Song lyrics aren't supposed to be a fountain of perfect english, but on the other hand some are just so
atrocious, they need to get called out. We're not looking for sentance fragments or the word ain't since there are too many instances to count.
Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics, Elvis Presley
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"You ain't nothing but a hound dog."
To negatives make a positive. It has to be : You ain't anything but a hound dog or You are nothing but a hound dog.
Submitted by: Chris
Cause if there's one thing that she don't need
The verb "to do" in the 3rd singular negative person is "doesn't"
Submitted by: Juan josé sánchez cebolla
Little sister, don't you do what your big sister done
The bad grammar is because "did" doesn't rhyme with "run."
Submitted by: crazydon
I ain't never did no wrong
Even if you remove the triple negative (ain't never did no), it would still be grammatically incorrect. It would read "I have did no wrong" or "I have never did any wrong". So the line should be either "I have done no wrong" or "I have never done any wrong".
Submitted by: MO
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