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)
|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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