Beginners syncopation and intervals brings the focus on history
and vocabulary of the American Revolution.
- Grade: Fifth
- Origin: USA – music: Traditional, words: Joseph Warren
- Key: F Major
- Time: 2/4
- Form: AABa
- Rhythm: beginners: | ti ti ti ti | ta ti ti | ta (ti) ti |
| ti/ ri ti ti | syncopation, | ta (ti) ti |
- Pitches: intermediate: So Ti Do Re Mi Fa So La
- Intervals: beginners: m3: Re/Fa, Re\Ti, Fa\Re; P4: So/Do\So; P5: So\Do, Do/So
- Musical Elements: notes: quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; rest: eighth; pickup beat, expression: with spirit, dynamic: forte/loud, syncopation
- Key Words: USA history, American Revolution, American Colonial Song, patriotic song, American Revolutionary Song; world geography: Europe: France; Spain; Athens, Greece; Rome, Italy; science, seat, mistress, glories, scarce, tomb, rights, stoop, lawless, sway, oppose, North America, freedom, hither, desert, smiled, paradise, pleasure, harvest, snatch, torn, tyrants, beneath, western, dominion, liberty, freemen, God bless, maiden climate, through, cast, domain, hosts, heroes cluster, scorn, blast, venal, sycophants, betray, assert, yourselves, brave, proud disdain, wretch, ensnare, vain, array, reigns, masters, laws, subject, isles, ocean, spread, tremble, obey, prince; contractions: we’re (we are) , we’d (we would); abbreviation: pow’r (power), o’er (over); possessive: earth’s , freedom’s
|That seat of science, Athens,
And earth’s proud mistress, Rome,
Where now are all their glories?
We scarce can find a tomb.
Then guard your rights, Americans,
Nor stoop to lawless sway,
Oppose, oppose, oppose, oppose
For North America.
We led fair Freedom hither,
Torn from a world of tyrants
God bless this maiden climate,
|5.||Lift up your hearts, my heroes,
And swear with proud disdain,
The wretch that would ensnare you
Shall spread his net in vain;
Should Europe empty all her force,
We’d meet them in array,
And shout huzza, huzza, huzza
For brave America.
The land where freedom reigns shall still