Haul Away, Joe

Melody is centered around the supertonic (Re) in B Flat Major.

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  • Grade: Fifth
  • Origin: England - Traditional Sheet* Sea Chantey
  • Key: B Flat Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: staves: ABAB - song: AB
  • Rhythmbeginners: | ti ti ti ti | ti ti ta | ta ti/ ri | syncopation, | ta/ ti | syncopation, |ti/ ri ta | syncopation
  • Pitches: intermediate: Re So La Ti Do Re
  • Intervalsbeginners: La/Re8\La (P4), La/Do (m3), La\Re/La (P4)
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; pickup beat, syncopation, vocal slur, call/response
  • Key Wordsworld geography: England, Ireland (Irish), Dublin, France; King Louis, St. Patrick, chantey (French word 'chanter' - to sing), sailing work song, call/response, tiny lad, haul, lips, moldy, pretty girl, tarry, marry, Yankee, Irish, drove, crazy, revolution, French Revolution, spoiled, constitution, be-headed, gentleman, decent, steeple; contraction: we'll (we will); abbreviation: kiss'd (kissed)
  • Recorderintermediate: introducing F and G above high C

Halyard Chanties: songs for hauling sails; resting on the call lines, heaving on the response lines. Shorter songs like "Haul Away Joe" were called "sheet shanties."


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