"Gimme" means "give me", so "Gimme them gold coins" means "Give me them gold coins'- here we get both "me" and "them" as objects. Does it mean "Give me gold coins and give them gold coins"? It is confusing to me.

Light of my life, fire of my loins Be a good baby, do what I want Light of my life, fire of my loins Gimme them gold coins, gimme them coins

Source: Lyrics My old man is a bad man


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"Them" is being used instead of "those".

Gimme them gold coins (dialectal) = Give me those gold coins (standard)

It's used in some dialects, but isn't grammatically correct.

  • Exactly. Very bad grammar; the very essence of vulgarity in the literal sense.
    – RonJohn
    Jan 28, 2021 at 23:47
  • I'm not so certain that this usage isn't consistent enough to be considered a dialect in its own right. It's not "correct" in standard English, but I would be surprised to hear "those" in AAVE. Jan 29, 2021 at 4:14

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