Mudcat Café message #132620 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #14963   Message #132620
Posted By: Barbara
06-Nov-99 - 02:05 PM
Thread Name: Misheard words
Subject: RE: Misheard words
The Bastity Chelt is in DT.
My daughter still laughs at my misinterpretion of a current rock song. I told her , "I don't get it. Why's he sleeping with his clothesline?" Turns out it was 'clothes on'.
And until I saw the words here, I thought the chorus of "Out on the Meara" contained the line "...for marryin' rich and the pleasure it brings.." (seems it's Marion Bridge).
I know, I know, but the real line doesn't make much sense, either -- what's pleasurable about a bridge, fercrysakes?
If you want to see my most recent set of aural/oral mistakes, check out my transcription of "Last Trip Home" by the Battlefield band a couple days ago.
It's a hard job, but someone's got to do it -- mistranscribing lyrics for the amusement of the ages.
Blessings,
Barbara