Mudcat Café message #535275 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #32340   Message #535275
Posted By: Phil Cooper
25-Aug-01 - 06:24 PM
Thread Name: any new mondegreens?
Subject: RE: any new mondegreens?
This isn't a midheard lyric, but misinterpretted. A singer I played with in a Christmas group said she grew up thinking the hymn "Gladly the Cross I'd Bear" was really "Gladly the Cross-eyed Bear." A way different image. Oh, and on the carol "Three Ships" she thought the words were, "the birds and Mary and Christ were there" bringing in a whole pantheistic concept.