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=Introduction=
 
=Introduction=
  
Listening to music is a great way to "fix" grammatical structures. On this page, there are many <b>links</b> to songs and their lyrics.  There are a number of different supports.  On my blog, there are a few songs with gap-fill lyric exercises [http://www.creoliste.fr/ling/index.php/Music_and_Second_Language_Learning#Blogposts §].  These are songs that I have tested on classes at the 5e / 4e level.  Similarly, but in real time, [http://www.creoliste.fr/ling/index.php/Music_and_Second_Language_Learning#Artists lyrics training] offers a game that allows you to listen to a video while filling in words "blanked out" from the lyrics.  ("to blank out" (here) = erased)
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<p>Listening to music is a great way to "fix" grammatical structures. On this page, there are many <b>links</b> to songs and their lyrics.  These links lead various places.  On my blog, there are a few songs with gap-fill lyric exercises [http://www.creoliste.fr/ling/index.php/Music_and_Second_Language_Learning#Blogposts §].  These are songs that I have tested on classes at the 5e / 4e level.  Similarly, but in real time, [http://www.creoliste.fr/ling/index.php/Music_and_Second_Language_Learning#Artists lyrics training] offers a game that allows you to listen to a video while filling in words missing from the lyrics.  Other links on this page may lead to <i>youtube</i> or <i>daily motion</i>. </p>
  
Other links on this page may lead to youtube or daily motion.  If ever you want to look for the lyrics of a song, any search engine will accomplish the task... <span style="color:brown;">lyrics + "song title"</span>
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<p>Type <span style="color:brown;">lyrics + "song title" in any search engine to find the words to songs.</span></p>
 
 
To return to the notion of "fixing" structures (which does not mean "repairing" them, but making them part of your everyday speech:
 
 
 
Let's take some examples from "Yesterday" by the Beatles:
 
  
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To return to the notion of "fixing" structures (which does not mean "repairing" them, but making them part of your everyday speech), let's take some examples from "Yesterday" by the Beatles:
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*All [my troubles] seemed [so far away]
 
*All [my troubles] seemed [so far away]
  
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replace what is in brackets with other expressions (for the first you can substitute any noun phrase, for the second any predicate (substantive:  infinitival, substantive // predicate adjective / locative... etc. :   
 
replace what is in brackets with other expressions (for the first you can substitute any noun phrase, for the second any predicate (substantive:  infinitival, substantive // predicate adjective / locative... etc. :   
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*All [the deadlines] seemed so far away.
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*All [[of] the deadlines] seemed so far away.
*All [our client] seemed so [satisfied].   
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*All [[of] our clients] seemed so [satisfied].   
*All [the accounting] seemed [to be in order].
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*All [[of] the accounting] seemed [to be in order].
*All [our IT people] seemed [to want to change the system].
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*All [[of] our IT people] seemed [to want to change the system].
 
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Or:
 
Or:
 
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*There's [a shadow] [[hanging] over [me]].
 
*There's [a shadow] [[hanging] over [me]].
  
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which could give:
 
which could give:
 
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*There's [a deadline] hanging over [the project].
 
*There's [a deadline] hanging over [the project].
*There's [an intruder] getting into [our internal network].  (getting into = accessing)
 
*There's [someone] [trying to get in.]  (get in = enter, access)
 
  
 
=Blogposts=
 
=Blogposts=
*[http://www.creoliste.fr/blog/prophets-and-such/ Louis Armstrong], "Jonah and the Whale", "Go down, Moses"  
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*[http://www.creoliste.fr/blog Louis Armstrong], "Jonah and the Whale", "Go down, Moses"  
*[http://www.creoliste.fr/blog/youve-got-a-friend/ Carole King], James Taylor, "You've Got a Friend"
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*[http://www.creoliste.fr/blog Carole King], James Taylor, "You've Got a Friend"
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(For the moment you will have to use '''ctrl-f''' to find them on the page.  Someday I may fix this. ^^)
  
 
=Artists=
 
=Artists=
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=Songs=
 
=Songs=
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==Comparatives / Participles ==
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Aloe Blacc & Avicii, "Wake Me Up" [http://www.lyricstraining.com/play/22494/avicii_aloe_blacc/wake_me_up lyrics training]
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==Present Perfect==
 
==Present Perfect==
*Cat Stevens -- "Morning has broken" [http://www.lyricstraining.com/play/18643/cat_stevens_eleanor_farjeon/morning_has_broken §§ lyrics training]
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*Cat Stevens / Eleanor Farjeon -- "Morning has broken" [[Morning has broken | text]]  [http://www.hymnary.org/text/morning_has_broken history]
  
 
==Simple Past==
 
==Simple Past==
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*Lauryn Hill -- "I Used to Love Him"
 
*Lauryn Hill -- "I Used to Love Him"
  
==Particles==
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==Particles / Phrasal Verbs==
*Armstrong, Louis -- <i>Louis and the Good Book</i> (1958)  Cf.  Creoliste blogpost
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*Armstrong, Louis -- <i>Louis and the Good Book</i> (1958)  Cf.  Creoliste [https://blog.creoliste.fr blogpost]
*Fitzgerald, Ella -- "[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2oEmPP5dTM Call the Whole Thing Off]"
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*Fitzgerald, Ella -- "Call the Whole Thing Off" (Gershwin)
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*:<html5media>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQWbqeYsqp8</html5media>
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*:<html5media>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqXrPGubHI8</html5media>
 
*Jones, Norah -- "Turn Me On" [http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xgzdj2_turn-me-on_music dailymotion]
 
*Jones, Norah -- "Turn Me On" [http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xgzdj2_turn-me-on_music dailymotion]
 
*Marley, Bob -- "Get up, Stand up" [http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xeicp9_iconcerts-santana-friends-exodus-ge_music Santana & Friends]
 
*Marley, Bob -- "Get up, Stand up" [http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xeicp9_iconcerts-santana-friends-exodus-ge_music Santana & Friends]
*Cars -- "Drive" [http://www.lyricstraining.com/play/6255/the_cars/drive Lyrics Training]  (dated pop music)
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*They Might Be Giants, "Particle Man".
  
 
==-ing==
 
==-ing==
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*Leonard Cohen -- "Dance me to the end of love" [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__ebR_8UKAY live], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl-cVgAU8K8 Madeleine Peyroux cover], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dance_Me_to_the_End_of_Love wikipedia] on the origin of the song
 
*Leonard Cohen -- "Dance me to the end of love" [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__ebR_8UKAY live], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl-cVgAU8K8 Madeleine Peyroux cover], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dance_Me_to_the_End_of_Love wikipedia] on the origin of the song
  
=Themes=
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=Miscellaneous=
  
==Apology==
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*"Let My People Go", traditional. (cf. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fisk_Jubilee_Singers Jubilee Singers], 1872) [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtLcELU1brA Paul Robeson 193?], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP5EfwBWgg0 Louis Armstrong 1958], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zpeu89iyFF8 Russian remix]
*Elton John & Blue"Sorry seems to be the hardest word", [http://www.lyricstraining.com/play/6258/blue_elton_john/sorry_seems_to_be_the_hardest_word lyrics training]
 
  
==Chance==
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*"Jonah and the Whale", traditional, Louis Armstrong, <i>Louis and the Good Book</i>, 1958.  [http://www.creoliste.fr/blog/prophets-and-such/ blog]
*Sting, "The Shape of My Heart", (with lyrics @ [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1xjq-QUOiM u2b] )
 
  
==Child Abuse==
 
*Vega, Suzanne, "Luka", [http://www.lyricstraining.com/play/12029/suzanne_vega/luka Lyrics Training]
 
  
==Equal Rights==
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*Blacc, Aloe -- "I Need a Dollar" [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR6oYX1D-0w] | modals, simple vocab
*O'Connor, Sinead -- "War" ''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYw8JR1N90o a capella]'' (Saturday Night Live)
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*Black Eyed Peas, ''Shut Up'', [http://www.lyricstraining.com/play/5045/black_eyed_peas/shut_up Lyrics Training]
 
*Black Eyed Peas + Sting -- "[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rT_-Ln7eWpw Union]"
 
*Black Eyed Peas + Sting -- "[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rT_-Ln7eWpw Union]"
 
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*Clapton, Eric "Tears in Heaven" [http://www.lyricstraining.com/play/4862/eric_clapton/tears_in_heaven lyrics training]
==Friendship==
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*Cohen, Leonard [http://www.lyricstraining.com/play/3763/leonard_cohen/hallelujah Hallelujah]
*King, Carole -- "You've got a friend" | seasons, have to, got to, have got, wherever.  from Tapestry [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHlcW_lKPl4 u2b].  James Taylor solo version [http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x15f20_james-taylor-you-ve-got-a-friend_music#rel-page-3 u2b ]
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*Cohen, Leonard, [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otJY2HvW3Bw Suzanne]
**[http://www.lyricstraining.com/play/1420/carol_king_celine_dion_gloria_estefan_shania_twain/youve_got_a_friend lyrics training]
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*Costello, Elvis, "Let Him Dangle." Derek Bentley case. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_Bentley_case]. lyrics: [http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/index.php/Let_Him_Dangle]
 
 
==Parenting==
 
*Stevens, Cat -- "Father and Son" at [http://www.lyricstraining.com/play/257/cat_stevens/father_and_son Lyrics Training]
 
 
 
==Jealousy==
 
 
*Gabriel, Peter -- "[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo9riZYUpTw Shock the Monkey]"
 
*Gabriel, Peter -- "[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo9riZYUpTw Shock the Monkey]"
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*Hayes, Richie -- "[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBOP8t2hlFQ Follow the Drinking Gourd]"  mais qu'en dit la NASA?  [http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/ltc/special/mlk/gourd2.html]
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*Lauryn Hill: [http://lyricskeeper.fr/fr/lauryn-hill/i-used-to-love-him.html I used to love him]
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*Lauryn Hill (to her firstborn): [http://lyricskeeper.fr/fr/lauryn-hill/to-zion.html To Zion]
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*Franki Valli / Lauryn Hill: [http://lyricskeeper.fr/fr/lauryn-hill/cant-take-my-eyes-of-you.html Can't Take My Eyes Off of You]
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*Elton John & Blue,  "Sorry seems to be the hardest word", [http://www.lyricstraining.com/play/6258/blue_elton_john/sorry_seems_to_be_the_hardest_word lyrics training]
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*King, Carole -- "You've got a friend", from [i]Tapestry[/i] [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHlcW_lKPl4 u2b].
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*Lennon, John -- "Imagine" [http://www.lyricstraining.com/play/6519/john_lennon/imagine Lyrics Training]
 
*Lennon, John -- "Jealous Guy" [http://www.lyricstraining.com/play/9308/john_lennon/jealous_guy Lyrics Training]
 
*Lennon, John -- "Jealous Guy" [http://www.lyricstraining.com/play/9308/john_lennon/jealous_guy Lyrics Training]
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*Marley, Bob -- "Three Little Birds" [http://www.lyricstraining.com/play/3044/bob_marley/three_little_birds lyrics training]
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*O'Connor, Sinead -- "War" ''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYw8JR1N90o a capella]'' (Saturday Night Live)
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*Queen -- "[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrrrWlmavPQ Spread Your Wings]" (fly away)
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*Stevens, Cat -- "Father and Son" at [http://www.lyricstraining.com/play/257/cat_stevens/father_and_son Lyrics Training]
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*Vega, Suzanne, "Luka", [http://www.lyricstraining.com/play/12029/suzanne_vega/luka Lyrics Training]
  
==Hard Times==
 
*Blacc, Aloe -- "I Need a Dollar" [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR6oYX1D-0w] | modals, simple vocab
 
  
==Holocaust / Shoah==
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==Project==
*"Dance Me to the End of Love" Leonard Cohen
 
  
==Loss==
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*Rush, Moving Pictures tour, [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qdn-MwcZDUw]
*Cohen, Leonard, [http://www.lyricstraining.com/play/2202/leonard_cohen]
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**MTV established in 1981
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**Tom Sawyer
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**Xanadu
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**Closer to the Heart
  
==Love==
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==Videos==
*Lauryn Hill: [http://lyricskeeper.fr/fr/lauryn-hill/i-used-to-love-him.html I used to love him]
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*Professor Longhair: Big Chief.  Cambridge jumping.  [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voB6WiP83NU]
*Lauryn Hill (to her firstborn): [http://lyricskeeper.fr/fr/lauryn-hill/to-zion.html]
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*Fantasia 2000, Gershwin's <i>Rhapsody in Blue</i>. [http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xetg19_fantasia-2000-rhapsody-in-blue_music]
*Franki Valli / Lauryn Hill: [http://lyricskeeper.fr/fr/lauryn-hill/cant-take-my-eyes-of-you.html]
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*Elvis Costello.  God's Comic. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7dzTCvLfN0]
*Clapton, Eric "Tears in Heaven" [http://www.lyricstraining.com/play/4862/eric_clapton/tears_in_heaven lyrics training]
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*The Police.  "Walking in Your Footsteps" [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eczOimsS9GY]
  
==Love Gone Wrong==
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==Instrumental==
*Black Eyed Peas, ''Shut Up'', [http://www.lyricstraining.com/play/5045/black_eyed_peas/shut_up Lyrics Training]
 
  
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Bluegrass: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluegrass_music
  
==Middle Passage / Slavery==
 
*"Jonah and the Whale", traditional, Louis Armstrong, <i>Louis and the Good Book</i>, 1958.  [http://www.creoliste.fr/blog/prophets-and-such/ blog]
 
*"Sometimes, I Feel like a Motherless Child", traditional.
 
*"Let My People Go", traditional. (cf. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fisk_Jubilee_Singers Jubilee Singers], 1872)  [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtLcELU1brA Paul Robeson 193?], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP5EfwBWgg0 Louis Armstrong 1958], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zpeu89iyFF8 Russian remix]
 
  
==Cheer up==
 
*Cohen, Leonard [http://www.lyricstraining.com/play/3763/leonard_cohen/hallelujah Hallelujah]
 
*Peter Gabriel with Kate Bush -- "Don't Give up"
 
*John Lennon -- "Imagine" [http://www.lyricstraining.com/play/6519/john_lennon/imagine Lyrics Training]
 
*Bob Marley -- "Three Little Birds" [http://www.lyricstraining.com/play/3044/bob_marley/three_little_birds lyrics training]
 
*Queen -- "[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrrrWlmavPQ Spread Your Wings]" (fly away)
 
  
 
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[[Category:Music]]

Latest revision as of 22:39, 17 August 2020

Introduction

Listening to music is a great way to "fix" grammatical structures. On this page, there are many links to songs and their lyrics. These links lead various places. On my blog, there are a few songs with gap-fill lyric exercises §. These are songs that I have tested on classes at the 5e / 4e level. Similarly, but in real time, lyrics training offers a game that allows you to listen to a video while filling in words missing from the lyrics. Other links on this page may lead to youtube or daily motion.

Type lyrics + "song title" in any search engine to find the words to songs.




To return to the notion of "fixing" structures (which does not mean "repairing" them, but making them part of your everyday speech), let's take some examples from "Yesterday" by the Beatles:

  • All [my troubles] seemed [so far away]


replace what is in brackets with other expressions (for the first you can substitute any noun phrase, for the second any predicate (substantive: infinitival, substantive // predicate adjective / locative... etc. :

  • All [[of] the deadlines] seemed so far away.
  • All [[of] our clients] seemed so [satisfied].
  • All [[of] the accounting] seemed [to be in order].
  • All [[of] our IT people] seemed [to want to change the system].


Or:

  • There's [a shadow] [[hanging] over [me]].


which could give:

  • There's [a deadline] hanging over [the project].

Blogposts

(For the moment you will have to use ctrl-f to find them on the page. Someday I may fix this. ^^)

Artists

at Lyrics Training:

Songs

Comparatives / Participles

Aloe Blacc & Avicii, "Wake Me Up" lyrics training

Present Perfect

  • Cat Stevens / Eleanor Farjeon -- "Morning has broken" text history

Simple Past

  • Beatles -- "Yesterday" (used to) / nostalgic past (Cf. Proust) (lyrics training)
  • Lauryn Hill -- "I Used to Love Him"

Particles / Phrasal Verbs

  • Armstrong, Louis -- Louis and the Good Book (1958) Cf. Creoliste blogpost
  • Fitzgerald, Ella -- "Call the Whole Thing Off" (Gershwin)
  • Jones, Norah -- "Turn Me On" dailymotion
  • Marley, Bob -- "Get up, Stand up" Santana & Friends
  • They Might Be Giants, "Particle Man".

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Prepositions

Miscellaneous

  • "Jonah and the Whale", traditional, Louis Armstrong, Louis and the Good Book, 1958. blog



Project

  • Rush, Moving Pictures tour, [5]
    • MTV established in 1981
    • Tom Sawyer
    • Xanadu
    • Closer to the Heart

Videos

  • Professor Longhair: Big Chief. Cambridge jumping. [6]
  • Fantasia 2000, Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. [7]
  • Elvis Costello. God's Comic. [8]
  • The Police. "Walking in Your Footsteps" [9]

Instrumental

Bluegrass: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluegrass_music