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"I've Been to Harlem"
       



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"I've Been to Harlem" or "Turn the Glasses Over"
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"I've Been to Harlem" Lyrics, Text Format



Advanced syncopation with multiple tonic arpeggios will challenge you best readers. Adding the glass game will build more brain power.

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Description
 
  • Grade: Third

  • Origin: USA Play Party Song

  • Key: G Major

  • Time: 4/4

  • Form: AB

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

  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Do Re Mi So La - pentatonic scale

  • Intervals: intermediate: Do\La, So/Do, Do/Mi/So ascending tonic arpeggio, So\Mi\Do descending tonic arpeggio

  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; rest: quarter; syncopation, multiple tonic arpeggios

  • Key Words: USA geography, Harlem, New York, world geography, Dover, England, travelled, three times over, glasses, sailing, east, west, ocean, watch, boat, rock, yourself; contractions: I've (i have), you'll (you will)

 
 


"I've Been to Harlem"

also known as
"Turn the Glasses Over"

I've been to Harlem, I've been to Dover,
I've travelled this wide world all over.
Over, over, three times over.

Drink what you got to drink and turn the glasses over.

Sailing east, sailing west,
Sailing over the ocean,
You better watch out when the boat begins to rock,
Or you'll lose yourself girl in the ocean.


Game Directions:

I've been to Harlem
clap, clap, tap on the cup
I've been to Dover,
clap, pick up cup, put cup down
I've travelled this wide world all over.
clap, pick up cup (thumb down) tap top of glass on palm of other hand, turn glass over and set down, pick up glass and place in other hand (bottom in palm), turn glass over and put it down (upside down)
Over, over,
clap, clap, tap on the cup
three times over.
clap, pick up cup, put cup down
Drink what you got to drink and turn the glasses over.
clap, pick up cup (thumb down) tap top of glass on palm of other hand, turn glass over and set down, pick up glass and place in other hand (bottom in palm), turn glass over and put it down (upside down)



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