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Re: Misheard lyrics from songs.

Post by dave brum » 18 Aug 2014, 10:55

...and John Foxx 'Underpants':

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rk83Gu9V0kg

When Smokey Sings, I hear violence...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQw0MfwrQ8c
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Post by Gill the Piano » 23 Aug 2014, 03:03

Supertrooper, Abba; '...when I called you last night from Tesco's...' Heard it again yesterday and it tickled me.
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Post by dave brum » 31 Aug 2014, 15:58

Just doing my weekly repertoire list (the six 'old' pieces to brush up on) and thinking of the old Patsy Gallant song 'Form Calais To New York, from New York to Calais). I actually did think it was Calais when I first heard it on the wireless in 1978 or so. It was on one of these old K-Tel compilations called Don't Walk, Boogie which I had.
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Post by Gill the Piano » 31 Aug 2014, 16:12

K-Tel...that takes me back. Buttoneer, anyone?
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Post by dave brum » 31 Aug 2014, 16:42

And those battery operated Record Vacuums? A cloth was better and less risky in terms of scratching the vinyl
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Post by dave brum » 28 Oct 2014, 14:35

A recent episode of 'Pointless' featured a whole round of misheard lyrics, some of which aren't mentioned on here. I never even thought of 'no dogs or cats are in the classroom' (Pink Floyd), 'it doesn't make a difference if we're naked or not' (Bon Jovi) or 'the ants are my friends' (Bob Dylan).

One that even Richard Osman wouldn't have heard of is 'God Is High' by Welsh singer David Wrench. It's a melancholic song with solo piano and voice and no, it's not on Youtube so no link to post, but it goes something like 'there's too much peace in here, too much peace, it's all too quiet, but the Jewish girl is leaving me......'

I made contact with David on Twitter and quoted the lyrics, he said I misheard Jewish, the actual lyrics were 'the Judas girl'.

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Post by Gill the Piano » 28 Oct 2014, 17:19

Boy wants singing lessons. Or electrocution. Visions of my singing teacher shrieking 'E-NUN-ciate!'
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Post by dave brum » 28 Oct 2014, 18:08

There used to be quite a plethora of electronica on the Welsh (especially the Cymraeg) music scene in the early 90s but at that time Mr Wrench was singing with a band called Nid Madagascar, which was quite poor compared with mainstream artists of the time such as Pet Shop Boys and Depeche Mode, Erasure even.

God Is High was featured on a various artists compilation (again, there were lots of those at the time) on the mainly Cymraeg Ankst record label (it was the only English language song on the album), 'Ap Elvis', 'O'r Gad'....was on one of them.
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Post by dave brum » 15 Nov 2014, 08:00

Some silly Christmassy ones now that I've given one of my CDs its first airing in 2014. 'When the foreman came in sight' (Good King Wenceslas), 'No Ale, No Ale, No Ale, No A-le' (The First Noel), 'Hark the Herod angels sing', 'Gaylord we greet thee' (O Come...). And one from Sir Paul, Simply Had it, a wonderful Christmas time. When the song came out in '79, I actually did think the past tense were the actual lyrics!

Last year I said about 'Our Holly bares her bottom', in the same song is 'Our Holly bears her bu-um'. Substitute the final letter of Christmas cheer.
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Post by Gill the Piano » 15 Nov 2014, 17:14

I used to wonder what an jelly choir was and whether I could join as I liked singing AND jelly.
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Post by dave brum » 15 Nov 2014, 18:17

...and who IS Anne Jellicoe. With AJ proclaim, Christ is born in Bethlehem.

It was always good fun at school singing 'jingle bowels, jingle bowels, jingle all the way' and (after discovering the meaning of the word on the grapevine) 'God rest you merry genital men'.
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Post by dave brum » 17 Nov 2014, 15:49

Oh Holy Night, the stars are brightly shining. It's the night of our dear Saviour's bath. Not misheard but I always want to sing it.
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Post by Gill the Piano » 17 Nov 2014, 18:41

A soprano was heard to sing that the stars were shitely brining. Stuck in my head now!
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Post by dave brum » 17 Nov 2014, 20:06

Gill the Piano wrote:A soprano was heard to sing that the stars were shitely brining. Stuck in my head now!
with gifts on the fire and logs on the tree, a time to rejoice in the goodS that we see...
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Post by gizzy » 18 Nov 2014, 21:33

I like the Sussex Carol. It's all about a doll factory. I think it's the second or third verse:
"When Sindy parts before thy face"

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Post by dave brum » 18 Nov 2014, 22:46

gizzy wrote:I like the Sussex Carol. It's all about a doll factory. I think it's the second or third verse:
"When Sindy parts before thy face"
You sure it was parts, naughty Sindy??
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Post by dave brum » 21 Nov 2014, 10:14

Here's one I've christened 'The Gynaecology Carol':

The Virgin Mary had a baby boy

The Virgin Mary had a baby boy

The Virgin Mary had a baby boy

and she knew 'cos it had a
........What a shocking state the country's in, Ada!
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Post by dave brum » 01 Dec 2014, 07:27

Sure Arthur Askey sings 'whiling away the passing hours, pinching all the pollen from the corned beef flowers'.
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Post by Gill the Piano » 01 Dec 2014, 16:53

What are the actual lyrics?
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Post by dave brum » 01 Dec 2014, 19:03

Cauliflowers, I believe.
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Post by dave brum » 10 Jan 2015, 18:54

Pink Floyd. Hey Taoiseach! Leave those kids alone!!
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Post by dave brum » 06 Feb 2015, 21:06

Had a go at some more hymns as a diversion from my practice schedule and it occurred to me, O hear us when we cry to Thee, for Rose and Beryl on the sea :o
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Post by dave brum » 10 Feb 2015, 19:40

Talking of Paul McCartney's take on the Crossroads Motel theme in another thread, it got me thinking of another one by Wings from around 1973-ish 'Silly moo. Silly moo. Silly moo is she. Silly moo. Silly moo. Silly moo are we'.
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Post by Gill the Piano » 10 Feb 2015, 20:51

I never understood the ACTUAL lyrics of that one.
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Post by dave brum » 10 Feb 2015, 21:04

Me neither. 'C-Moon'?????? I preferred 'Helen Wheels'. Supposedly it was about a Land Rover. Helen, hell on wheels!!!
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Post by dave brum » 13 Feb 2015, 21:13

The Baccara one I was mentioning elsewhere I always thought was 'Yes Sir, I can boogie, but I need a Southern song'. It was a certain song. Southern makes less sense than certain but how do you expect a seven year old boy to know that!
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I thought it was 'southern' too!
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Post by dave brum » 15 Feb 2015, 09:38

Love Is All Around by Elvis Presley's long lost cousin from Andover; 'It's written in the weigh-in, it's everywhere I go'. Thought of that one whilst I was doing my own weekly weigh in (up another half a kg).
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Post by dave brum » 15 Feb 2015, 15:22

Gill the Piano wrote:I thought it was 'southern' too!
'They told me last night there were ships in the offy - not southern but Blow The Wind Southerly. In case you don't know, an 'offy' is British street slang for a shop that sells alcoholic beverages for consumption off the premises. Like 'Bargain Booze' or 'Thresher' sort of thing.
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Look for the culture in the most unlikely places, Tom Jones' 'Sex Bomb' : 'You've found the secret Kodaly used'.
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Post by dave brum » 24 Sep 2016, 16:18

Toto 'Africa' ...sure as Kilimanjaro rises like a limpet above the Serengeti:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKaXt1PYKXk
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Post by dave brum » 29 Sep 2016, 08:42

I was saying on another music-related forum a while back (before I got excommunicated from it for the fourth time) that there's this cheap and brainless, but quite obviously big selling pop song I heard on the instore radio station in work that went something like 'I'm a cigarette, I'm a cigarette, I'm a cigarette'. It was on again yesterday and I've found out its title.

It is 'Single Ladies', or ' Put A Ring On It', by Beyonce, pronounced 'bee-yon-say'. Apparently, cigarette is single lady. Off to put my head down the khazi:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4m1EFMoRFvY
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Post by Gill the Piano » 29 Sep 2016, 17:18

I've given up trying to decipher what Bouncy and her ilk are on about!
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Post by dave brum » 29 Sep 2016, 17:44

I can cope with Beyonce and her cigarette. But every day since I've been working there (early June) they've played this piece of garbage. Every day!:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvwrOgUtWrI

I think someone needs to be told that Rod Stewart may well have been cool back in the day, but it's 2016 and he isn't cool any more.
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He has released the same song several times but with different titles, it seems to me. :roll:
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Post by dave brum » 29 Sep 2016, 20:32

I think you'll find that's Status Quo.

The instore radio station is not all bad, we get the original version of They Don't Know (by Kirsty MacColl) that was famously covered by Tracey Ullman. That is played every other day.
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Come Christmas it'll be carols on a loop!
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Gill the Piano wrote:Come Christmas it'll be carols on a loop!
If that means a two month respite from hearing that Rod Stewart song (and this other Elton John one that's played every day:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZRClPsBXAU

then how I wish it could be Christmas every day, when the kids start singing and the band begins to play, etc.

What empty words they utter between what they perceive to be 'the songs we love' takes some beating, especially the two who are on in the morning whose names are Dan and Lindsay and whose existence as humanoid robots is a very credible point:

Hello Dan!
Helloooo there, Linz
well Dan, I bet you're glad you're not Ollie Murs?
OOh, what's he been up to then, Linz
weeelllll, he's only gone and....BLOWN HIS NOSE!!!!!

Its at times like this when I really wondered why I used to despise Derek Jameson in the mawnin' on Radio 2. 'well, what about that Gorbachev bloke eh, what d'ya fink of 'im then, eh?'
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Post by Gill the Piano » 30 Sep 2016, 20:39

What station are they on? Mental note to avoid that one...
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Gill the Piano wrote:What station are they on? Mental note to avoid that one...
The instore radio station at the Co-Op, 'Co-Operative Radio'. But please don't let it put you off shopping there. It doesn't put me off working there...in fact they used to play the Stone Roses on there until their (presumed) PRS agreement ran out.

It is so bad, it's Brilliant. The ads they carry for their special offers and deals are very useful indeed.
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Post by Gill the Piano » 30 Sep 2016, 21:28

Probably like the one they have in the Midland bank...the bloke is Smarmy McSmarmface.
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Post by dave brum » 01 Oct 2016, 15:36

Asda have an awful one in there. At least Waitrose don't believe in piping braindead muzak to its shoppers.

Co-Operative Radio is nothing to do with the Co-Operative Group or any of the smaller Co-Op societies. It is produced by some retail music agency that may also produce automated 'radio stations' for other retailers - it's possible Dan and Lindsay could be regailing Next shoppers with their 'Radio Minus 1' drivel and cheap, unartistic, but sells a lot of copies music.

The sad thing about working on a Saturday morning is that I miss Record Review on Radio 3, thank goodness for BBC iPlayer.
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Post by Gill the Piano » 01 Oct 2016, 16:34

Tell 'em you have a hearing problem and get a tiny weeny radio to plug in yer lug. Radio 3 turned up loud enough should drown the gruesome twosome.
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Post by dave brum » 01 Oct 2016, 16:50

There is an irony here. It was actually the Co-Op that pioneered the practice of playing classical music outside their stores in order to deter council estate youths on BMX bikes from hanging around their store entrances harrassing customers - and it was proven to work!
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Post by Gill the Piano » 01 Oct 2016, 18:24

Could you not ask for it to be played again?
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Post by dave brum » 01 Oct 2016, 18:42

Not a problem in Brum. This was actually in a chav town in North Wales!!!
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Post by Gill the Piano » 01 Oct 2016, 20:54

Well PRETEND there are marauding knuckledraggers outside then!
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Post by dave brum » 06 Oct 2016, 07:26

When this old Irish one came out, I thought the poor chap had a cold, atchoo, atchoo, atchoo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeQiMbGqkjI
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Post by dave brum » 28 Oct 2016, 18:51

Haircut One Hundred in 1982 possibly looking forwards to 23rd June 2016. The only thing that makes it good's to see my plebiscite:

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Post by Gill the Piano » 28 Oct 2016, 19:16

I was never sure what they were singing anyway!
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