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Thread #32340   Message #567548
Posted By: dorareever
08-Oct-01 - 02:57 PM
Thread Name: any new mondegreens?
Subject: RE: any new mondegreens?
Here's two folk mondegreens.I must say that when I did them I didn't know english very well... 1) Whiskey in the Jar (the Captain Farrell version sung by the Dubliners)...I misheard "come a band of footmen and likewise Captain Farrell" as "come a band of fat men and they looked like Captain Farrell".Thought about a family revenge or 2)Also sung by the Dubliners "Off to Dublin in the green"; "but the IRA is fighting for the land that the Saxons stole" ( I guess these are the right words...)misheard as "but the IRA is fighting for the land can have sex and all!" That ruined a bit the sense of the song and used to leave me a bit surprised.