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    I always thought that these guys sung: "I'm not talking 'bout your linen..."

    I used to think "Why are they singing about her washing???"

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    Quote Originally Posted by agfagaevart View Post


    I always thought that these guys sung: "I'm not talking 'bout your linen..."

    I used to think "Why are they singing about her washing???"
    I've heard a few mishearings of this:

    I'm not talking 'bout Boliva..."

    I'm not talking 'bout bulimia..."
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    another is cotton eye joe i always thought it was cartman joe and scatman joe.
    i just in the last few months realised it was cotton eye joe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goodbyetomaria View Post
    ....another one....Don't bring me down, Bruce, don't bring me down......
    apparently, ELO would sing 'Bruce' for a laugh at their gigs because that's what the audience thought they were singing. So it was incorporated into the song. I don't know what the real lyric is, however.
    Wiki has this to say...

    A common mondegreen in the song is the perception that, following the title line, Jeff Lynne shouts “Bruce!” . However, according to liner notes, he is actually saying a made-up word “Groos”. This is similar to a German word for “greeting”, Gruß possibly referring to the Bavarian greeting Grüß Gott the group would have heard while recording the album in Munich. However, after the song’s release, so many people had misinterpreted the word as Bruce that the band actually changed the lyrics and began to sing the word as Bruce.

    Bruce does sound better!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trickyvee View Post
    Wiki has this to say...

    A common mondegreen in the song is the perception that, following the title line, Jeff Lynne shouts “Bruce!” . However, according to liner notes, he is actually saying a made-up word “Groos”. This is similar to a German word for “greeting”, Gruß possibly referring to the Bavarian greeting Grüß Gott the group would have heard while recording the album in Munich. However, after the song’s release, so many people had misinterpreted the word as Bruce that the band actually changed the lyrics and began to sing the word as Bruce.

    Bruce does sound better!
    I did wonder what it was.
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    The all time classic has to be the Bee Gee's "Bald Headed Woman" (aka "More Than A Woman")


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    Last nite i heard in the jennifer rush song poiwer of love she says ur love ill never forsake.

    For more than 10 yrs i thouht it was your love ill never forget.
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    There's a lyrics site which gives a line from the song "Movie Star" by Harpo ,as:
    "So you went to Sweden to me and the birdman" when it should, of course ,be "So you went to Sweden to meet Ingmar Bergman"
    I thought that was rather funny when i saw it.

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    Amazing how singing something distorts the way people hear the word.

    When Elvis Presley sang the German part of Wooden Heart, it sounds like he's singing: "pụssy den, pụssy den, do you skate your name in love?"

    Abba's Super Trooper: "I called you last night from Preston" or "Presto" or even "Tesco".

    Blondie's Sunday Girl: "Chicken ketchup with a lonely heart".

    Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights: "We'd roll and fall in wee".

    There was another one, but I have forgotten it.
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    I always thought the lyrics to Games without frontiers by Peter Gabriel where "She's so popular" not "Jeux sans frontieres"
    and You sexy thing by Hot chocolate went "I believe In milko"????? when it should've been "I believe in miracles".

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