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Music Performer Pseudonyms:

Also known as: Huddie William Ledbetter. Submitted by: soul

Change a Letter:

"You Don't Know My Mink" originally "You Don't Know My Mind"
Karen Smith
"You Don't Know My Kind" originally "You Don't Know My Mind"
Karen Smith
"You Don't Know My Hind" originally "You Don't Know My Mind"
Karen Smith
"You Won't Know My Mind" originally "You Don't Know My Mind"
Karen Smith

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Where Did You Sleep Last Night""Where Did Kurt Cobain Sleep Last Night"Fack Sabbath
"Goodnight Irene""Goodnight Marine"Airfarcewon
"Midnight Special""Midway Special"Michael Pacholek
"Midnight Special""The Blue Light Special"Too Rich Olson

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Don't Bring Me Down
   Electric Light Orchestra
Gray Goose
   Leadbelly
Don't Bring Me Gray Goose Down
Ashley Michelle McGowan
Midnight Special
   Leadbelly
Midnight at the Oasis
   Maria Muldaur
Midnight Special at the Oasis
Sutch

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Lead Echobelly
Lead Belly combined with Echobelly
Submitted By: Christina Caraway

Misheard Lyrics:

"Alabama Bound"
Misheard Lyrics:
Saturday night railroad ha-dee-nah
Original Lyrics:
Saturday night railroad ha-dee-nah

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Skip to My Lou"
Misheard Lyrics:
Skip, skip, skip to my loo,
Skip, skip, skip to my loo,
Skip, skip, skip to my loo,
Skip to my loo, my darlin'.
Original Lyrics:
Skip, skip, skip to my Lou,
Skip, skip, skip to my Lou,
Skip, skip, skip to my Lou,
Skip to my Lou, my darlin'.

Story about this misheard lyric by: Craig Johnson

A loo is the British name for a toliet, so I thought that this song had something to do with dancing with your commode. :-O

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Cotton Fields (1940s)"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
It was down in Louisiana,
Just about a mile from Texarkana.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Actually, Texarkana is about 30 miles from the nearest point in Louisiana. Apparently the songwriter(s) did not do their geographic research.
Submitted by: Meredith Corpening
 

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Cotton Fields"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
I went over to Arkansas
People asked me 'What you come here for?'
Why They're Misrhymed:
'Arkansas' and 'What you come here for' don't actually rhyme, but with leadbelly's pronunciation they almost do
Submitted by: Jeffrey Graham
 

Dated Song Lyrics:

"Jim Crow Blues"
The Dated Lyrics:
You're gonna find some Jim Crow
Every place you go
Why They're Dated:
The "Jim Crow" laws, which sanctioned racial segregation in public and state-run buildings and facilities throughout the United States, were repealed by virtue of the Civil Rights Act in 1964.
Submitted by: Raphael
 

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Jim Blow Crews" originally "Jim Crow Blues"
Submitted by: Gordy N. Knott

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Bled Ellie originally "Leadbelly"
Submitted by: H. Tim Smith

Crime Records:

"Assault; Murder"
Leadbelly was arrested for assault, but was pardoned by the governor after Leadbelly sang to him. Leadbelly was later arrested for murder, but was once again pardoned when he was "discovered" by the Lomaxes, the premier musical folklorists of the time.
Submitted by: Raphael

Performers with Handicaps:

"ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)"
Submitted by: Raphael

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