Paddy Works on the Railway

Intermediate syncopation in 6/8 time with the most common intervals found in a minor tonality (key).

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  • Grade: Fifth
  • Origin: Ireland/USA - Shanty - Railroad Work Song - 1864
  • Key: A minor (pitched in C Major)
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: AB - verse/refrain
  • Rhythmintermediate: | ta ti ti ti ti | ta ti ta ti | syncopation, | ta/ ta/ | ti ti ti ta ti | syncopation, | ta ti ta/ | syncopation, | ta/ ta ti | syncopation
  • Pitchesbeginners: Mi Fa So La Ti Do Re
  • Intervalsintermediate: La\Mi/La (P4), Do\La (m3), La/Do (m3), Re\Ti (m3), Do\So (P4) - perfect fourths and minor thirds are common in minor tonalities (keys)
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; pickup beat, two double barlines, syncopation, minor tonality (key), verse/refrain; 6/8 time: eighth note receives one beat, divisions of a dotted quarter note: three eights (3 ti's), feeling duple meter (2) in 6/8: where three eights would be a triplet if the beat is represented by a dotted quarternoterefrain is a variation of phrases found within the verse
  • Key Words: world geography: USA, Ireland; chanty, work chanty, work song, railroad, USA westward expansion, intercontinental railroad, Irish immigrants, railroad workers: track layers, gaugers, spikers, and bolters; 1841, corduroy, breeches (britches), old world, new world, spare, luck, brought, through, stocking, cravat (neck tie), straw hat
  • Recorderintermediate: minor tonality (key), syncopation in 6/8 time: eighth note receives one beat, divisions of a dotted quarter note: three eights (3 ti's), feeling duple meter (2) in 6/8: where three eights would be a triplet if the beat is represented by a dotted quarter

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