I have always loved to sing. I even had the lead in my High School Musical and performed in some summer stock theater musical reviews in my younger days. However, I didn’t always get the lyrics right when it came to hearing songs and singing along.
Here are just a couple of the songs from my youth that I thought I knew but then later found out I was completely WRONG!!
Do you remember the song, Dirty D’s and the Thunder Chief? No? Well, when I was in high school, my best friend Kim and I used to sing it at the top of our lungs in the car! Okay, so we were a little off on the words. The real lyrics: “Dirty Deeds and They’re Done Dirt Cheap.”
Deck the halls with balls of Challey (That’s the way my father pronounced “Challah” – you know the braided bread.) It was actually a Christmas Carole many of you sang a million times, “Deck the Halls With Boughs of Holly.”
However, as a first grader, this nice Jewish girl had no idea what a “bough of holly” had to do with anything. Okay, so I also had no idea why anyone would crumple up a piece of bread and throw it at the hall either, but somehow it made a nice jingle!
Well, I have shared some of my most embarrassing lyric faux pas with you. Now it’s your turn. Come on, I know you must sing-along-WRONG sometimes. ‘Fess up!