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|GUEST,allen woodpecker||What are the worst lyric screwups you've (119* d)||RE: What are the worst lyric screwups you've||03 Sep 02|
Hey Jimmyt. The correct name for this phenomenon, apparently, is a "mondegreen". From the "Bonnie Earl of Moray" the line is "Ye hae slain the Earl O' Moray, and laid him on the green", but some dude thought it said "Ye hae slain the Earl O' Moray and Lady Mondegreen". The dude in question may have been Allan Lomax, but this may be apochryphal. My mate Kit thought Sovay "dressed herself in manzarae", which he took to be some sort of purple material. Weird, innit? A.W.