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Farmer in the Dell, The
Song Analysis
Grade Level
K - 2
Tonal Center
do
Scale
Pentatonic
Range
M9
Tone Set
s, Drm sl
Melodic Motive(s)
m.r.d.z
s.sl.sm.d
Melodic Elements
so, Tuning
Melodic Context
s,-d
Rhythmic Element(s)
anacrusis Tuning
 
 
Original Starting Pitch
D
Partwork
Form Analysis
aa3bc
Form Type
Strophic with refrain
Rhythm Set
ti
tai
ta-ti
rest
eighth rest

Source
Schinhan, Jan Philip, Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore, Vol. V. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1962. 535-36.

Informant/Performer
Maude Minnish Sutton, Lenoir, Caldwell County, NC, 1927

State
North Carolina

Region
Widespread

Origin

Song Type(s)
Singing Game


Game Types
Circle


Sub-Game Types
Circle/Moving


Sub-Game Types

Figures


Subject(s)
Home and Family
Occupations


Sub Subject
Farming

Alternate Titles

General Comments
Also in Erdei, Peter, 150 American Folk Songs for Teaching.