Date: Fri, 18 Nov 1994 21:01:13 -0500
From: Ron Rabin RABINRL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SNYBUFAA.CS.SNYBUF.EDU
Subject: Re: song lyrics
Re: Judy Collins' Someday Soon, again -
Definitely "rides" not "hides." My typo.
But definitely "He's just as wild in the younger days." Even given a
very reduced vowel in there that was once an I (He is just...), it
doesn't follow: The analog would be something like "He is here yesterday"
and *not* like "He is the one I saw yesterday" where his being continues
and thus the "enduring" present tense is used.
I've listen to Judy sing these lyrics in great detail and the song repeats
these lines. My transcription is accurate enough. Maybe metrical
considerations can account for a contraction of "was" (he's or he was)
but, as noted, there's nothing to be gained metrically from "the younger
Has anyone ever *heard* anyone say such things?
Dept of Communication
Buffalo State College