Syncopation on the last quarter of the first beat,
lowered/flat seventh (Te) (blue note) in the refrain
which is centered around the dominate, So.
- Grade: Fourth
- Origin: USA – Cowboy Song
- Key: C Major
- Time: 6/8
- Form: AB – verse/refrain
- Rhythm: intermediate: | ti/ ri ti ti ti ti | syncopation, | ti ti ti ti ti ti | ti ti ti ta ti ri |
| ta ti ta ti ri | syncopation, | ta ti ti ti ti |
| ti ti ti ta ti |
- Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So Te Do – flat/lowered seventh (Te) – blue note
- Intervals: advanced: Do/Mi\Do, Do/Fa, So\Re, So\Do, So/Te, Te\So, So/Do8, Do8\So, Fa/Te
- Musical Elements: notes: quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; pickup beat, lowered 7th (Te), syncopation, blue note
- Key Words: USA geography, Wyoming, USA history, cowboy vocabulary: spurs, cowpuncher, git, dogies (cows), chuck-wagon, whoopee, ti-yi-yo, brand, bob tails, round up, throwed; pleasure, spied, jingling, misfortune, spring, throw; contraction: it’s (it is); abbreviations: approach’d (approached), ’em (them), whoopin (whooping), yellin’ (yelling), drivin’ (driving), punchin (punching)
|1.||As I was a walking one morning for pleasure,
I spied a cowpuncher a riding alone;
His hat was throwed back and his spurs was a-jingling,
And as he approach’d he was singing this song:
|Whoopee ti-yi-yo, git along, little dogies,
It’s your misfortune and none of my own;
Whoopee ti-yi-yo, git along little dogies,
You know that Wyoming will be your new home.
Early in the spring we round up the dogies,
|3.||It’s whoopin’ and yellin’ and a-drivin’ them dogies;
Oh, how l wish that you would go on.
It’s a-whoopin’ and punchin’ and go on-a, little dogies
For you know that Wyoming is to be your new home.
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