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Rover_KE

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What is the source of your quote? It's ungrammatical. Who wrote it?
 

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Don't expect song lyrics to be grammatical or even to make sense.
 

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If a syllable needs filling in a song, then use the plural. Songs have needs that go beyond grammar.
 

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If a syllable needs filling in a song, then use the plural. Songs have needs that go beyond grammar.

I don't think songs ever need to go beyond grammar but they sometimes do, yes. This for me is bad songwriting.
 

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I'd favour the needs of the tune over minor quibbles about grammar if I wrote music. ;-)
 

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The writer of this song had similar views.

Good song! But that's exactly what I mean -- the choice of grammar is very conscious. It wouldn't work if it was Are you or are you not...?
 

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Outrageous liberties are taken with rhymes, too. Here's a toe-curler:

'Even the days are bedder
Now that we are togedder.

Even the nights are brighder
Now that I'm here beside yer'.
 

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Is you is or is you ain't my baby<---------What does it mean? :shock: Are you my baby?
 
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