Miss Mary Mac

Text:  Miss Mary Mac, Mac, Mac,
All dressed in black, black, black, 
With silver buttons, buttons, buttons,
All down her back, back, back.

She asked her mother, mother, mother,
For fifty cents, cents, cents,
To see the elephant, elephant, elephant,
Jump over the fence, fence, fence.

He jumped so high, high, high,
He reached the sky, sky, sky,
And didn’t come down, down, down, 
Till the fourth of July-ly-ly. 

About the song:  This nonsense text is set to a 'melody' consisting of just three notes (so, la, ti, do').   It can be used in the teaching of ti.

About the arrangement:  The arrangement begins with a quote from Mahler's Symphony No. 2, after which the choir enters, singing the song above a simple pizzicato accompaniment in the strings.