what would you say if I sang out of tune?

In the grand tradition of parenthood, I have spent a good chunk of January leaving Jim-Jam to fend for himself whilst I play merrily with his xmas toys.  I am especially prone to stealing time on this 8-note baby xylophone…

As it turns out, there aren’t very many tunes that you can play with a single octave of 8 notes, including no sharps or flats.  You can do Twinkle Twinkle, 3 Blind Mice and London Bridge, but these become dull very quickly indeed.

Today G almost managed Don’t Cry for Me Argentina, until he fell foul of a missing sharp.  Meanwhile I have discovered that you can do the whole of Fernando, along with Brahms’s Lullaby and the chorusy bit of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy.

So – music buffs, what else can you play with only 8 notes, starting with C?

*hears the distant drums and sounds of bugle calls, coming from afar…*

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About Susan Flockhart

Bonsai lady-geek and blogger. I can hardly recall what I used to blog about pre-microbes, but these days I generally ramble about motherhood, nonsense and whatever's going on the world of tiny people
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3 Responses to what would you say if I sang out of tune?

  1. Cindy says:

    Do, a deer, a female deer
    Re, a drop of golden sun
    Mi, a name, I call myself
    Fa, a long long way to RUNNNNN
    So – a needle pulling thread
    La, a note to follow so
    Ti, a drink with jam and BREAADDD, and that brings us
    Back to
    DO
    ******
    How Much is that Doggie in the Window?
    ******
    Joy To the World
    ******
    Jingle Bells
    *******
    You Are My Sunshine (except for the first G – just do two C’s)
    ******
    Pachelbel’s Canon in D
    (okay – not the last one… but the others, I used to play for my kidlets on their rainbow piano.)

  2. Cindy says:

    Oh, and don’t forget WINDY! You can do a duet!

    Who’s tripping down the streets of the city,
    smiling at everybody she sees,
    who’s reaching out to capture a moment,
    everyone knows it’s Windy!

    Bah, bah bah bah bah..

    And Windy has STORMY eyes!
    That flash at the SOUND of LIEs,
    and Windy has WINGS to FLY,
    Above the clouds…

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