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I had a dream last night in which I was arranging the 1924 tune “Hard Hearted Hannah,” whose opening melody (in C) goes G-A over a I-V progression. I harmonized the second bar as B-D#-F-A, with an implied but unstated G as the root—effectively, V+9. This is pretty standard for the style.
Waking, I noticed that this is a Fr+6 chord pun (and here's where I depart wholly from the actual song into theoretical realms). The hypothetical move to Am/E-E7-Am sounds pedestrian, but the enharmonic resolution is appealingly zany: Ebm/Bb-Bb7-Ebm.
I know that we occasionally teach irregular resolutions and enharmonic puns toward the end of our Theory 3 semesters (or what-have-you). Does anyone know of this move happening in the wild?
In short, an incomplete V+9 (preferably with a leading tone in the bass) becoming the Fr.+6 of biii?
Associate Professor of Music