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Colorado Trail, The
Song Analysis
Grade Level
4 - 8
Tonal Center
do
Scale
Pentatonic
Range
m10
Tone Set
l, Drm sl d'
Melodic Motive(s)
sl.d'l.sm.rd
Melodic Elements
do' Preparation
Melodic Context
l-d'
Rhythmic Element(s)
ri-tim Tuning
 
 
Original Starting Pitch
F#
Partwork
Form Analysis
AA'AB
Form Type
Strophic with refrain
Rhythm Set
ta
ti-ti
ta-a
tim-ri
ri-tim
other

Source
Sandburg, Carl. The American Songbag. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1927. 462.

Informant/Performer
Unidentified horse wrangler, Duluth, MN

State
Minnesota

Region
West

Origin
Anglo-American

Song Type(s)
Lyric


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Figures


Subject(s)
Love and Courtship


Sub Subject

Alternate Titles

General Comments
Also in Erdei, Peter, 150 American Folk Songs, with doubled note values and rests at ends of phrases.