The Cat Came Back

This humourous song works well for unison choir singing.

You can also use it for:

  • Singing in minor tonality.
  • Practising the melodic element 'low ti' in minor tonality.
  • Preparing and practising the rhythmic element 'tum ti' (dotted crotchet, quaver; dotted quarter note, eighth note).

Editor's note: The last page of your download has the lyrics of all 6 verses under the notes to assist teachers and conductors to learn the timing of the words. The first page and lyrics page is much easier for singers to work from.

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Kodály Analysis:

The Cat Came Back Theme: Humour Games:
Partner: Form: Verse & Chorus Song Type:
Scale: Pentachord CSP: B - C Age: Middle Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: m low l low finalis ti low d r m Rhythm: ; ; ;  
Melodic: m low l low ; l low ti low d ; d l low ; d ; ti low m low ; m low l low finalis ; m low m ; m r ti low ; ti low d ; m low l low m ; m r l low ; l low d ; l low ti low d r m ; m ti low m low ; d ti low l low
Prep:
Prac: , ti low

 

Origin: Public Domain
Source: michaelkravchuk.com Arr. M. McLatchey Additional verses adapted from Harry S, Miller version 1893

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