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From the Ted Talk by Natalie MacMaster: Cape Breton fiddling in reel time

Unscramble the Blue Letters

♫ Like the heeahtr ♫.
♫ on the hillside ♫.
♫ as they drove us ♫.
♫ from the Highlands ♫.
♫ Like the ice flow ♫.
♫ from the actirc ♫.
♫ where we landed ♫.
♫ in Newfoundland ♫.
♫ There's a coolr ♫.
♫ to my sorrow ♫.
♫ There's a name for ♫.
♫ all this sadness ♫.
♫ Like the ocean ♫.
♫ in between us ♫.
♫ I am blue ♫.
♫ Blue is a river ♫.
♫ Blue remembered ♫.
♫ Blue wtear ♫.
♫ running clear ♫.
♫ Blue like a planet ♫.
♫ to a spaceman ♫.
♫ Blue river ♫.
♫ of my tares ♫.
(Fiddle and synthesizer).
♫ So I came here ♫.

Open Cloze

♫ Like the _______ ♫.
♫ on the hillside ♫.
♫ as they drove us ♫.
♫ from the Highlands ♫.
♫ Like the ice flow ♫.
♫ from the ______ ♫.
♫ where we landed ♫.
♫ in Newfoundland ♫.
♫ There's a _____ ♫.
♫ to my sorrow ♫.
♫ There's a name for ♫.
♫ all this sadness ♫.
♫ Like the ocean ♫.
♫ in between us ♫.
♫ I am blue ♫.
♫ Blue is a river ♫.
♫ Blue remembered ♫.
♫ Blue _____ ♫.
♫ running clear ♫.
♫ Blue like a planet ♫.
♫ to a spaceman ♫.
♫ Blue river ♫.
♫ of my _____ ♫.
(Fiddle and synthesizer).
♫ So I came here ♫.

Solution

  1. arctic
  2. tears
  3. color
  4. water
  5. heather

Original Text

♫ Like the heather ♫.
♫ on the hillside ♫.
♫ as they drove us ♫.
♫ from the Highlands ♫.
♫ Like the ice flow ♫.
♫ from the Arctic ♫.
♫ where we landed ♫.
♫ in Newfoundland ♫.
♫ There's a color ♫.
♫ to my sorrow ♫.
♫ There's a name for ♫.
♫ all this sadness ♫.
♫ Like the ocean ♫.
♫ in between us ♫.
♫ I am blue ♫.
♫ Blue is a river ♫.
♫ Blue remembered ♫.
♫ Blue water ♫.
♫ running clear ♫.
♫ Blue like a planet ♫.
♫ to a spaceman ♫.
♫ Blue river ♫.
♫ of my tears ♫.
(Fiddle and synthesizer).
♫ So I came here ♫.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
blue river 3
blue remembered 2
blue water 2
running clear 2

Important Words

  1. arctic
  2. blue
  3. clear
  4. color
  5. drove
  6. fiddle
  7. flow
  8. heather
  9. highlands
  10. hillside
  11. ice
  12. landed
  13. newfoundland
  14. ocean
  15. planet
  16. remembered
  17. river
  18. running
  19. sadness
  20. sorrow
  21. spaceman
  22. synthesizer
  23. tears
  24. water