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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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Burl Ives', "A Holly Jolly Christmas"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And in case you didn't see
The Real Lyrics:
And in case you didn't hear
The Story: It was really the fact that among two of the five senses, one was right. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Burl Ives', "A Holly Jolly Christmas"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Uh-Oh, the mistletoe
Hum where you can sing
Somebody waits for you
Kipper once for me
The Real Lyrics:
Ho-Ho, the mistletoe
Hung where you can see
Somebody waits for you
Kiss her once for me
The Story: Kipper as in Kipper the Dog, a character created by Mick Inkpen that came LONG after this song came out on Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer in 1964. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Burl Ives', "Silver and Gold"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Shimmering gold
The Real Lyrics:
Silver and Gold
The Story: The mishearing made sense. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
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