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"Aiken Drum," Lyrics, Text Format



"Aiken Drum," Lyrics, Text Format



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Description
 
  • Grade: Fourth

  • Origin: United Kingdom, Scotland - Folk Song

  • Key: G Major

  • Time: 2/4

  • Form: Aa - verse/chorus

  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti | ti ti ti ti ri |
    | ta (ti) ti ri | ta ti ti | ta ti ti ri |

  • Pitches: intermediate: So Do Re Mi Fa So

  • Intervals: intermediate: Mi\Do, Do/Fa, Fa\Re, Re\So, So/Do

  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth, sixteenth; rest: eighth; pickup beat, vocal slur

  • Key Words: world geography, Scotland, United Kingdom, Jacobite Rising, Battle of Sheriffmuir, nonsense song, moon, ladie (ladle/spoon), cream cheese, hat, coat, roast beef, button, penny leaves, breeches (pants), haggis bags (bags made from sheep organs)

 
 


"Aiken Drum"

           
    1. There was a man lived in the moon,
lived in the moon, lived in the moon,
There was a man lived in the moon,
And his name was Aiken Drum.
   
      Chorus    
      And he played upon a ladie,
a ladie, a ladie,
And he played upon a ladie,
And his name was Aiken Drum.
   
   
2.
And his hat was made of good cream cheese,
good cream cheese, good cream cheese,
And his hat was made of good cream cheese,
And his name was Aiken Drum.
   
      Chorus    
    3. And his coat was made of good roast beef,
good roast beef, good roast beef,
And his coat was made of good roast beef,
And his name was Aiken Drum.
   
      Chorus    
    4. And his buttons made of penny loaves,
of penny loaves, of penny loaves,
And his buttons made of penny loaves,
And his name was Aiken Drum.
   
      Chorus    
    5. And his breeches made of haggis bags,
of haggis bags, of haggis bags,
And his breeches made of haggis bags,
And his name was Aiken Drum.
   
           
   
The rhyme dates from 1715 during the Jacobite Rising. Aiken Drum is a kindhearted mythical creature (brownie/fairy) who was sometimes mischievous.
 
   
 


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