O can ye sew cushions?

Poet:  Scottish tune

Source: Volume 1: British Isles

Date of Composition:  1940 (c. Dec.)

Publication: Boosey & Hawkes, 1943

Voice Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Subject:  A lullaby (Scottish dialect)

Range:  Eb4 – Ab5

Tessitura:  Ab4 – C5

Tempo: Gently rocking; 3/4

Duration: 01:48

Vocal Characteristics: Rise and fall of line; ascending min. 6th leaps to Ab5;

Piano Difficulty Level: Moderate

Accompaniment Characteristics: Duple against triple alternates between hands; lively section has a syncopated feel with grace notes

Additional Comments: Lively section in 4/4

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