The verses of 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds' (Lennon & McCartney) are written in a triple meter. We will ignore the chorus, which is in a duple meter.
Underline the words that aline with the first beat of the triplets (1-2-3 or 1-trip-let). 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 (3) Picture yourself in a boat on a river With tangerine trees and marmalade skies Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly A girl with kaleidoscope eyes
Cellophane flowers of yellow and green Towering over your head Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes And she's gone
Follow her down to a bridge by a fountain Where rocking horse people eat marshmallow pies Everyone smiles as you drift past the flowers That grow so incredibly high
Newspaper taxis appear on the shore Waiting to take you away Climb in the back with your head in the clouds And you're gone
Picture yourself on a train in a station With Plasticine porters with looking-glass ties Suddenly someone is there at the turnstile The girl with kaleidoscope eyes