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Thread #32340   Message #2801803
Posted By: GUEST,Guest, Dave in Michigan
02-Jan-10 - 04:42 PM
Thread Name: any new mondegreens?
Subject: RE: any new mondegreens?
"bill\sables" (sic) wrote:

"A more common one is in the song "Three Score and Ten" I always hear the line;

They longed to fight the bitter night

instead of;

They long defied the bitter night."

I've always assumed it was either "they lost the fight" or "they long did fight".

And there's always the question of who the Swell was.