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For those of you who don't know what a Mondegreen is it's basically when you've misheard the words of a song or poem and think they mean something else

The earliest one that I recall was when I first heard Roy Orbison singing "Only the Lonely" and thought, for quite some time, the words were "Holy Baloney".

Have you got any?

Those wondering how they came to be called Mondegreens might be interested in this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondegreen

davidstockport
13 days ago
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Dennab
Dennab13 days ago

Destiny's Child I'm a bus driver. Classic.

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davidstockport
davidstockport
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13 days ago

That "I'm a bus driver" was mishearing - "I'm a survivor". Another I remember was from "Sea of Heartbreak" Don Gibson. The words "Come to my rescue. . . come here to me" which were heard as "I'm here to molest you. . . come here to me". These mondegreens can actually be sung and no one ever notices.☺

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davidstockport
davidstockport
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12 days ago

One that no matter how many times I listen to I'm convinced Céline Dion sings "I believe that the hot dogs go on". Listen just after the minute mark on this:

Does anyone else hear it that way too?

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angemski
angemski12 days ago

This is a family favourite - 'I get up in the morning, bake beans for breakfast, oooh ooh, me ears are alight' will let you answer the singer......🤔 😆 Ed Sheeran's Shape of you - 'my bedsheets smell of poo'/'my bedsheets smell of you.

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davidstockport
davidstockport
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12 days ago

angemski LOL ☺- I've put the official video of it below - for the benefit of people who haven't heard it - I hadn't before today:

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angemski
angemski12 days ago

davidstockport Thank you. The first one was Desmond Dekker - Israelites. (that one's so old I don't think you will be able to find one. )

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Lynibis
Lynibis12 days ago

Get up in the morning, slaving for bread, sir

So that every mouth can be fed

Poor me Israelites, ah

Desmond Dekker and the Aces ......................brings back memories!

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davidstockport
davidstockport
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12 days ago

Sorry I hadn't realised it was two songs here's the Desmond Dekker one - complete with the correct words. Must be honest even back then I couldn't tell what the correct words were: Enjoy - I did☺

angemski Lynibis

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold12 days ago

In the opening lyrics of The scorpions - Wind of change. I still hear: 'Follow the mass choir down to donkey park' when its actually 'I follow the Moskva down to Gorky Park'

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davidstockport
davidstockport
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12 days ago

Great one Glitterandgold I hadn't heard it before. but agree it does sound more like what you say, "Where is Donkey Park we have to follow the mass choir to?"☺

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold12 days ago

davidstockport I dunno 😂 I dont fancy going tho.

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