Mudcat Café message #1949543 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #32340   Message #1949543
Posted By: Cluin
27-Jan-07 - 08:58 AM
Thread Name: any new mondegreens?
Subject: RE: any new mondegreens?
I played a gig in Toronto a couple of years ago where this fellow came up to chat with me between sets and requested a song
called "Irish Machete".
"I haven't heard that one, but I'm intrigued," I answered. "How does
it go?"
He obligingly sang, "♫...Did ye ever go into an Irish Machete, where
whisky was plenty and money was scarce...♫"
"My dad used to sing one like that," I told him. "But his was called
Irishman's Shanty."
"Oh. But it had the same tune?" he asked.