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"Golden Slumbers"
       



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"Golden Slumbers"
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"Golden Slumbers," Lyrics, Text Format



Melody of the verses is centered around the dominate (So)
resolving to the tonic (Do) in the refrain.


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Description
 
  • Grade: Fourth

  • Origin: 17 Century Cradle Song

  • Key: A Major

  • Time: 3/4

  • Form: AB, verse/refrain

  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ta ta | ta/a ta | ta/a/a |
    | ta ta/a |

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

  • Intervals: advanced: So\Mi, So/Mi8, Do\La, Ti\So, Do/Mi8, Mi8\La, La/Re, Re\So, So/Ti, Do\So, So/Re\So, Re\La

  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, quarter; rest: quarter; tied notes, vocal slurs

  • Key Words: lullaby, cradle song, slumbers, kiss your eyes, smiles, await, rise, sleep, loved one, cry, sing, cares, mother, safe watch, keep

 
 


"Golden Slumbers"

       
  1. Golden slumbers kiss your eyes,
Smiles await you when you rise.
 
    Refrain:  
    Sleep, pretty loved one, do not cry,
And I will sing a lullaby,
Lullaby, lullaby, lullaby.
 
 
2.
Cares you know not, go to sleep,
Mother here safe watch will keep.
 
    Refrain  
       

 

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