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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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Gary U.S. Bonds', "New Orleans"
The Misheard Lyrics:
With your hands in your pocket you fiddle the air
The Real Lyrics:
Where the magnolia blossoms fill the air.
The Story: I love that song New Orleans by Gary U.S. Bonds but I always thought they were saying with your hands in your pocket you fiddle the air. - Submitted by: Bob
Gary U.S. Bonds', "Quarter to Three"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And take a bell like a turkey pie
The Real Lyrics:
And take a band like the Church Street Five
The Story: Heard this as a little kid on a small transistor radio, so I never heard the "s" in Street or the "f" in Five. - Submitted by: Fred
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