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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.

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Billy J. Kramer's, "Little Children"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I wish they were taken out!
The Real Lyrics:
I wish they would take a nap!
The Story: I always wondered why Billy J. Kramer wanted the kids in the song murdered, till I saw the subtitles for this on a repeat of the Sounds Of The Sixties programme. - Submitted by: pickle
Billy J. Kramer's, "Little Children"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Stop your gigglin', share a doobie nice.
The Real Lyrics:
stop your gigglin', children do be nice.
The Story: I'd never heard this song until I bought a CD entitled 'Journey Through the 60s', being attracted to other songs on it. When I heard this, the above line sounded just like the misheard version as cited above; sending me to thinking. "What? He's telling children to share a doobie??" I had to find the lyrics online to figure out what he was really saying. - Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale
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