Farmyard Song


(Edvard Grieg)

Come out, snow-white lambkin,
Come out, calf and cow.
Come puss*, with your kitten,
The sun’s shining now.
Come out, yellow duckling,
Come out, downy chickling,
That scarcely can sprawl,
Come out at my call!

Come pigeons a-cooing,
Fly out for your wooing!
The dew’s on the grass,
Come out ere it pass!
For soon, too soon
The summer, it passes
And call, but autumn
Behold him!

*You could substitute “cat”

See also

  • Subjects: fall (autumn) / animals / Edvard Grieg (Peer Gynt)
  • Melody: tonic triad / dominant triad
  • Meter: 3/4
  • Rhythm:
  • Scale: major
  • Source: The Child’s Own Music Book, The Largest Collection of Mothers’ and Children’s Songs, Musical Games and Piano Music Ever Published, Covering Completely All Phases of Child Life, Wier, 1918
  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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