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"Shenandoah"
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"Shenandoah," Lyrics, Text Format



Intermediate syncopation, submediant arpeggio (vi, Em),
and a minor quality to a major tonality.

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Description
 
  • Grade: Fifth

  • Origin: USA - Sea Chanty. circa. 1880's

  • Key: E Flat Major

  • Time: 4/4

  • Form: through composed

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

  • Pitches: intermediate: So Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do

  • Intervals: intermediate: So/Do (P4), So8/Do8 (P4), So\Mi/So (m3), La\Mi (P4), Mi\Do (m3), Do/Mi/La ascending submediant arpeggio (vi, Em) So\Do (P5)

  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest (quarter); pickup beat, tied notes, vocal slur, note: the prominent use of minor thirds, perfect fourths, and a minor arpeggio, give the tune a minor (sad) quality

  • Key Words: USA history, USA geography: Missouri, Missouri River; sea chanty, rolling river, bound away, daughter, rover, deceive; contractions: we're (we are), I'll (I will); abbreviation: 'cross (across)

  • Recorder: intermediate: syncopation, ascending submediant arpeggio (vi, Em)

 
 

"Shenandoah"


       
 
1.
Oh, Shenandoah, I long to hear you.
Away, you rolling river.
Oh, Shenandoah, I long to hear you.
Away, we're bound away.
'Cross the wide Missouri.
 
       
 
2.
Oh, Shenandoah, I love your daughter.
Away, you rolling river.
Oh, Shenandoah, I love your daughter.
Away, we're bound away.
'Cross the wide Missouri.
 
       
  3. 'Tis seven years, I've been a rover.
Away, you rolling river.
'Tis seven years, I've been a rover.
Away, we're bound away.
'Cross the wide Missouri.
 
       
  4. Oh, Shenandoah, I'll not deceive you.
Away, you rolling river.
Oh, Shenandoah, I'll not deceive you.
Away, we're bound away.
'Cross the wide Missouri.
 
       


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