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"A Big Fish"
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"A Big Fish" Lyrics, Text Format



Syncopation, dotted rhythms, and noting the difference
the 4th (Fa) makes when sung in the chorus.

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Description
 
  • Grade: Second

  • Origin: USA - Spiritual

  • Key: G Major

  • Time: 4/4

  • Form: ABCD

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

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

  • Intervals: intermediate: So/Do, Do/Mi/So tonic arpeggio, So\So dominate octave skip

  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: quarter, syncopation

  • Key Words: spiritual, sacred, bible stories, African American, Jonah and the Whale, yonder, swallowed

 
 

"A Big Fish"

Was a big fish and his name was Whale.
A few days and a few days.
Swallowed Jonah head and tail
And I'm going home.


I've got a home up yonder,
A few days and a few days.
I've got a home up yonder,
And I'm going home.

 

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solfeggio

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