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Richard Mellish Origins: Exercise 77 / Amourette (Graeme Miles) (23) RE: Lyr Req: Exercise 77 (Graeme Miles) 12 Jun 20

I seriously dislike this sort of song that uses the word "you" an awful lot. Who is the singer supposedly addressing? How are we supposed to know? And why should we have any interest in what the singer has to say to that person?

I can think of no traditional song that was addressed to an unspecified "you", and very few even to an identified notional audience (such as You Jacobites by name). Even from the days of the music hall were there any songs addressed to "you" or is it purely a recent fashion?

Those who like such songs in general or Exercise 77 in particular feel free to respond and explain why you like it.

Richard (who sometimes chooses to be a cantankerous old curmudgeon)

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