Blow Ye Winds in the Morning

Syncopation occurring on the first quarter of the second beat and a descending minor arpeggio built from the sixth, Dm (Mi\Do\La).

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  • Grade: Fourth
  • Origin: USA - Sea Shanty
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: AB, verse/chorus
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti | ta/ ti | syncopation, | ti ti ri ti/ | syncopation | ti ti ti ti ri | syncopation, | ta/a |
  • Pitchesintermediate: So La Ti Do Re Mi Fa So La
  • Intervalsintermediate: So/Do, Do/Mi/So ascending tonic arpeggio, Mi\Do\La descending vi (Dm) arpeggio, La/Re, Fa/La, La\Mi, So\Re/So, So\Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; pickup beat, syncopation on the second half of the second beat (and of 2) and the first quarter of the second beat, verse/chorus
  • Key Words: Americans, USA geography, Boston, New York, Buffalo, NY, New Bedford, sea song, sailors song, sea chanty, chanty, advertised, becoming a whaling sailor, whaling, running gear, whaling port, land-sharks, board, fit you out, clipper-ship, ship's watch; contractions: you're (you are), we're (we are); 'tis (it is)

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