With Seven single steps descending
Spirits rise and peer attending.
Return with leap then shuffling tread
While dirt envelops royal head.
Two times the trek from eight to three
By steps of one or none shall be.
Concurrent with these two down cycles
Shall be enlarging ventricles.
I have given here clues to the title and composer as well as the tune and lyrics of the extremely recognizable beginning of a very well known song. Because I have given you almost all of the notes of the first dozen bars, I feel justified in being somewhat obscure on a few of the most distinctive parts. Some basic musical knowledge would certainly help, but there is nothing here, I'm sure, that this group can't handle.