Martin Gormley posted in the Ferocious Dog Facebook group earlier confessing to a mis-heard lyric situation – we’ve all been there. In his case it was the very name of the song that featured in the error though! In Hell Hounds rather than “And the devil sends his hell hounds for me boys” he was merrily singing along “And the devil sends his ale hounds for me boys” – which if you listen to it could be understandable given Ken’s accent (and if you go to the trouble to forget what the song is called!).
It got me thinking of my own mishearing of Ferocious Dog songs – indeed, Hell Hounds was my the source favourite one – in the line “Tonight I lay with a buxom whore in a brothel drenched in beer” I had somehow conspired to hear it as “Tonight I lie with a buxom whore on the bonnet of an HGV” – have a listen, tell me I’m wrong! The mental image it’s evoked tickled me so much I got my sketch book out. I apologise unreservedly to Kenny for my awful caricature skills!