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Cristen Gillespie
03-08-2005, 08:05 AM
My son and I got talking about music, and this got stuck in my head. I don't know who, or when, but I'm pretty sure it was quite a long time ago. Knowing the steel traps many of you have, I'm sure someone knows the artist and song.

It's gotta be a stoner song. He's dreaming. And talking at the beginning. Only part I can remember is something like "Spill the wine, take that pearl." Or is it "drink that pearl?"

I know I should know it because it was very popular once upon a time.

Jonathan
03-08-2005, 08:29 AM
Eric Burdon and War, "Spill the wine, dig that girl":

A commonly misheard lyric... (http://www.amiright.com/misheard/song/spillthewine.shtml)

JohnC
03-08-2005, 08:50 AM
"take that pearl" if I remember correctly.

Franca
03-08-2005, 11:21 AM
I always thought it was "dig that girl", too, but apparently not!

Thanks for the link, Jonathan - I finally got to look up what Manfred Mann was really saying in Blinded by the Light, LOL!!! (Been driving me bonkers for years.)

Blinded by the Light (http://www.amiright.com/misheard/artist/manfredmannsearthband.shtml)

(http://www.amiright.com/misheard/artist/manfredmannsearthband.shtml)

ElyseC
03-08-2005, 02:22 PM
amiright.com -- excellent domain name!

Jonathan
03-08-2005, 02:43 PM
My favorite misheard lyric:

"don't go out tonight, it's bound to take your life, there's a bathroom on the right"

Jonathan
03-08-2005, 02:43 PM
"take that pearl" if I remember correctly.You win the prize!

http://ntl.matrix.com.br/pfilho/html/lyrics/s/spill_the_wine.txt

Steve Rindsberg
03-08-2005, 04:26 PM
Or that Jimi Hendrix classic:

'Scuse me while I kiss this guy

And of course, since this is the net: http://www.kissthisguy.com/

Cristen Gillespie
03-08-2005, 09:04 PM
Eric Burdon and War, "Spill the wine, dig that girl":

A commonly misheard lyric... (http://www.amiright.com/misheard/song/spillthewine.shtml)

I knew there were people here who never forget anything. ;>)

Thanks. It feels better now, until I forget Eric Burdon all over again<BG>

Cristen Gillespie
03-08-2005, 09:10 PM
I always thought it was "dig that girl", too, but apparently not!


(http://www.amiright.com/misheard/artist/manfredmannsearthband.shtml)

I never heard "dig that girl." It would have made sense. Either he (or I) was too stoned for the lyric to make sense<G>

My family comes by our mishearing honestly. It began when my oldest sister blithely sang "She looked so pretty in her handmedown" and the rest of us thought she was right. We've kept up the tradition of making a hash of lyrics ever since, and not at all intentionally.<ggg>

JohnC
03-09-2005, 09:08 AM
I had a cousin who thought that "Shake, Rattle, and Roll" was "Shake Marilyn Monroe".

ktinkel
03-09-2005, 10:36 AM
I had a cousin who thought that "Shake, Rattle, and Roll" was "Shake Marilyn Monroe".And does anyone actually know the lyrics to Respect?

groucho
03-09-2005, 11:35 AM
Now, if you really want to drive yourself crazy, take any old Jefferson Airplane album and listen to the "noise" between the tracks. Airplane (and Pink Floyd) often had little snippets buried just above the noise level between the tracks. Unless you're wearing headphones and paying attention, you may never notice them.

From the PBS special on the Mamas & Papas, apparently there was a musician named Jimmie Hendricks involved in the folk/rock scene. Which explains why "Jimi Hendrix" may have been spelled so oddly--a stage name?

mact
03-09-2005, 11:59 AM
And does anyone actually know the lyrics to Respect?

Something about Pepsi Cola, I think.

marlene
03-09-2005, 01:24 PM
LOL! I love misunderstood song lyrics.

That web site seems to have different correct lyrics for the phrase in Spill the Wine, however ...

mxh

marlene
03-09-2005, 01:26 PM
Some guy (no doubt the one who Jimi kissed) has published several books of misunderstood song lyrics. I bought them, and laughed until I wept.

FvH

marlene
03-09-2005, 01:30 PM
Mr. Excitement thought "Bring Me a Higher Love" was "Bring Me an Iron Lung."

mxh

ElyseC
03-09-2005, 08:11 PM
Best I can come up with right now are:
a) my niece (now 24 yrs old) who as a kid was convinced that "for purple mountain majesties" was "for poo-poo mountain masher tees" and
b) me who, as a kid, first sang the ABCs song middle as "lemonello p"

<g>

JVegVT
03-09-2005, 08:43 PM
We have a family classic. When my brother was young he sang the Christmas carol as "Good King Wences Lost His Crown."
--Judy M.

ElyseC
03-09-2005, 08:47 PM
We have a family classic. When my brother was young he sang the Christmas carol as "Good King Wences Lost His Crown."Oh, that is a good one, perfect for family razzing in perpetuity. <ggg>

annc
03-09-2005, 09:26 PM
Best I can come up with right now are:
a) my niece (now 24 yrs old) who as a kid was convinced that "for purple mountain majesties" was "for poo-poo mountain masher tees" and
b) me who, as a kid, first sang the ABCs song middle as "lemonello p"

<g>I used to sing 'Away in a manger, no creep for a bed'.

Cristen Gillespie
03-10-2005, 09:21 AM
Best I can come up with right now are:
a) my niece (now 24 yrs old) who as a kid was convinced that "for purple mountain majesties" was "for poo-poo mountain masher tees" and
b) me who, as a kid, first sang the ABCs song middle as "lemonello p"

<g>

My niece, now thirtysomething, will never be allowed to forget Twinkle, Twinkle. She sang, really loudly too, "Like a demon in the sky."

Between handmedowns and demons, our family obviously knew little of the finer things in life. LOL

ElyseC
03-10-2005, 02:15 PM
I used to sing 'Away in a manger, no creep for a bed'.Now that's a gem!

annc
03-10-2005, 02:20 PM
Now that's a gem!Yeah, but I was deeply embarrassed about it when I was younger and my mother insisted on telling everybody about it. <g>

ElyseC
03-10-2005, 02:50 PM
Yeah, but I was deeply embarrassed about it when I was younger and my mother insisted on telling everybody about it. <g>Thankfully Ben is tickled that we tell everyone about his "Elyse Mommy-dahd" (real lyrics: "FelĂ­z Navidad") and sing it that way now. :-)

marlene
03-10-2005, 09:36 PM
Airplane (and Pink Floyd) often had little snippets buried just above the noise level between the tracks.

Are these snippets on the CDs? Don't make me drag out my old LPs and dust off the turntable ...

mxh

JohnC
03-11-2005, 09:08 AM
If you do pull out your old LPs take a look at the area between end of the record grooves and the label. There were sometimes things written in that area on the original and stamped into the pressings. I don't remember any specific ones or which bands, though. Might have dig through a bunch of albums to find some.

John