God Done Shed His Grace on Thee
Posted by Neal on July 5, 2004
Read Geoff Pullum’s post on this slightly altered line from “America the Beautiful” as sung by Ray Charles. I noticed the alteration in this line, too, when I heard the song a year or two ago: It’s just the kind of thing I had in mind when I said I tended to get distracted by syntactic or semantic oddities in a song. GP’s analysis is dead on.