* This song is on the NFMC Piano Solo list (Primary Class II). Click HERE to listen to this piece.
With a yo-ho-ho, with a yo-ho-ho, it's a pirate's life for me. These are the words that Catherine sang to herself as she wrote this delightful solo. They fit the four-bar rhythm pattern of the melody perfectly which is repeated throughout and can be used to help capture the spirit of the piece as well. In 4/4 meter, it is written in the key of A minor. The left hand provides an excellent study in fifths and broken chords. The jaunty style is sure to appeal to a variety of students. A Federation Festivals 2020-2024 selection.