Love me do

I have a question for you. It is about the song “Love me do” by The Beatles. I know perfectly well the meaning of “love me” but what about “do”? I don’t understand. Thanks! Paolo

This famous song has a strange grammatical structure that you wouldn’t normally find in English. Here “do” is a “rafforzativo” like “Please” or “go on”. The Beatles undoubtedly added it for musical reasons and because it made for a better rhyme. This often happens in songs but not usually in the title. The basic meaning is “Please love me”.

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