Come All Ye Young Sailormen

This Sea Shanty with it's catchy, lilting melody and fun lyrics is great for:

  • Working with 3/4 metre.
  • Working with the rhythmic element 'tum ti' (dotted crotchet, quaver / dotted quarter note, eighth note) in 3/4 metre.

This song has a range of a tenth (octave plus 2).

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Kodály Analysis:

Come All Ye Young Sailormen Theme: Sea Shanty Games:
Partner: Form: Verse & Chorus Song Type:
Scale: Major CSP: C - E Age: Upper Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: m low f low s low l low ti low d finalis r m f s Rhythm: ; ;  
Melodic: s low d ; d r d ; d l low s low ; s low m ; m f s ; s m d ; d ti low l low ; l low ti low l low s low ; s low r ; m r d ; d s low ; s low m ; s low m low s low ; l low f low l low ; l low d ; d ti low d finalis


Origin: Sea Shanty Arr. M. McLatchey

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