Aunt Rhody

  • This version of the song is in cut common time - students can try some "rhythmic diminution" with this song! (I.e. halving each rhythm so that it is in 2/4 time.)
  • This song is also available on as "Go Tell Aunt Rhody" in 2/4 time.
  • A useful song for preparing and practising the melodic element "fa".
  • The rhythmic element "too-oo-oo-oo" (whole note) can be taught with this song.
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Kodály Analysis:

Aunt Rhody Theme: Animals Games:
Partner: Form: Binary Song Type:
Scale: Pentachord CSP: E - B Age: Middle Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: d finalis r m f s Rhythm: ; ;  
Melodic: m r d ; r f m ; d s ; s f m ; m d finalis ; d r d
Prep: , f
Prac: , f


Origin: American
Source: 150 American Folk Songs to Sing Read and Play. Boosey and Hawkes.

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Go Tell Aunt Rhody A partner song with "London Bridge"!

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