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Shake Them 'Simmons Down
Song Analysis
Grade Level
2 - 5
Tonal Center
do
Scale
Pentatonic
Range
M6
Tone Set
s,l, Drm
Melodic Motive(s)
m.r.d.d
s,l,.d.d.l,s,
s,l,.d.m.md
Melodic Elements
so, Tuning
Melodic Context
s,-l,
Rhythmic Element(s)
ri-tim Tuning
 
 
Original Starting Pitch
D
Partwork
Form Analysis
aavab
Form Type
Strophic with refrain
Rhythm Set
ta
ti-ti
ta-a
ri-tim

Source
Owens, William A. Swing and Turn: Texas Play-Party Games. Dallas: Tardy Publishing Co., 1936. 62.

Informant/Performer


State
Texas

Region
South

Origin
Anglo-American

Song Type(s)
Play-Party


Game Types
Circle


Sub-Game Types
Circle/Moving


Sub-Game Types

Figures
Promenade
Swing


Subject(s)
Movement


Sub Subject

Alternate Titles
Shake That Tree

General Comments