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The magic of misheard lyrics

Mondegreens are deliciously funny, especially because they tend to be belted out with much gusto - as if they were legit all along

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"Ye Highlands and ye Lowlands / Oh, where hae ye been? / They hae slain the Earl Amurray, / And Lady Mondegreen." Except there was no Lady Mondegreen. The original last line was in fact: "And laid him on the green."

MY husband and father share a rare talent: the knack for mishearing (and royally mangling) lyrics.

Take, for example, the Swedish House Mafia song, which goes: "Don't you worry, don't you worry child / See heaven's got a plan for you". My husband has always thought it was: "Don't you...

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