There you be [slang]

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perpend

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American English
I heard this the first time in a long time recently in the Midwest, but I grew up hearing it.

[Waiter approaches table and sets plate down in front of guest] There you be!

The meaning is basically "Here's your meal!".

Alternatively you could say "Here you go!" in American English.

My query: Is "There you be!" a Midwesternism?

P.S. This isn't AAVE.
 
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    American English
    As a Midwesterner for my first 18 years on earth, I've never heard it. Sounds close enough to "Thar she blows" or jujube, however. :D
     
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    perpend

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    American English
    I know it's odd, but it's common where I'm from, well, for a certain generation---maybe that needs to be qualified. The grammar is majorly messed up, but what can you do. It's spoken correctly without any affectation, well, maybe a "ya": There ya be.
     
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