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Possible Misspelled Names:

These are the alternate spellings of the performer's name we've had to correct in submissions to amIright.

Marty Robbins(first) Grateful Dead(later)

Music Performer Pseudonyms:

Also known as: Martin David Robinson. Submitted by: fame

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Stairway Of Love,"Love is an emotion, not a stairway.Yvette Bristle
"Running Gun,"Guns can't run.Heather Brockwell

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Where Are You Now?," Jimmy Harnen w/ Synch"El Paso," Marty Robbins
"The Last Mile Home," Jo Stafford"It's A Long, Long Ride," Marty Robbins
"What's Your Name?," Lynyrd Skynyrd"Ruby Ann," Marty Robbins
"What's Your Name?," Lynyrd Skynyrd"Jimmy Martinez," Marty Robbins
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Just Marred" originally "Just Married"
Candy Welty
"A White Port Coat" originally "A White Sport Coat"
White port's a kind of wine (Why so name a coat?)
Arlene Titshaw
"A White Spot Coat" originally "A White Sport Coat"
Except for that white spot, it's another color.
Alanis More Upset
"A White Sport Cat" originally "A White Sport Coat"
Sport cat? Uuuummmmm....
Marilyn Westbury
"Big Ion" originally "Big Iron"
Valerie Cameron

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"A White Sport Coati" originally "A White Sport Coat"
Coatis =certain neotropical members of raccoon family.
Samantha Wayland
"Rugby Ann" originally "Ruby Ann"
Heather Brockwell
"Big Irony" originally "Big Iron"
Mercedes Morgan
"The Changing Tree" originally "The Hanging Tree"
Adrienne Ramseur

Change a Letter:

"Ruby Inn" originally "Ruby Ann"
Could be the name of an inn somewhere
Courtney Mears
"Sam Angelo" originally "San Angelo"
R. Jeanine O'Succinate
"Dan Angelo" originally "San Angelo"
R. Jeanine O'Succinate
"Son Angelo" originally "San Angelo"
R. Jeanine O'Succinate
"Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Monkey" originally "Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey"
Donna Rand Blitzen

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"El Pasi""Alpaca"G.R. Broski
"El Paso""Twilight Zone Indictments"Gregory Blake
"A White Sport Coat""A White Tight Coat"yldcard
"A White Sport Coat""A White Tight Coat"mad hatter
"Singing The Blues""Searching For Clues"Darius Whitehead
"El Paso""Hell's Vassals"Puto
"El Paso City""Darius Matthews' Studio"Darius Whitehead
"El Paso""Darius Matthews"Darius Whitehead
"Big Iron""Flop-Sweat (on his lip)"Onslaught
"El Paso""El Chapo"Airfarcewon

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Never Trust A Woman
   B.B. King
Devil Woman
   Marty Robbins
Never Trust A Devil Woman
Cassandra Lund
Take Five
   Dave Brubeck
Five Brothers
   Marty Robbins
Take Five Brothers
That is, if you have at least that many
Tie A Yellow Ribbon 'Round The Old Oak Tree
   Tony Orlando And Dawn
Ribbon Of Darkness
   Marty Robbins
Tie A Yellow Ribbon Of Darkness 'Round The Old Oak Tree
Would a ribbon of darkness be yellow??
Carla Jorgensen
Farewell, Angelina
   Joan Baez
Jolie Girl
   Marty Robbins
Farewell, Angelina Jolie Girl
Karen Smith
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Return to Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Forgive me; amply say you are mine.
Original Lyrics:
Forgive me and please say you are mine.
"Aloha Oe (Farewell to Thee)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Farewell to thee
Farewell to thee
Oh Charlie Brown
Original Lyrics:
Farewell to thee
Farewell to thee
Oh charming one
"Big Iron"
Misheard Lyrics:
Big iron on his lip.
Original Lyrics:
Big iron on his hip.
"Devil Woman"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, Double Whopper
Original Lyrics:
Oh, devil woman
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Return to Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Forgive me; amply say you are mine.
Original Lyrics:
Forgive me and please say you are mine.

Story about this misheard lyric by: Francesca Burleson

After listening to this song repeatedly, I eventually heard the real lyrics correctly. But at first, all I could make out of this line was the misheard version I've cited.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"The Strawberry Roan"
Better Lyrics:
He fits on all whores and hoes upon Guy,
Original Lyrics:
He hits on all fours and goes up on high,
Submitted by: Lori Tirol

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"El Paso"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I see the white puff of smoke from the rifle
I feel the bullet go deep in my chest
From out of nowhere Felina has found me
Kissing my cheek as she kneels by my side
Cradled by two loving arms that I'll die for
One little kiss and Felina, goodbye
Why They're Nonsensical:
The singer is recalling how he died. But dead people can't sing!
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"El Paso"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Blacker than night were the eyes of Felina
Wicked and evil while casting a spell
My love was deep for this Mexican maiden I was in love,
but in vain I could tell
Why They're Inappropriate:
Well, gee, Marty, you could've saved yourself a lot of frustration, not to mention six minutes of song and at least two bullets near the end of it, if you'd just realized, 'She ain't worth it.' Unless... was she just that good in bed?
Submitted by: Michael Pachloek
"Tonight Carmen"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
I place pretty flowers to brighten the hours, I put brand new sheets on the bed.
I'm nervous, I'm trembling recalling, remeb'ring the way that she tosses her head.
I've given much thought to the fact that I ought to have more control over my life.
Why They're Inappropriate:
The late great country singer/songwriter Marty Robbins was one of my favorites, but even the best stump their toes occasionally. The first half of the first line above is poetic enough, but it's downhill from there. Is this a romantic ballad or an awkward therapy session?
Submitted by: Bridget Olsen

Dated Song Lyrics:

"El Paso"
The Dated Lyrics:
I fell in love with a Mexican girl
Why They're Dated:
Things have changed somewhat since 1959. Today, use of "Mexican" when referring to ethnicity is often considered disparaging.
Submitted by: RJSchex

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Ballad of the Alamo"
The Lyrics:
With his banners a-dancin' in the dawn's golden light,
Santa Anna came prancin' on a horse that was black as the night.
Who They Mention:
General Antonio López de Santa Anna
Submitted by: Bob
"Ballad of the Alamo"
The Lyrics:
Colonel Travis, Davy Crockett and a hundred eighty more;
Captain Dickenson, Jim Bowie, present and accounted for.
Back in 1836, Houston said to Travis:
"Get some volunteers and go fortify the Alamo."
Who They Mention:
William Barret Travis, Davy Crockett, Almeron Dickinson, Jim Bowie, Sam Houston
Submitted by: Bob
There are additional celebrity lyrics available.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"My Love"
Opening Lines:
My love is the valley.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"I Walk Alone"
Opening Lines:
I walk alone where once we wandered
Submitted by: Candy Welty
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Scary Song Lyrics:

"Tonight Carmen"
The Lyrics:
I've thought of just taking these two hands and breaking
The body I'm waiting to touch.
The late country singer Marty Robbins was generally likeable and I enjoy a whole lot of his songs. But this is not one of his songs with the greatest of lyrical integrity. Strangely enough, this was what my mother always called one of her favorite of his songs. Perhaps that's because it admittedly is melodically beautiful. But I'm guessing she never listened closely to all the words.
Submitted by: Isaac

Song Title Space Change:

"De Vil Woman" originally "Devil Woman"
Now it's a song about Cruella De Vil!
Submitted by: Linda Radnil
"It Old The Brook" originally "I Told The Brook"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"It Old The Brook" originally "I Told The Brook"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"A White Sport Coat (And A Pink Car Nation)" originally "A White Sport Coat (And A Pink Carnation)"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

Band Name Anagrams:

My Rabbits, Ron Submitted by: Peter
Myron's Rabbit Submitted by: Alexis
Sir Norm Tabby Submitted by: Marcia Todd
My Torn Rabbis Submitted by: Marcia Todd

Song Title Anagrams:

"Pared" originally "Padre"
all-Spanish anagram [Pared (pah-REHD) = wall]
Submitted by: Stallion High Wine
"Repad" originally "Padre"
Submitted by: Bob
"L.A. Pose" originally "El Paso"
Submitted by: Quyjibo
"I Roll Jig" originally "Joli Girl"
Submitted by: Ava Murphy
"Ole Sap" originally "El Paso"
Submitted by: Lynda

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Jolie Girl"
The Lyrics:
Aw, we walked the streets of Greenwich Village,
Holdin' hands like school kids in the summer August sun,
Smilin' at the passing strangers on their way,
And wishin' the end would never come.
Greenwich Village is a neighborhood in New York City, New York. Incidentally, since the location clearly indicates a setting in the Northern Hemisphere, the reference to "the summer August sun" is a redundancy. In the Northern Hemisphere, summer is the only season in which August can come.
Submitted by: Karen Smith
"Big Iron"
The Lyrics:
To the town of Agua Fria rode a stranger one fine day...
...Was an Arizona Ranger, wouldn't be to long in town.
Agua Fria was place along the Agua Fria River and currently within the boundaries of the City of El Mirage. In the 1800s the entire western U.S. was mapped out by the USGS (US Geological Survey). They set markers for future surveying and subdividing by laying out a grid system of Townships (6 miles wide running east/west) and Ranges (6 miles wide running north/south). Each TWP/RGE contained 36 sections of land (1 mile square). Within these USGS maps they also noted populated places. One such place was called Agua Fria. Technically, by current definition, it was not a town. But to the people who lived there I'm sure they thought of it as their town. Here is the link to that USGS "populated place" location designation.,P3_TITLE:511,Agua%20Fria
Submitted by: Bill Thiss
There are additional Real Places Mentioned in Songs available.

Song Title Acrostics:

SIT: "Sometimes I'm Tempted"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
BI: "Big Iron"
Submitted by: Meredith Corpening

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Libby The Kid" originally "Billy The Kid"
Another gender-changing spoonerism
Submitted by: Axl Sean
"April Duels Faye" originally "April Fool's Day"
Submitted by: Ned MacCamden
"Sell Ass, Oh Pity" originally "El Paso City"
Submitted by: Nora Ann Aaron

Foreign Language in English Songs:

"Ballad of the Alamo"
The Lyrics:
Santa Anna turned scarlet: "Play Degüello," he roared.
Degüello is Spanish and means "to put the people of a city to the sword."
Submitted by: Bob
"Return to Me"
The Lyrics:
Retorna me Cara mia ti amo Solo tu, solo tu, solo tu, solo tu Mio cuore
it has an entire spanish verse
Submitted by: Robert

Lyrics Spoonerisms:

"Tonight Carmen"
The Lyrics:
In anguish and torment,
I've cursed as the night went
From darkness to dawn's golden light.
In anguish and torment,
I've nursed as the kite went
From darkness to dawn's golden light.
Submitted by: Tess O. Gosset
There are additional Lyrics Spoonerisms available.

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Streets Of Laredo"
1949 Western with William Holden
Submitted by: MOR

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