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Look D-ick, look,
Look at Jane.
See Jane laugh and play?
Look D-ick look
See pretty Jane,
I'm gonna' marry her some day.
I loved her since we were children.
Back in Grammer school.
Loved her then, and I always will.
Though I know I'm, just a fool.
Then one day I kissed her.
But it was all in vane.
'Cause I was at their reception.
To have fun with D-ick and Jane.
Look Dick, look,
Look at Jane.
See Jane laugh and play?
Look D-ick look, see pretty Jane.
I'm gonna' marry her some day.
Time has turned some pages.
Since they moved away.
And I think back in stages,
Of the way she laughed and played.
Today I received a letter.
That she has passed away.
So one last time I'll kiss her.
By the flowers where she'll lay.
Look D-ick, look,
Look at Jane.
See Jane laugh and play?
Look D-ick look, see pretty Jane?
I'm gonna' marry her some day

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1. Was Jane married to D-ick?
2. How was Dick related to the song writer, 'I' the first person in the song? a playmate ? a classmate?....

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Hi,

First, what do you think?

Clive
1-- No; she married someone else.
2-- the narrator is Dick.

PS: Sorry, Clive - I did not see you post.
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I loved her since we were children.
Back in Grammer school.
Loved her then, and I always will.
Though I know I'm, just a fool.
Then one day I kissed her.
But it was all in vane.
'Cause I was at their reception.
To have fun with D-ick and Jane.
Look, D-ick look,
Look at Jane.
See Jane laugh and play?
Look, D-ick look, see pretty Jane.
I'm gonna' marry her some day.
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Hi, MM.

1. 'Cause I was at their reception.
To have fun with D-ick and Jane.

Does 'reception' mean wedding reception? Does 'their' mean the bride(i.e. Jane) and groom (someone else).

2. What does 'to have fun with D-ick and Jane' mean in the song? Need more explanations.

3. Do 'D-ick' and 'I' refer to the same person, the narrator?

Thanks for your answers. Long time no see. Wish you the best.
1. 'Cause I was at their reception.
To have fun with D-ick and Jane.

Does 'reception' mean wedding reception?-- Yes.
Does 'their' mean the bride(i.e. Jane) and groom (someone else?).-- Yes. Having looked at the lyrics again, Dick may be the bridegroom and the narrator another person who also loved her. I find it a little confusing because-- see my answer to #2.

2. What does 'to have fun with D-ick and Jane' mean in the song? Need more explanations.-- 'Fun with Dick and Jane' is the quintessential traditional elementary school reading textbook in America. It was the first textbook we received in 1st grade. There have also been many take-offs on the story (adult humor) and a movie of the same title.

3. Do 'D-ick' and 'I' refer to the same person, the narrator?-- I am not really sure whether the narrator is speaking of himself in the 3rd person as Dick or whether Dick is his rival for Jane's affections., because I don't understand how the writer is using the 'Dick & Jane' theme (see #2) here. Maybe Clive can sort it out, and I apologize to him for jumping into the conversation too soon.

'Cause I was at their reception.
To have fun with D-ick and Jane.

Hi, Mr. M.

1. So, D-ick, Jane's husband and I, the narrator may be three different people.
2. D-ick and I, the narrator may be classmates or playmates...etc.
3. " 'cause I was at their reception to have fun with D-ick and Jane"
Do the verses mean "I was at Jane's wedding to enjoy all the lovely memory of the childhood".?
'To have fun with D-ick and Jane' has nothing to do with the main characters 'Jane' and 'D-ick' in the song. Am I right?

Thanks for the reply and the picture you provieded.
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I really cannot offer any more clarity than I have already attempted, MTL. Frankly, I do not understand the syntax of the lyrics very well.
Hi, Mr. M.

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