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Re six beats, Bernstein (I discover) used two versions of the six beat in 'America' from West Side Story--in one line!

First half (6/8 with two beats to the bar):

One  two   three        Four  five  six
I      want   to            be     in    A-

Second half (6/8 with three beats to the bar)

One two Three four Five six)
me            ri              ca

O-kay-by-me-in-A
me--ri--ca--

Ev-ry-thing's-free-in-A
me--ri--ca--

(For-a-small-fee-in-A
me--ri--ca--!)

Just before she starts singing they clap out the rhythm.



Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.

by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Thu Apr 3rd, 2008 at 02:42:08 PM EST
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