Truth About a Mondegreen

I’ve long acknowledged on The Archive of Misheard Lyrics that Hendrix sometimes played around with the lyrics to “Purple Haze,” and actually did sometimes sing “‘Scuse me, while I kiss this guy” rather than “…kiss the sky.” The site is probably not actually named after one of the world’s most commonly misheard lyrics at all, since the domain name isn’t technically an example of a mondegreen if the singer sometimes sung it that way on purpose.

A reader recently submitted a brief video clip showing Jimi doing just that. What’s cooler than proof?

Music: Bob Dylan :: I Was Young When I Left Home

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