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    go around taking names

    Hello everyone
    I'd like to ask about the meaning of the sentence "There's a man goin' 'round takin' names."

    There's a man goin' 'round takin' names
    There's a man goin' 'round takin' names
    He's taken my sister's name,
    And he's comin' 'round again
    There's a man goin' 'round takin' names

    As far as I understand "There's a man goin' 'round" means that there's a man nearby. But what does "take names" mean?

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    Re: go around taking names

    The man is walking around the area, asking people what their names are, and writing them down. Perhaps he is a police officer, or just a very strange man.

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    Re: go around taking names

    Quote Originally Posted by rewboss View Post
    The man is walking around the area, asking people what their names are, and writing them down. Perhaps he is a police officer, or just a very strange man.
    Thank you very much, rewboss.

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