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Charlie Over the Ocean
Listen Analysis
Song Analysis
Grade Level
PK - 2
Tonal Center
so
Scale
Pentatonic
Range
M6
Tone Set
S,l, drm
Melodic Motive(s)
Melodic Elements
Melodic Context
Rhythmic Element(s)
 
 
Original Starting Pitch
D
Partwork
Form Analysis
ABAB
Form Type
Rhythm Set
ta
ta-a
tri-o-la
tim-ri
other

Source
Courlander, Harold. Ring Games, Line Games and Play Party Songs of Alabama. Smithsonian Folkways FC 7004, 1953. B6 Provided courtesy of Folkways Recordings. ©1953. Used by Permission.

Informant/Performer
Group of children, East York School, East York, AL.

State
Alabama

Region
South

Origin
African-American

Song Type(s)
Singing Game


Game Types
Circle


Sub-Game Types
Circle/Moving


Sub-Game Types

Figures


Subject(s)
Nature
Fishes


Sub Subject
Ocean

Alternate Titles

General Comments
Due to quality of recording, the recorded excerpt and transcription begin with verse 2. Also in Erdei, Peter and Katalin Komlos, eds. 150 American Folk Songs.