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Thread #8440   Message #1176807
Posted By: GUEST,Lindswidder
03-May-04 - 07:48 AM
Thread Name: mis-heard lyrics (surely they didn't say...)
Subject: RE: mis-heard lyrics (surely they didn't say...)
In school we had words to "Gabriel's Message"

"Most highly flavoured gravy, gloria" instead of "...favoured Lady"

as a small boy my father recalls a song (it's probably Peter Dawson's rendition of a song I think is called "The Stein Song") the last two lines of which he always reckoned were:

"I want to be a Life-Guard
With my finger in a hard-boiled egg"

I never have discovered the proper lyrics.

I remember a St. Albans shopkeeperin the 1950s called Mr Mercer who was always singing a song I heard as "Hard Eggs By The Number", which I later learned was "Heartaches By The Number"

There was a 60s song by Herman's Hermits called "Silhouettes On The Shade", I always reckoned they were singing:

"Let me in or else I'll pee, down your door"..