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Donkey Riding



Introducing harmony using a two part refrain.

  • Grade: Third
  • Origin: Canada – Dock-Workers Song
  • Key: D Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: AB
  • Rhythmintermediate: | ti/ ri ti ti | ti ti ta | ti ti ti ti | ti ti ri ti ti ri | ta ti/ ri | ta ta |
  • Pitches: intermediate: melody: so do re mi fa so la do; 2nd part: la ti do re mi fa
  • Intervalsadvanced: fa\re, do/mi, re/so, so\do, so\mi, do/la/do8, do8\so, re/so; second part: re\ti, do/fa
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; two part, singing in parts, reading two parts, two part harmony, verse/refrain
  • Key Words: world geography, North America, Canada, Sea Chanty, dock loader, dock worker, Quebec, stowing, timber, deck, golden, crown, donkey, Horn of Africa, lion, unicorn, sailing round the world; contraction: there’s (there is), it’s (it is)

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