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"Bobby Shafto's Gone to Sea"
       



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Complete ascending tonic arpeggio, minor sixth (m6) Do\Mi,
and an augmented fourth (A4) Fa\Ti.

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Description
 
  • Grade: Second

  • Origin: England - Old Nursery Rhyme

  • Key: D Major

  • Time: 4/4

  • Form: ABCD

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

  • Pitches: intermediate: Ti Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do

  • Intervals: advanced: Mi/So, So\Do, Ti/Fa, Fa/La, La\Re, Do/Mi/So/Do ascending tonic arpeggio, Do\Mi (m6), Re/Fa, Fa/Ti8 (augmented fourth A4), Fa\Ti, Ti/Re

  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter; ascending tonic arpeggio, ascending augmented fourth (Fa/Ti), descending minor sixth (Do\Mi)

  • Key Words: world geography: England;sea, buckles, knee, marry, bright, fair, yellow, evermore, love; contractions: he'll (he will), he's (he is)

 
 

"Bobby Shafto's Gone to Sea"


       
 
1.

Bobby Shafto's gone to sea,
Silver buckles on his knee.
He'll come back an marry me,
Bonny Bobby Shafto.

 
       
 
2.
Bobby Shafto's bright and fair,
Brushing out his yellow hair;
He's my love for evermore,
Bonny Bobby Shafto!
 
       

 

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