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My Boy Lollipop: The Best of Millie Small album at
Millie Small's, "My Boy Lollipop"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You say the world's a sabre
You are my worldly saviour.
The Real Lyrics:
You set my world on fire
You are my one desire.
The Story: For years, I had heard this song without paying close attention, being used to a lot of songs having difficult-to-understand lyrics. Since discovering and discovering that one can often find correct lyrics on line, I've paid closer attention. So today when I heard this playing on the sound system at a restaurant, I listened more closely, and the misheard lyrics that I've submitted are what I thought these two lines sounded like. On getting home I checked a lyrics site. As much as I've become acquainted with mishears lyrics, I was still surprised that what I seemed to be hearing is as far off (in sound) as it is from the actual lyrics! - Submitted by: Emmy Kay Butanone
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