What an awesome tune based on the mixolydian mode!

Lyrics

Three old crows sat on a tree,
Just as black as crows could be.
Poor old crow, poor old crow,
Just as black as a crow could be.
The old he-crow says to his mate:
“What shall we do for meat to eat?”
Poor old crow, poor old crow,
Just as black as a crow could be.

Ideas

  • There are lots of options for expanding on this song.
  • On a 2nd verse, sing “2 old crows” and then “1 old crow.”
  • Change “old crows” to “bluebirds” and sing “blue” instead of “black.”
  • Change again to “card’nals” and “red.”
  • Research what these other birds eat and change the word “meat” to “bugs” or “worms.”

Visuals

Links

The following content is available below to Plus Members:

  • PDF includes:
    • Song with chords
    • Printable Rhythm Visuals – quarter, eighth, half, dotted quarter notes
    • Orff Arrangements (one with Recorder Ostinato parts)
    • 2 Halloween versions
  • MIDI file
  • MP3