I'm walking round in a daze today. How did I get it so wrong? I first heard Living Loving Maid (the one on Led Zep 2 that immediately follows Heartbreaker) over 40 years ago, and I've been convinced all this time (I would've put the house on it, really I would) that the opening line was:
'With a purple umbrella and a pink sedan'
I sing it in the shower and everything. What an idiot; I blame low quality Boots C90 cassettes. And teenage cerumen. Bloody 'fifty cent hat'.
Led Zeppelin - Living Loving Maid (1969)
I've come across 2 songs recently that it turns out I've been singing lines of wrong- for 30 years. Too late to change now I think (and I prefer my misheard versions as well).ReplyDelete
Know what you mean Adam. I still sing "She lies sleeping in a half filled bed of rice" to Dodgy's In a Room.Delete
Ha ha - teenage cerumen indeed (had to look up that word).ReplyDelete
But I don't have to look up this one - Mondegreen - and yes, we all make these mistakes and will go to our graves believing our versions are the correct ones.
Mondegreen. I had to look that up! The songs in my head, c/w *my* lyric sheets, are the definitive versions. No ifs, no buts.Delete
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