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Vainity Songs:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"The Highwayman"Group formed by Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson - John Shivers

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Message In A Bottle," The Police"Michael, Row The Boat Ashore," The Highwaymen
"Message To Michael," Dionne Warwick"Michael, Row The Boat Ashore," The Highwaymen
"The Gypsy Rover," The Highwaymen"The Wanderer," Dion

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"The Gypsy Over" originally "The Gypsy Rover"
Candy Welty

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"The Gypsy Grover" originally "The Gypsy Rover"
Candy Welty

Change a Letter:

"The Gypsy Roved" originally "The Gypsy Rover"
Candy Welty
"The Gypsy Raver" originally "The Gypsy Rover"
Candy Welty
"The Gypsy Cover" originally "The Gypsy Rover"
Candy Welty
"The Gypsy Roper" originally "The Gypsy Rover"
Candy Welty
"The Gypsy Lover" originally "The Gypsy Rover"
Candy Welty

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Highwayman""Handyman"Leough
"Michael, Row the Boat Ashore""Michael Wrote About The Boat"Patrick McWilliams
"Highwayman""Am-I-Right (Featuring Old Man Ribber, Airfarcewon, and John A. Barry)"SamuraiMaster
"Highwayman""Born again (The Reincarnation Song)"Susanna Viljanen
"The Highwayman""The Highwaymen"Airfarcewon
"Michael Row the Boat Ashore""David Dis the Silly Songs"2Eagle
"Michael, Row the Boat Ashore""Michael Knows Who Won, It's Gore"Michael Pacholek
"Michael, Row the Boat Ashore""Michael, Whoa! You're Goin' To Court!"Bob Gomez
"Michael (Row the Boat Ashore)""Microsoft Done Wrote The Code"Guy DiRito
"Michael Row The Boat Ashore""Michael, Throw The Covers O'er"Alison Runyon

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Highwaymen Without Hats
The Highwaymen combined with Men Without Hats
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Highwaymen At Work
The Highwaymen combined with Men At Work
Submitted By: Candy Welty

Misheard Lyrics:

"Highwayman"
Misheard Lyrics:
Many a young maid lost their mothers to my trade.
Original Lyrics:
Many a young maid lost her baubles to my trade.
"Cottonfields"
Misheard Lyrics:
When I was a little pretty baby
Original Lyrics:
When I was a little bitty baby
"Michael Rowed The Boat Ashore"
Misheard Lyrics:
The river Jordan is chilly and cold, Hallelujah!
Chills the body but not this hole.
Original Lyrics:
The river Jordan is chilly and cold, Hallelujah!
Chills the body but not the soul.
"Highwayman"
Misheard Lyrics:
Many a young maid lost her morals to my frame.
Original Lyrics:
Many a young maid lost her baubles to my trade.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Cottonfields"
Misheard Lyrics:
When I was a little pretty baby
Original Lyrics:
When I was a little bitty baby

Story about this misheard lyric by: Hans Holzherr

I didn't mishear the line, but it seems that most singers who are not native speakers of English get the line wrong. I have never ever heard the correct line in Switzerland. Nobody cares to look up the lyrics because it doesn't cross their minds that they might have misheard.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Insincere Song Lyrics:

"Highwayman"
The Insincere Lyrics:
I sailed a schooner round the Horn to Mexico I went aloft and furled the mainsail in a blow And when the yards broke off they said that I got killed
Why They're Insincere:
1st line: Schooners are coastal vessels and not intended for high seas, let alone rounding the Cape Horn. 2nd line: Schooners have fore-and-aft righs which are furled on the boom and the job is done on the deck. Square rigs are furled on the yards. Moreover, reefing and furling is done _before_ the weather gets foul. 3rd line: Schooner rigs do not have yards. Yards are for square sails.
Submitted by: Susanna Viljanen
 

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"Cotton Fields"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
It was down in Louisiana, just about a mile from Texarkana
Why They're Inappropriate:
The nearest point on Louisiana state line is about 20 miles from Texarkana.
Submitted by: Jim Robinson
 

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Michael"
Opening Lines:
Michael rowed the boat ashore, alleluya.
Comments:
"Michael" was the folk group the Highwaymen's only #1 from Fall 1961. "Michael" refers to the Saint who became an angel named Michael.
Submitted by: Peter
 

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"Highwayman"
The Lyrics:
The bastards hung me in the spring of '25
Why:
On what? A wall? A clothesline?...Oh, did you mean to say '[they] HANGED me...,' which uses the correct past tense when referring to the method of execution?!
Submitted by: Rick O'Shea
 

Band Name Anagrams:

My Heehaw Thing Submitted by: Twila Paris Hilton
Why Eighth Amen Submitted by: Twila Paris Hilton
Wee Mynah Thigh Submitted by: Twila Paris Hilton

Song Title Anagrams:

"Infest Cod Lot" originally "Cotton Fields"
Submitted by: Loree Dare
"Stifle Cot Nod" originally "Cotton Fields"
Submitted by: Loree Dare
"Told Of Insect" originally "Cotton Fields"
Submitted by: Loree Dare
"I Fold Contest" originally "Cotton Fields"
Submitted by: Loree Dare
"Find Close Tot" originally "Cotton Fields"
Submitted by: Anne

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Michael, Show The Boat A Roar" originally "Michael, Row The Boat Ashore"
Submitted by: H. Tim Smith

Lyrics Spoonerisms:

"Michael, Row The Boat Ashore"
The Lyrics:
The river is deep and the river is wide, Hallelujah!
Milk and honey on the other side, Hallelujah!
Why:
The river is weep and the river is dyed, Hallelujah!
Silk and money on the other hide, Hallelujah!
Submitted by: H. Tim Smith
 

Band Name Spoonerisms:

The My Way Hen originally "The Highwaymen"
Submitted by: H. Tim Smith

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