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"Smithfield Mountain"


"Smithfield Mountain"
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"Smithfield Mountain" Lyrics, Text Format

Introducing a minor tonality, the minor third La/Do,
and the perfect fourth So/Do.

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  • Grade: Kindergarten

  • Origin: USA - Traditional

  • Key: A minor (pitched in C Major)

  • Time: 3/4

  • Form: AB

  • Rhythm: beginners: | ti ti ta ta | ti ti ti ti ti ti |
    | ta/a a |

  • Pitches: beginners: So La Ti Do

  • Intervals: beginners: La/Do, So/Do

  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth; pickup beat, ascending minor third (La/Do), ascending perfect fourth (So/Do), minor tonality: were La of the major scale is the home pitch

  • Key Words: USA mountain song; dwell, handsome, Monday, meadow, mow, scarce, mowed, across, poison, serpent, heel, great, bit; contraction: don't (do not); abbreviation: mornin' (mourning)

  • Keyboard: beginners: four finger exercise for the right, left, and two hands together


"Smithfield Mountain"

On Smithfield Mountain there did dwell,
A handsome youth I knew full well-ell-ell-ell-ell.
One Monday mornin' he did go,
Out to the meadow for to mow-ow-ow-ow-ow.
  3. Scarce had he mowed across the field,
A poison serpent bit his heel-eel-eel-eel-eel.
  4. "Oh Mary Ann, oh, don't you see,
A great big serpent done bit me-me-me-me-me."

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