it’s a classic anthem of a generation–“Teach your children well” by Crosby Stills Nash and Young. A song that mixes some hippie angst with some hope for the future.
So it’s a pretty good song… But ruined by TERRIBLE grammar!
“Teach your children well,
Their father’s hell did slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams
The one they picks, the one you’ll know by”
Huh? why did they stick that S on the verb? An intelligent person (like all of us Dopers ) would say “they pick”, right?
I mean,like, ya know, the English language got rules and stuff.People speaks normal. They says so all the time. They eats lunch. They sings songs, they writes music, they reads books, they picks their dreams.
Why did good songwriters decide to act like illiterate hillbillies for one word?
It just don’t make no sense, no way.
Is there any rational explanation for that “S”?