She's / She'd been married… BEFORE
So there's this song about Henry VIII. According to different sources, the lyrics go like this:
"I'm Henery the Eighth, I am,
Henery the Eighth I am, I am!
I got married to the widow next door,
She'd been married seven times before." etc.
Now, there's this version played by Herman's Hermits.
(You can have a look at my favourite one: I'm Henry the VIII - Herman's Hermits - YouTube)
My problem is that they actually sing "she's been married seven times before".
Well, NOW she's the wife of Henry VIII, so those seven guys came before this one.
Can I have the opinion of native speakers from all around the world? Do you consider it correct, unusual but acceptable or wrong?
Re: She's / She'd been married… BEFORE
I prefer the past perfect as it refers to the time before she married the singer.
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