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"Lone Star Trail" Lyrics, Text Format

Mastering the intervals of the tonic chord. How does adding the passing tones Fa (4th) and the Re (2nd) to the end change the feeling of the tune.



  • Grade: Second
  • Origin: USA – American Cowboy Song
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABbC
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ti ti ti ti | ta ta | ta ti ti |
    | ta/a |
  • Pitches: beginners: So Do Re Mi Fa So – adding the 4th (Fa) to the pentatonic scale
  • Intervals: intermediate: So/Do, Do/Mi, Mi\So, Do/Mi/So ascending tonic arpeggio, So\So descending dominate octave skip
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth; pickup beat, tied note, descending octave skip, ascending tonic arpeggio
  • Key Words: cowboy life, western, Texas, Lone Star State, Lone Star Trail, trail, punching cattle, yippy, daylight, moon, shining, bright, bacon, beans, prairie, hay, cowboy food; abbreviations: morn (morning), punchin’ (punching); contraction: wouldn’t (would not)

“Lone Star Trail” 

I started on the trail on June twenty-third,
I been punchin’ Texas cattle on the Lone Star Trail;
Singin’ Ki yi yippy, yippy yay, yippy yay!
Singin’ Ki yi yippy, yippy yay!
2. I get up in the morn before the daylight,
And before I go to sleep the moon is shining bright.
It’s bacon and it’s beans almost every day,
But I wouldn’t mind a change if it was prairie hay.
4. My feet are in the stirrups and my rope is on the side,
Show me a horse that I can’t ride.
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