Advanced syncopation on the second quarter of the first and second beats (ee of 1 and 2) and the fourth quarter of the second beat, descending vi7 arpeggio (Dm7), and mastering the ascending P4, So/Do.
- Grade: Fourth
- Origin: USA – Folk Song
- Key: F Major
- Time: 2/4
- Form: through composed
- Rhythm: advanced*: | ti ti ti ri ti | syncopation,
| ti ti ti ti | ta (ti) ti | syncopation, | ta (ti) ti ri |
syncopation, | ti ti ta | ti ri ti ti ti ri | syncopation
| ti ri ti ti ti |
- Pitches: intermediate: Do La Do Re Mi So La – pentatonic scale
- Intervals: intermediate: So/Do (x5), Mi\Do\La\So8 descending (vi7) arpeggio (Dm7),Do/Mi/So8 ascending tonic (I) arpeggio (F), So\Mi, Do\La
- Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth, sixteenth; pickup beat, syncopation: on the second quarter of the first and second beat (ee of 1, ee of 2), the and of the second beat (& of 2), the fourth quarter of the second beat (uh of 4), vocal slur, quarter beat rhythm variations matching verse syllables
- Key Words: USA history, courting song, Mr. Frog, Miss Mouse, hall, knock, loud call, knee, marry me, blushed, hung, head, Uncle Rat, next, rode, town,niece, wedding gown; abbreviation: courtin’ (courting)
* Discover how and where beats are divided/counted, and rhythm chanted, to match the syllables in the fourth verse: “Uncle Rat.”
|1.||Mr. Frog went courtin’ and he did ride, m-hm.
Mr. Frog went courtin’ and he did ride,
Sword and pistol by his side, m-hm.
|He rode up to Miss Mousie’s hall, m-hm.
He rode up to Miss Mousie’s hall,
He gave a loud knock and he gave a loud call. m-hm.
|3.||He took Miss Mousie on his knee, m-hm.
He took Miss Mousie on his knee,
He said “Miss Mouse will you marry me?” m-hm.
|4.||Miss Mousie blushed and hung her head, m-hm.
Miss Mousie blushed and hung her head,
“You’ll have to ask Uncle Rat,” she said, m-hm.
|5.||Next day Uncle Rat he rode to town, m-hm.
Next day Uncle Rat he rode to town,
To get his niece a wedding gown, m-hm.