Like the Carter Family tune, the song stays in a major key while the ship sinks ever deeper.
The singer makes use of all the scale tones of the major key of E♭, except the D♮.
"Get it yourself," said Farallone quickly, and he fell to whistling in a major key.
It is pitched in major key: it swells O'Connor's piping note into a trumpet blast.
In music the major key wakens a different emotion from the minor.
major key did not deny the words, but stoutly maintained his loyalty.
In Normandy the street cries seem to be all in the major key.
A book of lyrics and other poems written in the major key of cheerfulness and hope.
He played the minor strains, or what should have been minor, in the major key.
The major key was rather a great performance than a great success.