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    What does Dem Bones means?

    I watch a video of this song to teach kids anatomy. What does "dem bones" mean?

    Thanks!

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    [COLOR=#0975C2 !important]Ezekiel cried, "Dem dry bones!"
    Ezekiel cried, "Dem dry bones!"
    Ezekiel cried, "Dem dry bones!"
    "Oh, hear the word of the Lord."
    [/COLOR]

    The foot bone connected to the leg bone,
    The leg bone connected to the knee bone,
    The knee bone connected to the thigh bone,
    The thigh bone connected to the back bone,
    The back bone connected to the neck bone,
    The neck bone connected to the head bone,
    Oh, hear the word of the Lord!

    Dem bones, dem bones gonna walk aroun',
    Dem bones, dem bones, gonna walk aroun'
    Dem bones, dem bones, gonna walk aroun'
    Oh, hear the word of the Lord.

    The head bone connected to the neck bone,
    The neck bone connected to the back bone,
    The back bone connected to the thigh bone,
    The thigh bone connected to the knee bone,
    The knee bone connected to the leg bone,
    The leg bone connected to the foot bone,

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    #2

    Re: What does Dem Bones means?

    It is dialect for "them bones" which is dialect for "those bones". It is a song. Don't confuse that with real English.

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    Re: What does Dem Bones means?

    ...and don't assume that it's a reliable resource for teaching anatomy.

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    Last edited by Rover_KE; 13-Sep-2014 at 17:42.

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    Re: What does Dem Bones means?

    And add the word is before connected in English outside the world of song.

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