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Thread #13719   Message #334652
Posted By: Margo
04-Nov-00 - 05:12 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Sally Ann / Ballad of Sally Anne
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sally Ann
Yeah, it kind of seems like there is a missing verse or something- to explain how Johnny ended up hanging in a tree... Yes, it is a strange grammatical construction. Expressions used in liturature aren't appropriate for spoken or sung language. "Bore strange fruit" fits better and is a good rhyme (suit with fruit) but is still strange in context. Oh well, Margo