Kids Songs That Start with the Minor Third Interval

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of 07

Rain, Rain Go Away / It's Raining, It's Pouring

Kids Songs With the Minor 3rd
Picture from "The Real Mother Goose," illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright in 1916. Image courtesy of Project Gutenberg

Rain, Rain Go Away
Rain, rain go away.
Come again another day.
Little Betty wants to play.
Rain, rain, go away.

It's Raining
It’s raining, It’s pouring,
The old man is snoring.
He went to bed and bumped his head
And couldn’t get up in the morning.

02
of 07

Ring Around the Rosie

Kids Songs With the Minor 3rd
Picture from "The Little Mother Goose," illustrated by Jessie Wilcox Smith in 1914. Image courtesy of Project Gutenberg

Ring Around the Rosie
Ring around the rosie,
A pocket full of posies,
Ashes, ashes, we all fall down!

03
of 07

This Old Man

Kids Songs With the Minor 3rd
Picture from "This Old Man," illustrated by Pam Adams. Image courtesy of PriceGrabber

This Old Man
1This old man,
He played 2one,
He played nick-nack on my 3thumb;
4With a nick-nack 5paddy-whack,
6Give a dog a 7bone,
8This old man came rolling 9home.

2. …two…on my shoe (tap shoe)
3. …three…on my knee (tap knee)
4. …four…on my door (tap forehead)
5. …five…on my hive (tap fist)
6. …six… on my sticks (tap pointer fingers together)
7. …seven… up in heaven (point up)
8. …eight… on my gate (show forearms, as if a gate)
9. …nine… on my spine (tap on backbone)
10. …ten… once again (clap hands)

1. hands on hips 2. hold up one finger 3. point to thumb 4. tap right thigh with right hand 5. tap left thigh with left hand 6. tap left shoulder with right hand 7. tap right shoulder with left hand 8. arms roll around each other 9. point thumbs back over shoulders

04
of 07

Jingle Bells

Kids Songs With the Minor 3rd
Picture from "Jingle Bells," illustrated by Iza Trapani. Image courtesy of PriceGrabber

Jingle Bells
Dashing through the snow
In a one horse open sleigh
O'er the fields we go
Laughing all the way
Bells on bob tails ring
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to laugh and sing
A sleighing song tonight

Chorus
Jingle bells, Jingle bells
Jingle all the way.
Oh what fun it is to ride,
In a one-horse open sleigh, HEY!

Jingle bells, Jingle bells
Jingle all the way.
Oh what fun it is to ride,
In a one-horse open sleigh.

2.  A day or two ago
I thought I'd take a ride
And soon Miss Fanny Bright
Was seated by my side
The horse was lean and lank
Misfortune seemed his lot
We got into a drifted bank
And then we got upsot

Chorus

3.  A day or two ago
The story I must tell
I went out on the snow
And on my back I fell
A gent was riding by
In a one-horse open sleigh
He laughed as there I sprawling lie
But quickly drove away

Chorus

4.  Now the ground is white
Go it while you're young
Take the girls tonight
and sing this sleighing song
Just get a bob-tailed bay
Two forty as his speed
Hitch him to an open sleigh
And crack! you'll take the lead

05
of 07

Hickory, Dickory Dock

Kids Songs With the Minor 3rd
Picture from "Denslow's Mother Goose," illustrated by William Wallace Denslow in 1901. Image courtesy of Project Gutenberg
Hickory, Dickory Dock
Hickory, dickory dock;
The mouse ran up the clock;
The clock struck one, the mouse ran down;
Hickory, dickory dock.
06
of 07

Camptown Races

Kids Songs With the Minor 3rd
Lester Reiff, Tod Sloan and Morny Cannon at 1900 Produce Stakes. Image courtesy of Froggerlaura via Wikimedia commons
Camptown Races
The Camptown ladies sing this song,
Doo-da, Doo-da
The Camptown racetrack's five miles long
Oh, de doo-da day

Chorus:
Goin' to run all night
Goin' to run all day
I bet my money on a bob-tailed nag
Somebody bet on the gray

2. Oh, the long tailed filly and the big black horse…
Come to a mud hole and they all cut across…

3. I went down there with my hat caved in…
I came back home with a pocket full of tin…
07
of 07

He's Got the Whole World in His Hands

Kids Songs With the Minor 3rd
Picture from "The Little Mother Goose," illustrated by Jessie Wilcox Smith in 1914. Image courtesy of Project Gutenberg
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
He's got the whole world in his hands,
He's got the whole wide world in his hands,
He's got the whole world in his hands,
He's got the whole world in his hands.
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