Posted by: episystechpubs | December 12, 2014

Editor’s Corner: The first day of English

To start off the Editor’s Corner seasonal Twelve Days of English, I’m giving you Friday mondegreens (misheard song lyrics) with a twist! Today’s mondegreens are from Deck the Halls with Buddy Holly, and Other Misheard Song Lyrics, by Gavin Edwards.

DAY ONE

(To the tune of The Twelve Days of Christmas)

On the first day of English, my true love gave to me

A table of mondegree—eens.

Okay, so I’m not a poet. Enjoy!

Song Title Mondegreen Actual Lyrics
O Come All Ye Faithful O come, hoggy faithful

O come, froggy faithful

O come all ye faithful
The Twelve Days of Christmas Nine lazy Hansons Nine ladies dancing
We Wish You a Merry Christmas Bring us some friggin’ pudding Bring us some figgy pudding
The Christmas Song Chipmunks roasting on an open fire Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
We Three Kings King forever, seasoned leather King forever, ceasing never
Feliz Navidad Police have my dad

Police Doggy Dog

Feliz Navidad
The Twelve Days of Christmas Seven warts on women Seven swans a-swimmin’
Good King Wenceslas Good King Wenceslas looked out on the feet of heathens Good King Wenceslas looked out on the feast of Stephen
O Tannenbaum Oh tanned and bound

Oh, atom bomb

O Tannenbaum
Feliz Navidad Got fleas on my dog

Got fleas on my dog

Toss spittle on you and a freezing dog

Feliz Navidad

Feliz Navidad

Prospero año y felicidad

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks While shepherds washed their socks at night While shepherds watched their flocks by night
The Twelve Days of Christmas Six geezers laying Six geese a-laying
Sleigh Ride Outside the snow is falling

And friends are calling, “You fool!”

Outside the snow is falling

And friends are calling, “Yoo-hoo!”

Kara Church

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  1. I love these…thank you for the laugh.

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