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Misheard Lyrics of the Beatles

I really thought some of the lyrics the Beatles’ song, “Paperback Writer” went:

And I thought so, who cares if his cleaning woman doesn’t understand him? As long as he pays her a fair wage and respects her and she does a thorough job, all’s good. But hey, the cleaning woman’s time in the spotlight was not to last. The true lyrics are “clinging wife,” not “cleaning woman.”

Ah well, at least I’m not the only one who misheard “Paperback Writer.” No one who heard my misheard lyrics ever corrected me.

Now you know.


– Paul De Lancey, The Comic Chef, Ph.D.

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