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Thread #49624   Message #749856
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
17-Jul-02 - 04:11 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Out in the wide world, Kitty?
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Out in the wild world kitty
But "out in the wild world" instead might be the kind of happy accident that the folk process is all about.

Like "Deep Blue Sea", where instead of "It was Willie what was drownded in the Deep Blue Sea" it sometimes gets sung "It was Willie walked up drownded from teh Deep Vlue Sea"; or "When All Men Sing" gets sung as "When Old Men sing". One word changing, through a mondegreen, and a song takes on a wholly other colour and meaning. I ike it when that happens.