In this song the melody repeats, it is fairly the same all throughout, but then you get really far away from home, and then it goes back to the original melody. Insisted: the a section, has this fairly constant slow pulse. In the b section, it gets much faster. The melody changes, and the rate at which the song is much faster as well: arlen and harburg; one is producer and one is a lyricist ?? tin can alley dvsn of labor. Isolated the black people, split up their families: slave trade lasted 250 years, all they had left was their voice in music. It"s been (cid:883)(cid:887)(cid:882) years since the slave trade ended. In europeans music and (cid:498)work(cid:499) are separate ex. If u are doing hw and listening to music your parents will say , do your homework. They believe u can do both at once: but for black ppl theres music for everything!