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    1. Does ‘song sung blue’ mean that a song is sung sadly? Is it common usage?

    "Every garden grows one."
    2. Does every garden grow a song? Does it make sense?

    "Me and you are subject to the blues now and then
    But when you take the blues and make a song"

    3. Do blues mean sadness?
    4. What does ‘to be subject to the blues’ mean ? Is it common usage?

    “You sing them out again”
    5. Does ‘them’ refer to the blues?

    6. After you sing them out again, it makes you feel better. You feel pain relieved, right?


    ”Song sung blue
    Weeping like a willow
    Song sung blue
    Sleeping on my pillow”

    7. Can anyone explain the verses above?

    ”Funny thing, but you can sing it with a cry in your voice
    And before you know it, start to feeling good
    You simply got no choice”

    8. Can anyone explain the verses above?
    9. Why not 'start to feel good'?


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    1. You're right, and no it's not common usage. It's meant to be lyrical--poetic.
    2. "Garden" as in a happy life, I gather. Even a person who has a happy life is prone to the blues.
    3. Yes.
    4. To be prone to
    5. Yes.
    6. Yes.
    7. Sadness, and depression.
    8. The music makes you forget the pain.
    9. Dialect variation

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    Hi soup.

    re Weeping like a willow --- sadness

    Is the plant 'weeping willow' a symbol of sadness?

    'Weeping' means crying, but 'weeping willow' is just a plant, right?

    Thanks for the reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nefertiti View Post
    Hi soup.

    re Weeping like a willow --- sadness

    Is the plant 'weeping willow' a symbol of sadness?

    'Weeping' means crying, but 'weeping willow' is just a plant, right?

    Thanks for the reply.
    Hi, Yes, the Weeping Willow (Salix × sepulcralis) is a tree, it's colloquial English name "Weeping Willow" has given rise to it being used as a symbol of sadness.

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    Default Re: song sung blue

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Hi, Yes, the Weeping Willow (Salix × sepulcralis) is a tree, it's colloquial English name "Weeping Willow" has given rise to it being used as a symbol of sadness.
    It has what gardeners call 'a weeping habit' - referring to the way it habitually grows. It doesn't have many thick branches, and the ones it has usually sag downwards (sometimes reaching the ground): http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...0px-Willow.jpg

    I think the song-writer just used it to rhyme with pillow.

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