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"The Old Chisholm Trail"
       



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"The Old Chisholm Trail"
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"The Old Chisholm Trail" Lyrics, Text Format



Practicing two perfect fourths: Do/Fa, So\Re,
the perfect fifth: Do/So, and the subdominant arpeggio Do/Fa/La.

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  • Grade: Second

  • Origin: USA - Cowboy Song

  • Key: D Major

  • Time: 4/4

  • Form: AB - verse/refrain

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

  • Pitches: beginners: Do Re Mi Fa So La

  • Intervals: intermediate: Do/So, So\Re, Fa\Re, Do/Fa/La ascending subdominant arpeggio (IV, G)

  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, quarter, eighth; pickup beat, verse/refrain, subdominant arpeggio Do/Fa/La

  • Key Words: USA geography: Texas; USA history: Chisholm Trail, cowboy song, trail song, round-up, cowboy life, troubles, ten dollar horse, October, herd, morning, daylight, driving cattle, moon shine, bright, prairie, bacon, beans, cow tail; abbreviations: ridin' (riding), punchin' (punching), ol' (old), drivin' (driving); contraction: I'm (I am), it's (it is), I'd (I would); hyphenated: twenty-third

 
 

"The Old Chisholm Trail"


       
 
1.
Oh, come along, boys, and listen to my tale,
I'll tell you of my troubles on the Old Chisholm Trail.
 
    Refrain:  
    Come a ti-yi yippy yippy yea, yippy yea,
Come a ti-yi yippy yippy yea.
 
 
2.
On a ten dollar horse and a forty dollar saddle,
I was ridin' and a punchin' Texas cattle.
 
    Refrain  
  3. We left ol' Texas October twenty-third
Drivin' up the trail with the U-2 herd.
 
    Refrain  
  4. I'm up in the morning before daylight,
And before I sleep the moon shine bright.
 
    Refrain  
  5. It's bacon and beans most every day,
I'd just as soon be eating prairie hay.
 
    Refrain  
  6. I woke up one morning on the Chisholm trail,
With a rope in my hand and a cow by the tail.
 
    Refrain  
       


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