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Can you find what's hidden behind each element of this list, and why they are described in this way ?

cheeky ancestor continuously capers and counts

free falls for greatly adventurous arachnid

bragging about girl's animal : baa baa baa

baby dangerously balances amid gusts

famous fossil farmer characterizes ducks, describes cattle

great gassy diamond disappears elusively, essentially dual

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They all seem to be nursery rhymes, and the words are restricted to starting with a, b, c, d, e, f, g, with the first letters of each word in the line representing the notes for that rhyme.

cheeky ancestor continuously capers and counts

This Old Man

free falls for greatly adventurous arachnid

Itsy Bitsy Spider

bragging about girl's animal : baa baa baa

Thanks to Brandon: Mary Had a Little Lamb

baby dangerously balances amid gusts

Thanks to Gareth: Rock-a-bye baby

famous fossil farmer characterizes ducks, describes cattle

Old MacDonald Had a Farm

great gassy diamond disappears elusively, essentially dual

Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star

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    $\begingroup$ The baby is presumably from "Rock-a-bye baby on the tree top". $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Mar 3 at 17:01
  • $\begingroup$ I think you might have #3 wrong, just because of "girl", and the owner of the black sheep is not specifically mentioned to be a girl. Perhaps this is Rot13(Znel unq n yvggyr ynzo)? $\endgroup$ – Brandon_J Mar 3 at 17:08
  • $\begingroup$ Bah, I even had the correct tune in my head, but for some reason filled in the wrong title. $\endgroup$ – a sandwhich Mar 3 at 17:10
  • $\begingroup$ Happens to all of us! Nice answer, have an upvote. $\endgroup$ – Brandon_J Mar 3 at 17:57
  • $\begingroup$ Good job ! The answer is almost correct : missing only the first rhyme. $\endgroup$ – Soltius Mar 3 at 18:25

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