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LadyHonoriaDedlock Sun 04-Dec-22 22:26:20

You know, those song lyrics that you always misheard. From the the folk song The Bonny Earl of Moray when the line

For they've slain the Earl of Moray and they laid him on the green

was misheard as

For they've slain the Earl of Moray and the Lady Mondegreen

Have you any favourite mondegreens? A couple of mind are

From Bob Dylan:
Knock knock knocking on Kevin's door

From David Bowie's Oh You Pretty Things
You better make way for the Mother Superior

MissAdventure Sun 04-Dec-22 22:38:01

Straight away my mind springs to one mentioned before by someone.

Bohemian rhapsody...

"Beelzebub has the devil for a sideboard, wheeee!!"

LisaAN Sun 04-Dec-22 22:49:53

Also from Bohemian Rhapsody:

“Spare him his life from these pork sausages”

Blossoming Sun 04-Dec-22 23:17:26

I love these. My favourite, courtesy of a little niece, is that well known song by John Travolta and Olivia Newton John, from Grease, “You’re the Wizard of Oz, ooh ooh ooh”.

Katek Sun 04-Dec-22 23:18:54

Peter Kay does a wonderful set on misheard song lyrics.

Blossoming Sun 04-Dec-22 23:22:13

A well known one from Jimi Hendrix- ‘Scuse me while I kiss this guy.

MawtheMerrier Sun 04-Dec-22 23:32:29

Gladly, my cross-eyed bear 🐻

Shinamae Sun 04-Dec-22 23:41:46

For years I sang, “later on we’ll perspire”…

MissAdventure Sun 04-Dec-22 23:49:32

My daughter sang along to Michael Jackson.

Hold me, like the river Jordan.
Cos I am a centipede, and you are my friend. smile

Guesswhat Sun 04-Dec-22 23:51:09

Shania Twain’s “Man, I feel like a Womble.”.

MissAdventure Sun 04-Dec-22 23:55:03


Nana3 Sun 04-Dec-22 23:58:45

Every time you go away you, take a piece of meat with you 😊

Doodledog Mon 05-Dec-22 00:01:20

I was puzzled for ages by the line 'I want to swim down the Champs Elysees' (it was in a perfume ad), but joined in vigorously.

It was only when my son heard my tuneless rendition and burst out laughing that I could even hear the real words - 'I want to swing from the chandeliers'. I still think the song sounds more like my version, even though it makes no sense. Judge for yourselves grin

Blossoming Mon 05-Dec-22 00:06:55

I much prefer your version Doodledog

Doodledog Mon 05-Dec-22 00:11:37

I don't know if the ad is still being used, but if it is, next time it comes on you too can sing along senselessly grin.

MissAdventure Mon 05-Dec-22 00:13:47

The Eddie Grant song, Electric Avenue.

My school friend thought it was 'We're gonna rock down to electrical canoe'.

Kalu Mon 05-Dec-22 00:31:39

Two of DD2’s at a very young age

Two Lips from Amsterdam
From Grease - Look at me I’m Sandra Dee, lousy whisper ginity….(lousy with virginity). She had no idea at that age what virginity was.

MissAdventure Mon 05-Dec-22 00:37:02

My friends little boy was only around two or three when 'Reet Petite' made a comeback.
The little un would blow a perfectly timed raspberry to imitate the tongue rolling R-r-r-r-eè part, then carry on with the rest of the song. smile

MrsKen33 Mon 05-Dec-22 01:11:18

Harry hoover Instead of Hallelujah ( child at school)

Juliet27 Mon 05-Dec-22 02:19:28

A friend thought the Beach Boys ‘Barbara Ann’ was Bob Around

Doodledog Mon 05-Dec-22 02:29:10

When I was very little, my aunt taught me to sing Beatles songs to entertain her friends, and I learnt 'She Loves You' off by heart.

I thought it was a strange song, but as a child didn't give it a lot of thought until years later, when I realised the words weren't 'She said I heard her sew. She almost lost her mind.'

Even as a tot I thought that was an over-reaction grin

3dognight Mon 05-Dec-22 03:01:52

Auld Lang Sine turned into Old Man’s Eye when sung by my brother as a child.

LisaAN Mon 05-Dec-22 08:56:36

The BeeGees, I think from Staying Alive:

“It’s alright, it’s okay, you make love the other way”

Grandma70s Mon 05-Dec-22 09:04:08

Our Father, which art in heaven, Harold be thy name.

Doodledog Mon 05-Dec-22 09:07:38


The BeeGees, I think from Staying Alive:

“It’s alright, it’s okay, you make love the other way”

I love this one grin.