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"Get on Board"
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Advanced syncopation on the second quarter of the second beat, the second half of the second beat, and the second half of the first beat.

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Description
 
  • Grade: Fourth

  • Origin: USA - African American Spiritual, cir. 1872

  • Key: G Major

  • Time: 2/4

  • Form: ABA, refrain/verse/refrain

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

  • Pitches: beginners: So La Do Re Mi

  • Intervals: intermediate: Mi\Do\La descending vi arpeggio (Em), La/Do, Do/Mi, Mi\Do\So descending tonic arpeggio, So/Do, Do\La, Do\So - contrasting the descending intervals Do\La and Do\So

  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; rest: eighth; pickup beat, fermata, Da Capo al Fine, Fine, two double barlines, syncopation

  • Key Words: USA history, sacred, Civil Rights song, Underground Railroad, African American history, gospel train, whistle, curve, loosened, steam engine, steam brakes, nerve, fare, cheap, rich, poor, second class, aboard, difference; abbreviations; comin' (coming), blowin' (blowing), rumblin' (rumbling)strainin' (straining), ev'ry (every); contractions: there's (there is), train's (train is), she's (she is)

 
 


"Get on Board"

       
    Refrain:  
    Get on board, little children,
Get on board, little children,
Get on board, little children,
There's room for many a more.
 
  1. The gospel train's a-comin',
I see it close at hand
I hear the whistle blowin'
And rumblin' through the land.
 
    Refrain  
 
2.

I hear that train a-comin';
She's comin' round the curve.
She's loosened all her steam and breaks
And strainin' ev'ry nerve.

 
    Refrain  
  3.

The fare is cheap and all can go;
The rich and poor are there.
No second class aboard this train;
No difference in the fare.

 
    Refrain  
       


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