"

           
    1. There was an old woman and she had a little pig,
Oink, oink, oink.
There was an old woman and she had a little pig,
He didn't cost much 'cause he wasn't very big.
Oink, oink, oink.
   
   
2.
This little pig did a heap of harm,
Oink, oink, oink.
This little pig did a heap of harm,
Rooting around in the old woman's barn.
Oink, oink, oink.
   
    3. The little old pig, she up and she died,
Oink, oink, oink.
The little old pig, she up and she died,
The old woman, she cried and she cried.
Oink, oink, oink.
   
    4. The old man died for want of breath,
Oink, oink, oink.

The old man died for want of breath,
And wasn't that an awful death?
Oink, oink, oink.
   
    5. The old woman died for want of grief,
Oink, oink, oink.
The old woman died for want of grief,
And wasn't that a great relief?
Oink, oink, oink.
   
    6. So there they lay all one, two, three,
Oink, oink, oink.
So there they lay all one, two, three,
The woman, the man, and the little piggie.
Oink, oink, oink.
   
           


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