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Syncopation on the second half of the 4th beat (& of 4), intervals of the tonic arpeggio, long tied notes and crazy words sung quickly!

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  • Grade: Third

  • Origin: USA - Folk Song

  • Key: F Major

  • Time: 2/2 (counted in 4/4)

  • Form: AB

  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ta ta ti ti |
    | ta ti ti ta (ti) ti | syncopation,
    | ti ti ta ti ti ti ti | ta/a ti/ ti | syncopation,
    | ta ta ta ti ti | ta ti ti ti ti ti ti | ti ti ti ti ti ti ti ti |
    | ta/a/a/a_|_a ti ti ta ta | tied,
    | ta/a/a/a_|_a/a/a ti ti | tied

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

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

  • Musical Elements: notes: whole, dotted half, half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: quarter, eighth; tied notes, vocal slur

  • Key Words: colors, white, bright, blue, true, red, head, black, back, purple, turtle, green, seen, shame, wear; contraction: won't (will not)

 
 


"Jennie Jenkins"

           
    1. Will you wear white, my dear, oh my dear
Oh, wear you white, Jennie Jenkins?
I won't wear white the color's too bright,
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      Chorus    
      I'll find me a foldy-roldy, tildy-toddy,
Seek-a-double roll, Jennie Jenkins, roll.
   
   
2.
Will you wear blue, my dear, oh my dear
Oh, wear you blue, Jennie Jenkins?
I won't wear blue the color's too true,
   
      Chorus    
    3. Will you wear red, my dear, oh my dear
Oh will you wear red, Jennie Jenkins?
I won't wear red it's the color of my head,
   
      Chorus    
    4. Will you wear black, my dear, oh my dear
Oh will you wear black, Jennie Jenkins?
I won't wear black it's the color of my back,
   
      Chorus    
    5. Will you wear purple, my dear, oh my dear
Oh will you wear purple, Jennie Jenkins?
I won't wear purple it's the color of a turtle,
   
      Chorus    
    6. Will you wear green, my dear, oh my dear
Oh will you wear green, Jennie Jenkins?
I won't wear green for it's a shame to be seen,
   
      Chorus    
           

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