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Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics, Eric Clapton

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Eric Clapton's, "Before You Accuse Me"
The Lyrics:
Your Mama said "Son,
Don't call my daughter no more."
"Don't", then "no more" - double negative.
Submitted by: Chowder
Eric Clapton's, "Cocaine"
The Lyrics:
She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie... cocaine.
The word "doesn't" should be used because "don't" is restricted to plurals, "I", and "you".
Submitted by: Tommy
Eric Clapton's, "Lay Down Sally"
The Lyrics:
Lay down, Sally, and rest you in my arms
Lay is a transitive verb. You lay something down. Also rest you makes no sense. Should be just rest
Submitted by: Hime
Eric Clapton's, "Lay Down Sally"
The Lyrics:
Lay down, Sally, no need to leave so soon.
Should be, "Lie down Sally..."
Submitted by: Mark

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