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"Mondegreens" - Misheard Lyrics 101
"Misheard lyrics, also known as "Mondegreens," can be hilarious! I must admit I myself have been guilty of many of the mondegreens in this quiz!"
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This mondegreen by Jimi Hendrix is almost universally considered the most popular and widespread misheard lyric of them all. Rocker Ozzy Osbourne has even confessed to getting this lyric wrong for many years. Which is the correct lyric?
'Scuse me while it's Christmastime
'Scuse me while I kiss this guy
'Scuse me while I kiss the sky
'Scuse me while I crystalize
The Steve Miller Band was a goldmine of mondegreening, thanks to his often unorthodox rhymes. One of the more widespread ones is also one of the most inexplicable ones, considering the fact that the misheard line actually contained the song's title, which should have been readily evident to anyone paying any attention at all! Which is the correct lyric?
Oh, oh big ol' Jed arrow ladder
Oh, oh big ol' jet left a light on
Oh, oh big ol' jet airliner
Oh, oh big ol' Jed left a light on
Mondegreens are not limited to rock n' roll songs. Even the American national anthem, "The Star Spangled Banner," has been mangled horribly through the years. Which is the correct lyric?
Jose, can you see
Oh say can you see
Hose a can you seed
Oh say can Jews sing
You don't even need a song to come across mondegreens. The American Pledge of Allegiance has been getting mangled in schoolrooms across America for decades. What is the correct line?
And to the republican Richard Stans
And two theatre pubs can wither sand
And truly the public witches stand
And to the republic for which it stands
Even band/artist names can get confused occasionally. Which of the following is a correct band name?
"Blinded by the Light," a song penned by Bruce Springsteen but made most popular by Manfred Mann, is quite possibly the most mangled song in history. Which of these is the correct lyric?
Wrecked Danny Bonaduce, on the bun he is the light
Racked up like a douche, another rumor in the night
Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night
Wrapped up like a dish, another runner in daylight
"Blinded by the Light" is so rich with mondegreens that it deserves more than one question in this quiz. Which of these lyrics is correct?
And little girlie Pearly gave my anus curly whirly
And little Early-Pearly came by in his curly-wurly
And litter early, purty, can buy Amos curly woolies
And little early birdie fly Hyannis curely worry
Singer Stevie Nicks, of Fleetwood Mac fame, was not exactly crisp with her delivery of lyrics, leading to many mondegreens. Which of these lines is the actual lyric for the song "Edge of Seventeen"?
Just like the wide window
Just like the white-winged dove
Just like the one-wing dog
Just like the wild one does
Lyrics that are not quite grammatically sound often lead to misinterpretation of the lyrics. Which of these are the correct lyrics for Elton John's "Rocket Man"?
Rocket man, burned his upper shoe on Hera's lawn
Rocket man, burning up in space out here alone
Rocket man, burning out his fuse up here alone
Rocket man, burning up the trees on every lawn
Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" yielded several good mondegreens, thanks to the operatic style of parts of the song and some strange words that appear in it. Which of these actually belongs in the song?
Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me
The halls of poop has a devil put inside of me
The algebra has a devil for a sidekick, eeeeeeeeee....
Big Al's a boob, has the devil put a sack on me
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Compiled Jun 28 12