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Mastering the pitches of the tonic triad and arpeggio.



Grade: Fourth (4)

Origin: Words: Horace Lorenzo Trip – Music: Traditional

Key: G Major

Time: 4/4

Form: Rhythm: AaB – Pitches: ABC

Rhythm: intermediate: | ti/ ri | ta/a/a ti/ ri | ta/a ta ta | ta ti/ ri ta ti/ ri | ta/a ta ta |

Pitches: intermediate: So Do Mi So – tonic arpeggio

Intervals: intermediate: So/Do (P4), So/Mi/Do inverted tonic triad, Do/Mi/So tonic triad, Mi\So (M6), Mi\Do (M3), So\Mi\Do\So descending inverted tonic arpeggio

Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, dotted eighth, quarter, sixteenth; rests: quarter; excellent practice of the tonic triad and arpeggio (root and inverted)

Key Words: American history, military funerals, flag ceremonies, Flag Day, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, also known as: “Day is Done”, “Butterfly’s Lullaby”, and “Scott Tattoo” (from 1835-1860), official recognition by US Army in 1874, sacred


Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, from the hills, from the sky;
All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.
Fading light, dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright.
From afar, drawing nigh, falls the night.
3. Thanks and praise, for our days,
‘Neath the sun, ‘neath the stars, neath the sky;
As we go, this we know, God is nigh.
4. Sun has set, shadows come,
Time has fled, Scouts must go to their beds
Always true to the promise that they made.
5. While the light fades from sight,
And the stars gleaming rays softly send,
To thy hands we our souls, Lord, commend.
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