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Three Blind Mice

An English nursery rhyme and musical round.

PUBLISHED: Jul 30, 2014 • UPDATED: Jul 30, 2014 • VIEWS: 73 • LESSON CODE: UL586

Instruments: ukulele Subjects: beginnermelodyTABchildrens

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Three Blind Mice

Three Blind Mice is an English nursery rhyme and musical round.

Presented here in two keys. The key of C Major in the open position and the key of D Major in position II.

This is a simple melody that can be used as a reference fingering and position with the Playing by Ear series of lessons.

Melody Roadmap

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  • The melody is entirely taken from a major scale.
  • Start on major third of scale and desc the scale to the root. Repeat and take it from there.

#####Lyrics

Three blind mice. Three blind mice.
See how they run. See how they run.
They all ran after the farmer's wife,
Who cut off their tails with a carving knife,
Did you ever see such a sight in your life,
As three blind mice?

#####The Book Published by Frederick Warne & Co., an illustrated children's book by John W. Ivimey entitled The Complete Version of Ye Three Blind Mice, fleshes the mice out into mischievous characters who seek adventure, eventually being taken in by a farmer whose wife chases them from the house and into a bramble bush, which blinds them. Soon after, their tails are removed by the butcher's wife when the complete version incorporates the original verse. The story ends with them using a tonic to grow new tails and recover their eyesight, learning a trade (making wood chips, according to the accompanying illustration), buying a house and living happily ever after. The book is now in the public domain.

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Three Blind Mice - Ukulele Melody
Updated: Dec 31, 2016

Reference melody in standard music notation and TAB, in C Major and D Major for use with the Play By Ear lessons series.


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Song Road Map

Tips and tricks for remembering a song.

Remembering songs is all about the form and harmonic content and movement with taking in the similarities between songs. And, just like a road map they're landmarks that will trigger memories of how to get through various sections, changes or parts of a song.

This section of a song's page presents some tips on how I try and remember a particular song.

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