Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie

Introducing harmony in thirds and fourths, with uncommon intervals Mi\Ti, and Ti/M.

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  • Grade: Fourth
  • Origin: USA - Traditional*
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABab
  • Rhythmbeginners: | ta ta ti ti ta | ta/a/a/a |
  • Pitchesintermediate: So Do Re Mi So La - pentatonic scale
  • Intervalsintermediate: melody: So/Do/Mi/So ascending tonic arpeggio, So\Mi\Do, descending tonic arpeggio, La/Do; lower harmony: Mi\Ti, Ti/Mi
  • Musical Elements: notes: whole, quarter, eighth; pickup beats, breath marks, long phrases promote breath support, harmony in thirds and fourths, two part harmony, singing in groups
  • Key Words: USA history, USA geography, cowboy song, "Cowboy's Lament," mournfully, pallid lips, wailed, shadows, gathering, coyotes, howl, narrow grave, six by three, cottage, bower, matters, grant, grave, buffalo paws, prairie sea, laid, churchyard, hillside, slumber, mingle, weep, buzzard, tears, shed, pained, curled, locks, curled locks, rattled, brow, failed, dying prayer, dewdrops, butterfly, saddle blanket, rattlesnakes, hiss, crow, rose blooms, pale, nevermore, owl, hoots, blizzard, roam, plain, wolves, growl, handful, Him (God), soul; abbreviations: o'er (over): contractions: I've (I have): possessives: father's, mother's, sister's

Tune is an adaptation of the sea song, "The Sailor's Grave" or "The Ocean-Burial," cir. 1839, written by Edwin Hubbell Chapin - music by George N. Allen.


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