Mudcat Café message #1914468 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #32340   Message #1914468
Posted By: Genie
20-Dec-06 - 04:14 AM
Thread Name: any new mondegreens?
Subject: RE: any new mondegreens?
This one isn't much of a stretch, but when I first heard the song "This Endris Night," this is the way I 'heard' one verse:

The child then spake in his talking,
And to his mother did say,
"Yea, I am known as Heaven's king
Though I in cribbie lay."

I thought that seemed quaintly cutesyish -- to call a manger a "cribbie."

Then checking the DT here, I realize that what was acutally being sung was:

The child then spake in his talking,
And to his mother did say,
"Yea, I am known as Heaven's kind
Though I in crib be laid."