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"Cumberland Gap" Lyrics, Text Format

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  • Grade: First
  • Origin: American, US Folk Song
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ta | ta/a | ti ti ti ti |
    | ti ti ta | ta ti ti |
  • Pitches: intermediate: La Do Re Mi So La
  • Intervals: intermediate: Do/Mi, Mi\So, So\Mi, Mi\Do, Do\La, La/Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth
  • Key Words: geography, forty-one, cliffs, panther, bear, fox


“Cumberland Gap”

I laid down, took a little nap
Forty-one miles from Cumberland Gap.
Cumberland Gap’s a mighty fine place,
Can’t get water to wash your face.
3. Cumberland Gap with it’s cliffs and rocks,
Home of the panther, bear and fox
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