Shake The Papaya Down

This appealing calypso song is great for:

  • Singing in parts (All three sections of the song can be sung at the same time.)
  • Singing with syncopation!
  • Working with the rhythmic element 'ties'.
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Kodály Analysis:

Shake The Papaya Down Theme: Multicultural Games:
Partner: Form: Strophic Song Type:
Scale: Major CSP: A Age: Upper Primary - Middle Secondary
Tones: s low l low ti low d finalis r m f s Rhythm: ; ; ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: m s m d ; d m ; r f r ; r l low ; ti low r ti low ; ti low l low ti low ; d s low ; s low m ; l low ti low d finalis ; l low ti low d r m ; r s ; s f m ; d r m f m ; f r ; r m f s f ; m f s ; s d
Prac: ;


Origin: Jamaican Folk Song

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