In the song Can I Have This Dance (HSM) could not be May I Have This Dance?

I have a little problem with these words :c

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Using "can" in place of "may" is a common error; so common in fact that for many people it sounds OK. In songs, especially country songs it is very accepted.

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Dio 2600

Yes, it should be "May I..." if he asks for permission.

0vote

Can is the informal way of asking for permission.

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