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Goin’ to Boston
Song Analysis
Grade Level
4 - 8
Tonal Center
do
Scale
Mixolydian
Range
M9
Tone Set
Drmfsltad'r'
Melodic Motive(s)
Melodic Elements
Melodic Context
Rhythmic Element(s)
tiri-ti Tuning
 
 
Original Starting Pitch
D
Partwork
Form Analysis
A(ab)A'(ac)B(dd'-2)B(dc')
Form Type
Strophic with refrain
Rhythm Set
ta
ti-ti
ti-tiri
tiri-tiri
tiri-ti
tim-ri

Source
O Love is Teasin'. Elektra 60402-1, 1985. B12.

Informant/Performer
Jean Ritchie, Viper, KY

State
Kentucky

Region
Appalachia

Origin
Anglo-American

Song Type(s)
Play-Party


Game Types
Line


Sub-Game Types


Sub-Game Types

Figures
Promenade
Sashay
Grand Right-Left
Reel


Subject(s)
Travel and Transportation


Sub Subject

Alternate Titles
Going to Boston
Goodbye, Girls

General Comments
Listen to the recording for anticipations characteristic of style.