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The chorus to an old spiritual of unknown origin introducing many tied notes and the interval Do/Fa.

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Description
 
  • Grade: Third

  • Origin: USA - Traditional - attributed to James Bland

  • Key: G Major

  • Time: 2/4

  • Form: through composed

  • Rhythm: intermediate: (tied notes)
    | ta/a_|_ti ti ti ti | | ta/a_|_ta ti ti | ta/a_|_ta/ ti |
    | ti ti ti ti | ti ti ti ti ri | ti ta ti | syncopation

  • Pitches: beginners: So Do Re Mi Fa

  • Intervals: beginners: So/Do/Mi ascending tonic arpeggio in 1st position, Do/Fa

  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth, sixteenth; pickup beat, tied notes

  • Key Words: sacred, hand, down, cane, midnight, train; abbreviation: walkin' (walking), goin' (going), 'cause (because); contraction; I'm ( I am)

 
 


"Hand Me Down My Walkin' Cane"


Hand me down my walkin' cane,
Hand me down my walkin' cane,
Oh hand me down my walkin' cane,
I'm goin' to leave on the midnight train,
'Cause all my sins are taken away.

 

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