I Lost The Farmer's Dairy Key

This simple circle game is great for:

  • Teaching the melodic element 'high do'.
  • Teaching the rhythmic element 'si' (quaver rest / eighth note rest).
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Kodály Analysis:

I Lost The Farmer's Dairy Key Theme: Occupations Games: Circle
Partner: Form: Song Type:
Scale: do Pentatonic CSP: C - D Age: Middle Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: d finalis r m s l d high Rhythm: ; ; ;  
Melodic: d m s l ; l s m d ; d r m ; m d high ; d high s m d ; s r ; m d finalis
Prep: , d high
MC: , d high
Prac: , d high


Origin: African American Game Song
Source: 150 American Folk Songs to Sing Read and Play

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