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"Land of the Silver Birch"
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"Land of the Silver Birch," Lyrics, Text Format



Counting beat divisions and rhythm in 2/2 (cut time),
minor tonality with tonic and submediant arpeggios.

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Description
 
  • Grade: Fifth

  • Origin: Canada - Folk Song

  • Key: D minor (pitched in F Major)

  • Time: 2/2 - cut time (4/4 also shown)

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

  • Rhythm: intermediate: 2/2: | ta ti ti | ti ti ta
    | ti ta ti | syncopation, | ti ti ri ti ti | syncopation,
    | ta/a | ta ta |

  • Pitches: beginners: La Do Re Mi So La - also the pitches of the pentatonic scale

  • Intervals: intermediate: La/Mi (P5) Mi\La (P5), Mi/La (P4), So\Mi\Do descending tonic arpeggio (I, F) Mi\Do\La descending submediant arpeggio (vi, Dm), La/Do (m3), Do\La (m3)

  • Musical Elements: notes: whole, half, quarter, eighth; tied notes, syncopation, vocal slur, pentatonic scale pitches, minor tonality, verse/refrain

  • Key Words: world geography: Canada; Native North Americans, earth science, animal science, silver birch (tree), beaver, mighty moose, wanders, at will, lake, rocky shore, forest, lowlands, thee, hills, north, rocky ledge, wigwam, edge, silent, still; possessive: water's

  • Recorder: intermediate: D minor, tonic (i, Dm) and mediate (III, F) descending arpeggios

 
 


"Land of the Silver Birch"

           
    1. Land of the silver birch, home of the beaver,
Where still the mighty moose wanders at will,
Blue lake and rocky shore, I will return once more.
   
      Refrain    
      Boom de de boom boom,
Boom de de boom boom,
Boom de de boom boom, Boom.
   
   
2.
Down in the forest, deep in the lowlands,
My heart cries out for thee, hills of the north,
Blue lake and rocky shore I will return once more.
   
      Refrain    
    3. High on a rocky ledge I'll build my wigwam,
Close by the water's edge, silent and still,
Blue lake and rocky shore I will return once more.
   
      Refrain    
    4. Land of the silver birch, home of the beaver,
Where still the mighty moose wanders at will,
Blue lake and rocky shore I will return once more.
   
      Refrain    
           


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