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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.

Song names are sorted by first letter, excluding A and The. This is sorted by song title only, not by song title and performer. So if two different performers preformed the same song, you'll see misheard lyrics for both on the same page (provided the song title was spelt the same both times, and misheard lyrics have been submitted for both!).

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Bertie Higgins', "Key Largo"
The Misheard Lyrics:
He's looking at you, Key.
The Real Lyrics:
Here's looking at you kid.
The Story: I thought he was looking at someone named Key. - Submitted by: Vince
Bertie Higgins', "Key Largo"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Sailing away to kill a goat
The Real Lyrics:
Sailing away to Key Largo
The Story: I know this sounds made up, but it's not. Years after this song came out, it came on the radio and my father, who knows nothing about pop culture, said something to me and my brother about how he thought it was strange that there was a song about killing a goat. We had no idea what he was talking about until he pointed out the place in the song. After we stopped laughing, we told him what the lyrics really were... - Submitted by: Cathy
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