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"This Train"
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"This Train," Lyrics, Text Format



Syncopation on the second half of the first beat (& of 1)
and repeated melodic rhythm patterns.

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Description
 
  • Grade: Fifth

  • Origin: USA - African American Spiritual

  • Key: G Major

  • Time: Common Time - 4/4

  • Form: ABCA

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

  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Do Re Mi So La - extended pentatonic scale

  • Intervals: intermediate: Mi\Do\La\So descending submediant arpeggio with seventh (vi7, Em7), So/Do (P4), Do/Mi (M3), Mi/So (m3), So\Mi/So (m3), Do\La (m3)

  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth, sixteenth; rest: quarter; common time (4/4), syncopation, tied notes, submediant arpeggio with a seventh (vi7, Em7), melodic rhythm patterns

  • Key Words: USA history, African American history; Underground Railroad, American Civil War, Civil Rights Movement; sacred, character education, bound for glory (Heaven), sin, sinners, gamblers, hypocrites, midnight ramblers, liars, weeping criers, rustlers, side-street walkers, two-bit hustlers; contractions: don't (does not)

  • Recorder: intermediate: playing in G major, submediant seventh arpeggio (vi7, Em7), syncopation, pentatonic scale

Partner song: "Rock-a My Soul"


 
 

"This Train"


       
 
1.
This train is bound for glory, this train,
This train is bound for glory, this train,
This train is bound for glory,
If you ride it you must be holy,
This train is bound for glory, this train,
 
       
 
2.
This train don't carry no gamblers, this train,
This train don't carry no gamblers, this train,
This train don't carry no gamblers
No hypocrites no midnight ramblers,
This train is bound for glory this train.
 
       
  3. This train don't carry no liars, this train,
This train don't carry no liars, this train,
This train don't carry no liars,
No hypocrites no weeping criers,
This train is bound for glory this train.
 
       
  4. This train don't carry no rustlers, this train,
This train don't carry no rustlers, this train,
This train don't carry no rustlers,
Sidestreet walkers or two-bit hustlers,
This train is bound for glory this train.
 
       

 

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