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Misheard Song Lyrics -> Stories -> Jean Stapleton and Carroll O'Connor

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Jean Stapleton and Carroll O'Connor's, "Those Were The Days"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Boy the wee king millipede
Songs that made the hit parade
I guess we all just had it made
Those were the days
And you knew what you work end
Girls were girls and mehworwen
Mister we can use a man like urbu you for rockin'
Didn't need no welfare steaks
Everybody pulled his weight
Gee our old grow sour red grapes
Those were the days.
The Real Lyrics:
Boy, the way Glen Miller played
Songs that made the Hit Parade
Guys like us, we had it made
Those were the days
And you know where you were then
Girls were girls and men were men
Mister, we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again
Didn't need no welfare states
Everybody pulled his weight
Gee, our old LaSalle ran great
Those were the days.
The Story: I actually used to sing along to this song when 'All in the Family' came on when I was a kid. Never knew what the heck it was saying, kind of funny I was singing garbled syllables at 9 years old! - Submitted by: Jen
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