A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from May 15, 2022
“Our Father, who art in heaven, Harold be thy name…” (Lord’s Prayer mondegreen)

“Our Father, who art in heaven, Howard be thy name…” is a similar mondegreen.


Wikipedia: Lord’s Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer, also called the Our Father (Latin: Pater Noster), is a central Christian prayer which, according to the New Testament, Jesus taught as the way to pray: ...
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Matthew 6:9-13 (NRSV)
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.

OCLC WorldCat record
“Now I lay me down to sleep ... Harold be thy name” : a prayer book for children with accompanying guide for parents and teachers
Author: Kenneth Eugene Crouch
Publisher: 1989.
Dissertation: M.A.R. Iliff School of Theology 1989
Edition/Format: Thesis/dissertation : Thesis/dissertation : Manuscript Archival Material : English

OCLC WorldCat record
Harold be thy name : a compilation of amusing anecdotes, mostly children’s, and a grade six boy’s poetry
Author: Bertha Prior; Jay Vardy
Publisher: [Lewisporte, Nfld.] : [B. Prior], 1999.
Edition/Format: Print book : English

OCLC WorldCat record
Harold be thy name
Author: Linda Newbown
Publisher: Canberra : Holy Firm, ©1999.
Edition/Format: Print book : English

OCLC WorldCat record
Harold be thy name : lighthearted daily reflections for people in recovery
Author: Malachy McCourt
Publisher: [United States?] : Carhil Ventures, ©2004.
Edition/Format: Print book : English
Summary:
This book is a new kind of daily reflection book, a refreshing alternative to the somber and often verbose standard daily meditation books currently available.

OCLC WorldCat record
Harold - be thy name
Author: Tony DeLorger
Publisher: Kensington Park, S. Aust. : ARD Press, 2006.
Edition/Format: Print book : Fiction : English : 2nd ed

OCLC WorldCat record
Harold be thy name : my life, my ministry
Author: Harold E Ward
Publisher: [Great Britain?] : PB Print, 2012.
Edition/Format: Print book : English

Google Books
Mondegreens:
A Book of Mishearings
By J. A. Wines
London, UK: Michael O’Mara Books Limited
2012
Pg. ?:
‘Our Father, who art in Heaven’ ‘Our Father, which art in Heaven, Allah be thy name’
‘Our Father, which art in Heaven, Harold be thy name’
‘Our Father, who art in Heaven, that will be my name’
‘Our Father, who art in Heaven, Howard be thy name’

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Military/Religion /Health • Sunday, May 15, 2022 • Permalink