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"'Long Come Uncle Jessie," Lyrics, Text Format

Advanced syncopation with natural/lowered third (Me) and seventh (Te), and advanced intervals.



  • Grade: First
  • Origin: USA – African Amreican Folk Song
  • Key: D Major 
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABC
  • Rhythm: advanced: ta_|_ ti ti ti | syncopation,
    | ta/ ti_|_ ti ti ti | syncopation, | ti ti ti ti | ti ta/ | syncopation, | ta ta | ti ti (ta) |
  • Pitches: advanced: La Do Re Me Mi So La Te So – extended range
  • Intervals: advanced: Do\So, La\Mi, Mi/So, La/Te,
    Te\So, La\Do, Do/Me, Me/So\Me, Do\La/Do, Me\Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; pickup beat, tied notes, natural/lowered 3rd (Me), natural/lowered seventh (Te), syncopation, advanced intervals 
  • Key Words: USA history, African American history, uncle, relatives, riding, through, horse and buggy, shake, jump rope song; abbreviations: ‘long (along); colloquialism: g’wan (go on)


“‘Long Come Uncle Jessie”

‘Long come Uncle Jessie
Riding through the fields,
With his horse and buggy,
And, I know just how he feels.

Oh, q’wan, girl, shake it,
G’wan, girl, shake it,
G’wan, girl, shake it.

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