How to Play See Saw Margery Daw with Orff Instruments – Sheet Music and PDF

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“See Saw Margery Daw” is a popular English language nursery rhyme, folk song and playground singing game. The rhyme first appeared in its modern form in Mother Goose’s Melody, published in London in around 1765. It may have its origins as a work song for sawyers, helping to keep rhythm when using a two-person saw.

On this page you can find an Orff arrangement, and a Printable PDF file with sheet music for free download.

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Arrangement Details

The Orff arrangement includes:

  • Alto Recorder
  • Glockenspiel
  • Alto Metallophone
  • Alto Xylophone
  • Bass Xylophone
  • Triangle
  • Tambourine
  • 2 Wood Blocks

This is a very interesting arrangement if you want to teach the 6/8 measure in a simple way. First of all ask the children to sing the song while clapping and keep the beat with eighth notes. Since they will learn it in this way, they can play all together, following Alto Xylophone’s and Woodblock’s beat.

Because of the key that is in G major, we propose Alto Recorder, considering that it easier to play. However, you can replace it with Soprano one, as long as you read the score for this instrument an octave lower.

See Saw Margery Daw – Orff Arrangement Free Sheet Music PDF

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Orff Arrangement Sound file

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