Advanced syncopation, descending submediant arpeggio (vi, Am),
using an extended pentatonic scale.
- Grade: Fifth
- Origin: USA – Cowboy Song
- Key: C Major
- Time: Common Time, 4/4
- Form: Aa – verse/refrain
- Rhythm: advanced: | ta/a ti/ ri | syncopation,
| ti ta/ ta/a | syncopation, | ta/a ta ta | ta/a/a/a |
| ti ta/ ta/ ti | syncopation, | ti ta/ ta ta | syncopation, | ta ta ti ta/ | syncopation
- Pitches: beginners: La Do Re Mi So La Do – extended pentatonic scale
- Intervals: intermediate: Mi/So (m3), So\Re (P4),
La8/Do8 (m3), Do8\So (P4), La8\Mi (P4), Do\La/Do (m3), La\Mi\Do descending submediant (vi, Am)
- Musical Elements: notes: whole, half note, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; syncopation, submediant arpeggio, vocal slurs, verse/chorus
- Key Words: USA history, westward expansion, USA geography: Colorado, Abilene, Texas; lover’s lament, cowboy song, morning star, rose cheeks, pretty, God, Almighty, weep, rains, winds, wail, along, lonely night, through, herd, dark, stormy night, dark sky, warm and dry, climate: abbreviation: movin’ (a moving); possessive adjective: its; contraction: I’d (I would)
|1.||Eyes like a morning star,
Cheeks like a rose,
Laura was a pretty girl,
God Almighty knows.
|Weep all you little rains,
Wail, winds, wail.
All along, along, along,
That Colorado Trail.
|Ride, all the lonely night
Ride through the day,
Keep the herd a-movin’ on
Movin’ on its way.
|3.||Dark is the stormy night
Dark is the sky,
Wish I’d stayed in Abilene
Nice and warm and dry.
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