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Paul & Linda McCartney's, "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Admiral Halsey had to fight me
He had to have a bath or he couldn’t put to sea
I had another look and I had a cup of tea and potter pie.
Potter pie?
I wondered what smelled so horrible and high.
The Real Lyrics:
Admiral Halsey notified me,
He had to have a berth or he couldn't get to sea
I had another look and I had a cup of tea and a butter pie
Butter pie?
The butter wouldn't melt so I put it in the pie.
The Story: Not sure who did the sound on Sir Paul’s early solo albums, but unless he shouts, I couldn’t make out what he was singing. Perhaps crappy AM radio had something to do with it as well. - Submitted by: Dick Laurent
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