Caissons Go Rolling Along, The

Syncopation in 2/2 (cut) time and an ascending diminished fourth (d4) La/Re.

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  • Grade: Fifth
  • Origin: England - Edmond L. Gruber
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 2/2 - cut time
  • Form: AB
  • Rhythmadvanced: | ta ti ti | ti/ ri ti ti | syncopation, | ti ta ti | syncopation, | ta/a_|_/ (ti) ti ti | ti ti ti ti | ta/a_|_a ti ti | (_=tie)
  • Pitchesintermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do Re - extended range
  • Intervalsadvanced: So\Mi/So (x7, m3), Fa\Re (m3), Re/So (P4), So/Do (P4), Do\So (P4), Do\La (m3), La/Re8 (d4, diminished fourth), Re8\So (P5)
  • Musical Elements: notes: whole, half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: quarter; pickup beat, tied notes, two double barlines, syncopation, cut time, reading cut time
  • Key Words: world geography: England; world history: World War I, caisson (two-wheeled cart designed to carry artillery ammunition), counter march (reverse direction maintaining order), right-about, military drills, soldier formations, wagon soldiers, Field Artillery (canons, guns), contraction: it's (it is), where'er (where ever)

The tune was later used by the United States Armed Services: "The Army Goes Rolling Along."


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