mjj (flemmings) wrote,
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To have it handy

So here are the lyrics to O Fortuna:
O Fortuna
velut luna
statu variabilis,
semper crescis
aut decrescis;
vita detestabilis
nunc obdurat
et tunc curat
ludo mentis aciem,
egestatem,
potestatem
dissolvit ut glaciem.

Sors immanis
et inanis,
rota tu volubilis,
status malus,
vana salus
semper dissolubilis,
obumbrata
et velata
michi quoque niteris;
nunc per ludum
dorsum nudum
fero tui sceleris.

Sors salutis
et virtutis
michi nunc contraria,
est affectus
et defectus
semper in angaria.
Hac in hora
sine mora
corde pulsum tangite;
quod per sortem
sternit fortem,
mecum omnes plangite!

And here are two instances of misheard lyrics to O Fortuna:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIwrgAnx6Q8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scCTty3KDLk

And even with the lyrics in front of me, half the time I still hear the mondegreens. (The other half I think 'Reaching a bit, aren't we?')
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