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Man on the Flying Trapeze, The



The descending minor sixth, fa\la.

  • Grade: Third
  • Origin: USA, words: Joe Saunders (stage name: George Leybourne – music: Gaston Lyle
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 3/4
  • Form: ABAC*
  • Rhythmbeginners: | ta ta ta | ta/a ti ti | ta ta/ ti | ta/a/a |
  • Pitches: beginners: so la ti do re mi fa
  • Intervalsintermediate: so/do, fa\la (m6), la/re, re\so, do\la
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; pickup beat, tied notes
  • Key Words: ballad, circus acts, through, greatest, ease, daring, trapeze, actions, graceful, stolen away; contraction: he’d (he would)

* Chorus of 19th century popular song.

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