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"'Round Her Neck She Wore a Yellow Ribbon"
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"'Round Her Neck She Wore a Yellow Ribbon," Lyrics, Text Format



Advanced dotted eighth syncopation, tonic octave skip,
and repeating melodic rhythm patterns.

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Description
 
  • Grade: Fifth

  • Origin: England/USA - Traditional/George A. Norton

  • Key: C Major

  • Time: 2/2 - counted in 4/4

  • Form: phrases: AaBa - song: AB, verse/refrain

  • Rhythm: advanced: | ta/ ti ta/ ti | syncopation,
    | ti/ ri ti/ ri ti ta ti | syncopation, | ti/ ri ti/ ri ta/a | syncopation, | ti/ ri ti/ ri ti ti ti ti | syncopation,
    | ta ti/ ri ta ti/ ri | syncopation , | ta/a/a ti/ ri | syncopation, | ta/a/a ta | ti/ ri ti/ ri ti/ ri ti/ ri | syncopation, | ta/a/a/a | ta ti/ ri ta/a | syncopation

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

  • Intervals: intermediate: So\Mi/So (m3), So\Do (P4), La\Re (P5), Re/So (P4), Do/Do ascending tonic octave skip, La/Do (m3), Mi\Do (M3)

  • Musical Elements: notes: whole, dotted half, half, dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, sixteenth; cut time counted in 4/4, syncopation, tonic octave skip, repeated melodic rhythm patterns

  • Key Words: world geography: England, USA; Puritan heritage, English Civil War (army wore yellow ribbons and yellow sashes onto the battlefield), wore, winter, summer, heck, lover, milking cows, mowing hay, golden locket, fire burning, heart, kisses sweet, saved; contraction: she'll (she will) abbreviations: 'round (around), ev'ry (every) , it's (it is)

  • Recorder: advanced: practicing the pitches of the C Major scale with a fast tempo, improving finger dexterity

 
 


"'Round Her Neck She Wore a Yellow Ribbon"

       
  1. 'Round her neck she wore a yellow ribbon,
She wore it in the winter and summer, so they say.
If you asked her why the heck she wore it?
She'll say "It's for my lover who is far, far away."
 
    Refrain:  
    Far away!
Far away!
If she is milking cows or mowing hay,
Around her neck she wears a yellow ribbon.
She wears it for her lover who is far, far away.
 
 
2.
'Round her neck she wore a golden locket,
She wore it in the night time and wore it ev'ry day.
And if you asked her why the heck she wore it,
She'll say it's for my lover who is far, far away.
 
    Refrain  
  3. In her home she kept a fire burning,
She kept it fall and winter and in the month of May.
And if you asked her why the heck she kept it,
She'll say it's for my lover who is far, far away.
 
    Refrain  
  4. Saved her heart and saved her sweet kisses,
Saved them fall and winter and in the month of May.
And if you asked her why the heck she saved them,
She'll say it's for my lover who is far, far away.
 
    Refrain  
       


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