Molly Malone

Syncopation on the second half of the first beat (& of 1), melodic rhythm patterns, and a chorus melody composed from parts of the verse melody.

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  • Grade: Fifth
  • Origin: Ireland - Traditional, circa. 1883
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 3/4
  • Form: phrases: ABA/B (third phrase is a combination of A and B) song: AB - verse/chorus
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ta/ ti | syncopation, | ti ta/ ta | syncopation, | ta ta ta | ta/a ta | ti ta/ ti ti | syncopation, | ta/ ti ta | syncopation
  • Pitchesbeginners: So Do Re Mi Fa So
  • Intervalsbeginners: So/Do (P4), Do/Mi\Do (M3), Re/Fa\Re (m3), Re\So (P5), Mi/So (m3)
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; pickup beat, syncopation, verse/chorus, melodic rhythm patterns, two double barlines; compositionchorus is composed of music from the first and last line of the verse
  • Key Words: world geography: Dublin, Ireland; folk tales, USA holiday: St. Patrick's Day, Halloween; wheeled, wheelbarrow, broad, narrow, cockles (saltwater clams), mussels (fresh/saltwater clams), fishmonger (fisherman/fisherwoman), wonder, died, alive, father, mother, through, fever, ghosts, streets; abbreviation: 'twas (it was)
  • Recorderintermediate: syncopation on the second half of the first beat (& of 1)

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