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Should it be understood as "(He) plays, darling, only for you"?

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closed as off topic by J.R., Urbycoz, simchona, kiamlaluno, Mitch Jul 19 '12 at 20:38

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I'm afraid interpreting song-lyrics is off topic in EL & U. But I would say it might be deliberately ambiguous. It's impossible to know without the context. – Urbycoz Jun 29 '12 at 9:45
I'm not familiar with the song, but, if I were to venture a guess, I'd assume it either means (a) he is faithful, or (b) he gives his best effort only to one person. I'd have recommended at least adding a link to the lyrics, to make this easier to answer, but that's moot: As Urbycoz said, lyric interpretation is off-topic. (At first, that may seem overly restrictive, but, if you think about it, lyrics are poems written by musicians, so there's really no way to say for sure what someone "means." If you could find the same expression used in a news story, though, that might change things.) – J.R. Jun 29 '12 at 10:00
Please add context in the question itself, rather than merely in comments in replies to answers. -1 – jwpat7 Jun 29 '12 at 16:26
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If this is in regard to the Jimmy Smith's Plays Pretty Just for You, plays pretty is just that -- he doesn't pound the organ keys senselessly, he pours his soul into each note with you in mind.

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BRAVO! Your guess is right: it's J.S. – trg787 Jun 29 '12 at 13:22
@all: there is no any lyrics, only the title! – trg787 Jun 29 '12 at 13:22
I'm happy to have helped! – cornbread ninja 麵包忍者 Jun 29 '12 at 14:35
:-) P.S. I'm a fan of J.S. & Hammond B-3 + Leslie's loudspeakers. – trg787 Jun 29 '12 at 14:42
@trg787: If there are no lyrics, only a title, you could have said that – at least mention that it's an instrumental. – J.R. Jun 29 '12 at 15:21

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