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"Free at Last"
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"Free at Last," Lyrics, Text Format



Syncopation on the second half of the first beat (and of 1)
with ascending and descending tonic arpeggios.

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Description
 
  • Grade: Fourth

  • Origin: Spiritual

  • Key: C Major

  • Time: 4/4

  • Form: AB - refrain/verse

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

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

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

  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; repeat sign, refrain/verse, vocal slur

  • Key Words: USA civil rights, African American history, civil rights protest song, African American spiritual, sacred, freedom, God, almighty, crippled, lame, Jesus, yonder (a distance away), graveyard, knees, soul, rise and fly, mornings, bright, fair, King Jesus; contractions: I'm (I am); abbreviations: an' (and), walkin' (walking), pass'd (passed), goin' (going), tho't (thought), possessive: Jesus'

 
 


"Free at Last"

       
    Refrain:  
 
Free at last, free at last,
Thank God almighty I'm free at last.
Free at last, free at last,
Thank God almighty I'm free at last.
 
  1. Some come crippled an' some some lame,
Thank God almighty I'm free at last.
Some come walkin' in my Jesus' name,
Thank God almighty I'm free at last.
 
    Refrain  
 
2.
Way down yonder in the graveyard walk
Thank God almighty I'm free at last.
Me and my Jesus going to meet and talk
Thank God almighty I'm free at last.
 
    Refrain  
  3. On my knees when the light pass'd by
Thank God almighty I'm free at last.
Tho't my soul would rise and fly
Thank God almighty I'm free at last.
 
    Refrain  
  4. Some of these mornings, bright and fair
Thank God almighty I'm free at last.
Goin' meet King Jesus in the air
Thank God almighty I'm free at last.
 
    Refrain  
       


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