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Melody is centered around the supertonic (Re) in B Flat Major.

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Description
 
  • Grade: Fifth

  • Origin: England - Traditional Sheet* Sea Chantey

  • Key: B Flat Major

  • Time: 2/4

  • Form: staves: ABAB - song: AB

  • Rhythm: beginners: | ti ti ti ti | ti ti ta | ta ti/ ri | syncopation, | ta/ ti | syncopation, |ti/ ri ta | syncopation

  • Pitches: intermediate: Re So La Ti Do Re

  • Intervals: beginners: La/Re8\La (P4), La/Do (m3), La\Re/La (P4)

  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; pickup beat, syncopation, vocal slur, call/response

  • Key Words: world geography: England, Ireland (Irish), Dublin, France; King Louis, St. Patrick, chantey (French word 'chanter' - to sing), sailing work song, call/response, tiny lad, haul, lips, moldy, pretty girl, tarry, marry, Yankee, Irish, drove, crazy, revolution, French Revolution, spoiled, constitution, be-headed, gentleman, decent, steeple; contraction: we'll (we will); abbreviation: kiss'd (kissed)

  • Recorder: intermediate: introducing F and G above high C

*Halyard Chanties: songs for hauling sails; resting on the call lines, heaving on the response lines. Shorter songs like "Haul Away Joe" were called "sheet shanties."


 
 

"Haul Away, Joe"


       
   
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Response


 
 
1.
When I was just a tiny lad, my dear old mother told me,  
    Way, haul away, we'll haul away Joe.  
 
That if I never kiss'd a girl my lips would go all moldy.  
    Way, haul away, we'll haul away Joe.  
       
  2. So, when I kiss'd a pretty girl, I would have to tarry,  
    Way, haul away, we'll haul away Joe.  
    But girls don't want to kiss and run; they all would like to marry.  
    Way, haul away, we'll haul away Joe.  
       
  3. First I met a Yankee girl and she was fat and lazy,  
    Way, haul away, we'll haul away Joe.  
    And then I met an Irish girl, she nearly drove me crazy,  
    Way, haul away, we'll haul away Joe.  
       
  4. King Louis was the King of France before the revolution,  
    Way, haul away, we'll haul away Joe.  
    And then he got his head cut off, it spoiled his constitution,  
    Way, haul away, we'll haul away Joe.  
       
  5. St. Patrick was a gentleman, he came form decent people,  
    Way, haul away, we'll haul away Joe.  
    He built a church in Dublin town and on it put a steeple,  
    Way, haul away, we'll haul away Joe.  
       


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