Friday, 16 October 2009

Mondegreen est Mort

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....



9 comments:

Sarah said...

Alvin Sardust..aawww what ever happened to him!

Sarah said...

Think that's Stardust...ooops

zIggI said...

Carey Moon (that famous Trekkie) beams home in a jar

Dave said...

I don't understand the lyrics of any popular music.

Bring back Gilbert and Sullivan!!

Oh, or Gilbert O'Sullivan. He was OK.

KAZ said...

Noel Edmonds used to do this on his radio show.
But don't worry - you are much better looking than he is (and taller).
And more intelligent.
And probably poorer.
I'll get mi coat.

Geoff said...

I can feel it combing through the hair tonight.

Roses said...

Boy and I laugh about the Prodigy's Egg Sale.

Buy one, get one free.

Rog said...

Sarah: He married irritatingly posh and perky Liza Goddard in Fakenham. You can't make this sort of thing up.

Ziggi: You may grow up to be a fish!

Dave: Alone again, naturally. Apparently he's big in Japan.

Kaz: I'm going to file that comment under the heading "damned with feint praise"

Geoff: I just knew you'd be a clost Phil Collins fan.

Roses: Ah, you mean this one!. They could have them fried if they had a firestarter.

Sir Bruin said...

The Soup Soup song by Oasis - "You get a roll with it."

"Galileo, Galileo, Beelzebub has a devil for a sideboard."