Friday, July 24, 2015

Good Bye, Old Paint

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VERSE 1
Old paint’s a good pony,
He runs when he can.
Good morning young lady,
My pony won’t stand.
VERSE 2
I’m a-riding old paint,
I’m a-riding old fan.
Goodbye little Annie,
I’m off for Montan’.
VERSE 3
Oh, hitch up your horses,
And feed them some hay.
And seat yourself by me
As long as you stay.
VERSE 4
My horses ain’t hungry
They’ll not eat your hay.
My wagon is loaded,
And rolling away.


Tone Set: m’r’d’ ls mrd
Rhythm: ta; ta di; qr; ta-a; ta-a di
Mode/Scale: extended pentatone
Melody: l-d-l; s-d’; m’-r’-d’
Phrase Form: ABA (ternary)

Other: D.C. al fine; slurs, 3/4
Prepare: ta-a di
Present: anacrusis
Practice:
Prove/Assess:
Source: American Folk Songs for Children, Ruth C. Seeger