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"Pallet on the Floor," Lyrics, Text Format



"Pallet on the Floor," Lyrics, Text Format



Southern USA Blues with advanced syncopation
and a limited range; excellent practice
for the recorder's lower register.

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Description
 
  • Grade: Fifth

  • Origin: USA - Traditional Southern Blues Folk Song*

  • Key: F Major

  • Time: 4/4

  • Form: ABA - refrain/verse/refrain

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

  • Pitches: beginners: So La Do Re Mi - pentatonic scale

  • Intervals: intermediate: Do\La/Do (m3), So/Do (P4), So/Mi (M6), Mi\Do (M3), Do\So (P4), Do/Mi (M3)

  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; rest: quarter, eighth; pickup beat, syncopation on the second quarter of the beat (ee), D.C. al Fine, Fine, two double barlines, refrain/verse/refrain

  • Key Words: USA history, music styles: blues/country; camp song, scout song, character education, friendship, caring for others, empathy, camp song, pallet, dissatisfied, account, nearly, someday, friend, home; contraction; it'll (it will), don't (do not); abbreviation: 'cause (because)

  • Recorder: intermediate: beginners pitches with advanced syncopation, practicing the lower register with a quick tempo

* W. C. Handy used a variation of this tune for his song "Atlanta Blues."

 
 


"Pallet on the Floor"
also known as

"Make Me a Pallet on the Floor"

           
      Refrain    
   
You made me a pallet on the floor,
Yes, you made me a pallet on the floor,
When I had no place to go,
You opened up the door, and you,
Made me a pallet on the floor.
   
    1. Oh, I was sad and so dissatisfied,
Yes, I was sad and so dissatisfied,
I was sad and dissatisfied,
That I nearly cried, then you,
Made me a pallet on the floor.
   
      Refrain    
   
2.
I don't want to see this town no more.
No, I don't want to see this town no more.
But if I ever do,
It'll be on account of you, 'cause you,
Made me a pallet on your floor.
   
      Refrain    
    3.

So don't turn a good friend from your home.
No, don't turn a good friend from your home,
For maybe someday you'll find,
That you will roam, and be,
Looking for a pallet on the floor.

   
      Refrain    
           


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