Syncopation on the fourth quarter of the first and second beats
(uh of 1, uh of 2), dominant (So) is the tonal center,
experiencing the intervals So\Re (P4) and So/Re8 (P5).
- Grade: Fourth
- Origin: USA – Folk Song
- Key: B flat Major – centered around the fifth (So) of the major scale
- Time: 2/4
- Form: ABA – refrain/verse/refrain
- Rhythm: intermediate: | ti/ ri ta | syncopation,
| ti ti ta | ti/ ri ti ti | syncopation, | ti ti ti/ ri | syncopation, | ti ti ti ti | ta (ta) |
- Pitches: intermediate: Re So La Ti Do Re Mi Fa
- Intervals: intermediate: So/Re8 (P5), Ti\So (M3), So\Re/So (P4), So/Ti (M3)
- Musical Elements: notes: quarter, dotted eighth, eighth; rest: quarter, D.C. al Fine, Fine, two double barlines
- Key Words: USA history, sixteen stories high, chicken pie, slept, feather bed, violin, fiddled, dance, play, southern mountain ballad
|‘Round and ’round, Old Joe Clark,
‘Round and ’round I say;
‘Round and ’round, Old Joe Clark,
I haven’t long to stay.
|1.||Old Joe Clark, he had a house,
Sixteen stories high.
Ev’ry story in that house
Was full of chicken pie.
|I went down to Joe Clark’s house,
Never been before.
He slept on the feather bed
And I slept on the floor.
|3.||Joe Clark had a violin,
He fiddled all the day.
Anybody start to dance
And Joe would start to play.
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