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GUEST,catherine yronwode What are the worst lyric screwups you've (119* d) RE: What are the worst lyric screwups you've 23 Aug 06


Like jimmyt of 03 Sep 02 i always hear the 5th Dimension line "you and me, endlessly" as "you and me and Leslie" and could not understand why they were singing about a menage a trois!

Mondagreens take their life from being shared among the cognescenti -
- and a pre-war acoustic rural blues mondagreen is pretty difficult to
share, as some of you can no doubt appreciate.

Well, anyway, i have been amused by my own little acoustic rural pre-
war blues mondagreen for many years now.

The song is by Mattie Delaney and it is about the 1920s flood on the Tallahatchie River:

. Tallatchie River rising, Lord it's mighty bad
. Tallatchie River rising, Lord it's mighty bad
. Some people on Tallahatchie done lost everything they had

I really do know the proper lyrics, but whenever i am not paying
attention, i always hear it startlingly wrong and have a good laugh.

. Tallatchie River rising, Lord it's mighty bad
. Tallatchie River rising, Lord it's mighty bad
. Some peoples on bad acid done lost everything they had

The weird thing is that now my husband has started hearing it as "bad acid" too. It's a *contagious* mondegeen.

cat yronwode


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