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Thread #32340   Message #541259
Posted By: GUEST,Alta Rigo
04-Sep-01 - 12:18 AM
Thread Name: any new mondegreens?
Subject: RE: any new mondegreens?
Until I saw the words to "Mr. Bojangles" in print, I thought one of the lines was, "He looked to me to be the eyes of Ish as the smoke ran out."

I did not know what ancient deity "Ish" was, but I pictured a tropical island with a huge stone idol with smoke and fire pouring out of its eyes.

Now that I have seen it printed as " ... the eyes of age, as he spoke right out," I have little trouble hearing it correctly.