I expect among my self recorded audio cassettes I still have the tape with a hand written album or song title labelled Millagaroo by the English group T Rex, fronted by as I thought at the time, the most gorgeous Marc Bolan. He died in a motor car accident when he was still young and beautiful.
Millargroo was a mondegreen, so named for misheard lyrics. I expect we all have some.
Mondegreen's origins were from a misheard poem in the US in 1954 and referring to a 17th century poem.
Instead the final two lines were misheard as,
They hae slain the Earl o' Moray
And Lady Mondegreen.
I've just listened to again and I swear Macy Gray in her hit song 'I Try' sings "I say goodbye my chook". Chook is slang here for chicken. At the table, would you like some chicken? Would you like some chook?
As for my mislabelled cassette, Millagaroo turned out to be Metal Guru.
Do you have your own mondegreens?