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Let’s find the repeated phrases in the song Shark Baby by Shawnee Lamb and Robin Davies. It is a nursery dance song about a family of sharks. On June 17, 2016, “Baby Shark Dance” song was posted on YouTube, which has received billions of views.

The lyrics are here: Baby Shark lyrics

Here are the short patterns:

Count    Phrase
162	 doo
 25	 shark (5 with !)
  9      !

In the 2 word patterns, we see the 5 members of the family:

Count   Phrase
4	Baby shark
4	Mommy shark
4       Daddy shark
4	Grandma shark
4	Grandpa shark

Here we see the moods of the dance:

Count    Phrase
4	 Let's go hunt
4	 Run away
4	 Safe at last
4	 It's the end

We could probably pattern another nursery song on this super popular song. Nursery songs are part of how we learn language and folk dancing. I love the song as much as my grandchild, Jayden Payne.

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