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Mary Was a Redbird
Listen Analysis
Song Analysis
Grade Level
K - 2
Tonal Center
do
Scale
Pentatonic
Range
M6
Tone Set
s,l, Drm
Melodic Motive(s)
Melodic Elements
Melodic Context
Rhythmic Element(s)
tiri-tiri Tuning
 
 
Original Starting Pitch
Bb
Partwork
Form Analysis
aa'
Form Type
Strophic with refrain
Rhythm Set
ta
ti-ti
tiri-tiri

Source
Library of Congress AFS 2662 B2. Collected by John A. and Ruby T. Lomax.

Informant/Performer
Henry and Ruby Lee Truvillion, Newton, TX, 1939

State
Texas

Region
South

Origin
African-American

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Alternate Titles
Mary Wore Her Red Dress

General Comments
Also in Lomax, Alan, Our Singing Country and in Seeger, Ruth Crawford, American Folk Song for Children .