Beginner’s syncopation and extending the vocal range.
- Grade: Third
- Origin: England – Ballad
- Key: F Major
- Time: 4/4
- Form: ABCD
- Rhythm: beginners: | ta ta ta ti ti | ta ti ti ta ta |
| ta ta ta/ ti | syncopation, | ti ti ta ta ti ti |
| ta ta ti ti ti ti |
- Pitches: intermediate: La Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti
- Intervals: intermediate: Do\La, La/Mi, Mi/La8, So\Mi, Mi/So, Re\La, Re/So, Mi\La
- Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; pickup beat, syncopation, vocal slur
- Key Words: world geography, England, ballad, gypsy, downstairs, singing high, singing low, Bay of Biscay, Atlantic Ocean, Celtic Sea, first, second, third, servants, inquiring; contraction; she’s (she is)
|1.||There was three gypsies a-come to my door,
And downstairs ran this lady, O!
The first sang high and the second sang low,
And the third sang “Bonny, bonny Biscay O!”
|It was late last night when my lord came home,
Inquiring for his a-lady, O!
The servants said on every hand,
“She’s gone with the wraggle-taggle gypsies, O!”
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