Sidewalks of New York, The

Four perfect fourths (P4), changing rhythms for verse lyrics, and repeated melodic rhythm patterns make waltzing fun!

  • Grade: Fifth
  • Origin: USA - James W. Blake, Charles B. Lawlor
    circa: 1894
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 3/4
  • Form: AB - verse/refrain
  • Rhythmbeginners: | ta/a ta | ta ta ta | ta/a/a | ta/a ti ti | ta ta/a |
  • Pitchesintermediate: So La Ti Do Re Mi Fa So
  • Intervalsintermediate: m3: Mi/So8, Do\La/Do;
    M3: Mi\Do/Mi; P4: So/Do, Re\La, Do/Fa; P5: La/Mi
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, quarter, eighth; rest: quarter; tied notes, changing rhythms for verse syllables, repeating melodic rhythm patterns, fermata, two double barlines
  • Key Words: USA geography: New York, New York; stoop, evening, waltz, organ, baker, dough, dude, cork, East side, West side, tots (children), "Ring A-round the Rosie", "London Bridge is Falling Down", Mamie O'Rourke (married to "Diamond Dan" O'Rourke, early manager of the baseball player Jim Jeffries), tripped the light fantastic ( to dance), up in "G" (refers to the G train in the Subway); contractions: that's (that is), they'll (they will); possessive: Casey's; abbreviation: wand'rers (wanderers)

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