A couple of weeks ago, a friend and I were listening to music when "Love Potion #9" came on. He said, "Why does the gypsy have 'a gold cup, too?' "
I said, "What?"
" 'A gold cup, too.' "
You mean this part, " 'I took my troubles down to Madam Ruth, You know that gypsy with the gold-capped tooth?' "
!...What's a gold-capped tooth?"
I explained how I would sometimes see an old person with a gold tooth when I was small. Apparently that didn't happen where he grew up, or he never noticed..
Then I sang, " 'I told her I was a proper jinx.' "
He said, "You know that's 'flop with chicks,' right?"
I said, "Good. I hate assonance anyway. Now I know it rhymes with, 'I've been that way since 1956.' "
It's never to late to get the lyrics right.