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I Got a Letter
Song Analysis
Grade Level
K - 4
Tonal Center
la
Scale
Pentachord
Range
P5
Tone Set
L,t,drm
Melodic Motive(s)
Melodic Elements
ti, Tuning
Melodic Context
d,-t,-l,
Rhythmic Element(s)
ri-ti-ri Preparation
 
 
Starting Pitch
C
Partwork
Form Analysis
AA'
Form Type
Call-response
Rhythm Set
ta
ta-a
tiri-ti

Source
Ballanta-Taylor, Nicholas G.J. St. Helena Island Spirituals. Boston, Mass.; G. Schirmer, 1925. 27.

Informant/Performer


State
South Carolina

Region
Sea Islands

Origin
African-American

Song Type(s)
Spiritual


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General Comments
Text of the original contains dialect. Original response is "Aye, Lawd." This version slightly adapted in Seeger, Ruth Crawford American Folk Songs for Children.