When Irish Eyes are Smiling

Sharped fourth (Fi, F#), extended range, advanced intervals: tonic and subdominant arpeggios, and tempo markings: ritardando, caesura, and a tempo.

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  • Grade: Fourth
  • Origin: Chorus: words: Chauncey Olcott & George Graff, Jr., music: Ernest R. Ball, 1912
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 3/4
  • Form: phrases: ABAC
  • Rhythmbeginners: | ta/a ta | ta ta/a_|_ a ta ta | syncopation, | ta/a/a_|_ a ta ta | syncopation, | ta ta ta | - (_=tie)
  • Pitches: advanced: Do Re Mi Fa Fi So La Ti Do Re Mi - raised/sharped fourth (Fi) - extended range
  • Intervalsadvanced: So\Mi (m3), Do/Mi/So ascending tonic (I) arpeggio (C), So\Mi\Do descending tonic (I) arpeggio (C), Do/Fa/La/Doascending subdominant (IV) arpeggio (F), Do8\La (m3), Mi/La (P4), La\Re (P5), Re/So (P4), Ti/Re8(m3), Do8/Mi8 (M3), Mi8/So (M6), So\Fi (m2)
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, quarter; pickup beat, tied notes, vocal slur, fermata, ritardando, caesura (railroad tracks/grand pause) - a complete stop in music time, a tempo
  • Key Words: USA - history: "The Isle O' Dreams," world geography: Ireland; USA holiday: St. Patrick's Day, Irish people, lilt, laughter, angels sing, Irish eyes, Irish hearts, bright and gay, steal, away

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