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"Somebody's Knocking at Your Door," Lyrics, Text Format



Syncopation on the second half of the first and second beat
(& of 1, & of 2), extended pentatonic range, and a tonic arpeggio.

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Description
 
  • Grade: Fourth

  • Origin: USA - African American Spiritual

  • Key: E flat Major

  • Time: 2/4

  • Form: ABCA

  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ta ti | syncopation (x6),
    | ti ti ti ti | ta/a | ta/ ti | syncopation, | ti ta/ | syncopation,

  • Pitches: intermediate: La Do Re Mi So La Do - pentatonic scale, extended range

  • Intervals: intermediate: Do/Mi (M3), Do\La/Do (m3), Do/So (P5), So/Do8 (P4), Do8\La8 (m3), So\Mi\Do descending tonic (I) arpeggio (Eb), So\Mi/So (m3)

  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth, repeat signs, vocal solo, D.C. al Fine, Fine

  • Key Words: USA history, African American history, spiritual, sacred, Jesus, sinner, knocking, answer; contractions: somebody's (somebody is), can't (cannot)

 
 


"Somebody's Knocking at Your Door"

           
      Refrain    
      Somebody's knocking on at your door.
Somebody's knocking on at your door.
O sinner, why don't you answer?
Somebody's knocking on at your door.
   
    1. Knocks like Jesus!
Somebody's knocking on at your door.
Knocks like Jesus!
Somebody's knocking on at your door.
O sinner, why don't you answer?
Somebody's knocking on at your door.
   
   
2.
Can't you hear him?
Somebody's knocking on at your door.
Can't you hear him?
Somebody's knocking on at your door.
O sinner, why don't you answer?
Somebody's knocking on at your door.
   
    3. Answer Jesus!
Somebody's knocking on at your door.
Answer Jesus!
Somebody's knocking on at your door.
O sinner, why don't you answer?
Somebody's knocking on at your door.
   
    4. Someone's knocking.
Somebody's knocking on at your door.
Someone's knocking.
Somebody's knocking on at your door.
O sinner, why don't you answer?
Somebody's knocking on at your door.
   
      Refrain    
           


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