Wednesday, May 14, 2008

OR-E-O, Ohhhh...

Remember the song I Have Confidence from The Sound of Music and how, as Maria is leaving the abbey to travel to the home of Captain Von Trapp, she sing-speaks the line

A captain with seven children. What's so fearsome about that?

Well, I misheard that line, if you will, for many years, misintreperting it as:

A Captain with seven children, what's a fearsome RUBBER BAT?

..I would sing out loud in that manner too, until a fellow SOM lover corrected me as we sat in her living room one evening watching it with a big bowl of extra butter popcorn between us..(that was pre- all natural eating, mind you)

Here's a rather funny example of such a misunderstanding but, on a bit of a larger scale:
Gospel Subtitles.

In the same vein..
I've always been adamant about the fact that as the monkeys in The Wizard of Oz are marching up the stairway of the castle, they are most definitely chanting:
OR-E-O, Ohhhh...
Am I right I right?

So, has this happened to any of you?
If so, what song and what did you think it said only to find out much later, perhaps embarrassingly, that you were mistaken?

Sunny Side Up!,


Robin said...

Nice discussion topic!
This totally happens to me (and I always like my versions better):

I thought Neil Diamond's "Forever in blue jeans" was "Reverend Blue Jeans".

In that song "Sweetest Thing" by U2, when it says "You know I got black eyes up above" I thought it said "black guys."

One more..."Gimme the beat boys, and free my soul..." I thought it was "Gimme the Beach Boys, and free my soul."

trish said...

Welcome to the world of blogging! It's completely addicting, so be forewarned. :-)

I'll be posting on this either tomorrow evening or next Monday. I'd been thinking about doing a post like this ('cause there's one line that I totally massacred), but I like your take on The Wizard of Oz monkey song. It totally sounds like O-R-E-O! LOL! I'll link back to your post.

WendyB said...

I like the rubber bat lyrics much better.

Krista said...

Our versions are certainly more amusing Robin!

That second one is soo funny!

Thank you very much, Trish!
I've been doing this for 3 or 4 days now and I'm hooked.
Ohh, I'll definitely be stopping by to see that line, thanks for letting me know.

Hahahaa, why, thank you Wendy!