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Old 07-08-2008, 07:35 PM   #1
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Talking New Game: Mondegreen For You

A mondegreen is the misinterpretation of a line or lyric in a song due to homophony. The results can be funny ..Add yours here and state where it originally comes from!

Example of a mondegreen: There's a bathroom on the right - (the line at the end of each verse of "Bad Moon Rising" by Creedence Clearwater Revival: "There's a bad moon on the rise")

Or: The dogs say good night - (the line in the song "What a Wonderful World" by George Davdid Weiss and Bob Thele) "the dark sacred night"

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so. I don't know the real name of the song but Paul and I always sing "secret Asain man" instead of Secret Agent man...
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I think it's Johnny Rivers' Secret Agent Man?..very funny pdswife!!
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When my mom was a kid, instead of singing "Michael row the boat ashore," she sang, "Like a motorboat ashore."

I think it was my sister, or maybe a friend, who sang "Angel Aquarium" for "Age of Aquarius."

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Old 07-09-2008, 05:24 AM   #5
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I almost forgot, when I was a kid I thought Buck Owens was singing, "I don't know you poor madam," when he was really singing, "I don't know you from Adam." (Song--"A-11," "I don't know you from Adam, but if you're going to play the jukebox, please don't play A-11").

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One well known song actually got renamed for its mondegreen. As I heard the story, In a Gadda Da Vida was originally "In the Garden of Eden", but one day a janitor at their rehearsal space asked them to play "that in a gadda da vida song". They all got a laugh, and the name stuck.
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When I was a child, I would sing "M I C K E Y - M O U CAN SEE" instead of M I C K E Y M O U S E.....
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so. I don't know the real name of the song but Paul and I always sing "secret Asain man" instead of Secret Agent man...

I do that too!!!

There's a newer country song by Phil Vassar... can't think of the title right now, but its about a wedding.....
The line is supposed to be "tie the cans to the back of the limosine....."
DH says it sounds like "tie the KIDS to the back of that limosine..."!

Wishful thinking?
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Oh yeah, or Jimmi Hendrix, 'scuse me while I kiss this guy.....
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