Aura Lee

Each phrase begins and ends with a tonic pitch, the interval Re\La/Re at mid-phrase hints at a minor tonality.

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  • Grade: Fourth
  • Origin: USA - Folk Song - cir. 1861
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: AABC
  • Rhythmbeginners: | ta/ ti ta ta | syncopation, | ta ta ta/a | ta ta ta ta | ta/a/a (ta) | ta ta ta/ ti | syncopation
  • Pitchesbeginners: So La Ti Do Re Mi Fa
  • Intervals: intermediate: So/Do, Re\La/Re
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: quarter; syncopation, the last beat of each phrase is silent
  • Key Words: United States Civil War Ballad, pining love song, USA history, "Love Me Tender," neath (beneath), willow tree, thee, swallows, rose, spake (spoke), through, thine, azure (bright blue), morn (morning), sparkling, seemed, crimson wing, fitfully, stormy, thy, gloom, depart, sunshine, sweet heart

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