I thought it really quite absurd
(and way too weird) when I heard
the 70s band Hot Chocolate sing
about the very strangest thing –
wild lemony love in Cadillacs,
the joys of lemons in the sack!
One day it dawned it wasn’t ‘lemons’
of which they sung, but rather ‘heaven’s’
and so the song proved less obscene,
and my mishearing, a Mondegreen
Original lyrics here – http://www.mp3lyrics.org/h/hot-chocolate/heaven-is-n-the-back-seat-of-my-cadillac/
Poet and blogger beeblue has presented me with a mondegreen citrus poem and picture – haha – which fits in nicely with a previous blog post.
Thanks beeblue 🙂
20 thoughts on “Citrus Fiesta (beeblue)”
Oh I wonder how many misheard lyrics have engendered great poems. 🙂
haha – I can imagine this may be the first mondegreen poem slpmartin 😉
that’s too funny and very very clever, the title is ingenius too
I agree – Tipota, couldn’t have put it better myself. Love it, the whole kit and kabooble of idea, poem, title, etc. Laughed my head off.
Let me guess bb that you may have had a little diffculty rhyming mondegreen 😉
I nearly fell off my chair laughing when I read this. I can imagine you must have thought the lead singer of Hot Chocolate must have had a strange lemon fetish when you heard the song. Oooh. Ow. Gives a whole new meaning to squeezing fruit. Absolutely brilliant!
Norty Selma 😀
haha, thanks, everyone – and yes, I did have a bit of brainstrain thinking of a suitable rhyming word for mondegreen :-D. Thanks, Gabe and Happy Australia Day, Aussies 🙂
Yes, Happy Australia Day (I’m very happy that Geoffrey Rush got Aussie of the Year 🙂 )
Put a smile on my face BB!
I love it when that happens. When I was a child, everyone in our house was not surprised Lucille left Kenny Rogers…’four hundred children and a crop in the field’? Give the girl a break, Ken!
Bwahahahaha – now that’s a mondegreen Tilly 🙂
This one over at Laz Freedman’s wonderful poetry blog
hahaha – the lemons are spreading 😉 thanks bb
nice poem, great tie in to the mondegreen post.
it was a good tie in 😉 thanks Mark
Did you hear the news item that reported that a farmer in the flooded Lockyer Valley lost sixty thousand pigs? Later that was corrected to read ‘sixty sows and pigs’.
Wonderful use of the monedegreen… but what’s so odd about lemons in the sack? Doesn’t everybody???
haha – typical Stafford – love that mondegreen about the pigs 🙂