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jack halyard children's taunt tune: nyah nyah, na nyah nyah (93* d) RE: children's taunt tune: nyah nyah, na nyah nyah 04 Apr 04

On the subject of musical pitches carrying, sea shanties are an example of where pitch is definitely more important than content.
The grunt, shriek or hitch on the heave is a powerfully carrying sound. Some shanty tunes such as Sally Racket are very close to the children's chant. In fact Sally Racket, a song describing the antics of various ladies of doubtful repute, is as close to the childrens chant in both music and content as adult males could get.

Oh my little Suzy Skinner,(Chorus "haul him away!")
She's only a beginner,(chorus)
But she prefers it to her dinner,(chorus)
To me hauley hi yo
Haul him away!

Any number of ratty four year olds would probably make up similar verses about the kid in the out group to the basic tune.

                         Your good health, all,

                         Jack Halyard

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