A great song for working with:

  • compound metre.
  • natural minor scale.

This song has a strong, steady, driving beat. Students can find it tricky not to speed up the beat!!

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Kodály Analysis:

Fillimiooriay Theme: Occupations Games:
Partner: Form: Verse & Chorus Song Type:
Scale: Natural Minor CSP: E - G Age: Upper Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: m low f low s low l low finalis ti low d r Rhythm: ; ;  
Melodic: l low s low l low ; l low ti low d ; d s low ; s low f low m low ; m low f low s low l low ; d r ti low l low finalis ; l low m low l low ; d l low s low
Prep: ; ;
Prac: ; ;


Origin: Ireland
Source: My Mini Music Books by David Hooper

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