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I Lost My Mistress' Dairy Key
Song Analysis
Grade Level
1 - 4
Tonal Center
do
Scale
Pentatonic
Range
P8
Tone Set
Drm sl d'
Melodic Motive(s)
Melodic Elements
do' Tuning
Melodic Context
m-d'
Rhythmic Element(s)
anacrusis
 
 
Starting Pitch
Eb
Partwork
Form Analysis
AB
Form Type
Verse-chorus
Rhythm Set
ta
ti-ti
ti
eighth rest
anacrusis

Source
Porter, Grace Cleveland. Negro Folk Singing-Games and Folk Games of the Habitants. London: J. Curwen & Sons, Ltd. 1914. 10-11.

Informant/Performer


State
Maryland

Region
South

Origin
African-American

Song Type(s)
Singing Game


Game Types
Circle
Chase


Sub-Game Types
Circle/Ring Play


Sub-Game Types

Figures


Subject(s)


Sub Subject

Alternate Titles
Do, Do Let Me Out

General Comments
Text of original contains dialect. Note values halved from original, which is notated in 2/2. Also appears in Erdei, Peter and Katalin Komlos, eds. 150 American Folk Songs to Sing, Read and Play.