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"Rocky Mountain" Lyrics, Text Format

Introducing the 6th (La) to the tonic arpeggio.



  • Grade: Second
  • Origin: USA – Appalachian Folk Song
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: rhythm: AABB – pitches: ABCc – song: AB (verse/refrain)
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ti ti ti ti | ta (ta) | ta ta |
  • Pitches: beginners: Do Re Mi So La – pentatonic scale
  • Intervals: intermediate: Do/Mi, Do/Mi/So ascending tonic arpeggio, So\Mi\Do descending tonic arpeggio, La\Mi
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; rest: quarter; verse/refrain, tonic arpeggio
  • Key Words: USA geography, earth science, Appalachians, rocky, mountain, stormy, ocean, hide, sunny, valley, low, soft and low, remember; contraction: you’re (you are)
  • Keyboard: intermediate: upper grades – practicing the tonic arpeggio; left, right and two hands together

“Rocky Mountain” 

1. Rocky mountain, rocky mountain, rocky mountain high,
When you’re on that rocky mountain, hang your head and cry.


Do, do, do, do, Do remember me.
Do, do, do, do, Do remember me.

Stormy ocean, stormy ocean, stormy ocean wide,
When you’re on that stormy ocean, there’s no place to hide.
3. Sunny valley, sunny valley, sunny valley low,
When you’re in that sunny valley sing it soft and low.
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