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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]
 
*"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]
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*Cohen, Leonard, [http://www.lyricstraining.com/play/2202/leonard_cohen]
 
*Cohen, Leonard, [http://www.lyricstraining.com/play/2202/leonard_cohen]
 
*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]"
 
*Lauryn Hill: [http://lyricskeeper.fr/fr/lauryn-hill/i-used-to-love-him.html I used to love him]
 
*Lauryn Hill: [http://lyricskeeper.fr/fr/lauryn-hill/i-used-to-love-him.html I used to love him]
 
*Lauryn Hill (to her firstborn): [http://lyricskeeper.fr/fr/lauryn-hill/to-zion.html]
 
*Lauryn Hill (to her firstborn): [http://lyricskeeper.fr/fr/lauryn-hill/to-zion.html]

Revision as of 02:31, 3 March 2013

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.

Should you want to look for the lyrics of a song, any search engine will accomplish the task... lyrics + "song title"




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 [the deadlines] seemed so far away.
  • All [our client] seemed so [satisfied].
  • All [the accounting] seemed [to be in order].
  • All [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].
  • There's [an intruder] getting into [our internal network]. (getting into = accessing)
  • There's [someone] [trying to get in.] (get in = enter, access)</p>

Blogposts

Artists

at Lyrics Training:

Songs

Present Perfect

Simple Past

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

Particles

-ing

Prepositions

Miscellaneous

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