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Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics, Boz Scaggs

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Boz Scaggs', "Lido Shuffle"
The Lyrics:
Lido be runnin', having great big fun
Until he got the note
Two different errors here. (1) "Be" cannot be used by itself as a verb (except in the imperative mood); (2) The second part ("Until he got the note") shifts from present tense to past; should instead be "gets the note".
Submitted by: RJSchex
Boz Scaggs', "Lowdown"
The Lyrics:
You ain't got to be so bad, ain't got to be so cold
In addition to the substandard "ain't", it is also substandard to use "got" as a substitute for "have".
Submitted by: RJSchex

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