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"Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow"
       



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"Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow"
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"Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow," Lyrics, Text Format



Advanced syncopation, tonic arpeggio,
and a blue note: flat leading tone (Te).

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Description
 
  • Grade: Fifth

  • Origin: USA - African American Spiritual

  • Key: C Major

  • Time: 4/4

  • Form: AB - verse/refrain

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

  • Pitches: intermediate: La Do Re Mi So La Te Ti Do - lowered/flat leading tone (Te) - blue note

  • Intervals: intermediate: Do8\La/Do8 (m3), So/Te (m3), So/Do8 (P5), So/Ti (M3), Ti\Mi (P5), Do/Mi (M3), Do/Mi/So ascending tonic arpeggio (I, C), Do\La/Do (m3)

  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; rest: quarter; triplet eighths, syncopation, blue note: lowered/flat leading tone, two double barlines, vocal slurs, tied notes, verse/refrain

  • Key Words: world geography: Bethlehem; USA history, African American history, spiritual, sacred, holiday: Christmas; Eastern Star, Bible story, birth of Jesus, Jesus Christ birth, shepherd, morn (morning), heed, angel, flocks, herds; contractions: you'll (you will), there's (there is); possessive: angel's

 
 


"Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow"

           
    1. There's a star in the East on Christmas morn,
Rise up, shepherd and follow.
It will lead to the place where the babe is born.
Rise up, shepherd and follow.
   
      Refrain:    
      Follow, follow,
Rise up, shepherd and follow.
Follow the star of Bethlehem,
Rise up, shepherd and follow.
   
   
2.
If you take good heed to the angel's words,
Rise up, shepherd and follow.
You'll forget you flocks, you'll forget your herds.
Rise up, shepherd and follow.
   
      Refrain    
           


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