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"Turn Me 'Round"
       



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"Turn Me 'Round"
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Advanced syncopation in a minor tonality, where the
tonal center is the 6th (La) of the major scale.

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Description
 
  • Grade: Second

  • Origin: USA - Civil Rights Song - from the African American Spiritual

  • Key: E minor - pitched in G Major

  • Time: 4/4

  • Form: AB

  • Rhythm: advanced: | ri ti/ ri | ta ta ta ta |
    | ta ti ta/ (ta) | syncopation,
    | ta ti ta/ ri ti/ ri | syncopation | ti ta ti ti ta (ti) |
    | ti/ ri ti ta/ ri ti/ ri |

  • Pitches: beginners: So La Do Re Mi

  • Intervals: beginners: Mi\Do, Do\La, La/Do, Do/Mi

  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, dotted eighth, sixteenth; rests: quarter, dotted eighth, eighth; pickup beats, tied notes, syncopation, minor tonality

  • Key Words: civil rights, African American History Month, protest song, nobody, injustice, segregation, oppression, jail cell, violence; hyphenated words: a-walkin' (a walking), a-talkin' (a talking); abbreviations: 'round (around), walkin' (walking), talkin' (talking); contractions: ain't (are not), gonna (going to)

 
 


"Turn Me 'Round"

           
    1. Ain't gonna let nobody turn me 'round,
turn me 'round, turn me 'round.
Ain't gonna let nobody turn me 'round,
Keep on a-walkin',
Keep on a-talkin',
Walkin' all over this a land.
   
   
2.
Ain't gonna let injustice turn me 'round,
turn me 'round, turn me 'round.
Ain't gonna let injustice turn me 'round,
Keep on a-walkin',
Keep on a-talkin',
Walkin' all over this a land.
   
    3. Ain't gonna let segregation turn me 'round,
turn me 'round, turn me 'round.
Ain't gonna let segregation turn me 'round,
Keep on a-walkin',
Keep on a-talkin',
Walkin' all over this a land.
   
    4. Ain't gonna let oppression turn me 'round,
turn me 'round, turn me 'round.
Ain't gonna let oppression turn me 'round,
Keep on a-walkin',
Keep on a-talkin',
Walkin' all over this a land.
   
    5. Ain't gonna let your jail cells turn me 'round,
turn me 'round, turn me 'round.
Ain't gonna let your jail cells turn me 'round,
Keep on a-walkin',
Keep on a-talkin',
Walkin' all over this a land.
   
    6. Ain't gonna let your violence turn me 'round,
turn me 'round, turn me 'round.
Ain't gonna let your violence turn me 'round,
Keep on a-walkin',
Keep on a-talkin',
Walkin' all over this a land.
   
    7. Ain't gonna let nobody turn me 'round,
turn me 'round, turn me 'round.
Ain't gonna let nobody turn me 'round,
Keep on a-walkin',
Keep on a-talkin',
Walkin' all over this a land.
   
           



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