Making fun of music, one song at a time. Since the year 2000.
Check out the two amIright misheard lyrics books including one book devoted to misheard lyrics of the 1980s.
(Toggle Right Side Navigation)

Fun Music Information -> Gordon Lightfoot

This is the most recent information about Gordon Lightfoot that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about Gordon Lightfoot, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).

Our newest site, amIwrong has an albums order quiz where you need to put this performer's albums in order of release.
 
 

Possible Misspelled Names:

These are the alternate spellings of the performer's name we've had to correct in submissions to amIright.

Gorden Lightfoot

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"If You Could Read My Mind,"You really can't read minds (like a book, anyway)Pig Smith
"Endless Wire,"All wires have ends.Yvette Bristle
"Ribbon Of Darkness,"Darkness doesn't come in ribbons.Heather Brockwell
"I'm Not Saying,"Then how are you SINGING?Rich
"Carefree Highway,"Um, how can a highway be carefree?Diddims

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Rainy Day Women #12 And #35," Bob Dylan"Rainy Day People," Gordon Lightfoot
"What's Your Name?," Lynyrd Skynyrd"Marie Christine," Gordon Lightfoot
"Take It Easy," Eagles"Stay Loose," Gordon Lightfoot
"Where's Captain Kirk?," Spizzenergi"Alberta Bound," Gordon Lightfoot
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"The Circe Is Small (I Can See It In Your Eyes)" originally "The Circle Is Small (I Can See It In Your Eyes)"
Circe = sorceress / temptress in 'The Odyssey'
Lorraine Thoanjer
"The Circle Is Small (I Can See It In Our Eyes)" originally "The Circle Is Small (I Can See It In Your Eyes)"
Candy Welty
"The Circle Is Small (I Can See It In Your Yes)" originally "The Circle Is Small (I Can See It In Your Eyes)"
Candy Welty
"The Circle Is Mall (I Can See It In Your Eyes)" originally "The Circle Is Small (I Can See It In Your Eyes)"
Candy Welty
"Too Late For Pryin'" originally "Too Late For Prayin'"
Penny Nichols

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"The Circle Is Small (I Can See Nit In Your Eyes)" originally "The Circle Is Small (I Can See It In Your Eyes)"
Candy Welty
"The Circle Is Small (I Can See Pit In Your Eyes)" originally "The Circle Is Small (I Can See It In Your Eyes)"
Candy Welty
"The Circle Is Small (It Can See It In Your Eyes)" originally "The Circle Is Small (I Can See It In Your Eyes)"
Candy Welty
"The Circle Is Small (I Can Seek It In Your Eyes)" originally "The Circle Is Small (I Can See It In Your Eyes)"
Candy Welty
"The Circle Is Small (I Can See Bit In Your Eyes)" originally "The Circle Is Small (I Can See It In Your Eyes)"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"The Circle Is Small (I Can Sew It In Your Eyes)" originally "The Circle Is Small (I Can See It In Your Eyes)"
Candy Welty
"Tie Circle Is Small (I Can See It In Your Eyes)" originally "The Circle Is Small (I Can See It In Your Eyes)"
Candy Welty
"The Circle Is Small (I Can See It In Four Eyes)" originally "The Circle Is Small (I Can See It In Your Eyes)"
Candy Welty
"The Circle Is Small (I Can Set It In Your Eyes)" originally "The Circle Is Small (I Can See It In Your Eyes)"
Candy Welty
"The Circle Is Small (I Can See It In Your Eyer)" originally "The Circle Is Small (I Can See It In Your Eyes)"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Recordings:

Oct 14
a parody of "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" by Gordon Lightfoot
Tribute to JFK and the events of 50 years ago.
You Tube: (AVCHD Video (.MTS))
Oct 8
a parody of "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" by Gordon Lightfoot
Geez, after all the effort we expended to make fun of them, you'd think they'd have the common decency to stay separated. Sang by - Robert Lund
Spaff.com: (MP3)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald""The Deck Of The Hammond Inchinyard"Ann Hammond
"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald""The Wreck of the Iowa Caucus -- 2016 Edition"Michael Pacholek
"Farewell to Nova Scotia""Stuck in the Keweenaw"Fuzzbean
"The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald""The Wreck Of The Rubber Duck, Darryl"Leough
"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald""The Wreck, 40 Years Later"Michael Pacholek
"Sundown""If Gordon Lightfoot Sang "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald""Patrick McWilliams
"The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald""Grotesque Was This Row's Desolation"Leough
"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald""Re-Write of the Hamlet Soliloquy"Giorgio Coniglio
"The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald""The Wreck Of The John Peel"Fack Sabbath
"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald""The Legend of Frodo Baggins"Rex Ungericht

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Carefree HighwayCarefree, Arizona, Chamber of CommercePeg
Rainy Day PeopleThe Weather ChannelMatt Donnelly

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
If You Could Read My MindCollege of Psychic StudiesBrian
If I Could Read Your MindPsychic and/or a brain disorders research clinicDonna W
Alberta BoundSaskatchewan TourismDonna W
The Wreck of the Edmund FitzgeraldWashington State FerriesDonna W
The Wreck of the Edmund FitzgeraldAny cruise line or overseas shipping companyDonna W
There are additional on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Tie Dye On The Highway
   Robert Plant
Carefree Highway
   Gordon Lightfoot
Tie Dye On The Carefree Highway
Isac
Dead Skunk
   Loudon Wainwright III
Carefree Highway
   Gordon Lightfoot
Dead Skunk on a Carefree Highway
Odie Garfield
Long Lonesome Highway
   Michael Parks
Carefree Highway
   Gordon Lightfoot
Long Lonesome Carefree Highway
Regina Olsen
I Can't Stand The Rain
   Ann Peebles
Rainy Day People
   Gordon Lightfoot
I Can't Stand The Rainy Day People
Marion Shelby
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Peter And Gordon Lightfoot
Peter And Gordon combined with Gordon Lightfoot
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Nina Gordon Lightfoot
Nina Gordon combined with Gordon Lightfoot
Submitted By: Donna Gelpigi
Flash Gordon And The Lightfoot Pan
Flash And The Pan combined with Gordon Lightfoot
Submitted By: Peggy Pollock
Gordon Lightfoot's House
Gordon Lightfoot combined with Lighthouse
Submitted By: Sutch

There are additional Gordon Lightfoot Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"The House You Live In"
Misheard Lyrics:
Be careful while mending the lawn.
Original Lyrics:
Be careful while bending the law.
"Daylight Katy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hey Lil Katy come on
Hey Lil Katy come on
If you can't follow me down
Hey Lil Katy go home
Original Lyrics:
Daylight Katy come on
Daylight Katy come on
If you can't follow me down
Daylight Katy go home
"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"
Misheard Lyrics:
The legend lives on from the chipper one down
Of the big lake they called 'Getcha Goolie'
Original Lyrics:
The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they called 'Gitche Gumee.'
"Early Morning Rain"
Misheard Lyrics:
But I'm stuck here on the grass
With a paint brush up my nose
Original Lyrics:
But I'm stuck here on the grass
With a pain that ever grows.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Make Way for the Lady"
Misheard Lyrics:
Making hay with lord rabbit
Get the day's work done.
Original Lyrics:
Makin' hay with no gravy
Gets the day's work done

Story about this misheard lyric by: Kenneth Lees

For some reason, I just don't hear "no gravy" nor do I understand making hay with no gravy? The words sound very, very much like "lord rabbit" or lord something... Just can't get that thought out of my mind!

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Sundown"
Better Lyrics:
Storm clouds, you better take care
If I find you've raining over my lawn chairs
Original Lyrics:
Sundown, you better take care
If I find you've been creepin' 'round my back stairs
Submitted by: Canada
"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"
Better Lyrics:
The terror began in September of oh-one
When an Atta attacked the Trade Center.
Kamikazes, we knew, by the time it was all through,
And that day we'd ID'd their sick mentor.
America has grieved, so spectacularly bereaved
But determined we are, not downtrodden.
We must fight the Taliban and that horrible man,
The despicable Osama bin Laden
He's a man of ill fame,
who gives Islam a bad name,
Obsessed with his mission of mayhem.
His unspeakable deeds call forth America's need
Efficiently quite back to pay him.
We simply mustn't stop till we've sneaked over the top,
Searched the caves and the sewers and GOT HIM!
This isn't a rant, we gotta get what we want,
Just deserts for Osama bin Laden!
Original Lyrics:
The legend lives on, from the Chippewa on down,
Of the great lake they call Gitchee Gumee.
The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead
When the skies of November turn gloomy.
With a load of iron ore twenty-six thousand tons more
Than the Edmund Fitzgerald weighed empty
That good ship and true was a bone to be chewed
When the gales of November came early.
The ship was the pride of the American side
Coming back from some mill in Wisconsin.
As the big freighters go it was bigger than most
With a crew and good captain well seasoned
Concluding some terms with a couple of steel firms
When it left fully loaded for Cleveland.
And later that night when the ship's bell rang,
Could it be the North wind they'd been feelin'?
Submitted by: Liz J.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Superior, they said, never gives up her dead
when the gales of November come early.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Given that the tragedy he's talking about took place in November, I would say the "gales of November" were not early, but rather right on time.
Submitted by: Michael S.
"The House You Live In"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Beware of strange faces and dark dingy places
Be careful while bending the law
And the house you live in will never fall down
If you pity the stranger who stands at your door.
Why They're Nonsensical:
So, which is it, Gordon? Do we fear the stranger or pity him?
Submitted by: Carolee
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
In a musty old hall in Detroit they prayed,
In the Maritime Sailors' Cathedral.
The church bell chimed till it rang twenty-nine times
For each man on the Edmund Fitzgerald.
Why They're Misrhymed:
This is only the most painful misrhyming in this song-it has 14 verses and goes on for over 6 minutes, and there is only one verse (sung twice) that actually rhymes properly. Other shining examples are 'Wisconsin' with 'well seasoned' and 'railing' with 'stealin' '. Look it up! But I do have to say, I still love the song. Gordon Lightfoot is great, but I'm suprised he hasn't been called more often on his tendency to misrhyme.
Submitted by: Carolee
"The House You Live In"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Beware of strange faces and dark dingy places
Be careful while bending the law
And the house you live in will never fall down
If you pity the stranger who stands at your door.
Why They're Misrhymed:
'Law' and 'door'? Eek.
Submitted by: Carolee

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
When suppertime came the old cook came on deck
and said "fellows it's too rough to feed ya!"
Why They're Inappropriate:
Would anybody feel like eating after weaving and rocking and reeling on a boat in a storm? Probably not.
Submitted by: Little Jen
 

Dated Song Lyrics:

"Early Morning Rain"
The Dated Lyrics:
Out on runway number 9, Big 707 set to go.
Why They're Dated:
Few Boeing 707s, which dominated passenger air transport in the 1960s and remained popular in the 1970s, are in service today.
Submitted by: Kathy
 

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"Sundown"
The Dirty Lyrics:
I can see her lyin' back in her satin dress
In a room where ya do what ya don't confess
Why They're Dirty:
Come on Gordon. What goes on in that room that you don't talk about?
Submitted by: Aristotle
 

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Rainy Day People"
Opening Lines:
Rainy day people always seem to know when it's time to call
Comments:
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"If You Could Read My Mind"
Opening Lines:
If you could read my mind, love, what a tale my thoughts could tell
Comments:
Submitted by: Candy Welty
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Song Title Space Change:

"Sun Down" originally "Sundown"
Submitted by: Opie M.
"Early Mornin' Grain" originally "Early Morning Rain"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Early Morn In Grain" originally "Early Morning Rain"
Submitted by: Cape Canaveral Lavigne

Band Name Anagrams:

Golfing Rod Tooth Submitted by: Puto
Rotting Golf Hood Submitted by: Whatever You Wanna Call Me
Looting Dog Froth Submitted by: Puto
Frothing Dog Tool Submitted by: Puto
Gold Roof Tonight Submitted by: Regina Haniger

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"A Gray Chief? Where?" originally "Carefree Highway"
Submitted by: Joe
"Essay Tool" originally "Stay Loose"
A pen(cil), or maybe a keyboard?
Submitted by: Ned
"Neat Girl" originally "Triangle"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Large Nit" originally "Triangle"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Gear Lint" originally "Triangle"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald"
The Lyrics:
In a musty old hall in Detroit they prayed,
In the Maritime Sailors' Cathedral.
Why:
Refers to Detroit, Michigan.
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale
"The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald"
The Lyrics:
Lake Huron rolls, Superior sings
In the rooms of her ice-water mansion.
Old Michigan steams like a young man's dreams;
The islands and bays are for sportsmen.
And farther below Lake Ontario
Takes in what Lake Erie can send her,
Why:
Refers to the five great lakes of North America: Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario.
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale
There are additional Real Places Mentioned in Songs available.

Songs That Are Banned:

"Black Day In July"
"Motor City Madness has reached the country side"... Obvious references to the Detroit riots in the Summer of Love (1967). Mostly because it was a Canadian commenting on American current events (How dare they!!??).
Submitted by: Royal Pfizbin

Lyrics Pronunciation:

"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"
The Lyrics:
In a musty old hall in Detroit, they prayed
In the maritime sailors' cathedral
Why:
Lightfoot pronounces "Detroit" as de-TROY-ut to fit the rhythm of the song.
Submitted by: Martha Hankins
 

Super Long Pop Songs:

"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" Length: 7:02
Perhaps the longest song ever recorded by a Canadian artist. Obviously the longest recorded by Lightfoot. And the covers of this song are even longer. The longest was an 8:45 version by Rheostatics.
Submitted by: John Phillips Screwdriver

Song Title Acrostics:

NAT: "Now And Then"
Submitted by: Sutch
COTS: "Cold On The Shoulder"
Submitted by: Sutch
ROD: "Ribbon Of Darkness"
Submitted by: Allison O'Silla

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Jottin' Kenny" originally "Cotton Jenny"
Submitted by: Connie Brady
"Jack Lay In Dubai" originally "Black Day In July"
Submitted by: Lois Teem

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Ribbon Of Darkness"
The Lyrics:
In this cold room lying, don't want to see no one but you.
Lord, I wish I could be dying to forget you.
Why:
This song has a rousing tune, but it is a lament over a lost love. It gets so heavy in these lines that the singer even declares that he wishes he could die to forget his lost love.
Submitted by: Jim Raveling
 

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Protocol"
Herbert Ross' 1984 film with Goldie Hawn
Submitted by: Sutch

Other Artists:

Check the indexes below for other performers on the site, or use google search to search the entire site.

Most Popular | # | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Custom Search