Ye Highlands and ye Lowlands,
Oh, where hae ye been?
They hae slain the Earl Amurray,
And Lady Mondegreen.
Yes, this is a "Mondegreen" or misheard lyric (laid 'im on de green) which of course only works in this instance when said in Black and White Minstrels patois. I was reminded of the concept when Richard recently mentioned a Paul Simon Song about Chromosones and found several web sites such as this one dedicated to mis-heard lyrics. Strap yourselves in, we're heading for net-loafing central!
My favourites so far are:
Adam & The Ants : Stab in the liver, your mummy or your wife
Robert Palmer: Might as well face it you're a dick with a glove. (see picture)
R.E.M. : Let's pee in the corner, Let's pee in the spotlight....