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"A Stormy Sail," Lyrics, Text Format

Introducing the raised (natural) tonic Di, and the raised (sharp) dominate Si in a minor tonality.


  • Grade: Fourth
  • Origin: United Kingdom, Wales – Old Song
  • Key: G minor – pitched in B flat Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: AaBC
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti | ta ti ti |
    | ta (ti) ti | syncopation, | ta ti ti ri | ti/ ri ti ti | syncopation, | ta ti/ ri | syncopation
  • Pitches: advanced: Mi Si La Ti Do Di Re Mi Fa – natural/raised tonic (Di), raised/sharped dominate (Si)
  • Intervals: advanced: Mi/La, Do\La, La\Si, Si\Mi, Mi8\Do/Mi8, Ti/Mi, Re\Di, Re/Fa
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, sixteenth; rest: eighth; pickup beat, syncopation, vocal slurs, raised/natural tonic (Di), raised/sharped dominate (Si), repeating melodic rhythms, tempo: andante (73-77 BPM, walking pace)
  • Key Words: world geography, United Kingdom, Wales, Welsh, stormy, sail, sea, shore, skipper, comrades, widows, wail, perish, angry, ship wreck song



“A Stormy Sail”


One stormy night a sail put to sea from the shore,
With skipper and his comrades three:
And now the widows wail, the men return no more,
For all have perished in the angry sea.

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