I grew up with my grandparents, who were born 1901 and 1899, one of whom was born and grew up in Lexington County, South Carolina, USA, the other who was. born in Augusta, Georgia, USA, and grew up between there and Atlanta, Georgia to age 8, and then moved with the family to Columbia, South Carolina, where they settled. Both grandparents were working in cotton mills from age 6-8, child labour. I am an only child, so my early language was formed exclusively by them, as, by my time, we were living in extreme rural conditions, our nearest neighbour over a mile away and those neighbours were probably born about the same time as my grandparents. "Leave me go" was exactly what I learned to say when someone would not let me go. I did not learn "let me go" until I was age 6-7, in primary school, when kids, bullying me, actually let me go and stood around laughing at me, berating me for saying "leave me go!" they saying no one talked like that. I, therefore learnt not to say "leave me go!" once I was surrounded by other children in school, but it was definitely normal speech in my immediate household, and likewise amongst all my grandparents' pals, all of whom grew up between Georgia and South Carolina at the turn of the previous century. As a bonus, and because I've since learned it is Cornwall, England speech, I also learnt the word, "dareckly," which I did not realise was the word, "directly," until I was taking linguistic courses at uni. Learnt from my granny, "We'll be there, dareckly," meant we were leaving within the hour, and had perhaps two or three stops, so we'd arrive within 4 - 6 hours. "Dareckly" never, ever meant we'd be there immediately, and never, ever, was it our first stop; for anyone curious, "we're about to leave, we'll be right there," meant we would be there.... directly.