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"Jubilee," Lyrics, Text Format

Beginners syncopation with the pentatonic scale,
arpeggios built on the tonic (Do) and the sixth (La),
while contrasting straight and syncopated rhythms.

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  • Grade: Fourth

  • Origin: USA, Kentucky - Play Song

  • Key: F Major

  • Time: 2/4

  • Form: staves: ABACD - song: AB, verse/refrain

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

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

  • Intervals: intermediate: Mi/So, La8\Mi, Do/Mi/So ascending tonic arpeggio, Do\La/Do, Mi\Do\La descending vi arpeggio (Dm), La/Mi, La/Do

  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth; tonic arpeggio, vi arpeggio (Dm), contrasting straight rhythms to dotted syncopated rhythms (measures 1/3, 5/7, and 9-12), verse/refrain

  • Key Words: USA history, USA geography: Kentucky, jubilee (50th anniversary), dance tune, jubilee dance, railroad, hard work, farm work, easy work, horse, rocky road, true love, arm, half a chance, up and down, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, contractions: I'd (I would), they'll (they will); abbreviations: swingin' (swinging), crawlin' crawling), darlin' (darling); homonym: see/sea



  1. All out on the old railroad,
All out on the sea;
All out on the old railroad,
Far as I can see.
    Swing and turn,
Live and learn,
Hardest work I ever done,
Working on the farm.
Easiest work I ever done was
Swingin' my true love's arm.
  3. If I had no horse at all,
I'd be found a-crawlin',
Up and down this rocky road,
Lookin' for my darlin'.
  4. Some will come on Saturday night,
Some will come on Sunday;
If you give 'em half a chance,
They'll be back on Monday.

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