Advanced syncopation, 2/2 counted in 4/4, raised tonic (Di),
raised mediant (3, Fa), and a subdominant arpeggio
with a sharp root and fifth (iv#7, c#m7).
- Grade: Fifth
- Origin: USA – words: Jack Norworth, music: Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth – 1908
- Key: G Major
- Time: 2/2 (counted in 4/4)
- Form: AB*
- Rhythm: advanced: | ta/a ta/a | ta ta ti ta ti | syncopation, | ta/a/ ri ti/ ri | syncopation,
| ta/a/a (ta) | ta ti ta ti ta | syncopation,
| ti/ ri ti/ ri ti/ ri ti/ ri | syncopation,
| ti/ ri ti/ ta/ (ta) | syncopation, | ta/a/a ta |
| ta ti ta ta/ | syncopation, | ta/ ti ti ti ti ti | syncopation
- Pitches: advanced: Fa Fi So La Do Di Re Mi Fa So – raised/sharp tonic (1, Di) raised mediant (3, Fa) note: a sharp third/Mi is the same as the fourth/Fa
- Intervals: advanced: Mi\Di\La\Fi descending subdominant arpeggio with raised root and fifth and added seventh (iv#7, c#m7), Fi\Fa/Fi (m2), Fi/Mi(d7 – diminished seventh), Re/So, (P4), So\Mi (m3), Do\La/Do (m3), So/Do (P4), Do/Fa (P4), Do\So (P4)
- Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; rest: quarter; pickup beat, cut time, syncopation, raised tonic and mediant, sharp subdominant arpeggio, diminished seventh
- Key Words: USA history, theatre history: vaudeville, Ziegfeld Follies (songs debut), courting song, harvest moon, January, February, June, July, snow time, spoon, gal, abbreviation: lovin’ (loving)
* Chorus to the early twentieth century vaudeville song, where songs about the moon were popular: “By the light of the Silvery Moon”, “(On) Moonlight Bay”.
Oh, shine on, shine on harvest moon up in the sky.