Ca the Yowes

Poet:  Robert Burns (1759-1796)

Source:  Volume V: British Isles

Date of Composition:  1951 (pre Apr. 9)

Publication: Boosey & Co., Ltd., 1958

Voice Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Subject:  A love song.

Range:  D4 – F#5

Tessitura:  F#4 – B4

Tempo: Broadly; 2/4

Duration:  02:23

Vocal Characteristics: Possible two-measure phrases; fermatas on E5 and F#5 during each verse; dotted rhythms permeate

Piano Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Accompaniment Characteristics: Begins and ends simply, yet grows to include flourishing triplets and quintuplets

Additional Comments: Scottish dialect

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