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Yes, We Have No Bananas


Yes, We Have No Bananas

Advanced pitches and intervals, chromatic movement, accidentals: raised/sharp subdominant (fi), raised/sharp dominant (si), lowered/flat submediant (le), and two tritones: diminished fifth do\fi (d5) and an ascending augmented fourth le\re (A4).




Yes, We Have No Bananas

  • Grade: Fourth
  • Origin: USA – 1923, Frank Silver, Irving Cohn
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: AB
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ta ta ta | ta ta ta/a |
 ta/ta (ta/a/) | ta ta (ta) ta | ta ta/a/a | ta/a/a/a |
 ta (ta) (ta) ta |
  • Pitches: advanced: mi fa fi so si le la ti do re mi
  • Intervals: advanced: mi\do (M3), do\la (m3), do\so (P4), la\fi (m3), fi/ti (P4), ti/mi (P4), ti/re (m3), la/re (P4), le/re (A4 -tritone), so/re (P5), do\fi (d5 – tritone), so/do\do (P4), chromatic movement: mi/fa/fi/so, si/la (m2’s)
  • Musical Elements: notes: whole, dotted half, half, quarter; rest: half, quarter; tied notes, accidentals: raised subdominant – sharp (fi), raised dominant – sharp (si), lowered submediant – flat (le), repeated rhythm patterns
  • Key Words: US geography: Long Island, NY; novelty song, nationality: Greek; fruit stand, dough, string beans, onions, cabbages, scallions, tomahto (tomato), potahto (potato)

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