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Thread #7123 Message #3244522
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
25-Oct-11 - 10:03 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Kentucky Babe (Buck, Geibel, 1897)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kentucky Babe (Buck, Geibel, 1897)
History? I have a question.
Has anybody ever heard anybody use 'am' in the way this song uses it? as in 'Skeeters am a-humming.'
I could believe 'skeeters be hummin'
or simply 'skeeters hummin'
or 'skeeters, they hummin'
But 'skeeters am a-hummin'? I don't think so.
Let's not forget that much of the appeal of this song lies in its wonderful, gently rocking melody.