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"Jack-O-Lanterns" Lyrics, Text Format

Advanced syncopation on the first quarter of the fourth beat,
minor tonality, vi (i) arpeggio and octave skip,
and sharp dominate (Si).

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  • Grade: Second

  • Origin: USA - Grace Meserve

  • Key: E minor (pitched in G Major)

  • Time: 4/4

  • Form: AABA

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

  • Pitches: intermediate: Si La Ti Do Re Mi - raised/sharp dominant (Si)

  • Intervals: intermediate: La/Mi, Mi\Do\La descending submediant arpeggio (vi, Em), La\Si/La (m2), La/La ascending submediant octave skip;

  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; rest: quarter; syncopation, minor tonality, raised subdominant (Si), tonic octave skip, descending submediant (tonic) arpeggio

  • Key Words: USA - Halloween; All Hallows Eve, All Saints Day, jack-o-lanterns, scare, boo, teeth, bite, candle bright, scary song, camp song, playground song



We are Jack-o-lanterns,
Boo, boo, boo!
We are out to scare you!
Boo, boo, boo!
We have teeth but cannot bite,
In our heads a candle bright.
Don't you think we're funny?
Boo, boo, Boo!!


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