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Old 9th April 2017
  #23
Gear Maniac
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by AuldLangSine View Post
This line is from a number one song:

"In the desert you can remember your name 'cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain."

So you can not only break grammar conventions, but you can even create your own language.
Absolutely. Sometimes the nature of a song requires that the writer either abandons grammatical rules, or substitutes a new set of his own making.
For example, I have a very primitive song called 'Love Trouble' that doesn't allow conventional plurals:

Love only bring trouble Love only get you broken heart
Love only bring trouble Love only get you broken heart
Sailor man he travel far Never worry 'bout his heart
Follow sun and ride on wind Only friend his bottle gin
Love only bring trouble Love only get you broken heart
Sailor man he lonely Joe Girl in port he long to know.

Love only bring trouble Love only get you broken heart
Cowboy man he ride the range Years go by he never change
Feed his horse and milk his cow No romancing anyhow
Love only bring trouble Love only get you broken heart
Cowboy man he stop in town When at last he settle down

Love only bring trouble Love only get you broken heart
Soldier man he fight all day Then at night he gotta pray
Keep him safe, out of harm way Let him fight another day
Love only bring trouble Love only get you broken heart
Soldier man he earn his pay Thought of love they far away

Love only bring trouble Love only get you broken heart
Drummer man he make big noise Always playing with the boys Crashing cymbal much too loud Far and wide he get big crowd
Love only bring trouble Love only get you broken heart
'Spite big sound stixman he shy Got no love he sometime cry

Love only bring trouble Love only get you broken heart
Farmer man he work the land Got no time to make love plan Hand are rough and arm are strong Out in field all day long
Love only bring trouble Love only get you broken heart
Farmer man want loving wife Hope for woman all his life
Love only bring trouble Love only get you broken heart Love only bring trouble