Advanced syncopation, tonic arpeggio, and an extended range
using the pentatonic scale.
- Grade: Fourth
- Origin: USA – Cowboy Song
- Key: G Major
- Time: 4/4
- Form: ABCD
- Rhythm: advanced: | ta/a/ ti ri ti ti | syncopation,
| ta/a/ ti ti ti | syncopation, | ta/a/ ti ti ri ti | syncopation, | ta/a/ ti ti ti ri | syncopation,
| ta/a/ ti ti ri ti ri ti | syncopation
- Pitches: intermediate: So La Do Re Mi So La – pentatonic scale
- Intervals: intermediate: So/Do (P4), Do\La/Do (m3), Do/Mi (M3), Do/So8 (P5), So\Mi\Do descending tonic (I) arpeggio (G)
- Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth; pickup beats, tied notes, tonic arpeggio, syncopation, vocal slur
- Key Words: Cowboy song, world geography: USA, Mexico; driving cattle to Mexico, travel, west, many a mile, year of 1883, native home, A.J. Stinson, hired hand, herd
|1.||I made up my mind in the early morn
To leave the home where I was born,
To leave my native home for a while,
And travel west to many a mile.
|‘Twas in the year of eighty-three
That A.J. Stinson hired me.
He said, “Young man, I want you to go,
And follow my herd to Mexico.”
Additional Formats (click to enlarge)