The Drover's Dream

  • This song can be sung as a partner song with 'Aussie Animals'.
  • Children love singing about all the animals the drover sees in his dream.
  • Interesting information about the history of Australian drovers and explanation of words in the song are included in this download.
  • This is a great song for preparing and practising 6/8 time.
  • The melodic elements 'fa' and 'ti' can be practised with this song.
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Kodály Analysis:

The Drover's Dream Theme: Australian Games:
Partner: Aussie Animals Form: Song Type:
Scale: Major CSP: B - C Age: Middle Primary - Middle Secondary
Tones: s low l low ti low d finalis r m f s Rhythm: ; ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: s low d ; d r m ; m r d ; d s low ; s low l low ti low d ; d l low s low ; d ti low d r ; r s low ; m d ; r ti low d finalis ; m f s ; s m d
Prep: Major, f ti low
Prac: Major, , f ti low


Source: Australian Folk Song

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