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These are lyrics by Gordon Lightfoot that do not rhyme.

Misrhymed Song Lyrics, Gordon Lightfoot

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Gordon Lightfoot's, "The House You Live In"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Beware of strange faces and dark dingy places
Be careful while bending the law
And the house you live in will never fall down
If you pity the stranger who stands at your door.
Why They're Misrhymed:
'Law' and 'door'? Eek.
Submitted by: Carolee
Gordon Lightfoot's, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
In a musty old hall in Detroit they prayed,
In the Maritime Sailors' Cathedral.
The church bell chimed till it rang twenty-nine times
For each man on the Edmund Fitzgerald.
Why They're Misrhymed:
This is only the most painful misrhyming in this song-it has 14 verses and goes on for over 6 minutes, and there is only one verse (sung twice) that actually rhymes properly. Other shining examples are 'Wisconsin' with 'well seasoned' and 'railing' with 'stealin' '. Look it up! But I do have to say, I still love the song. Gordon Lightfoot is great, but I'm suprised he hasn't been called more often on his tendency to misrhyme.
Submitted by: Carolee

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