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"Trot, Old Joe" Lyrics, Text Format

Introducing sixteenth notes and the fermata.



  • Grade: Third
  • Origin: USA, Texas – Folk Song
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABAb
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ti ti ta | ti ti ti ri ti ri |
  • Pitches: beginners: So La Do Mi
  • Intervals: beginners: Mi\Do, Do\So, La/Do, So/Mi
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth, sixteenth, fermata
  • Key Words: trot, horse’s paces, riding a horse, country, whoa, colloquial contraction: beter’n (better than), contraction: you’re (you are)

“Trot, Old Joe”

Trot, Old Joe, trot Old Joe,
You ride beter’n any horse I know,
Trot, Old Joe, trot, Old Joe,
You’re the best horse in the country, Oh, Whoa, Joe.

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