The Red and the Mondegreen

Misheard lyrics to Christmas songs are immortalized as mondegreens.

The First Noel

The first Noel,
the angels did say,
Was to
frighten poor shepherds
in fields as they lay;

In fields where they
lay keeping their sheep,
On a cold winter’s night
that was so deep.

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Barney’s the King of Israel.

The first Noel,
the angels did say,
Was to certain poor shepherds
in fields as they lay;

In fields where they
lay keeping their sheep,
On a cold winter’s night
that was so deep.

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel.
 

Mondegreens