Introducing the major/minor sixths, an augmented second,
and an accidental: natural sign (raised tonic, Di).
- Grade: Fifth
- Origin: USA – George M. Cohan, circa: 1904
- Key: A Flat Major
- Time: 2/4
- Form: AB – verse/chorus
- Rhythm:intermediate: | ta ta | ti ta/ | syncopation,| ta/a_|_a ti ti | (_=tie) syncopation,
| ta/ ti | syncopation, | ti ta ti | syncopation,
| ta ti ti | ti ti ti ti |
- Pitches: intermediate: Mi Fa So La Ti Do Di Re Mi Fa – natural/raised tonic Di
- Intervals: intermediate: A2: Mi\Di (augmented second) M3: Ti\So, Di\La; m3: Mi\Do, Do\La, La/Do, Re\Ti; m6: Do\M; P4: So/Do; M6: La/Fa
- Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eight, eight, sixteenth; rests: eighth, quarter; double single bar, repeat signs, first and second endings, verse/chorus, accidentals: natural; tempo: di Marcia: march; vocal slur, ties
- Key Words: USA – Broadway, musical: “Little Johnny Jones” (title character played by composer), James Cagney, Al Jolson, film: “Yankee Doodle Dandy”, Yankee, foreign, shore, Old New York: Waldorf, Herald Square, Forty-Second Street, Coney Island; tear dimmed eyes, mention, doubt, pier, Isle, mingle, throng, yearning; abbreviations: e’er (ever), ev’ry (every), ’round (around); possessive: ship’s, contraction: they’re (they are)
|1.||Did you ever see two Yankees part upon a foreign shore
When the good ship’s just about to start for Old New York once more?
With a tear-dimmed eye they say goodbye, they’re friends without a doubt;
When the man on the pier shouts, “Let them clear!”, as the ship strikes out…
|Give my regards to Broadway, remember me to Herald Square,
Tell all the gang at Forty-Second Street, that I will soon be there;
Whisper of how I’m yearning to mingle with the old time throng;
Give my regards to old Broadway and say that I’ll be there e’re long.
Say hello to dear old Coney Isle, if there you chance to be,