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Caissons Go Rolling Along, The


Extended range with syncopation in 2/2 (cut).


Extended range with syncopation in 2/2 (cut).

  • Grade: Fifth
  • Origin: England – Edmond L. Gruber
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 2/2 – cut time
  • Form: AB
  • Rhythmadvanced: | ta ti ti | ti/ ri ti ti | ti ta ti | syncopation, | ta/a_|_/ (ti) ti ti | ti ti ti ti | ta/a_|_a ti ti | (_=tie)
  • Pitchesintermediate: do re mi fa so la ti do re – extended range
  • Intervals: intermediate: so\mi/so (x7, m3), fa\re (m3), re/so (P4), so/do (P4), do\so (P4), so\la (m3), la/re8, re8\so (P5)
  • Musical Elements: notes: whole, half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: quarter; pickup beat, tied notes, two double barlines, cut time, reading cut time
  • Key Words: world geography: England; world history: World War I, caisson (two-wheeled cart designed to carry artillery ammunition), counter march (reverse direction maintaining order), right-about, military drills, soldier formations, wagon soldiers, Field Artillery (canons, guns), contraction: it’s (it is), where’er (where ever)

The tune was later used by the United States Armed Services: “The Army Goes Rolling Along.”

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