Little Sir William

Poet:  Somerset Folk Song

Source: Volume 1: British Isles

Date of Composition:  1940 (pre. Dec. 11)

Publication: Boosey & Hawkes, 1943

Voice Difficulty Level:  Moderately Easy

Subject:  A school boy’s song of woe.

Range:  F4 – F5

Tessitura:  A4 – D4

Tempo: Lightly; 2/2

Duration:  1:46

Vocal Characteristics: Descending, short phrases; each verse begins on F5; seven verses;

Piano Difficulty Level: Moderate

Accompaniment Characteristics: Left hand jumps; mostly quarter and eighth note chords

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