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"In the Good Old Summertime"
       



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"In the Good Old Summertime"
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"In the Good Old Summertime," Lyrics, Text Format



Chorus from the original song; long phrases, changing emphasis
from the first beat to the second beat in 3/4 time.

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Description
 
  • Grade: Fourth

  • Origin: USA - words: Ren Shields - music: George Evans - cir. 1902

  • Key: B flat Major

  • Time: 3/4

  • Form: phrases: ABCD

  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ta/a| ta/a/a_|_a ta ta |
    | ta/a ta | ta/a/a_|_a/a/a | ta/a/a_|_a (ta) ta |
    | ta ta ta | (_|_=tied across barline)

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

  • Intervals: intermediate: So\Mi, Mi/So/Do/Mi8 ascending tonic arpeggio, Do\La, So\Mi, Re\So, La/Do, Do\So

  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, quarter, eighth; rest: quarter; pickup beat, tied notes, long phrases, tonic arpeggio, pentatonic scale

  • Key Words: USA history, Tim Pan Alley, USA geography: New York, New York, from the musical "The Defender," summertime, strolling, shady lanes, baby mine, tootsey wootsey

 
 

"In the Good Old Summertime"

In the good old summer time,
In the good old summer time,
Strolling through the shady lanes with your baby mine.
You hold her hand and she holds yours,
and that's a very good sign
That she's your tootsey wootsey
in the good old summer time.

 

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solfeggio

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