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As I Came Over Yonders Hill
Song Analysis
Grade Level
1 - 5
Tonal Center
la
Scale
Hexatonic
Range
P11
Tone Set
m, s,L,t,drm sl
Melodic Motive(s)
Melodic Elements
ti, Tuning
Melodic Context
d-t,
Rhythmic Element(s)
tim-ri Tuning
 
 
Original Starting Pitch
E
Partwork
Form Analysis
A(ab)A'(ac)B(de)B'(dc)
Form Type
Verse-chorus
Rhythm Set
ta
ti-ti
ti
ti-tai
tim-ri
ti-tam
anacrusis

Source

Treat, Asher E. "Kentucky Folksong in Northern Wisconsin." Journal of American Folk-Lore 52 (January–March 1939): 50.



Informant/Performer
Pearl Jacobs Borusky, Antigo, WI, 1938.

State
Kentucky

Region
Appalachia

Origin
Anglo-American

Song Type(s)
Children's song


Game Types


Sub-Game Types


Sub-Game Types

Figures


Subject(s)
Holiday


Sub Subject
Thanksgiving

Alternate Titles
Turkey Song

General Comments

Original has "awful turkey." "Mighty" turkey comes from Ruth Crawford Seeger, American Folk Songs for Children, which also provides text for chorus.