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My all-time champeen mondegreen

So khaosworks has discovered Blip.fm. I've heard it mentioned quite a bit recently, and decided to click through to see what it was.

I still don't know -- what I saw and heard stopped me dead. The title, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schön," meant nothing to me. But it autoplayed.

Do you know how many DECADES I've been thinking the Andrews Sisters were inviting Mr. Shane to drink beer?!

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admnaismith
Mar. 17th, 2009 06:43 pm (UTC)
Ja, until I saw the title one time, I thought they were singing "Me and Mr. Shane". I imagined Mr. Shane as some handsome caballero in a dark cloak and fedora.

(BTW, my all time champion mondegreen involved someone singing to his butch girlfriend that she looked like a tambourine. Turns out he was actually comparing her with "a damn marine" lol)

Edited at 2009-03-17 06:47 pm (UTC)
madfilkentist
Mar. 17th, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC)
That's "Bei mir bist du schoen." "Bei mir Mist du schon" isn't grammatical, but roughly means "To me, you're already shit."
faxpaladin
Mar. 17th, 2009 07:21 pm (UTC)
Eep! Corrected now.
madfilkentist
Mar. 17th, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC)
Don't forget the umlaut over "schön," which makes the difference between "beautiful" and "already." Or if you don't have easy access to umulauts on your keyboard, put an e after the o, making it "schoen." It's the same thing.
faxpaladin
Mar. 18th, 2009 02:23 am (UTC)
OK. The one was a transcription error on my part, but "Schon" was how the website had it. I'll fix.
pbrim
Mar. 17th, 2009 07:55 pm (UTC)
My mom has sheet music for this, from when she took piano lessons in the Dark Ages, that is subtitled "My Little Bits of Shame".
thatcrazycajun
Mar. 17th, 2009 09:25 pm (UTC)
I thought it was "Buy beer, Mr. Shane."
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