Gone and V-ed

Sallie Lemons Sallie.Lemons at MSDW.COM
Tue Nov 7 19:08:47 UTC 2000



Laurence Horn wrote:

> At 12:20 PM -0800 11/7/00, Salikoko Mufwene wrote:
>
>> At 05:52 PM 11/7/2000 +0000, Lynne Murphy wrote:
>>
>> >>A southern student in my "Dialect Voices in Literature" class
>> >>suggested that "gone and" is equivalent to PERFECT "done" in this
>> >>construction. However, another southern student said she was not
>> >>familiar with it. My African-American student had no clue either.
>> >>The rest of white American students in the class had no idea. Can
>> >>anybody on this list enlighten us?
>> >
>> >Your question's a bit ambiguous.  Are the other students unfamiliar
>>
>> >with "gone and" or "done"?  The former seems unbelievable.
>> >
>> They are all unfamiliar with the "gone and" construction.
>
>> Sali.
>
> Weird.  There's even an extremely popular cross-over pop/country song
> from a couple of years ago by Shenia Twain about someone who's "gone
> 'n' done it".  No literal motion involved; I've repressed it, but the
> "it" was probably falling in love.  Anyone remember?  Oh wait, the
> internet.  Let's see...Here it is.  (Enough [gone and done it]s for
> everyone in Sali's class to have
> one.) http://www.shania.com/cool-3.htm (if you want to see her
> preparing to sing)LOVE GETS ME EVERY TIME
>
>
>         Written by Twain/Lange
>
>         Life was goin' great
>         Love was gonna have to wait
>         Was in no hurry -- had no worries
>         Stayin' single was the plan
>         Didn't need a steady man
>         Had it covered -- 'til I dicovered
>
>         Bridge:
>         That love gets me every time
>         My heart changed my mind
>         I gol' darn gone and done it
>
>         Chorus:
>         Gone and done it (gone and done it)
>         Guess I fell in love (gone and done it)
>         Must have been the way he walked (gone and done it)
>         Or his sweet sweet talk (gone and done it)
>         I guess I -- gol' darn gone and done it
>
>         I was quite content
>         Just a-payin' my own rent
>         It was my place -- I needed my space
>         I was free to shop around
>         In no rush to settle down
>         I had it covered -- 'til I discovered
>
>         (Bridge)
>         (Chorus)
>         (Bridge)
>
>         Chorus: Gone and done it (gone and done it)
>         Guess I fell in love (gone and done it)
>         Must have been the way he walked (gone and done it)
>         Or his sweet sweet talk (gone and done it)
>         It's in the way he calls my name (gone and done it)
>         I know I'll never be the same (gone and done it)
>
>         (Bridge)
>
>         Thought I had it covered
>         Life was going great
>         Well I gol' darn gone and done it
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