Music You Can Read®

"Keep in the Middle of the Road"
       



Contents

     
"Keep in the Middle of the Road"
Additional Information


"Keep in the Middle of the Road," Lyrics, Text Format



"Keep in the Middle of the Road," Lyrics, Text Format



Advanced syncopation, extended range, with an
American Southern English dialect.

Click to hear melody.
 


Description
 
  • Grade: Fifth

  • Origin: USA - African American Spiritual

  • Key: D Major

  • Time: 2/4

  • Form: AB - verse/chorus

  • Rhythm: advanced: | ti ti ti ti | ti ti ta |
    | ti ti ri ti ri ti ri | syncopation, | ta (ti) ti ri |
    | ti ti ti ti ri | syncopation, | ti ti ti ri ti ri | syncopation, | ti ti ti ti ri | syncopation,
    | ti ri ti ti ri ti ri | syncopation, | ri ti ri ta |
    | ti ti ri ti ti ri | syncopation, | ti ti ri ti ri | syncopation, | ta (ti) ti |

  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Ti Do Re Mi Fa So La Do - extended range

  • Intervals: intermediate: So\Mi/So (m3), Mi\Do (M3), Do/So (P5), So/Do8 (P4), Do8\So (P4), La/Do8 (m3), La\Mi (P4), Do/Mi (M3), Do/Fa (P4), Fa/La\Fa (M3)

  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth, sixteenth; rest: eighth; pickup beat, vocal slur, syncopation, extended vocal range, tied notes, verse/chorus

  • Key Words: USA history, African American history, sacred, loud, wait, children, right, left, white gate, road, rough, fix, golden star, bound, am (verb), crown, weary band, world of sin, knock,chance, sinful things, tired, die, watch, sky, wings, fly; contractions: gonna (going to), ain't (is not) don't (do not), I'll (I will), they'll (they will), you'll (you will), we're (we are); abbreviations: callin' (calling), waitin' (waiting), standin' (standing), 'round (around), 'cause (because)

 
 


"Keep in the Middle of the Road"

           
    1. I hear them angels calling loud:
Keep in the middle of the road,
They are waitin' there in a great big crowd,
Keep in the middle of the road.
I see them standin' 'round the big white gate,
Gonna travel along before it gets too late,
For it ain't no use for to sit down, and wait,
Right in the middle of the road.
   
      Chorus:    
      So children, keep in the middle of the road,
Children, keep in the middle of the road ,
Don't you look to the right, don't you look to the left,
Just keep in the middle of the road.
   
   
2.
I ain't got time for to stop and talk
Keep in the middle of the road.
'Cause the road am rough and it's hard for to walk,
Keep in the middle of the road.
I'll fix my eye on the golden stair,
And I'll keep on a-going till I get there
'Cause my head am bound for the crown to wear
Keep in the middle of the road.
   
      Chorus    
    3. Come and join our weary band
Keep in the middle of the road.
Cause we're bound for home in the happy land
Keep in the middle of the road.
Turn your back on this world of sin
Just knock at the door, and they'll let you in
Cause you'll never gonna get such a chance again
Keep in the middle of the road.
   
      Chorus    
    4. This world am full of sinful things,
Then keep in the middle of the road.
When your feet get tired, just put on them wings,
Keep in the middle of the road.
If you lay down in the road and die,
You can watch them angels in the sky,
You can put on wings and get up and fly,
Keep in the middle of the road.
   
      Chorus    
           


Back to top.

 

Additional Formats


music

"Keep in the Middle of the Road," Music Format
click image to enlarge



beats

Click to enlarge: "Keep in the Middle of the Road," Beats Format
click image to enlarge



rhythm

Click to Enlarge: "Keep in the Middle of the Road," Rhythm Format
click image to enlarge



pitch numbers

Click to Enlarge: "Keep in the Middle of the Road," Pitch Number Format
click image to enlarge



solfeggio

Click to Enlarge: "Keep in the Middle of the Road," Solfeggio Format
click image to enlarge



letter names

Click to Enlarge: "" Letter Names Format
click image to enlarge


 
LEGAL NOTICE
© 2012 Music Notes, Inc
All Rights Reserved
       
     
Music You Can Read is a registered trademark of Music Notes, Inc.