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Thread #32340   Message #3907661
Posted By: keberoxu
24-Feb-18 - 02:25 PM
Thread Name: any new mondegreens?
Subject: RE: any new mondegreens?
Have to respond to JMB:
the song in question is vintage 1950's
with Louis Prima and Keely Smith, God be good to them both.


Many thanks to Thomas Stern for his
thread about Jean Ritchie recordings,
because he liberated me from a childhood Mondegreen.

On one dialogue between a little girl and her father,
Jean Ritchie sings (now that I know better)
"Poppy, buy me a Big Glass Doll, Do, Poppy, Do!"
for some reason, all those years I heard

"Poppy, buy me a Big Black Star..."

so that clears that up!