Saturday, July 4, 2009

All American Mondegreens AND the Muppets

Happy Fourth of July!!! Before there are BBQs and fireworks let there be Muppets and Mondegreens ...

The Star Spangled Banner seems to be fertile ground for misheard lyrics. From the personal  "Jose, can you see" to the fruity "Grapefruit through the night".

Speaking of Fruit, here’s one from Home on the Range: "Oh give me a home, where the buffalo roam, and the deer and the cantaloupe play".

And finally, the Pledge of Allegiance, not just for people anymore: "I led the pigeons to the flag…"

Thank you to our friend Harry Althaus for the National Anthem mondegreen (your surprise is on its way), and to the rest of you have a healthy, joyous and safe Fourth!!


Anonymous said...

My mother said I came to her as a child and asked "Why is Jesus warm?" When she inquired where I had gotten this idea, I told her it was in the prayer: "Blessed is the fruit of thy warm Jesus"!!


Wendy Lane Bailey said...

Oh my, Ellen! I'm still laughing. I think we may have to do a special post on hymns and such. Several people have sent me very funny ones from those sources. Thanks for adding yours to the list!
Wendy Lane