Baby dear, baby dear, don’t you cry.
Father will come to you by and by.
Mother is baking you cakes to eat.
Doesn’t this song sound like it is missing the last phrase? Add your own – or have the students brainstorm how to end this song. Consider ending the song on a word that rhymes with “eat.” Would you end in E Major or C# minor? Have fun with it!
- songs with dotted eighth note – sixteenth note patterns
- songs with I IV V chords
- source: American Folk Songs for Children, Ruth Crawford Seeger, Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1948
Extras for Plus Members
- Song with chords (PDF)
- MIDI file