Monday, September 27, 2021

Monday Mondegreen

Debby of  Life's Funny Like That recently mentioned The Beatles song Eleanor Rigby. It was covered by an Australian band called Zoot and I prefer Zoot's version over The Beatles version. 

However, I do recognise that Paul McCartney? has better diction than Daryl Cotton. My mondegreen when hearing of Zoot's version was 'Eleanor Rigby picked up the rights in  the church where a wedding had been'. After listening to The Beatles version it is of course 'Picked up the rice'. Zoot's version has a long instrumental intro. I skipped forward. I have a low boredom threshold. 


23 comments:

  1. I prefer the Beatles version. And goodness what a sad song it is...
    Loneliness is a killer.

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    1. EC, indeed a sad song. I never listened to it properly until recent years.

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  2. Very sad song. My adult mondegreen was "all those parasites" instead of "Almost Paradise." In my twisted way I thought he was singing about her other lovers. I was cool with that.

    I'd be on for picking up my rights at a church.

    XO
    WWW

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    1. WWW, that is not a bad Mondegreen at all. A bit creepy.

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  3. Never heard of band "zoot" although I heard term zoot suit.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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    1. Dora, that's interesting that you have heard of Zoot Suites.

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  4. That is a very sad song when all said and done.
    I'm not a Beetles fan, never was but their video is clearer, Zoot do a good job though.
    I prefer Nana Mouskouri's version.

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    1. Margaret, I will try to make Nana's version my bedtime music.

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  5. Not a favourite song, but I will listen to both because I have the time.

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    1. River, the luxury of time for retired people is wonderful. What a pity we get so little done.

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  6. Zoot's version becomes almost a different song. I like it too.

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    1. Cro, I don't know what the music period was called, but there was some good music.

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  7. Hah! I gave up on Zoot at a minute and a half.

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    1. River, you didn't skip forward to the lyrics?

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    2. Yes, I meant a minute and a half of lyrics. They don't have the emotion or the soul or feeling or whatever it is that The Beatles put into it. The Zoot version might just as well be them reading the words from a sheet of paper. Monotonous, that's what they are. I think.

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  8. I thought that Eleanor Rigby picked up the LICE in the church. Churches were pretty unsavoury places in those days. She could have even got the LICE from Father McKenzie/

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    1. YP, that is possible back in the day when the working class went to church. No danger of lice now.

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  9. I forgot to tell you that I did seek out 'Zoot'. It is such a sad song, especially when you realize anew that there ARE people like this in our world...and we cannot fix that, no matter how we might like to.

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    1. So true Debby. There are things we can agitate about and maybe change, but not that.

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  10. That is a long intro, a song from a while ago, but it seems like just last year.

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    1. TP, it is too long really, but once the vocals kick in, it is not bad at all.

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  11. Beatles for me.

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    1. Quite different aren't they Marie.

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