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Posted: 09 April 2010 11:44 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Dave’s karaoke topic got me to thinking about the wonders of mondegreens.  That is, times when you unintentionally mis-hear the lyrics of a song and thus end up with your own special version of the lyrics.  And so I thought that it might be amusing to see some of the accidental mondegreens that our forum members have managed to produce over the years.

A few of my own:

“Secret Asian Man”

“What’s Love, Cockatoo?”

Then there was my first wife, who had a rather interesting interpretation of Johnny Otis’ song “Willie and the Hand Jive”.  I’ll just say that whereas the song lyrics talk about a hand jive, what she heard was something perhaps rather more interesting but a tad bit less acceptable for among polite company.  Which made it interesting to hear her sing the song, though she did wonder how such a song managed to make it past the censors and onto the airwaves in the 1950’s.

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Posted: 10 April 2010 12:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Well, it’s not me personally, but Kiss This Guy is a nice repository for such things.

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Posted: 10 April 2010 02:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I misheard the lryics for “i love it when you call” and now i think the misherd lryics are the real ones.
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Posted: 10 April 2010 02:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I still sing “Secret Asian Man” just because it’s so much fun.  My own favorite is “My my, ovulations”.

One of the more humorous ones I’ve heard about, though I never misheard myself, is “There’s a bathroom on the right!”.  And of course there’s the ongoing debate over whether Mandfred Mann’s Earth Band actually sang Deuce or Douche in “Blinded By the Light”.

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Posted: 10 April 2010 11:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Charybdis - 10 April 2010 06:38 AM

And of course there’s the ongoing debate over whether Mandfred Mann’s Earth Band actually sang Deuce or Douche in “Blinded By the Light”.

I’ve always wondered that myself! LOL LOL

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Posted: 10 April 2010 06:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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My personal favorite is the one for Elton John’s ‘Tiny Dancer’...


♫ “Hold me closer, Tony Danza….” ♫

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Posted: 10 April 2010 06:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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It’s nice having Sirius satellite radio. The display shows the name of the group and the name of the song being played.  There have been several times when I’ve said, “Is that what the title of the song is? I thought they were saying [something else].” Though no specific examples come to mind right at the moment.

And, of course, there have been even more times when I’ve gone, “Oh. Is that who sings this song.”

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Posted: 13 April 2010 04:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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having a friend who worked in a second hand record store i heard quite a few of these

in crazy in love beyonce quite clearly states ‘kinda f**kin ian paisley right now’

not to mention deep purples ‘sloooow motion walter, the fire engine guy’

thin lizzys ‘frozen back in time’ (boys are back in town)

some of the ones ive heard for ‘easy lover’ are too filthy to print

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Posted: 13 April 2010 07:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Then there’s the mondegreen that isn’t - at the end of Queen’s “One Vision”, they do actually sing “Fried Chicken”.

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Posted: 13 April 2010 03:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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sensibleken - 13 April 2010 08:26 AM

in crazy in love beyonce quite clearly states ‘kinda f**kin ian paisley right now’

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