Without pausing to think, see if you can complete the following phrases:
“Old ________ had a farm”
“She’ll be coming ‘round _______”
“You are my _________”
Easy? Sure, because songs you sing as a young child are seared indelibly in your memory. This explains why an elderly person may have a hard time recalling your name but can remember complete song lyrics from decades ago. Music can embed memories in our brains that can outlast all others.
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