Hand Me Down My Walkin’ Cane

The chorus to an old spiritual of unknown origin introducing many tied notes and the interval Do/Fa.

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  • Grade: Third
  • Origin: USA - Traditional - attributed to James Bland
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: through composed
  • Rhythmintermediate: (tied notes) | ta/a_|_ti ti ti ti | | ta/a_|_ta ti ti | ta/a_|_ta/ ti |  ti ti ti ti | ti ti ti ti ri | ti ta ti | syncopation
  • Pitchesbeginners: So Do Re Mi Fa
  • Intervalsbeginners: So/Do/Mi ascending tonic arpeggio in 1st position, Do/Fa
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth, sixteenth; pickup beat, tied notes
  • Key Words: sacred, hand, down, cane, midnight, train; abbreviation: walkin' (walking), goin' (going), 'cause (because); contraction; I'm ( I am)

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