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"Amen," Lyrics, Text Format

Three syncopated rhythms, a solo, and improvising
new lyrics make this a hit during Christmas.

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  • Grade: Fourth

  • Origin: United States, African American Spiritual

  • Key: F Major

  • Time: 4/4

  • Form: AB

  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta/a ti ta | syncopation,
    | ta/a (ta/a) | ta/a/a ta | ta (ta) (ti) ta ti | syncopation, | ta ta (ta/a) | ta/ ti ta/ ti | syncopation, | ta ta (ta) ta | ta ta ti ti ti (ti) |

  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Do Re Mi So La - pentatonic scale

  • Intervals: intermediate: Do\La, So/Do, Do/Mi, Mi/So8, La8\Mi

  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rests: quarter, eighth; D.C. al Fine, Fine, solo, syncopation, pentatonic scale, tied notes, vocal slur

  • Key Words: sacred, Christmas, Jesus, story of Jesus birth, Mary, Joseph, manger, stable



Amen, Amen
Amen, Amen, Amen.
See the baby,
Lying in a manger,
On Christmas morning,

Amen, Amen, Amen.


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