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Old 07-31-2009, 06:30 PM
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Quote:
Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody":

"Mama, just killed a man
Put a gun against his head
Pulled my trigger now he's dead"

For a long while I didn't get that there was a comma after mama. I always visualized the singer's mama being some hard-knock woman busting into a trailer with a revolver.
I always hear a very unaccented "I" before "killed a man". So it's "Mama, I killed a man". It might be a dialectical difference that I heard it and you didn't.