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Old 05-12-2013, 12:15 AM   #51
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Back in the the late 70s Gord would joke that the band thought it was " All the lovely ladies in refineries tonight, I wish that I could relieve you of your change"

Oh, I like that!
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:32 AM   #52
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Back in the the late 70s Gord would joke that the band thought it was " All the lovely ladies in refineries tonight, I wish that I could relieve you of your change"


Relieve you of your change bu-hahahahahaha...that is......Laughing out loud great. Thank you banjo............... and refineries.....that is hilarious muhahahahaha..
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:44 AM   #53
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....... "every highway." ..........still catch myself singing "and the cats are in the sand."
hahahaha....yes.... I tried singing those out loud, and while
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- I can picture that as what the mind would expect from us all having changed those danged clay-dust boxes, LOL, even if it doesn't rhyme with "Bats in the roof, cats in the hall, dust on the stairway, gnats on the wall. I like it. Thanks for responding too you guys.
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:50 AM   #54
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imported Ordinary Man you got base-a-de-ball on the brain, uh? LOL. Those are pretty funny.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:06 PM   #55
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Old dance records
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:22 PM   #56
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Old dance records
I could be wrong (often am) but I think Gord wrote the song Old Dan's Records from hearing someone actually say "old dance records" and thought it was a neat play on words.
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:54 PM   #57
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jj, Man I am really not awake yet today. jj and imported: its taken me three edits to get this correct. I echoe'd imported Ordinary Man's post regarding your post jj, on "Old Dan's/ Dance Records, not seeing it at first that you (imported..)were pointing out exactly what I did on imported jj's comment. So I deleted it, and then had to correct it two times further to get this far, and hope fully correct, LOL. I'm not yet on my Second can Coke Zero yet. I finally posted this official government redaction. Sorry about that chiefs - the both of you.
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:07 PM   #58
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As I posted a long time ago, my older sister believed "Spanish Moss" was actually "Spanish Moths".
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:40 PM   #59
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As I posted a long time ago, my older sister believed "Spanish Moss" was actually "Spanish Moths".
That's what I'm talking about, YES! Very funny Dave
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:48 PM   #60
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jj, Man I am really not awake yet today. jj and imported: its taken me three edits to get this correct. I echoe'd imported Ordinary Man's post regarding your post jj, on "Old Dan's/ Dance Records, not seeing it at first that you (imported..)were pointing out exactly what I did on imported jj's comment. So I deleted it, and then had to correct it two times further to get this far, and hope fully correct, LOL. I'm not yet on my Second can Coke Zero yet. I finally posted this official government redaction. Sorry about that chiefs - the both of you.
As a kid listening to my parents GL LP's I thought he said Damn instead of Dan.
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:38 PM   #61
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Go easy on the coke zero. Poor Steve. Hey thanks ordinary man. I'll look it up


I've posted this before also. Perhaps on Wayne's newsgroup, eons ago

Only Love Would Know:

"She lives on another plane away from the driving range"

.... its actually "drivin' rain"
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:45 PM   #62
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This site compiles "misheard lyrics." As does this one. I really did LOL at "Does anyone know where the rubber part goes?"
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:45 PM   #63
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2silent2breal, I checked out the site you linked, and they are hilarious. The first one I saw that is what I always have thought that I did hear was this:

"Early Morning Rain"

Misheard Lyrics:

But I'm stuck here on the grass
Where the pavement never grows.
[that's what I've always thought it was too, I'm embarrassed to admit. ]

Original Lyrics:

But I'm stuck here on the grass
With a pain that ever grows.
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:45 PM   #64
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I could be wrong (often am) but I think Gord wrote the song Old Dan's Records from hearing someone actually say "old dance records" and thought it was a neat play on words.

Here is liner note quote:

"Kind of a play on the words old dance records. It reminds me of my uncle Jack's 78-RPM dance-record collection. It reminds me of hanging out with the grandparents at Christmastime or some other holiday, having a party and getting out the old vinyl"

....maybe it should have been called Old Jack's Records
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"Does anyone know where the rubber part goes?"
Cialis turns the minutes to hours....
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:55 PM   #66
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This site compiles "misheard lyrics." As does this one. I really did LOL at "Does anyone know where the rubber part goes?"
The first site listed has "good ship and crew was a bone to be chewed" as correct instead of "good ship and true" in The Wreck. I sent them a correction of their correction.

Some of those listed are downright hilarious. Especially the ones that make no sense whatsoever. You'd think they'd realize that what they think they hear just couldn't be right.

The girls of November came early?

I reckon it's Ella Fitzgerald?
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:59 PM   #67
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This site compiles "misheard lyrics." As does this one. I really did LOL at "Does anyone know where the rubber part goes?"
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Cialis turns the minutes to hours....

Oh, very good. VERY good.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:50 PM   #68
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Hey geodeticman.5,

I actually like "I wish I could kiss you while you knelt" better than "knit" but I am totally misguided. My most notable misheard GL lyric has always been, which I also posted many years ago in the Misheard Lyrics section of this website, from Brave Mountaineers, "In the hayloft we would play, we would drink the booze and sing". The lyrics are actually "In the hayloft we would play, we were princesses and kings". I think my lyrics are a big improvement.
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Hey geodeticman.5,

I actually like "I wish I could kiss you while you knelt" better than "knit" but I am totally misguided. My most notable misheard GL lyric has always been, which I also posted many years ago in the Misheard Lyrics section of this website, from Brave Mountaineers, "In the hayloft we would play, we would drink the booze and sing". The lyrics are actually "In the hayloft we would play, we were princesses and kings". I think my lyrics are a big improvement.
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Were they drinking 'girly' drinks Danno?? lol

previous thread with postings from some folks who have 'disappeared'.. http://www.corfid.com/vbb/showthread...isheard+lyrics
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Hey geodeticman.5,

I actually like "I wish I could kiss you while you knelt" better than "knit" but I am totally misguided. My most notable misheard GL lyric has always been, which I also posted many years ago in the Misheard Lyrics section of this website, from Brave Mountaineers, "In the hayloft we would play, we would drink the booze and sing". The lyrics are actually "In the hayloft we would play, we were princesses and kings". I think my lyrics are a big improvement.
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yea Dan I AM embarrassed I had that song wrong in two areas for near 40 years now.What with having READ the correct lyrics undoubtedly many times over.... haha

"Booze and sing" is pretty funny. First time I heard that song, I was listening with a friend when I was about 16, and he commented on the "princesses" reference like an idiot with "so, what man, like....did he pretend HE was a princess or WHAT". Duhhh--oyy. I reprimanded him a bit harshly for not listening to the MAN more carefully, and said something like "No you butt-head, he was playing princesses AND KINGS. OBVIOUSLY he was playing with boys and GIRLS, you know, the way kids DO?" LOL. He allowed as how I was a bit defensive on Gordon, and he thought folk was "boring", and "not good cruizing music" in our "built" '67- '71 muscle cars with Aerosmith on the 8-track for THAT kind of thing.

But later on, in my early twenties, I was ALWAYS very careful to have just the right Lightfoot tune ready to play when I'd pick a date up. I'd SWEAR that's part of how Merry started taking to me - I had "Beautiful" ready on the cassette-deck in the car (by that year) before picking her up on her folks' ranch for our first date. She admitted she had only heard IYCRMM, and Sundown,etc., but "she liked Beautiful". And, as many of you "senior members" might recall, she and I later married to that song and two others.
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Were they drinking 'girly' drinks Danno?? lol

previous thread with postings from some folks who have 'disappeared'.. http://www.corfid.com/vbb/showthread...isheard+lyrics
Char I attached to your link on the older thread with so many good ones. They're hilarious. Knowing this thread was not a new idea AT ALL when I started it, you'd think I would have resurrected the old one(s), and simply add to them. I guess I was too lazy that day, yea that's it... LOL.
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Oh, very good. VERY good.


you really live in Biscuit City?

note: as far as misheard lyrics Live go, in the early 80s at Massey, Gord was seemingly intoxicated and appeared to be on careless 'high' way ...I couldnt interpret a word he had sung/slurred the entire evening... he was a parody of himself.... today he may have thinned out in most ever sense, but sure sings his words quite clearly...and cares
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from "Bend in the Water" :

where her sings "Too fine a time to stand in line
I'm gonna take my love to go"

I've always thought it was: "To find a time to stand in line
I'm gonna take my love to go"

to find, versus " too fine". No a big one. Not so embarrassing. Just another one for my books I now know. duhhhhh-ooooyy
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you really live in Biscuit City?

note: as far as misheard lyrics Live go, in the early 80s at Massey, Gord was seemingly intoxicated and appeared to be on careless 'high' way ...I couldnt interpret a word he had sung/slurred the entire evening... he was a parody of himself.... today he may have thinned out in most ever sense, but sure sings his words quite clearly...and cares
You know jj, I'm embarrassed, but also somewhat relieved to say, that I never saw Gordon in concert during that time period, though a die-hard fan during it all. I was too broke and working too hard to ever have time back then. I don't think I would want to have gone even if I could have, during the time period that all of us as fans have read about, and others such as yourself witnessed first-hand, such as the above concert you spoke of.

I was very busy during that time period first in college, then travelling, then meeting and marrying, then working furiously to feed my family and try to move up at work, then returning to school again to learn to do what I really wanted to do, and damn near killing myself with full-time everything. Then along came baby.

In short, I didn't see Gord in concert between '76 and '84. I guess, from most accounts, I missed, fortunately, any evidence of the intoxication on stage that some friends told me was quite evident during some concerts in the '75 -'80 time period. I was caught-up in life through and including the time period that I understand he was able to stop drinking during, after '80 in any event.

No matter the year, but what a great accomplishment for him. However, as a perfectionist, I can only imagine how painful it must have been for him to listen, in sober years later, to recordings of live performaces during the much-written of time period that included him being carried off-stage, and when on, slurring words and forgetting others as you mentioned jj. That would be very difficult as a professional with such high standards, and would make any such performer cringe at hearing himself, I would think.

I've heard complaints from acquaintances of going to concerts between '75 and '80 in particular, and being at times (not all), "sorely dissapointed" as one guy told me the other day. He was not a fan per se , but liked his music in general, and he said he and his wife went to one concert in '75, and spoke of attendees leaving in large numbers throughout both sets, and having a "lousy time". How tales of that and similar accounts, and any memories of these events, must be very painful for him, but even more I'd imagine might have been his connection with the audience he is so noted for, if intact during his "feeling no pain" times at all, would have to have been very hard, but thankfully, I can only guess he does not remember the worst of them, which is probably fortuitous.

Its great, to say the least, that he saved his life and stopped drinking, and is enjoying touring more than ever. He is one tough hombre to have survived so many medical events, and such endured life-endangering hardship from what seems to go so commonly with fame and fortune. Fortunate for us, and him, that he is such a trooper, and that he has so many loyal fans that love his music, and so many him as well.
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:59 AM   #75
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oh steve, i hope i didnt imply that he was a fall drown drunk on stage or anything like that...he handled liquor pretty well, maybe that was part of the problem...and nerves, etc...or it was an ugly part of his personality surfacing

i would have liked to have seen GL live, regardless, back in about 1975, primo

hey, speaking of misheard lyrics...how about mis-sung lyrics...poor gal, but still one up on rosanne barr...no disrespect intended

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