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"One More River," Lyrics, Text Format



"One More River," Lyrics, Text Format



Syncopation and feeling duple meter in 6/8 time
with a pentatonic scale.

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Description
 
  • Grade: Fifth

  • Origin: USA - Traditional Spiritual

  • Key: F Major

  • Time: 6/8

  • Form: AB - verse/refrain

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

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

  • Intervals: intermediate: So/Do (P4), Mi\So (M6), Mi/So (m3), So\Mi (m3)

  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rests: quarter, eighth; pickup beat, melodic rhythm patterns, tied notes, rhythmic changes to match verse syllables, verse/refrain; 6/8 time: eighth note receives one beat, divisions of a dotted quarter note: three eights (3 ti's), feeling duple meter (2) in 6/8: where three eights would be a triplet if the beat is represented by a dotted quarter

  • Key Words: USA history, spiritual, scared, Bible story: "Noah and the Ark"; world geography: Jordan, Jordan River; animals: crocodile, kangaroo, giraffe, flea, hippopotamus, honey bee, monkey, bear, elephant; caraway bun, dancing, hive, stuck, build, tricks, marched, sing, numbers one through ten; contractions: there's (there is), we'll (we will); abbreviations: hick'ry (hickory), shovin' (shoving)

  • Recorder: intermediate: syncopation in 6/8 time: eighth note receives one beat, divisions of a dotted quarter note: three eights (3 ti's), feeling duple meter (2) in 6/8: where three eights would be a triplet if the beat is represented by a dotted quarter


 
 


"One More River"

       
  1. Old Noah, he built himself an ark;
There's one more river to cross.
He built it out of hick'ry bark;
There's one more river to cross.
 
    Refrain:  
    There's one more river,
And that wide river is Jordan,
There's one more river,
There's one more river to cross.
 
 
2.
The animals went in one by one,
There's one more river to cross.
The elephant chewing a caraway bun.
There's one more river to cross.
 
    Refrain  
  3. The animals went in two by two,
There's one more river to cross.
The crocodile and the kangaroo.
There's one more river to cross.
 
    Refrain  
  4. The animals went in three by three,
There's one more river to cross.
The giraffe and a dancing and flea.
There's one more river to cross.
 
    Refrain  
  5. The animals went in four by four,
There's one more river to cross.
The hippos, they got stuck at the door.
There's one more river to cross.
 
    Refrain  
  6. The animals went in five by five,
There's one more river to cross.
The honey bees to build their hive.
There's one more river to cross.
 
    Refrain  
  7. The animals went in six by six,
There's one more river to cross.
The monkey, he was up to his tricks.
There's one more river to cross.
 
    Refrain  
  8. The animals went in seven by seven,
There's one more river to cross.
Said the bear to the elephant "Who are you shovin'?"
There's one more river to cross.
 
    Refrain  
  9. The animals went in eight by eight,
There's one more river to cross.
Some were early and some were late.
There's one more river to cross.
 
    Refrain  
  10. The animals went in nine by nine,
There's one more river to cross.
They all joined up and marched in a line.
There's one more river to cross.
 
    Refrain  
  11. The animals went in ten by ten,
There's one more river to cross.
If you want more then we'll sing it again.
There's one more river to cross.
 
    Refrain  
       


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