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In order to make a rhyme work, sometimes a singer will mis-pronunce a word intentionatly.

Lyrics Pronunciation, Gordon Lightfoot

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Gordon Lightfoot's, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"
The Lyrics:
In a musty old hall in Detroit, they prayed
In the maritime sailors' cathedral
Lightfoot pronounces "Detroit" as de-TROY-ut to fit the rhythm of the song.
Submitted by: Martha Hankins

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