Inspired by an article in Smithsonian Magazine.
**Mondegreen: Meaning a word or phrase that results from mis-hearing a proper word or phrase. **
Humorist Sylvia Write confessed in a column during the 1950’s that wen she first heard the verses " They have slain the Earl of Moray / And laid him on the green." from the Scottish folk ballad " The bonnie Earl of Moray", she thought the lines described the double tragedy, " They have slain the Earl Amurray / And Lady Mondegreen."
Here’s a few others (All from the magazine) :
" Lead us not into Penn Station."
“Years ago, someone alluded to music by *the loneliest monk” misreferring to musician " Thelonious Monk."
That said, here is my first Mondegreen:
The christmas song *God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen *when I was a kid, I swear it sounded like *God rest ye Jerry Mendlebaum. *