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Heterographs in song

Mr Happy 27 Apr 10 - 12:00 PM
Doug Chadwick 27 Apr 10 - 01:16 PM
terrier 27 Apr 10 - 01:19 PM
Paul Burke 27 Apr 10 - 02:29 PM
Bonnie Shaljean 27 Apr 10 - 02:42 PM
Tug the Cox 27 Apr 10 - 07:19 PM
Rowan 27 Apr 10 - 10:00 PM
open mike 28 Apr 10 - 12:55 AM
Gurney 28 Apr 10 - 01:50 AM
Mr Happy 28 Apr 10 - 03:33 AM
Mr Happy 28 Apr 10 - 05:10 AM
Dave the Gnome 28 Apr 10 - 05:26 AM
terrier 28 Apr 10 - 06:48 AM
Black belt caterpillar wrestler 28 Apr 10 - 07:24 AM
bobad 28 Apr 10 - 07:30 AM
Mr Happy 28 Apr 10 - 07:40 AM
Mr Happy 28 Apr 10 - 07:52 AM
terrier 28 Apr 10 - 08:26 AM
beeliner 28 Apr 10 - 08:31 AM
Dave the Gnome 28 Apr 10 - 09:04 AM
Mr Happy 28 Apr 10 - 10:36 AM
Mr Happy 28 Apr 10 - 11:29 AM
frogprince 28 Apr 10 - 11:45 AM
Tug the Cox 28 Apr 10 - 02:45 PM
Doug Chadwick 29 Apr 10 - 02:06 AM
Mr Happy 29 Apr 10 - 06:54 AM
mikesamwild 29 Apr 10 - 08:12 AM
mikesamwild 29 Apr 10 - 08:16 AM
TheSnail 29 Apr 10 - 08:24 AM
Mr Happy 29 Apr 10 - 09:21 AM
GUEST,highlandman at work 29 Apr 10 - 01:33 PM
Mr Happy 30 Apr 10 - 07:35 AM
Tug the Cox 30 Apr 10 - 07:40 AM
LadyJean 01 May 10 - 01:47 AM
Mr Happy 05 May 10 - 10:49 AM
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Subject: Heterographs in song
From: Mr Happy
Date: 27 Apr 10 - 12:00 PM

For example:

'Thank you for the daze'

'New moan hey!'

'Humped 'e, dumped 'e'

More?


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Subject: RE: Heterographs in song
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 27 Apr 10 - 01:16 PM

'Thank you for the daze'

Thank ewe for the daze.


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Subject: RE: Heterographs in song
From: terrier
Date: 27 Apr 10 - 01:19 PM

Maisey dotes and dozy dotes and little lambsie divey


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Subject: RE: Heterographs in song
From: Paul Burke
Date: 27 Apr 10 - 02:29 PM

Our gallant ship, a tanker, lay...
'ad you, sweet lovely Nancy, ten thousand times 'ad you...
I kissed a hard-on proper, before her flashman came... (possibly a homograph?)


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Subject: RE: Heterographs in song
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 27 Apr 10 - 02:42 PM

Wish I could say I thought of this, but it was actually Bubblyrat, in a thread* about Botany Bay, and I quote:

Actually, it got its name from the first-ever commercial transaction carried out on the Internet, and is in fact a corruption of "Bought on E-Bay"



*
http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=98417#1949527


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Subject: RE: Heterographs in song
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 27 Apr 10 - 07:19 PM

Actually these are homophones, which is why they are funny when you hear them.


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Subject: RE: Heterographs in song
From: Rowan
Date: 27 Apr 10 - 10:00 PM

Botany Bay

Ah, yes. Requested so often when we were working as convicts at Old Sydney Town (a recreated version of Sydney as at 1810) that, in fun, we renamed it "The Sir Joseph Banks Walz".

Cheers, Rowan


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Subject: RE: Heterographs in song
From: open mike
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 12:55 AM

it is Mares eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy


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Subject: RE: Heterographs in song
From: Gurney
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 01:50 AM

Yes, OM. 'But little lambs eat ivy, a kid'll eat ivy, too, wouldn't you?'


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Subject: RE: Heterographs in song
From: Mr Happy
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 03:33 AM

Forced wrong winds?


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Subject: RE: Heterographs in song
From: Mr Happy
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 05:10 AM

.......or 'Four Strong Quins'?


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Subject: RE: Heterographs in song
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 05:26 AM

Nights in white satin?
Knights in white, sat in?

DeG


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Subject: RE: Heterographs in song
From: terrier
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 06:48 AM

Well known country song "Islands industry".
I don't think Maisy Dotes counts as a Heterograph or a Homograph or a Mondegreen 'cos it's a deliberate attempt to mis pronounce a phrase instead of a mis heard phrase.

Gladly the cross eyed bear.


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Subject: RE: Heterographs in song
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 07:24 AM

New clear day (nuclear?)


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Subject: RE: Heterographs in song
From: bobad
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 07:30 AM

It is actually:

    Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
    A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?


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Subject: RE: Heterographs in song
From: Mr Happy
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 07:40 AM

Homeboys, Home!

Mormon Brays

Underneath the Archers

Scarborough Fare

Stag Goalie

Steel a-weigh

Flour of Scotland

Poor old whores

Aloe wetter


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Subject: RE: Heterographs in song
From: Mr Happy
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 07:52 AM

Suite Sixteen


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Subject: RE: Heterographs in song
From: terrier
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 08:26 AM

Jim Reeves sang "I love you big horse (you understand me)" :)


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Subject: RE: Heterographs in song
From: beeliner
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 08:31 AM

Just about anything by the rock group Slade.


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Subject: RE: Heterographs in song
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 09:04 AM

Wet sting home with a song on the air...


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Subject: RE: Heterographs in song
From: Mr Happy
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 10:36 AM

Paddy McGinty쳌fs Coat

Roman in the glow, men

Mourning Town, Ryde

A pub with no bier

Coming through the wry

When old men sing

Missed 쳌eer in between

Come to the cab, 쳌eooray!

Bald Riley


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Subject: RE: Heterographs in song
From: Mr Happy
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 11:29 AM

A shocking fare, well!

Dash, lock it, light!

Carol-Anne쳌fs draught

Steeleye쳌fs Pan

Steel Ice Pan

The Slow

London, Delhi , Ayr

Go day Tay

Surly pont Dave in yon


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Subject: RE: Heterographs in song
From: frogprince
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 11:45 AM

Gladly the cross eyed bear


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Subject: RE: Heterographs in song
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 02:45 PM

Actually, the first thing bought on e-bay was some glue from Yorkshire,
it was called 'E-Bay Gum, lad'


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Subject: RE: Heterographs in song
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 29 Apr 10 - 02:06 AM

Pear pull haze

Wheel meat again

My tea quin

Bay bee face

Sat his faction (Eye can't geit know)


DC


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Subject: RE: Heterographs in song
From: Mr Happy
Date: 29 Apr 10 - 06:54 AM

Plays 'ere, damn whore!

The Vulgar Boatmen

Martian Durkin


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Subject: RE: Heterographs in song
From: mikesamwild
Date: 29 Apr 10 - 08:12 AM

So Tug the Cox is what?


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Subject: RE: Heterographs in song
From: mikesamwild
Date: 29 Apr 10 - 08:16 AM

Tights that I shat in?


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Subject: RE: Heterographs in song
From: TheSnail
Date: 29 Apr 10 - 08:24 AM

The Ram's lament - "I know I'll never find another ewe"
To be seen around Soho - "The London Derriere"


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Subject: RE: Heterographs in song
From: Mr Happy
Date: 29 Apr 10 - 09:21 AM

Fathom the bowel

La Cooker Archer

Yes, today


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Subject: RE: Heterographs in song
From: GUEST,highlandman at work
Date: 29 Apr 10 - 01:33 PM

Anybody remember this one from Noel Paul Stookey?
Not exactly the same thing, but you do have to say the words out loud to work them out.

"Ju les ver negre en cheese"
Stookey, Kniss ©1971

Gagar inale xe
Ileon ovlu nikth reeze, rogas cendin
Gno de Claire, de Lunem
Arehy per bori umva nall eradia tiondi
Urnal libra ti onarte mus....

.... goes on for quite a while, then fades out on ....

||: Ju les ver negre, en cheese :||

You can find it on various lyric sites if you want to try to decipher the whole thing. There's a recording of Stookey performing it on youtube if you give up.

-Glenn


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Subject: RE: Heterographs in song
From: Mr Happy
Date: 30 Apr 10 - 07:35 AM

Me shell, Ma Bell
Sunday monkey don't sing piano song
Sing piano song


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Subject: RE: Heterographs in song
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 30 Apr 10 - 07:40 AM

mikesamwild wrote So Tug the Cox is what?

Erm...I suppose you want to know if its a weak puin. No, the crew name Tug, short for tug boat, came before we chose roles..coxswain. Tug the Cox as a phraase was an unintended outcome,    no, really!


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Subject: RE: Heterographs in song
From: LadyJean
Date: 01 May 10 - 01:47 AM

Check out the Zulu Warrior thread, there are plenty of them there.


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Subject: RE: Heterographs in song
From: Mr Happy
Date: 05 May 10 - 10:49 AM

Cockles & Muscles


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