Mudcat Café message #1988210 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #32340   Message #1988210
Posted By: Scoville
06-Mar-07 - 11:15 AM
Thread Name: any new mondegreens?
Subject: RE: any new mondegreens?
The Southern accent strikes again: I've been listening to the Red Clay Ramblers' version of "Kissing is a Crime" my entire life and have always thought the words were:

"Born to be a bitter girl and never kiss again . . . "

Until about a week ago when I saw the words in print for the first time and realized it was:

"Born to be a better girl . . . "

Which makes more sense (although "bitter" is not too far beyond reason), but I still feel oddly traumatized. I wonder what else on that album I've misheard.