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Misheard Song Lyrics -> Stories -> Harper's Bizarre

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Harper's Bizarre's, "Anything Goes"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And though I'm not a necromancer
I know that you're bound to answer
When I propose
Anything goes.
The Real Lyrics:
And though I'm not a great romancer
I know that you're bound to answer
When I propose
Anything goes.
The Story: Back in the late 1960s, I was reading a lot of H. P. Lovecraft and such. So the word 'necromancer' was on my mind a lot. I wasn't a big fan of Harper's Bizarre, but once when the song was playing on WLS the line jumped out at me in a perfect WTF? moment. I guess it was just a consequence of reading Lovecraft before Cole Porter, heh. - Submitted by: Jeff Duntemann

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