The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #74823   Message #3145357
Posted By: Mysha
30-Apr-11 - 12:25 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Three Score and Ten
Subject: RE: Origins: Three Score and Ten

Are you saying the chorus is a rhyme by a ten-year-old? Wouldn't it be somewhat unlikely that a ten-year-old would have "defied" in his vocabulary?
On the other hand, they didn't fight against the night. To me the version Joe quoted makes the most sense: "They long did fight, that bitter night, their battle with the swell." But is that a sentence for a ten-year-old?