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Thread #140467 Message #3230029
Posted By: PHJim
27-Sep-11 - 01:35 PM
Thread Name: Mishearing Lyrics
Subject: RE: BS Mishearing Lyrics
Leadfingers said,"Quite often a singer will change an original lyric, either as a joke, or for personal reasons."
It could also be because THEY misheard the lyrics. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band recorded Jerry Jeff Walker's Mr. Bojangles, changing,"And he spoke right out," to "And the smoke ran out." I heard them 5 or 6 years ago and noticed that they sing the proper words these days. I guess someone pointed it out to them.