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Referring back to "Sophie Lay on My Sofa," this song emphasizes the feeling of the Phrygian mode, and its iconic notes.

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I sang you a song 'bout a girl on my sofa; [Yes, that was on "so fa"]
She was sprawling around in the heat and eating raw dough. ["ra do"]
I knew if she did that she never would go far,
'Cause when it's warm and your cookie dough's raw,
bad germs start to grow.
But I found a modal way to help her survive.
There's one mode that's cold enough to keep her alive!
And that's Phrygian...
Frigid Phrygian... Phrygian... Phrygian...

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from The Well Trained Ear: songs to strengthen aural skills, released May 20, 2019
David Newman - Voice, Piano

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David Newman Harrisonburg, Virginia

Educational Songwriter, Classical Singer, Digital Creator and Innovator, Science Geek and Music Nerd.

Music Theory and Voice Faculty at James Madison University.

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