Saturday, July 5, 2008

A mondegreen 35 years in the making

I found out yesterday that I'd been mishearing a lyric for 35 years! It happened when I was reading an excellent interview with one of the song's writers, Thom Bell.

WRONG: Betsy Ross sewed her little white shoes
RIGHT: Tootsie Roll soul in little white shoes
"Rockin' Roll Baby," The Stylistics

What else have I misheard for so long?

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