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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!).

A Real Mother-In-Law for Ya: The Allen Toussaint Sessions 1959-63 album at
Ernie K-Doe's, "Mother-In-Law"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Early love
The Real Lyrics:
The Story: When I was 10 years old, that lyric was plausible when first hearing the song on the radio. I went around for days telling people about the new song I heard, 'Early Love', until set straight. Listening now, the words are not that clear and I can understand the mistake. - Submitted by: Bill
Ernie K-Doe's, "Mother-in-Law"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Feather in the hole
The Real Lyrics:
The Story: When I was a little boy, my mother would walk around the house singing 'feather in the hole' to the tune of this song. She thought that these were the actual lyrics. - Submitted by: D. White
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