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Thread #78750 Message #1422873
Posted By: JennyO
28-Feb-05 - 10:08 AM
Thread Name: Acceptable adjectives in folk songs
Subject: RE: Acceptable adjectives in folk songs
Thanks, GUEST,Joe F, for that clarification. Yes, it felt like an adjective, but I wasn't sure. I suppose the adverb would have been "freely". Quite a different meaning, really.
Snuffy mentioned the moon, and another of John Warner's songs immediately came to mind. In the chorus of "Andersons Coast" it is a lonely moon:
But Annie, dear, don't wait for me,
I fear I shall not return to thee,
There's nought to do but endure my fate,
And watch the moon, the lonely moon
Light the breakers on wild Bass Strait.