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Misheard Song Lyrics -> Stories -> Freddie Cannon

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Freddie Cannon's, "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Three old ladies with flashing eyes
The Real Lyrics:
Creole babies with flashing eyes
The Story: Until the day I die, I will picture three old broads with clacking dentures, frantically batting their eyes (with huge false eyelashes) and getting jealous over the singer's advances to some younger chick. I was almost fifty, driving along a highway with a pal from my high school days (and of course, listening to oldies) when this song came on. After I sang the critical line, she snapped off the radio and said, 'Are you trying to be funny?' - Submitted by: Saralinda
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