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Misheard lyrics (also called mondegreens) occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody. This page contains all the misheard lyrics for The Jazz Singer that have been submitted to this site and the old collection from inthe80s started in 1996. For more information about the misheard lyrics available on this site, please read our FAQ.

Movie Scripts', "The Jazz Singer"
Misheard Lyrics:
The cheap moron saw him dead, and they tear a piece of their clothes
Wouldn't you mourn someone dead, and they tear a piece of their clothes
Original Lyrics:
When a Jew mourns someone dead, they tear a piece of their clothes
When a Jewish person hears the news of someone passing away, they tear a piece of their clothing. This is referred to as "rending" the clothing and is also called keriah. Sometimes this ritual is not performed until the funeral when the family members tear a part of their clothing to symbolize the loss they are experiencing. In some ceremonies, the Rabbi gives a torn black ribbon to family members to pin on their clothing to signify the loss.

It is not appropriate for everyone to rend clothing. In some instances, such as a newly married couple, displaying grief in this way is inappropriate. Source: dying/

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