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Advanced descending interval: Fa\So, ascending arpeggio So/Ti/Re, and syncopated African rhythms make this Calypso
challenging and lots of fun!

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Description
 
  • Grade: Third

  • Origin: Jamaica - Calypso Song

  • Key: F Major

  • Time: 4/4 - common time

  • Form: ABAb

  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti ti ti ti ti |
    | ti ta ti ta ta | syncopation, | ti ta/ (ta) ta | syncopation

  • Pitches: intermediate: So Ti Do Re Mi Fa So La

  • Intervals: advanced: Do/Mi, Mi\So, So/Do, Do/So, Re/Fa, Fa\So, So/Ti/Re ascending arpeggio

  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: quarter; pickup beat, syncopation, ascending arpeggio

  • Key Words: world geography, Jamaica, Trinidad, calypso, African rhythms, harvesting mangos, deed (did); family relations: father, mother, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, cousin; abbreviation: 'leven (eleven), multi-cultural music

 
 


"Mango Walk"

           
    1. My mother deed-a tell me that you go mango walk,
go mango walk, go mango walk.
My mother deed-a tell me that you go mango walk,
and eat all the number 'leven.
   
   
2.
My father deed-a tell me that you go mango walk,
go mango walk, go mango walk.
My father deed-a tell me that you go mango walk,
and eat all the number 'leven.
   
    3. My brother deed-a tell me that you go mango walk,
go mango walk, go mango walk.
My brother deed-a tell me that you go mango walk,
and eat all the number 'leven.
   
    4. My sister deed-a tell me that you go mango walk,
go mango walk, go mango walk.
My sister deed-a tell me that you go mango walk,
and eat all the number 'leven.
   
    5. My uncle deed-a tell me that you go mango walk,
go mango walk, go mango walk.
My uncle deed-a tell me that you go mango walk,
and eat all the number 'leven.
   
    6. My aunt she deed-a tell me that you go mango walk,
go mango walk, go mango walk.
My aunt she deed-a tell me that you go mango walk,
and eat all the number 'leven.
   
    7. My cousin deed-a tell me that you go mango walk,
go mango walk, go mango walk.
My cousin deed-a tell me that you go mango walk,
and eat all the number 'leven.
   
       
   
Calypso: West Indian (originally Trinidadian) music in syncopated African rhythms.
 
   
Mango Walk: refers to harvesting mangos from the mango orchard.
 
   
Number Eleven: a variety or grade of fruit.
 
   


 

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