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Sally Go Round the Sun
Song Analysis
Grade Level
K - 2
Tonal Center
do
Scale
Pentatonic
Range
M6
Tone Set
Drm sl
Melodic Motive(s)
Melodic Elements
re Tuning
Melodic Context
m-r-d
Rhythmic Element(s)
 
 
Starting Pitch
D
Partwork
Canon - Two parts, after 1 or 2 measures
Form Analysis
aabc
Form Type
Rhythm Set
ta
ta-a
tri-o-la
tim-ri
rest

Source
Johnson, Guy B. Folk Culture on St. Helena Island. Hatboro, PA: Folklore Associates Inc. 1968. 168.

Informant/Performer


State
South Carolina

Region
Sea Islands

Origin
African-American

Song Type(s)
Singing Game


Game Types
Circle


Sub-Game Types
Circle/Moving


Sub-Game Types

Figures


Subject(s)
Nature


Sub Subject
Nature/Heavens

Alternate Titles

General Comments
Text of the original contains dialect. The last word of the second motive is "sun" in the original. Also in Erdei, Peter and Katalin Komlos, eds. 150 American Folk Songs to Sing, Read and Play.