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"New River Train," Lyrics, Text Format



Syncopation in cut time: on the second quarter of the first beat
(ee of 1) and the second half of the first and second beat
(& of 1, & of 2) and practicing the perfect fourth (P4).

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Description
 
  • Grade: Fourth

  • Origin: USA - Folk Song

  • Key: D Major

  • Time: 2/2, cut time, also shown in 4/4

  • Form: AaBC

  • Rhythm: intermediate*: | ti ri ta ti | syncopation,
    | ta ti ti | ta/a_|_a ta | ti ta ti | syncopation

  • Pitches: beginners: Do Re Mi Fa So La

  • Intervals: intermediate: Do/Mi, Mi/So, So\Mi\Do descending tonic arpeggio, Do/Fa (P4), La\Mi

  • Musical Elements: notes: whole, half, quarter, eighth; pickup beat, syncopation in 2/2 time, tied notes, arpeggio, perfect fourth, vocal slur

  • Key Words: USA history, counting song, counting two-nine, carry, river, train, brought, love, still true, anymore, survive, trix, heaven, Pearly Gate, mine, sacred; contractions: I'm (I am), gonna (going to), can't cannot); abbreviation: ridin' (riding)

* How do the lyric syllables change the beat divisions and rhythms in measures eleven and twelve (11,12)?


 
 


"New River Train"

       
  1. I'm ridin' in that new river train,
I'm ridin' in that new river train,
The same old train that brought me here's
Gonna carry me home again.
 
 
2.
Darling, you can't love two,
Darling, you can't love two,
You can't love two and still to me be true,
Darling, you can't love two,
 
  3. Darling, you can't love three,
Darling, you can't love three,
You can't love three and still be true to me,
Darling, you can't love three,
 
  4. Darling, you can't love four,
Darling, you can't love four,
You can't love four and love me anymore,
Darling, you can't love four,
 
  5. Darling, you can't love five,
Darling, you can't love five,
You can't love five and have me love survive,
Darling, you can't love five,
 
  6. Darling, you can't love six,
Darling, you can't love six,
You can't love six and do those trix,
Darling, you can't love six,
 
  7. Darling, you can't love seven,
Darling, you can't love seven,
You can't love seven and ever get to heaven,
Darling, you can't love seven,
 
  8. Darling, you can't love eight,
Darling, you can't love eight,
You can't love eight and pass the Pearly Gate,
Darling, you can't love eight,
 
  9. Darling, you can't love nine,
Darling, you can't love nine,
You can't love nine and still be mine,
Darling, you can't love nine,
 
  10. I'm ridin' in that new river train,
I'm ridin' in that new river train,
The same old train that brought me here's
Gonna carry me home again.
 
       


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