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Posted By: Genie
05-Jan-10 - 01:51 PM
Thread Name: any new mondegreens?
Subject: RE: any new mondegreens?
I just discovered a mondegreen that's in the DT for the song "Mary's Boy Child" (harvested from a post in a thread about "Mary's Little Boy Child."

The line in question is not actually from Jester Hairston's "Mary's Boy Child" but from the song "Oh, My Lord," which the group Boney M put together with Hairston's song as a medley.
Boney M: Mary's Boy Child / O My Lord

The line is actually "For a moment the world was aglow,
All the bells rang out, there were tears of joy and laughter."

But, with the Jamaican accent of the singer, whoever originally "transcribed" the medley and then shared it online at a "Lyrics" website heard it as:

"Oh, a moment still worth was a glow ... "

And that mondegreen seems to have been fruitful and multiplied, thanks to these "internets."