They say there are no dumb questions, we’ll see about that…
What is the lyric for the hook of the old Bill Monroe song Toy Heart? Every lyric site I check says it is, “Darling, you toyed with a toy heart”. However, when I hear it sung, there seems to be something more going on around the word ‘toy’. My ears hear an additional syllable thrown in. It sounds like “Darling, you toyed with a toyed-with heart”. For awhile I thought it was “Darling, you toyed with a toy-red heart”. The other day I thought I heard, “Darling, you toyed with a toilet heart”. I’m pretty sure that isn’t the lyric; but now I can’t get it out of my head.
Below is a version sung by Tony Rice and another by Ricky Skaggs.
So are they singing something more than ‘toy’, are they pronouncing the word ‘toy’ in some fancy multisyllabic way, or am I just crazy?