Getting over on DARE

Grant Barrett gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG
Wed Aug 25 16:57:35 UTC 2004

Are you sure that song isn't the sexual/seduction "get over"? DARE
doesn't have a sub-sense for that, but HDAS does, and cites Farmer &
Henley to 1890-93.

Grant Barrett

On Aug 24, 2004, at 17:07, Wilson Gray wrote:

> DARE dates BE "get over" with the meaning "succeed," etc. to 1971.
> However, its use occurs far earlier than that. And,  for a change, I
> can supply some documentation. I say "some," because, though I can
> remember this term from the mid-'Fifies, I can't document it as far
> back as that.
> Anyway, the term occurs in the song, "Natural-Born Lover," written and
> recorded by Fats Domino and released as an "Imperial" recording in
> 1960. The first stanza is,
> Well, I done got over.
> I done got over, at last.
> I'm a natural-born lover,
> Since I got rid of all my trouble,
> Yes, I done got over, at last.
> -Wilson Gray

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