Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Folk music -- counting syllables

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Using 4x4 and 2x2 syllable-squares, I emphasize the counting that lies behind folk music in the following selection from "Some Walls" (lyrics by Mary Ann Kennedy, Pamela Rose, Randy Sharp -- but line breaks are mine), recorded by Peter, Paul, and Mary:

          Some walls

          Some walls are made
          of stone.  Sometimes
          we build our own.
          Some walls can stand 

          for years.  Some wash
          away with tears.
          If any hope
          for love at all

          some walls
          must fall.

A complete version of the lyrics is available here.

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