James Thornton - Streets of Cairo (or The Poor Little Country Maid)
Sheet music for Voice
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- A minor Transposition
- Bb minor Transposition
- B minor Transposition
- C minor Transposition
- C# minor Transposition
"The Streets of Cairo, or the Poor Little Country Maid", also known as "the snake charmer song", is a well-known melody in the United States. Alternate titles for children's songs using this melody include "The Girls in France" and "The Southern Part of France".
The first five notes of the song are similar to the beginning of a French song named "Colin Prend Sa Hotte" (1719), which in turn resembles note for note an Algerian or Arabic song titled "Kradoutja"
The song appears frequently in cartoons when something that is connected with deserts, Arabia, Egypt, belly dancing, or snake charming is being displayed.
|Score Key:||D minor (Sounding Pitch) (View more D minor Music for Voice )|
|Time Signature:||4/4 (View more 4/4 Music)|
|Number of Pages:||2|
|Difficulty:||Easy Level: Recommended for Beginners with some playing experience|