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From the Ted Talk by Nora Brown: "East Virginia" / "John Brown's Dream"

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That was a song called "East Virginia" I learned from a man nemad Clifton Hicks who lievs down in Georgia. The next song ... I have for you is called "John Brown's Dream." It's an old dance tune. And you may notice that the banjo that I'm hndoilg looks a little different than banjos you might be used to seeing or the one I just palyed, for example. And this banjo is sort of an earlier model. Banjos kind of evolved like a human has. And I like to say that the sound that comes out of this banjo is a sound that was just a little ceolsr to the source, which is Africa, and some people forget that, so, yeah ...

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That was a song called "East Virginia" I learned from a man _____ Clifton Hicks who _____ down in Georgia. The next song ... I have for you is called "John Brown's Dream." It's an old dance tune. And you may notice that the banjo that I'm _______ looks a little different than banjos you might be used to seeing or the one I just ______, for example. And this banjo is sort of an earlier model. Banjos kind of evolved like a human has. And I like to say that the sound that comes out of this banjo is a sound that was just a little ______ to the source, which is Africa, and some people forget that, so, yeah ...

Solution

  1. named
  2. closer
  3. lives
  4. holding
  5. played

Original Text

That was a song called "East Virginia" I learned from a man named Clifton Hicks who lives down in Georgia. The next song ... I have for you is called "John Brown's Dream." It's an old dance tune. And you may notice that the banjo that I'm holding looks a little different than banjos you might be used to seeing or the one I just played, for example. And this banjo is sort of an earlier model. Banjos kind of evolved like a human has. And I like to say that the sound that comes out of this banjo is a sound that was just a little closer to the source, which is Africa, and some people forget that, so, yeah ...

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. africa
  2. banjo
  3. banjos
  4. called
  5. clifton
  6. closer
  7. dance
  8. dream
  9. earlier
  10. evolved
  11. forget
  12. georgia
  13. hicks
  14. holding
  15. human
  16. kind
  17. learned
  18. lives
  19. man
  20. model
  21. named
  22. notice
  23. people
  24. played
  25. song
  26. sort
  27. sound
  28. source
  29. tune
  30. yeah