[Dixielandjazz] Abusing Song Titles

Gluetje1 at aol.com Gluetje1 at aol.com
Wed Mar 4 09:50:56 PST 2009

Interesting to me!  And since "Mondegreen" only made into Webster's  
Collegiate in 2008, I guess I can still live with myself for never having heard  the 
word before.  Noticed that the Wiki entry brings up Mairzy Doats.   I have read 
in several spots that WW II soldiers used those words as  passwords.  One day 
while performing this tune I commented about  that.  A veteran in the 
audience offered up that, yes, it had been a  password in his unit.  So now when we 
do this tune, we announce that we are  performing it in honor of WW II vets.
In a message dated 3/3/2009 10:40:57 P.M. Central Standard Time,  
tubaman at tubatoast.com writes:

And that  famous circus animal song:
"Gladly, the  Cross-Eyed Bear

(this whole thread has often been published by the San  Francisco  
Chronical columnist Jon Carroll under the subject of  "Mondegreens" 
but I  don't know if he ever gets into twisted jazz song titles this   

Dave Richoux
On Mar 3, 2009, at 6:27 PM, M J (Mike)  Logsdon wrote:

> Inevitably, this must lend itself to a religious  theme.
> Whilst growing up, "Come Thou, O Kinky Turtle" and "Low  in the Gravy  
> Lay" were standards in the So Bapt  world.

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