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Worried Man Blues


Melodic and rhythmic variations to match changing verse syllables.


Melodic and rhythmic variations to match changing verse syllables.

  • Grade: Fourth
  • Origin: USA – Traditional Folk Song
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABAC
  • Rhythmintermediate: | ta/ ti ta ta | ta/a/a ta | ta/a/a ti ti | ta/a/a/a | – rhythm changes with each verse
  • Pitches: beginners: so la ti do re mi
  • Intervals: beginners: la/do (m3), do\la (m3)
  • Musical Elements: notes: whole, dotted half, half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; pickup beat, tied notes, melodic and rhythmic variations to match verse syllables
  • Key Words: USA – history, prisoner’s song, worry, worried man, across, river, laid, sleep, twenty-one links, chain, around, judge, fine, asked, Rocky Mountain Line, Rocky Mountain Railroad, should, ask, anyone, composed, song, blues, shackles, woke up, chain link, chain, initials, day; contractions: won’t (will not), what’s (what is)

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