Dodgy song lyrics

  Managing ed 09:53 26 Apr 07

I don't know if anyone's seen this, but Yahoo is going to post online the correct lyrics to hundreds of thousands of songs.

click here

This is a good thing, I suppose, but I've always been a fan of the regurgitated misheard lyric (my girlfriend will go to her grave claiming that Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers were singing about 'Ireland's industry'). So what's the best misheard lyric you've ever, well, heard?

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  anchor 10:05 26 Apr 07

For ages, when hearing the title song of "Fools & Horses", sung by John Sullivan, the reference to Hooky Street, sounded like Nooky street.

Imagine my embarrassment when I was corrected by a friend.

  riiverstock 10:25 26 Apr 07

Sorry to cut to the chase Matt - click here

  Managing ed 10:57 26 Apr 07

Nice site. Spoilsport ;-)

  David1979 11:50 26 Apr 07

The watch I'm wearing (Alf Garnett)"

From Independent Women Part One

  Kate B 12:23 26 Apr 07

The Guardian's artsblog has a long thread about this - it's a funny read click here

  Z1100 12:47 26 Apr 07

What you're proposin', now get it right
If I'm composin', but then I might
Be runny nosin'
I might be runny runny runny runny nosin'
But you're supposin'

Makes my wife laugh every single time she hears it and sometimes she is driving. I would be safer if she was on the phone and driving than I am when she hears that!


  PCA ArtDirector 12:59 26 Apr 07

For many years after the original Band Aid 'Do they know it's Christmas', my wife thought that the lyric went: 'the greatest gift they'll get this year is flies'.

Makes a kind of sense, I suppose.

  Kate B 13:01 26 Apr 07

More sense than the actual lyric!

  Dizzy Bob 14:43 26 Apr 07

The classic... ooooooh, me ears are alight!

Desmond Dekker (sort of)


  wolfie3000 14:58 26 Apr 07

Opblaaskrokodil - Ome Henk

Original lyrics,

Weet je wat ik wil,
een opblaaskrokodil.
Om in de zee te drijven,
tussen de lekkere wijzen.

Misheard lyrics,

French erotic film,
A local scot called dill,
Windy shakey driver,
Looks like we cant revive her.

If you dont know what Im on about google it, ;D

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