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Sheet Music: Hot Cross Buns

TitleHot Cross Buns
ComposerTraditional English
 
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyC major
RangeG4–G5
Time signature4/4
Tempo120 BPM
Performance time0:20
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2010-03-21
Last updated2010-03-21
CategoriesEaster music, Nursery rhymes, Traditional/Folk

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Sunday 21 March 2010

Tune of the Day: Hot Cross Buns

Traditional English nursery rhyme
Hot Cross Buns

A surviving British Easter custom is the eating of “hot cross buns”, spiced currant cakes with a cross marked on the top. In former times, the bun vendors were a familiar feature of street life on Good Friday, with their cry of "Hot cross buns, one a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns!" Nowadays, the buns are sold from bakeries well before the Easter holiday.

Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns!
One a penny, two a penny,
Hot cross buns!
If you have no daughters,
Give them to your sons;
One a penny, two a penny
Hot cross buns!