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Lady Mondegreen - Misheard 70's and 80's Lyrics

written by: skyblu1
 
A 'mondegreen' is a misheard lyric or a phrase ("They hae slain the Earl o' Murray and laid him on the green"). In this quiz, I will give you the artist and the misheard lyric , and you select the correct lyric. Ready? Let's play!

Question 1:


This is an easy one from Jimi Hendrix's' "Purple Haze." The often misheard lyric is 'scuse me , while I kiss this guy!' What is the correct lyric?
'scuse me, while my kid supplies!'
'scuse me, while my kilt's so high!'
'scuse me, while I kiss this stye!'
'scuse me, while I kiss the sky!'

Question 2:


From Toto's "Africa": 'I miss the waves down in Africa!' Give the correct lyric.
I felt the rain down in Africa
I bless the rain down in Africa
I felt a thang down in Africa
I felt the pain down in Africa

Question 3:


From Wang Chung's "Dancehall Days": 'We were cool on Christ.' Select the correct lyric.
We were thrilled on price
We were cooked all night
We were cruel on rice
We were cool on craze

Question 4:


This one is from Nightranger's "Sister Christian." Here is the misheard lyric: 'At the motor inn, what's your price for fright?' Now, select the correct lyric.
And the mode you're in, what's your price for lice?
An Imodium, what's your price for light?
You're motoring, what's your price for flight?
Deodorant, what's your price for fight?

Question 5:


This one is a classic. From The Eagles' seminal hit "Hotel California", give the correct lyric. This is the misheard lyric: 'Renting a room at the Hotel California.' Choose the correct lyric.
Pretty in bloom, at the Hotel California.
Plenty of you, at the Hotel California
Plenty of gloom, at the Hotel California
Plenty of room at the Hotel California

Question 6:


Here's a well known misheard lyric from a mostly 70's group, Steely Dan: 'Are you reelin' in the eaves, throwin' away some fun?' Choose the correct lyric..
Dealin' in the east, going away for some?
Reelin' in the years, stowing away the time?
Reelin' in the EEes, blowing away the sun?
Reelin' in the beers, stowing away the sun?

Question 7:


Let's go way back to 1981. Kim Carnes is spinning a yarn, something about 'Bette Davis' Eyes.' One of the lyrics sounds like: 'What it takes to make a crow blush', but certainly that can't be right! What is the correct lyric from this song?
What it takes to make a slow bus
What it takes to make a low slush
What it takes to make a corn rush
what it takes to make a pro blush

Question 8:


These lyrics are excerpted from Frankie Smith's one-hit single "Double Dutch Bus." People often mishear this lyric as: 'Get on the bus, pay your fare. Tell the driver that your dog's going to a Double Dutch Affair.' Which of the following is the proper lyric?
Get on the bus, pay your fare. Tell the driver that you're going to a Double Dutch Affair.
Get on the bus, case the air. Tell the driver that you're going to a Double Dutch Affair.
Keg on the bus, fake the fare, and the drivers gonna take you to a Double Dutch affair.
Get on the bus, don't forget your fare. Tell the driver that you're going to a Double Dutch Affair.

Question 9:


This one is from the album "Frampton Comes Alive", by Peter Frampton: 'Do you feel like a dude?' Whether you do or not, please give the correct lyric.
Do you field like I do?
Do you feel like a broom?
Do you feel like a zoo?
Do you feel like I do?

Question 10:


This 'mondegreen' comes all the way live out of the mists of 1983. The group is "Men at Work." The song is "Overkill." Here's the misheard lyric: 'Day after day, I drink a beer. Night after night, my heartbeat shows the beer. Toast to beer and fade away.' Quite a mouthful, but so is the correct lyric, listed below. Which one is it?
Day after day, it reappears. Night after night, I'm feeling Clozepine, Clozepine and fade away.
Day after day, it reappears. Night after night, I'm feeling Josephine, Jose, those feelings fade away.
Day after day, it reappears. Night after night, I'm feeling oh, so clean. Oh so clean and fade away.
Day after day, it reappears. Night after night, my heartbeat shows the fear. Ghosts appear and fade away.

 


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