One Man Went To Mow

Accumulate words and actions in this funny song!

Also useful for:

  • Introducing mixed metre.
  • Teaching the rhythmic element 'tim-ka'.
  • The rhythmic element 'tie'.
  • Teaching the melodic element 'fa'.
  • Singing with boys whose voices are breaking. (This song has a range of only a fifth, making it easier to sing.)
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Kodály Analysis:

One Man Went To Mow Theme: Humour Games: Action
Partner: Form: Song Type:
Scale: Pentachord CSP: E - B Age: Middle Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: d finalis r m f s Rhythm: ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: m f m ; f m r ; r s ; s f m r d finalis ; d m
Prep: ; , f
MC: ; , f
Prac: ; , f


Origin: Traditional

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