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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!).

30 Years of Maria Muldaur: Iím a Woman album at
Maria Muldaur's, "Midnight At The Oasis"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Midnight at the Oasis
Send your dollars to care.
The Real Lyrics:
Midnight at the Oasis
Send your camels to bed.
The Story: I didn't know the real lyrics to this song until I started dating the man who is now my husband. Maria Muldaur is his aunt! - Submitted by: Natalie
Maria Muldaur's, "Midnight at the Oasis"
The Misheard Lyrics:
junk mail and pecans
The Real Lyrics:
Jump at his beck and call
The Story: Ever since first hearing this song in the seventies, I have struggled to make sense of this line. It was only after seeing the actual lyrics in print that I saw the line was actually "jump at his beck and call". I always kept hearing "junk mail and pecans" - Submitted by: Mike Roberts
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