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Misheard lyrics (also called mondegreens) occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody. For more information about the misheard lyrics available on this site, please read our FAQ.

This page contains a list of the songs that have stories about their misheard lyrics submitted.

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The Misheard Lyrics:
Come be my rainbow
My pretty rainbow
My heart's desire.
The Real Lyrics:
Come be my rainbow
My pretty rainbow
My heart beguile
The Story: This is a song recorded in 1911, a duet by the very first female pop star on record and the most popular male singer of that time. The words sounded muffled since it was an mp3 from a wax cylinder. [Ed.'s note: Theye didn't have mp3s in 1911] I found the song on a museum web site, but I was able to find a clearer version of the recording at the UCSB cylinder preservation web site. Anyway, when the UCSB sight wasn't up yet, I had to search with Google for the correct lyrics, because I sort of knew that desire doesn't quite rhyme with 'give me a smile once in a while.' Then I wanted to look up 'beguile' in the dictionary. I know it's not that funny, but that's the story. - Submitted by: John Joseph A. Gatchalian
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